You prepare for national certification throughout the program—its curriculum aligns with the Healthcare Ethics Consultant-Certified (HEC-C) exam content areas. You’ll also gain hands-on experience in ethical assessment, analysis, process and evaluation.
“The Graduate School at Creighton places high value on interdisciplinary work. The clinical ethics consultation program encourages students to work across professions and be innovative and agile.”
—Sarah Lux, PhD | Associate Director and Program Director, Graduate School
Many concerns have been raised about the quality of health care ethics consultation (HCEC) in the United States in recent years. HCEC practices vary widely across providers, and many practitioners have little formal training or education in clinical ethics consultation. You can meet the need for professionals with strong ethical skills by earning this bioethics certificate.
Through rigorous coursework, you will learn to discern ethical problems in health care practices, systems, policies, and laws and apply ethical principles, norms, and theories when presented with an ethical concern. You’ll also prepare to educate others about ethics in medicine and facilitate open discussion among multiple stakeholders in ethically complex situations.
As you complete your coursework, you’ll have the support of expert faculty and peers from a wide range of professions—including physicians, nurses, chaplains, lawyers, hospice workers, hospital administrators, lab technicians, medical researchers, social workers and more.
A program tailored to your career goals and lifestyle
We know that graduate school is a huge investment of your time and money, so we make sure that your investment is a smart one—and one that you can fit in your busy schedule. This 15-credit program is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals and can be completed fully online in about a year.