Beth Anderson

Job Titles

  • Associate Professor of Nursing
    Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Program Director
    Community Health College of Arts and Sciences
  • Associate Professor
    Post-Baccalaureate Nursing (B.S), College of Adult and Professional Studies

Highlight

Education and leadership roles in population focused health care, public health nursing, community health, health education/health promotion, psychiatric/mental health nursing, care coordination, community-based care, elder care, use of simulation in nursing education, evidence-based practice, cultural nursing education

Started at Bethel

2016

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - B.S. in Nursing, 1989
  • St. Catherine University - M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2000
  • Capella University - Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2021

Biography

Dr. Anderson has been a Registered Nurse for 30+ years and has worked in academia for 5+ years. She enthusiastically teaches the next generation of nursing and community health leaders. Her husband Byron works in information technology. Beth has three children, two cats, and two dogs. When not working, she enjoys spending time at her family’s farm in Wisconsin, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Courses Taught

CAS (undergraduate programs)

CHL 481 Community Health Internship

NUR 318 Chronicity: Mental Health Focus

NUR 324 Practicum III: Mental Health & Community Based Nursing

NUR 417 Practicum V: Public Health Nursing

NUR 425GZ Population Focused Nursing Care

CAS Post Baccalaureate

NURS 331 Mental Health Nursing

NURS 307 Practicum III: Mental Health Nursing

NURS446 Population-Based Nursing

Awards

2021 Interfaith Youth Core Grant

Presentations

2021 Preventive oral health practices to reduce early childhood caries among preschool children. Minnesota Oral Health Coalition.

2020 Primary Prevention of Cavities by Primary Care Medical Providers (PCMP) in Greater (rural) Minnesota [Conference session]. 2020 Annual APHN Conference, Denver, Colorado. (Conference canceled).

2002 Program Develop and Grant Writing. Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN.

2000 The Leadership Challenge: Creating a Motivating Environment. St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN.

Certificates and Licenses

Minnesota State Registered Nurse License

Public Health Nurse Registration

Faith Community Nurse

Basic Life Support Certified: American Heart Association

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

American Nurse Association

Henry Street Consortium

National Society of Leadership and Success

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Society for Public Health Education

Hobbies and Interests

Reading, traveling, spending time in the country

Areas of expertise

Population focused health care, public health nursing, community health, health education/health promotion, psychiatric/mental health nursing, care coordination, community-based care, elder care, use of simulation in nursing education, evidence-based practice, cultural nursing education

Research interests

2021 Applying preventive oral health practices to reduce early childhood caries among preschool children. Scholarly Practice Improvement Project, Capella University, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Quote

As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the mind, soul, heart, and body of our patients, their families, and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou