Meghan Hohenstein

Job Title

  • Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
    Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences


Meghan loves teaching in the BU Nursing Department as an adjunct faculty member. She serves as an OB clinical supervisor at St. John's Hospital and excitedly shares her passion for maternity/OB and newborn nursing. She also currently works full-time at Regions Hospital in St. Paul as a Labor and Delivery Nurse. She graduated with her B.S. from Northern Michigan Univerisity, double majoring in Nursing and Spanish and now she is currently pursuing her Master's degree in midwifery and Women's Health. Special interests of Meghan include cultural variations in maternity/OB care across the globe, shared decision-making and informed consent along with patient autonomy, and the use of intentional positioning to achieve physiologic birth. Outside of the nursing world, Meghan enjoys spending time traveling, playing pick-up volleyball with friends, spending time with her family, and scuba diving!

Started at Bethel



  • Northern Michigan University - B.S. in Nursing, Spanish, 2018


Meghan grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, and always thought she would be a marine biologist. In high school, she volunteered with a group of women from her church that led a girl's summer camp in the Dominican Republic. Through that experience, she fell in love with the Spanish language and the world of possibilities nursing could offer. A woman she traveled with was a women's health nurse who through her nursing stories, aspirations and counsel inspired Meghan to pursue a career in nursing to better serve her community. In college, her clinical experiences both domestically and abroad piqued her interest in maternal and newborn care and that passion for caring for women and children has only been cemented further with her labor and delivery experience. She believes that caring for pregnant persons is an honor and it's a blessing to bear witness to a new life being welcomed into the world!  As a staff RN at Regions Hospital, she has served not only her patients but also fellow colleagues by serving as a new nurse preceptor, nursing student preceptor, Maternal Assessment Center trainer as well as serving on her Unit Practice Council Committee and Maternal Care Committee. Additionally, Meghan researched, created, and presented educational material on labor support/comfort measures and intentional positioning to better help her colleagues support patients desiring physiologic birth experiences. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, traveling and experiencing new cultures, and working towards a PADI "Master Scuba Diver Certification". She is extremely excited to work with the faculty and students at Bethel and looks forward to getting to know everyone!

Courses Taught

NUR413 Section 2


Awards, Honors, and Leadership

  • NMU Board of Trustees Student Achievement Award: Outstanding Graduating Senior 2018

  • NMU Faculty selected 2018 “Outstanding Graduating Senior” for School of Nursing

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Inductee (2017)

  • Mortar Board: Telion Chapter Senior Honor Society Inductee (2017-2018)

  • Student Leader Fellowship Inductee (2015-2018)

  • NMU Presidential Leadership Scholar (2014-2018)

  • NMU School of Nursing Clinical Excellence Awards in Community Health Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, and Pediatric Nursing

  • NMU Sigurd Wilson Nursing Scholarship

  • Spanish Service award from NMU’s Modern Languages Department

  • “Top Block” Award in NMU’s Student Leader Fellowship Program

  • Leadership, Diversity, Real-Life & Citizenship edge completion in NMU Superior Edge Program

  • NMU Heart and Soul Award for leadership on campus

  • Former NMU Spanish Club president (3 years), Student Nurses Association Vice-president, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society-Telion Chapter President, Founder and president of NMU’s Pre-Nursing Association, House President for NMU’s Arctic House, and House Vice President for NMU’s Aspen Haus


"Labor Support and Intentional Positioning Review for Regions Hospital"

Certificates and Licenses

  • RNC-OB - NCC Inpatient Obstetric Nurse Certified
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification
  • Advanced Fetal Monitoring Certified
  • S.T.A.B.L.E. Certified
  • Mental Health First Aid Certified
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider Certified
  • PADI Certified in Advanced Diver, Wreck-Diver, Technological Specialist Diver, Night Diver, Deep-Water Diver and Rescue-Diver Specialities

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

  • Regions Hospital Birth Center Unit Practice Council (UPC) Co-Chair and Labor & Delivery Representative
  • Regions Hospital Maternal Care Committee: Labor and Delivery Representative
  • Frontier Nursing University's Student Council Committee: CNEP Class #200 Student Representative

Hobbies and Interests

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Travel
  • Volleyball, Tennis, Water Sports
  • Scuba Diving
  • Reading and the occasional Netflix binge

Areas of expertise

Obstetric and Newborn Nursing

Research interests

Midwifery Care, Physiologic Birth, Intentional Positioning, Cultural Variation in Maternity Care and Childbirth Experiences

Teaching specialty

Obstetric and Newborn Nursing