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Carol Hargate

Job Titles

  • Professor of Nursing, Community Engagement Coordinator
    Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Adjunct Professor of Nursing
    Nursing (M.S.), Graduate School

Started at Bethel



  • University of Minnesota - B.S., 1976
  • University of Minnesota - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1981
  • University of Minnesota - Masters of Public Health, 1981
  • Capella University - Ph.D., 2009

Areas of expertise

Community engagement, academic and community collaboration/partnerships, intercultural learning, inter-professional education and practice, advance practice nursing, population focused health care, health equity, and health policy.


Carol Hargate is a Professor of Nursing at Bethel University. In addition to teaching Carol maintains an active pediatric nurse practitioner practice. Carol served as team leader on a number of international medical mission trips to Nigeria and India. In 2014, Carol served as a Fulbright Specialist at Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Kathmandu, Nepal. Carol currently serves in the role of Community Engagement Coordinator for the Nursing Department and Faculty Diversity Liaision for the College of Arts and Sciences. Carol has presented at national and international conferences related to the topics of reconciliation, inter-professional education and practice, and addressing health equity.

Courses Taught

  • NUR201 Foundations of Health Ministry
  • NUR425GZ Population Focused Nursing Care
  • NUR415 Nursing Practicum
  • NURS650 Nursing and Health Care Policy
  • NURS404 Public Health Nursing


2014: Fulbright Specialist, Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Kathmandu, Nepal

2011: Minnesota Campus Compact, President’s Civic Engagement Steward Award


Garcia, C. M., Schaffer, M. A., & Schoon, P. M. (2014). Population-based public health clinical manual: The Henry Street Model for nurses (2nd ed.)Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International. (Chapter Co-Contributor)

Hargate, C. (in press). Will the real nurse please stand up? Improving nursing's image through faith-learning integration. Journal of Christian Nursing.

Hargate, C. (2009). The next generation of nurses: Who will teach them? [Abstract]. Shanghai International Nursing Conference Proceedings 

Schaffer, M. A. & Hargate, C. (in press). Moving toward reconciliation: Community engagement in nursing education. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.


August 2013: Galway, Ireland at Making the Difference: Third International Public Health Nursing Conference
"Educating for Change: The Role of Inter-professional Collaboration in Public Health Practice"

August 2013: Minneapolis, Minnesota at Nuts and Bolts for Nurse Educators Conference
"Service Learning: At Home and Abroad – A Panel Discussion"
Nursing Faculty Success from Fundamentals to NCLEX and Beyond, Panel Member

October, 2012: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama at 2012 National Outreach Scholarship Conference
"Moving Toward Reconciliation: A Model to Address Health Disparities"

February 2012: Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota at The Fourth Bethel University Conference on Sociological Perspectives on Reconciliation
"Modeling Reconciliation through Community Engagement in a Nursing Curriculum"

May 2011: Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Region, Canada at Campus University Expo 2011
"Community Engagement Curricular Strategies to Reduce Health Disparities"

February 2011: Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota at The Third Bethel University Conference on Sociological Perspectives on Reconciliation
"Modeling Reconciliation through Community Engagement in a Nursing Curriculum"

November 2010: Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan at Conference on Christianity, Culture, and Diversity in America: Educating for Shalom
"Modeling Reconciliation through Community Engagement in a Nursing Curriculum"                                  

Certificates and Licenses

The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Board Certification in Primary Care Pediatrics, Certification 1983 to present; Fellow, 1983 to present

Registered Nurse License (MN), 1973 to present

Advance Practice License (APRN-MN), 2015 to present

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards


  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 1983 to present
  • Member Sigma Theta Tau, 1980-1988, 2009 to present
  • Member Campus Community Partnerships for Health, 2011 to present
  • Member (Group) National League for Nursing, 2009 to present

Committees and Boards

  • Co-chair of Partnership Advisory Committee, Frogtown Summit University Area, 2013 to present
  • Academic Appeals Committee, 2013 to present
  • Chair of Faculty Community Engagement Coordinating Committee, 2012 to present
  • Member of the Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2010 to 2013
  • Board Member for Community Advisory Board for the National Children’s Study/Ramsey County Location, 2010 to 2012
  • Co-founder/facilitator for Reconciliation Lunch Group, Frogtown area, 2010 to 2012
  • Public Health Adviser, Nigerian Children’s Project, Atta Ikedura, Imo State, Nigeria, 1998 to present  

Hobbies and Interests

  Travel, spending time with family, and enjoying life's moments.