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Bioethics Continuing Education Certificate Program
(30 Nursing CE hours)
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16963, for 30 Contact Hours
Increasingly, practitioners in health care must understand and make decisions on complex ethical and moral dilemmas related to advances in biology, biotechnology, and biomedicine. Solutions require specialized and cross-disciplinary knowledge spanning ethics, law, society, culture, public policy, philosophy, and history. This continuing education program prepares students to address today’s challenges through an innovative learning experience featuring multimedia and reading activities. The specially designed curriculum gives a sophisticated analysis of the historical, philosophical, legal, social-scientific, practical, and hands-on aspects of bioethics as it is applied to the nursing profession.
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eCB01 Comprehensive Bioethics for Nurses (30 CE units)
A course designed specifically for those concerned with ethical problems facing medical professionals and generally for anyone with an interest in the relation of ethics to bio-medical issues. This course examines ethical issues related to biotechnology and health care, including history and philosophy. Specific topics include: the Nursing Code of Ethics, bioethics committees, prenatal testing, human subject testing, medical error, big data, designer babies, prenatal testing, and abortion. Students explore hypothetical and actual cases of bioethical dilemmas. Viewpoints examined are those engaged in the nursing profession.
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Module 1 – Moral Philosophy of Bioethics and Nursing Ethics (1.5 hours)
Module 2 – Casuistry and Abortion (2 hours)
Module 3 – Consequentialism and Informed Consent (3.5 hours)
Module 4 – Justice and Bullying in Nursing (2 hours)
Module 5 – Inequalities in Heath and Health Care and the History of Ethics (2 hours)
Module 6 – Big Data and Consent and Good and Evil (2 hours)
Module 7 – Four Decades of Bioethics and Understanding the Nursing Code of Ethics (1.5 hours)
Module 8 – Medical Error and Norms (2 hours)
Module 9 – Biotic Ethics and Prenatal Testing and Disability Critique (2 hours)
Module 10 – Biocentrism Ethics and Designer Babies (2 hours)
Module 11 – Fetal Tissue Hearings (before Committee on Energy and Commerce) and the Dickey-Wicker Amendment (2 hours)
Module 12 – Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics and the International Bioethics Committee (2 hours)
Module 13 – Human Subject Research Legislations U.S. and Experimentation on Prisoners (1.5 hours)
Module 14 – The Lucifer Effect and the Stanford Prison Experiment (2.5 hours)
Module 15 – Nurse/Client Relationship and Maintaining Boundaries (1.5 hours)
Module 16 – Ethics Committees and Bio-ethical Scenarios (1.5 hour)
Module 17 – Challenges in Bioethics 2025 and Professional Ethics (2 hours)
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Tuition refunds for the C.E. program are subject to the following requirements:
- Students may withdraw from the program at any point.
- A 100 percent refund will be given when a student officially drops prior to the first day the student enrolls by joining the course on edmodo.com.
- If a course is canceled by ATU, any paid tuition will be refunded in full.
- A 75 percent refund is issued if the student officially drops 2 weeks after the start of the program.
- Notice must be in written and the request must be made to [email protected]. (Requests for refunds are not considered after 4 weeks from the start date.)