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Beth Peterson

Job Titles

  • Acting Associate Dean of Nursing, Professor of Nursing
    Nursing (M.S.), Graduate School
  • Professor of Nursing
    Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Acting Associate Dean of Nursing
    Nursing (RN to B.S.), College of Adult and Professional Studies

Started at Bethel

1982

Education

  • University of Illinois - B.S., 1974
  • University of St. Thomas - M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 1979
  • University of Minnesota - M.S. in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 1983
  • Bethel Seminary - M.A. in Christian Thought, 2002
  • Bethel Seminary - D.Min. in Congregational and Family Care with an emphasis on spiritual formation, 2009

Areas of expertise

Dr. Peterson's areas of interest include mental health nursing, nursing care of the elderly, gerontology, end of life care, nursing curriculum development and assessment, and the theology of suffering. Her publications and presentations primarily focus on faith and health integration, suffering, and professional boundaries.

Biography

Elizabeth (Beth) Peterson is the Chair of the Nursing Department at Bethel University. She came to Bethel in 1982 as one of the first faculty in the nursing program. She has taught courses on a variety of subjects including mental health nursing, nursing care of the elderly, gerontology, end of life care, and the theology of suffering. She has given many presentations and written articles on faith and health integration.