Clinical Ethics Certificate Program


We are not currently accepting application to The Clinical Ethics Certificate Program.

The Clinical Ethics Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program offers a graduate level educational opportunity for practicing professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and others working in health care.

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Learning Environment

The Clinical Ethics Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program includes course work at the Center for Bioethics on the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus, as well as mentored practical clinical ethics experience in health care settings in the Twin Cities metro area. Center for Bioethics faculty represent numerous disciplines and play a key role in ethics education in the schools and colleges of the Academic Health Center. The Center has a master’s program and graduate minor in Bioethics and students in the MA program, minor, and certificate program share courses. This overlap will enrich the educational experience of all three groups of students.

The Center for Bioethics is recognized as a leader in clinical ethics and has a long history of helping to develop ethics committees in community hospitals throughout the state. Joan Liaschenko, PhD, RN, FAAN, Center for Bioethics faculty member, is the Director of University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Fairview, Ethics Consultation Service and a tri-chair of UMMC Ethics Committee. Additionally, she serves on the ethics committee of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Other Center faculty members support and serve on the Ethics Consultation Service.