Nursing is about more than showing compassion. It’s about improving the health of our nation and the world.

The Department of Nursing prepares nurses who will provide a Christ-like presence in healthcare settings locally and around the world. You’ll gain leadership skills in nursing practice and education so you’re ready to serve a diverse and changing society with excellence.

Majors, Minors, and Programs

Nursing Major

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Integration of Christian Faith and Nursing Practice

Our Department of Nursing enjoys state-of-the-art labs, cross-cultural service opportunities, and access to master's degrees in nursing and nurse-midwifery right here at Bethel, making us an exceptional school to prepare for a nursing career. We're distinct because we blend Christian faith into nursing practice and help you obtain skills from critical thinking and communication to performing technical procedures. In our nursing program, excellence is about taking our faith in Christ and integrating it into everything we learn, into everything we do, so we can accomplish incredible things in our careers, in our communities, and in our world.

Several professors are Fulbright award winners

years preparing nurses

Program Highlights

Proven track record

We have a strong reputation in the region for preparing high quality nurses.

Faculty mentoring

Faculty members are student-centered. They care, they're accessible, and they're willing to help.


Our state-of-the-art nursing complex includes life-like simulation labs. Here, students experience the nurse’s role in controlled situations with patient simulators.

Faculty credentials

A majority of our full-time faculty members have doctoral degrees. Many of our clinical faculty are actively practicing in a variety of specialty areas. Several have significant international experience and speak another language in addition to English.

Cross-cultural learning

Nursing majors develop cultural sensitivity and competence serving diverse and vulnerable populations in community agencies.

Unique opportunities

Students may have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty and present posters in our annual Nursing Research & Practice Symposium. Student organizations include the Nurses Christian Fellowship and Chi-At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. 


Thanks to generous donors who partner with Bethel to develop Christian nurses, we’re able to offer a number of scholarships just for nursing majors.

Christian worldview

Integrating biblical principles, we prepare nurses to make a Christ-like difference in the world.

What can I do with a nursing major?

Nursing students prepare for careers as nurses in a wide variety of settings and provide patient support that goes far beyond bedside care.


Our graduates work in:

  • Acute care facilities
  • Emergency rooms
  • Home care
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Mental health settings
  • Intensive care units
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Missions
  • Public health agencies
  • Research facilities
  • Schools

Graduate Schools

Our alumni attend:

  • Bethel’s Graduate School
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Emory University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Marquette University
  • Minneapolis School of Anesthesia
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of Wisconsin

Graduate Fields

Our alumni study:

  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Clinical Specialties
  • Nursing Practice
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse-Midwifery
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Leadership