The School of Nursing collaborates with the School of Medicine, the School of Law, and the Department of Religious Studies to offer a joint Ph.D. in Nursing and M.A. in Bioethics. Students follow the doctoral program curriculum. Cognates and elective requirements for the doctorate are taken in bioethics, meeting the M.A. degree requirement. Graduates are prepared to engage in continuing scholarship and research that both contributes to the knowledge base of the discipline of nursing and addresses bioethical issues in nursing and health care.
Please consult with the PhD Program Director and the MA in Bioethics coordinator to arrange an individualized program of study.
Recommended Plan of Study for Full-Time Students Beginning the Program in Fall 2006