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Kim Meyer

Job Titles

  • Associate Professor of Nursing
    Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences
    Nursing (M.S.), Graduate School
  • Adjunct in Marriage and Family Studies
    Marriage & Family Therapy (M.A.), Bethel Seminary

Started at Bethel



  • College of St. Catherine - B.A. in Nursing, 1979
  • University of Minnesota - M.S.N. in Psych-Mental Health Nursing, 1987
  • University of St. Thomas - Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, 2004

Areas of expertise

Dr. Meyer has been teaching since 1989 in nursing theory, fundamentals of nursing, ethics, psychiatric mental health nursing in the undergraduate program; theory and nurse educator courses in the graduate program and psychopathology in the marriage and family therapy program at Bethel Seminary. Areas of specific interest include: theory, ethics, mental health and mental illness in society and the church, women's issues, and innovations in nursing education.


Dr. Meyer has been in academia for 20+ years and is passionate about teaching the next generation of nurses, nurse educators, and therapists. She has been married for 35 years to Rob, has three married children, and four wonderful grandchildren. Currently, she has been involved in developing and teaching online courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. When not working, she enjoys gardening, antiques, reading, travel to AZ and northern WI, and her little dog, a Havanese named Isabel.


Meyer, K. (2017). Critique of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change. In Peterson, S., & Bredow, T. (2017). Middle range theories: Application to nursing research. (4th ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Meyer, K. (2015). Personality Disorders. In Moller, M. and Potter, M. (2015). Psychiatric mental health nursing: From suffering to hope. Upper Saddle Creek, NJ: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Wankiiri, M., Drake, K. & Meyer, K. (2013). The lived experience of families with a mentally ill family member. Journal of Research in Nursing and Midwifery (JRNM); 3(4). 58-66. (Available online.)

Meyer, K. (2007). Striving for perfection: A Christian perspective of enhancement technologies. Journal of Christian Nursing; 24 (4), 206-211.

Meyer, K. R. & Wessman, J. P. (2005). Cyber classrooms: Building Christian community. Journal of Christian Nursing; 22 (4), 16-21.



  • Taking care of self so we can take care of others. Elim Faith Community Nurse spring network workshop


  • Mental health and faith communities. Elim Faith Community Nurse network
  • Mental health and faith communities. St. Cloud Faith Community Nurse network


  • Psychiatric Emergencies. Minnesota Faith Community Nurse network

Certificates and Licenses

PHN certification

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Elim Faith Community Nursing Advisory Board

Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society