Jana Nohrenberg

Job Title

  • Associate Professor of Nursing
    Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences


Associate Professor of Nursing

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel University - B.S. in Nursing, 1995
  • University of Texas Health Science Center - M.S.N. in Nursing, 2006
  • University of Cincinnati - D.N.P., 2022


Jana Nohrenberg is joining the Nursing Department as an Associate Professor. She is a retired U.S. Army Nurse Corps Colonel and has served all across the US and at several overseas locations. Most recently, she was the Nurse Executive for the Medical Readiness Command, Europe. She is a proud Bethel BSN graduate (Class of 1995!). She also has a MSN from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and a DNP from University of Cincinnati. Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her family reading, playing games, and exercising. She is passionate about healthy work environments, evidence-based practice, professional coaching, and building resilience in new professionals. She has been married to Mark for 28 years and has two amazing children - Abigail (8) and Joshua (7). 

Courses Taught

Fall 2023 NURS 306: Post-Bacc Adult Practicum II

Fall 2023 NUR 311: CAS Nursing Skills II


DNP Student Excellence Award, University of Cincinnati, 2022

Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3), 2017

Army Medical Department “9A” Proficiency Designator, 2013

Legion of Merit, 2023

Bronze Star Medal, 2010

Distinguished Military Graduate-Army ROTC, University of Minnesota, 1995



Marklund, L. A., Nohrenberg, J. L., & Mulcahy, A. M. (2021). COVID-19 pandemic: The importance of supporting civilian and military transition-to-practice programs to avert current and future nursing shortages. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 38(3), E32-E38. https://doi.org/10.1097/NND0000000000000751

Morris, M. J., Schwartz, D. S., Nohrenberg, J. L., & Dooley, S. N. (2007). Airway hyperreactivity in asymptomatic military personnel. Military Medicine, 172(11), 1194-1197. https://doi.org/10.7205/milmed.172.11.1194


Nohrenberg, J. L., Tarpey, B. W., Kotwal, R. S. (2014). Data informs operational decision: The Tactical Evacuation project. United States Army Aviation Digest, 2(4), 17-20.


Nohrenberg, J. L. (2018). Professional caring and ethical practice. In R. D. Dennison (Ed.), PassCCRN! (5th ed.) (pp. 12-48). Elsevier Health Sciences.

 Nohrenberg, J. L., Sole, M.L., & Moseley, M.J.  (2008). Hemodynamic Monitoring.  In M.L. Sole, D.G. Klein, & M.J Moseley (Eds.), Introduction to Critical Care Nursing (5th ed.).  Elsevier Health Sciences.



Nohrenberg, J. L. (2023, April 13). The Power of „C“: Change, Chaos, Control [Conference session]. Estonia Medical Association Annual Meeting, Tallinn, Estonia. https://youtu.be/kInbL6Zv0ms

Marklund, L. A. & Nohrenberg, J. L. (2022, December 12). COVID-19 pandemic: The importance of supporting civilian and military transition-to-practice programs to avert current and future nursing shortages [Conference session]. 12th Edition of Virtual Conference on Nursing Education and Practice, London, England.

Nohrenberg, J. L. (2022, December 2). Chaos Theory + Change Management Principles = Control (and Satisfaction!) [Conference session]. 15th War and Disaster Medicine Conference, Tartu, Estonia. https://www.erm.ee/en/content/war-and-disaster-medicine-conference-0


Nohrenberg, J. L., Tarpey, B. W., Kotwall, R. S. (2014). Using data to inform operational decision in MEDEVAC planning: The “Golden Hour” Project [Poster presentation].  2014 AMSUS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Nohrenberg, J. L. (2013). The bleeding stops here! The challenges in providing far-forward trauma and surgical support in Afghanistan [Conference session]. National Teaching Institute, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Boston, MA.


Nohrenberg, J. L., Moseley, M. J. (2005). Hemodynamic Monitoring Devices: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice [Poster presentation]. Evidence Based Practice Summer Institute, San Antonio, TX.

Certificates and Licenses

Critical Care Registered Nurse - Knowledge (CCRN-K)

Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CCNS)

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM)

American Nurses Association (ANA)

Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA)

Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS)

Association of the United States Army (AUSA) – Life Member

Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)

National League for Nursing (NLN)

Sigma Beta Iota Chapter

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) – Life Member

Hobbies and Interests

Reading, spending time with my family, making new connections

Areas of expertise

Executive nursing leadership, critical care nursing, translation of evidence into practice

Research interests

Acquisition of leadership competencies, transition to practice, professional coaching, resilience for health care professionals, translation of evidence into practice, developing EBP competencies in new nursing graduates