Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Art in Bioethics

MSN/MA (Bioethics) Joint Degree

The Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Art in Bioethics joint degree program is designed to provide nurses with the concepts essential to ethics and ethical decision-making. This program is relevant for nurses who are family advocates within health care systems. The total M.S.N./M.A. degree requirements are 53-63 credits.

Required Nursing Courses

Course IDCourse TitleCredits
  Clinical major selected 12-22
NURS 453 Advanced Pathophysiology 4
NURS 459 Assessment for Advanced Practice 3
NURS 430 Pharmacology and Therapeutics for the Advanced Practice Nurse 3
NURS 405 Inquiry I: Theoretical Foundations 3
NURS 425 Inquiry II: The Research Process 3
NURS 502 Inquiry III Evidenced Based Nursing Practice 2
NURS 443B Professionalism in Advanced Practice: Role Development 1
NURS 431 Psychosocial and Spiritual Dimensions of Advanced Nursing Practice 2

Required Bioethics Courses

Course IDCourse TitleCredits
BETH 401 Foundations in Bioethics I 6
BETH 402 Foundations in Bioethics II 6
BETH 403 Clinical Bioethics 3
N/A Approved Electives 6
  Total 21

Total Semester Hours: 53-63

MSN Program Contacts

Program Director:

Latina Brooks, PhD, CNP
Assistant Professor

Department Assistant:

Anne Watson

Office of Admissions

Zack Nichols, Recruiter