Nurse, Bioethicist Will Receive Honorary Degree from Creighton University
Mila Ann Aroskar, R.N., Ed.D, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, from Creighton University on May 13, honoring her service to nursing on a national level and to the discipline of bioethics.
Aroskar has held academic positions at Villa Maria College, the State University of New York at Buffalo and the University of Minnesota. She has served as a fellow at the Hastings Center, an independent bioethics research institute founded in 1969 to explore fundamental and emerging questions in health care, biotechnology and the environment. She’s also been an active leader in the Society for Health and Human Values, as well as a member of the American Nurses Association since 1962, leading the initiative to formally create a constituency for ethics.
With an expertise that spans disciplines, Aroskar pioneered a national profile in bioethics through impressive scholarship. She has authored more than 50 journal articles and book chapters on bioethics and co-published Ethical Dilemmas and Nursing Practice, one of the first textbooks addressing ethics in nursing.
Her service on advisory boards, committees and in educational settings earned her emerita status from the University of Minnesota and numerous honors and accolades. She and her husband, Ronald Newhouse, reside in Tucson, Ariz.