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Creighton University Offering Online Health Care Ethics Course Certified for Continuing Education Credit

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Omaha, Neb. (PRWEB) April 29, 2013

Creighton University’s health care ethics course MHE 601/Health Policy has now been certified for 120 hours of Continuing Education credit. The course can be taken alone for CE credit or as part of the University’s online Master’s or Graduate Certificate in Health Care Ethics.

The Master’s program can be completed in 18 months; the Certificate can be completed in less than a year. Both programs are housed within the University's Center for Health Policy and Ethics, one of the largest centers of its kind globally. Faculty includes internationally recognized scholars, philosophers and authors who have the highest degrees in their fields. Program courses are ideal for those seeking advanced knowledge to help make a difference in their organizations; to educate colleagues, patients and patients’ families; and to research and impact health policy.

Dr. Amy Haddad, Director of the MSHCE program, noted, “We are pleased to be able to offer our students the opportunity to obtain continuing education credit in the health policy course in addition to their graduate credit. It is a real benefit to students who are health professionals.”

“The Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education is pleased to work with the Center for Health Policy and Ethics in providing continuing education credits for the attendees of this graduate course. This is a unique opportunity provided the attendees and is the first time we have offered the attendees graduate credit as well as continuing education credits. We anticipate there will be additional opportunities for future courses,” said Sally O’Neill, PhD. Associate Vice President, Health Sciences Continuing Education, Creighton University.

By offering Continuing Education credit, Creighton University enhances the rate of knowledge transfer to patient care as research results are disseminated both within and outside a particular health care discipline. Offering dual credit also encourages identification of shared patient-focused concerns and common research interests and problems, and enables regular communication among scholars from multiple disciplines. This also leads to increased interaction and potential collaboration between professionals in addressing complex societal and healthcare problems and questions.

Creighton is ranked #1 Midwest Regional University for the tenth consecutive year and each course incorporates the University’s core Catholic and Jesuit values of conscience, compassion and concern for poor and marginalized groups and individuals.

For more information about Creighton University’s online Master’s or Graduate Certificate in Health Care Ethics, visit http://online.creighton.edu/programs/online-masters-degree-in-healthcare-ethics.asp.

About Creighton University
Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Neb., enrolls more than 4,100 undergraduate and 3,200 professional school and graduate students. Nationally recognized for providing a balanced educational experience, the University offers a rigorous academic agenda with a broad range of disciplines, providing undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs that emphasize educating the whole person: academically, socially and spiritually. Creighton has been a #1 ranked Midwestern university in the college edition of US News & World Report magazine for ten consecutive years. For more information, visit our website at http://www.creighton.edu.

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