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Bethel College's Dr. Karon Schwartz provides Education At St. Joe Regional Medical Center

Dr. Karon Schwartz, director of the graduate nursing program at Bethel College, has completed her dissertation on "Breast cancer health beliefs, values and practices of Amish Women." She has presented this research throughout the country and will be the co-author of a chapter on Amish in the fifth edition of Transcultural Nursing: Assessment and Intervention by Dr. Joyce Giger and Dr. Ruth Davidhizar (dean of nursing at Bethel College).

Over the past several months, Dr. Schwartz has provided in-services for the interdisciplinary staff at St. Joe Regional Medical Center, as well as students and faculty at Bethel College to assist health care providers in relating to Amish patients throughout northern Indiana.

Dr. Schwartz can be contacted at Bethel College at Schwark@BethelCollege.edu. The graduate MSN program accepts students for a nurse educator track and a nursing administrator track as well as postmasters certificate programs in each area.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,081 includes students from 29 states and Puerto Rico, 21 countries, more than 25 denominational affiliations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel offers classes at four locations: the Mishawaka campus, the Elkhart Campus and two satellite locations (in Nappanee and in Dowagiac, Mich.). The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.