Faculty

Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.


Linda Anderson

Associate Professor of Nursing | l-anderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1990

Areas of expertise

Public health nursing; preceptor development for public health nurses and faith community nursing.


Tim Bredow

Professor of Nursing | bretim@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Areas of expertise

Family nurse practitioner at North Metro Pediatrics; co-editor of Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research; interests in nursing as male profession and a Christian worldview of nursing


David Cheesebrow

Associate Professor of Nursing | d-cheesebrow@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Areas of expertise

Certification in public health, Critical care nursing emeritus, Emergency nursing and fellow in Geriatric education


Connie Clark

Professor of Nursing | c-clark@bethel | Started at Bethel: 2009

Areas of expertise

Published research and presentations on professional socialization of nursing students and theory of socialization of clinical nursing faculty; co-authored article on online orientation; focus on leadership, research, and online learning; C.N.E


Diane Dahl

Associate Professor of Nursing | diane-dahl@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Areas of expertise

Nursing Students with Disabilities (Unpublished doctoral dissertation); teaching nursing at Uganda Christian University


Julie De Haan

Assistant Professor of Nursing | jad36622@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Areas of expertise

Wide range of nursing experience including PICU, adult medical ICU, outpatient services, and clinic nursing; currently working on a telemetry unit; teaches ECG class


Karen Drake

Professor of Nursing | k-drake@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1992

Areas of expertise

Simulation, development of cultural competence through study abroad


Pamela Friesen

Associate Professor of Nursing | p-friesen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1985

Areas of expertise

Specialty area of Women's Health; teaching in courses related to cultural diversity/cultural competence; ongoing research in promotion of undergraduate student success; contributing author for the Student TXT column in the Journal of Christian Nursing


Bethany Gerdin

Instructor of Nursing | andbet@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Areas of expertise

Adult blood and marrow transplantation


Kristi Gustafson

Assistant Professor of Nursing | kristina-gustafson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Areas of expertise

Pediatric inpatient and home-care experience. Current staff RN in the float team at Children's Hospitals and Clinics (St. Paul campus)


Carol Hargate

Associate Professor of Nursing | cah94677@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Areas of expertise

International presentations on nursing faculty shortage and academic and community collaboration as an innovative approach to nursing leadership development; National presentations on advance practice nursing education and meeting future health care needs with academic and community collaboration


Barb Hoglund

Professor of Nursing | b-hoglund@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Areas of expertise

Served as program director of the nurse practitioner program at Metropolitan State University; Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) since 1996; maintains current FNP practice at North Metro Pediatrics, which provides health care services to under- and uninsured children; Interest in online teaching/learning, ADHD diagnosis and management, and advanced practice issues


Ann Holland

Associate Professor of Nursing | ann-holland@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Areas of expertise

Staff nurse; working in education and leadership roles in critical care; administrative roles in associate-degree nursing education


Kim Meyer

Associate Professor of Nursing | k-meyer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Areas of expertise

Inpatient psychiatry at Abbott Northwestern Hospital; community counseling and psychotherapy; publication of articles in the "Journal of Christian Nursing" regarding online education, and ethical issues related to enhancement technologies; Speaking engagements on relationships, boundaries, leadership, and pre-marriage classes


Bernita Missal

Professor of Nursing | b-missal@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Areas of expertise

Cultural diversity, Cross-cultural childbearing and child-rearing families, Evidence-based practice, obstetrics, mentoring students for international experiences, cross-cultural research, research especially qualitative.


Dave Muhovich

Associate Professor of Nursing | d-muhovich@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1995

Areas of expertise

Dissertation research on models in advocacy nursing, to give voice to African nurses in the Twin Cities, Uganda, and Nigeria; exploring personal and system barriers to the advancement of nursing


Beth Peterson

Professor of Nursing | e-peterson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982

Areas of expertise

Mental health nursing consultant for Fairview Lakes HomeCaring and Hospice; presentations and written articles on faith and health integration


Kristin E. Sandau

Professor of Nursing | k-sandau@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Areas of expertise

Over twenty years experience in cardiovascular patient care, maintains clinical expertise as staff RN at United Hospital and teaching ECG classes for Allina Hospitals and Clinics. Research and publications in the areas of health-related quality of life in cardiovascular patients (coronary artery bypass, aortic stenosis, left ventricular assist of devices); staff nurse development and precepting; implementation of practice guidelines; and education on cardiac monitoring for nurses.


Marjorie Schaffer

University Professor of Nursing | m-schaffer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1984

Areas of expertise

Receiver of the Fulbright Award and Fulbright Specialist Award to Norway; Author of book on end-of-life nursing; president of the Chi-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau; public health nursing; mental health nursing


Sue Steen

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing | s-steen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1983

Areas of expertise

Published articles on spiritual care of children; maternal /child health, pediatrics and obstetrics; currently practicing in obstetrics focusing on prenatal bereavement work


Jone Tiffany

Associate Professor of Nursing | tifjon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001-2006, 2010

Areas of expertise

Wide range of nursing experience including NICU, Pediatrics, Adult Med-Surg, Obstetrics, Psych/Mental Health. Teaches OB orientation classes for Allina Health System, and has worked in staff development at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Research interests: Innovative teaching/learning strategies including the use of Virtual Worlds for Nursing Education. Has presented her doctoral project on the use of Virtual Platforms for teaching inclusivity in nursing education at local and international conferences. A member of the HealthEast Care System Board of Directors


Kathleen Tilton

Assistant Professor of Nursing | kjt39934@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Areas of expertise

Acute and critical care, public health nursing, ambulatory care, diabetes education, nursing staff education, and health ministry in Latin America. Interests include community based chronic disease management and online learning


Julie Ann Vingers

Assistant Professor of Nursing | j-vingers@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Areas of expertise

Dissertation research on lateral violence in nursing and nursing education. Nursing experience in Mental Health and Maternal-Child nursing. Fifteen years spent working as Certified Nurse Midwife serving a diverse population of women


Amy Witt

Associate Professor of Nursing | a-witt@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Areas of expertise

Medical Surgical nursing, surgical intensive care, trauma, currently pursuing Ph.D. in Nursing with dissertation focus on the cultural competence of Baccalaureate nursing students.