Amy Witt

Job Titles


Amy has a wide range of nursing experience, including surgical intensive care and trauma, medical surgical nursing, and forensic nursing as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. She completed her Ph.D. in Nursing with the dissertation focus on the cultural competence of Baccalaureate nursing students. She previously served on the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Her current research interests include Collaborative Testing, Next Generation NCLEX item writing, and preparing students for safe practice in a post Covid healthcare environment.

Started at Bethel



  • Concordia College - B.A. in Communication and English Writing, 1987
  • Spalding University - B.S. in Nursing, 1996
  • Metropolitan State University - M.S. in Nursing Leadership and Management, 2007
  • University of North Dakota - Ph.D. in Nursing, 2015


Amy Witt came to Bethel in 2007 and has served as a faculty member in both the CAS and Post Baccalaureate nursing programs. Her teaching focus has been adult medical surgical nursing in the clinical, classroom and laboratory settings. She has a background in trauma intestive care and sexual assault nursing. She received her MSN-Leadership and Management from Metropolitan State University in St, Paul, and her PhD in Nursing from the University of North Dakota-Grand Forks. Outside of work she loves to spend time with her family. She has been married to her college sweetheart, Todd, since 1988, and has two grown children Tori and Rob, as well as three grandchildren.


Witt, A.J., Gerdin, B.J., De Haan, J.A., and Bergman, L.K (2021) Comparison of Collaborative Testing and Alternative Test-Taking Methods on Content Retention in Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Nursing Education Perspectives, July 21, 2021.  doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000856


Presenter and Facilitator, NextGen Case Study Creation Workshop, St. Paul, Minnesota October, 2023   

Podium Presenter, Nuts and Bolts for Nurse Educators, Minneapolis, Minnesota August, 2020

Poster Presentation, Nuts and Bolts for Nurse Educators, Minneapolis, Minnesota August, 2020

Concurrent Session Presentation, NLN Education Summit, Chicago, Illinois, Septemer 2018

Poster Presenter, Sigma Theta Tau 44th BIennieal Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 2017

Poster Presenter, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2017

Panel member, Innovations in Nursing Education workshop, Bethel University, May 2015

Poster Presenter, SIETAR-USA, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 2012

Poster Presenter, Frank Lowe Research Day, UND-Grand Forks, North Dakota, April 2011

Presenter, Health Educator Conference, Alexandria, Minnesota, 2007

Certificates and Licenses

Registered Nurse R136831-4

Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

  • National League of Nursing NCLEX Item Writing Committee
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Chi-at-large Chapter
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Minnesota Board of Nursing, 2009-2013

Research interests

Collaborative Testing, Next Generation NCLEX, Safe Practice in a Post Covid Environment

Teaching specialty

Medical surgical nursing, skills