Julie Ann Vingers

Job Titles

  • Associate Professor of Nursing
    Nurse-Midwifery (M.S.), Graduate School
    Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduate School


Dissertation research on lateral violence in nursing and nursing education. Nursing experience in Mental Health and Maternal-Child nursing. Has been working as a Certified Nurse-Midwife serving a diverse population of women since 1995. Named as a fellow to the ACNM in 2022. Currently teaching in the M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery program and practices at Minnesota Women's Care. Clinical interests include perinatal mental health, trauma informed care, and antenatal care.

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel College - B.S. in Nursing, 1990
  • University of Illinois at Chicago - M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery, 1995
  • Capella University - Ph. D. in Nursing Education, 2013


Julie Ann has served as nurse-midwife since 1995. In addition she volunteers monthly at a crisis pregnancy center. She has previously worked as a co-director for a busy practice and has worked as an educator since 2010. She also established the first certified nurse-midwife service for the University of Chicago hospitals. At Bethel she was a part of the development and launch of the M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery program and currently teaches full time in the Nurse-Midwifery program and practices one day a week at Minnesota Women's Care.

Courses Taught

Projects (2013-2014)

Program Development and curriculum writer for new CNM program. In all 7 courses written and developed for the nurse-midwife program Bethel University
NUR490 Developed an online research and evidence-based course for the RN BSN program Bethel University

Bethel University Undergraduate Courses

  • NUR311 Nursing Skills I (Junior)
  • NUR312 Nursing Skills II (Senior)
  • NUR315 Nursing Practicum 1 (Med-Surg, Junior)
  • NUR316 Nursing Practicum 2 (Mental Health, Junior)
  • NUR411Z Nursing Skills 1 (Senior)
  • NUR412 Nursing Skills 2 (Senior)
  • NUR415Z Nursing Practicum III (Maternity - Senior)
  • NUR416 Nursing Practicum IV (Maternity Internship - Senior)
  • NUR419 Family Health Issues
  • NUR490 Nursing Role Synthesis (RN-BSN program)
  • NUR430 Research and Evidence Based Practice (Online RN to BSN program)

Bethel University Graduate Nurse-Midwifery Courses

  • NURS602 Midwifery Perspectives
  • NURS606 Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Midwives (Graduate School, Nurse-Midwifery Program)
  • NURS616 Nurse-Midwifery II: Antepartal Care
  • NURS617 Nurse-Midwifery III: Intrapartum and Postpartum
  • NURS619 Fetal Evaluation
  • NURS714 Nurse-Midwifery I: Practicum
  • NURS716 Nurse-Midwifery II: Practicum
  • NURS717 Nurse-Midwifery III: Practicum
  • NURS718 Nurse-Midwifery IV: Practicum
  • NURS753: Professional Issues for Nurse-Midwives
  • NURS754: Clinical Integration for Nurse-Midwives
  • NURS793: Master's Project 


Vingers, J. (2018). How gender affects experiences with bullying in prelicensure BSN programs: A pilot study. Nursing Education Perspectives. 39(4), 230-232. DOI: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000284.


I Just Want to Learn! How Gender Impacts Perceptions of and Experiences with Bullying During BSN education. Nursing Forum, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Not Just the Blues: The Impact of Postpartum Depression on Families- Nursing Research and Practice Symposium, Bethel University

STD Seminar - This class is taught to homeless women on the types, symptoms and treatments of STD's through a non-profit organization called Starfish Foundation.

A Therapist's perspective for infertility – Guest lecturer, Bethel Seminary

HIV and the implications for the 1990's - lecture given for graduate students as they prepare to begin internships for graduation.

Preparing for Pregnancy Seminars - Weiss Memorial Hospital

What is a Nurse-Midwife - in-service given for both hospital employees and community groups

Right Start- Class offered for newly pregnant patients discussing general pregnancy information.

Certificates and Licenses


Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

  • Admissions and Progressions, Member, 2014-present
  • Nurse-Midwife Faculty Committee, Member, 2014-present
  • Information and Technology Committee, Member and Faculty Lead, 2012-2014
  • Nursing Research and Scholarship, Member, 2012-2014
  • Faculty and Student Welfare, Member, 2012-2013
  • Academic Quality Control (AQC) Member 2016-2018
  • Faculty Grant Committee Member 2016-2017
  • Promotions and Tenure Member 2018-2021, Vice Chair 2020-2021
  • University Technology Advisory Committee Member 2016-present
  • Faculty Policy Recommendations Committee Member 2020-2021
  • Faculty Affairs Committee

Areas of expertise

Dissertation research on lateral violence in nursing and nursing education. Nursing experience in Mental Health and Maternal-Child nursing. Fifteen years spent working as Certified Nurse Midwife serving a diverse population of women. Currently teaching in the M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery program