Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Arts in Anthropology

MSN/MA (Anthropology) Joint Degree

The Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Arts in Anthropology joint degree provides students with the unique combination of cross-cultural expertise in medical anthropology and clinical expertise in nursing. Students must complete a minimum of 19 credits in nursing core courses, 12 to 22 credits in clinical major courses, and a minimum of 18 credits in anthropology courses, distributed as indicated below. The actual number of credits depends upon the major selected. This curriculum plan reflects clinical nursing majors other than nurse anesthesia and community health. Choice of electives should guarantee that minimum credit requirements are met. All students must pass the Masters Qualifying Examination in Anthropology.

Required Nursing Courses

Professional Development:

Course IDCourse TitleCredits
NURS 431 Psychosocial and Spiritual Dimensions of Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NURS 444A Health Care Delivery, Legal and Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice: Ethical Issues 1
NURS 444B Health Care Delivery, Legal and Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice: Finance 1
NURS 444C Health Care Delivery, Legal and Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice: Policy and Legal 1
NURS 451 Leadership for Quality Healthcare within Organizations and Systems 3
  Total Professional Development:  8

 

Course IDCourse TitleCredits
NURS 453 Advanced Pathophysiology 4
NURS 459 Assessment for Advanced Practice 3
NURS 430 Pharmacology and Therapeutics for the Advanced Practice Nurse 3
NURS 405 Inquiry I: Theoretical Foundations 2
  Clinical major selected 12-22
  Total Nursing: 31-41

Required Anthropology Courses:

Course IDCourse TitleCredits
ANTH 480 Anthropology of Health and Illness Part I 3
ANTH 481 Anthropology of Health and Illness Part II 3
ANTH 462 Contemporary Theory in Anthropology 3
N/A Anthropology Electives (health-related) 6-9
  Total Anthropology: 15-18

Required Research Courses:

Course IDCourse TitleCredits
NURS 425 Inquiry II: The Research Process 3
NURS 502 Inquiry III Evidenced Based Nursing Practice 2
  Total Research: 5

OR

Course IDCourse TitleCredits
ANTH 504 Advanced Methods in Medical and Gerontological Anthropology 3
N/A ANTH 400 or 500-level medical anthropology course 3
  Total Research: 6

Required Elective:

Approved elective course in Anthropology OR Nursing: 3

Total Elective: 3

Total Semester Hours: 55-68


MSN Program Contacts

Program Director:

Latina Brooks, PhD, CNP
Assistant Professor
216.368.1196
lmb3@case.edu

Department Assistant:

Anne Watson
216.368.8858
acw@case.edu

Office of Admissions

Kristi Lehmer, Director
216.368.2529
admissionsfpb@case.edu