Greetings and Welcome to the Bethel College School of Nursing Website
We are excited to welcome you to the Bethel College School of Nursing website. Whether you are considering a career in nursing, wish to advance your nursing degree, or have other interests in nursing, we hope that you’ll find the information on our webpages helpful.
The purpose of the undergraduate nursing programs at Bethel College is to prepare graduates in a Christian liberal arts setting to provide therapeutic nursing care. The ADN graduate is prepared to function in the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and member within the nursing profession while caring for individuals and families within a community context in various structured health care settings. The BSN graduate is provided with a broad foundation in the sciences and humanities to provide therapeutic nursing interventions to individuals, families, groups and communities in diverse health care settings. The BSN graduate is prepared to function in the roles of provider of care, designer/manager/coordinator of care and member within the profession of nursing. The BSN graduate has a foundation for graduate education in nursing. The Baccalaureate Completion Program is planned to meet the needs of the Registered Nurse who desires to continue preparation in nursing at the baccalaureate level. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) for Nurse Educators/ Administrators facilitates career preparation at the graduate level of nursing, enabling experienced nurses to develop skills for nursing education or administration. The graduate is expected to integrate concepts from the practice of nursing, advanced theory for nursing practice, research and professional role behaviors in the educational or administrative settings. The MSN curriculum builds on knowledge and competencies of baccalaureate education and experience as a practicing nurse. The MSN graduate has a foundation for doctoral education in nursing.
Applicants for an undergraduate nursing program must be admitted to the college and must meet nursing admission criteria before applying to the nursing program. The application steps found on the Graduate Studies Master of Science in Nursing website must be completed for application to the MSN program.
We invite you to call our nursing admissions counselors for more information: Sharon Duerksen (574.807.7324) for Bethel campus programs, Kathryn Deak (574.807.7570) for off-campus programs, and Karon Schwartz (574.807.3382) or Jennifer Meert (574.807.7660) regarding the MSN program.