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Bethel College Dedicates Nursing Students from the Largest Class in its History

Bethel College recently recognized the nursing program's largest class dedication in its 18-year history.

The candle lighting ceremony was held on January 19, which celebrated 77 nursing students completion of their first nursing clinical. The honored students were given encouragement by several uplifting speeches and presentations by their professors and peers. Anatomy and Physiology Professor Dr. Steven Galat, M.D., addressed the students about "Traveling with Tenacity."

Nursing Students

Students were also presented with Florence Nightingale lamps as a symbol of their care and devotion to their patients, as well as white nurses New Testaments given by representatives from the Gideon Auxiliary.

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 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 12 countries, more than 25 denominations 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.