Nursing is about being a constant presence. And leading healthcare through constant change.
Bethel’s RN to B.S. in Nursing focuses on treating patients in a holistic way that touches the body, mind, and spirit. The program is about providing meaningful care that promotes the health of people from diverse families, communities, and systems. You’ll take your learning and experience in new directions and become confident in your application of theoretical concepts in the opportunities you face.
Our nursing program will provide you with a top-notch education with hands-on experience so that you’re ready to give your patients excellent, evidence-based care.
This program requires you have your RN license. If you are not a registered nurse, check out our pre-licensure nursing program.
Deliveries: Face to Face Daytime, Face to Face Evening and Fully Online
Location: Anderson Center
JAN 26 2017
6 p.m. CT Lundquist Community Life Center (CLC)
Meet program directors, faculty, and current students and learn more about our adult undergrad and graduate programs!
APR 5 2017
10 a.m. CT Online
Learn more about our RN to B.S. in Nursing program!
APR 5 2017
1:30 p.m. CT Online
Learn more about our RN to B.S. in Nursing program!
APR 20 2017
5 p.m. Bethel University
Advancing nursing through innovative change and collaboration
Preparing Nurses for Holistic Practice
The healthcare field is constantly changing. That’s why evidence-based practice is a hallmark of Bethel’s nursing program. Our specialized faculty will help you combine your experience with the most current research so that your decisions will result in the best outcome for each patient. In doing so, you’ll gain critical thinking skills and competency to function in a variety of nursing professions.
0% of recent graduates are employed- Bethel CAPS Alumni Survey
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Nursing leadership skills
Learn how to influence the quality of healthcare within changing local and global healthcare systems as a leader in your organization.
Bethel professors teach their courses from a Christian perspective. They help you to understand how to treat your patients holistically—body, mind, and spirit. This allows you to provide meaningful care that promotes the health of diverse individuals, families, communities, and systems.
The world is more globalized than ever. That’s why the best nurses work sensitively with those from other cultures and backgrounds to ensure the best outcomes. Learn to care for persons from all walks of life so you know how to best serve individuals from our diverse society.
Bethel nursing professors have academic credentials paired with practical experience so you can gain knowledge that will apply immediately to your work setting.
Become proficient in research skills so you can keep up with a changing healthcare system and provide the best care. You’ll become a resource person in your healthcare setting as you learn how to keep up with healthcare trends and integrate them in your practice and career. You can also continue on to your M.S. in Nurse Educator degree at Bethel.
I am grateful to attend Bethel Seminary. The three centers approach has helped me to integrate academia into the real world through my relationship with Christ and my heart for others.Hickory Smith '16
Current job: Army National Guard and Pastoral Intern of Welcome and Care
Bethel has strongly prepared me to be an ambassador for Christ in my career as a nurse. The foundation of solid nursing skills and knowledge has prepared me well in caring for my patients and their families.Daniel Luthi '13
Current job: RN, BSN - Registered Nurse
My experience at Bethel University was an enjoyable and challenging one. The program and professors at Bethel gave me a broader view of nursing and helped prepare me for a better career. I'm forever grateful for the training I received.Manny Smith '13
Current job: Nurse Manager
Bethel chemistry students not only receive a world-class education, but also training that incorporates the beauty of God's creation in every aspect of learning.Brent Kobielush, Ph.D. '04
Current job: U.S. Regulatory Affairs Manager at Cargill, Inc.
My favorite part of Environmental Studies courses was hands-on lab experience outside, connecting classroom learning to nature. Creation Restoration was a great way to put our coursework into practice on campus. Bethel's Environmental Studies program equipped me to steward Creation.David Petry '13
Grad School: M.S. in Biological Sciences at Eastern Illinois University
Being able to focus on the big picture, while still knowing how the small details relate to that big picture, is a huge advantage in business, and something that studies in history can train one to do.Brandon Raatikka '03
Current job: Vice President of Risk Assessment, FactRight, LLC
The D.Min program is a catalytic force enabling students to effectively serve the kingdom through the local church while producing evident and eternal results.Mercidieu Phillips '11
Current job: CEO, Level Up Partners, Inc
I felt unqualified for what God was calling me to. Bethel encouraged me to become qualified.Melissa Nikovics '15
Grad School: Bethel University M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Bethel provided me with an invaluable foundation in critically thinking and communicating about music, faith, and culture. Most of my colleagues have never had the opportunity, as I did, to regularly perform in an excellent venue like Benson Great Hall.Madeline Veenker '10
Current job: Choir and Bell Director at St. Paul church and runs private vocal studio; earned an M.M. in vocal performance from University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Bethel's Christ-centered values coupled with academic excellence must not be overlooked. My professors were personal with students while spiritually and intellectually challenging. My degree has wide applications and is uniquely equipping me in long-lasting ways for my M.Div. training.Jessica Garske '12
Grad school: Talbot School of Theology (Biola University)
Bethel's graduate degree in gerontology broadened my academic foundation and prepared me to better serve the aging community in the Twin Cities area.Nancy Schwartz '11
Current job: Financial Advisor
Bethel faculty prepared me for thoughtful and loving service to a diverse world that Jesus loves. Bethel faculty provided not just helpful information but also an unforgettable example. I highly recommend the Jesus-looking, well-rounded education received through Bethel University.Lloyd Latty '14
Grad School: University of Minnesota Foundation
Coming to Bethel has been a blessing and a great learning experience for me. The Christian ministry program at Bethel is having a tremendous impact on my life and ministry setting. I feel more equipped, empowered and ready to serve.Jerry Daidii '15
Current job: Pastor
The graduate school teaching program gave me the opportunity to pursue my true passion of teaching. Bethel provided me with real world examples and resources that I could directly use in my own classroom. This program is flexible yet challenging.Lawton Burgstahler '15
Current job: Buffalo Lake Hector Stewart High School Business Teacher
The faculty encouraged and challenged me to not settle for good enough. They fostered strong personal character alongside becoming a strong social worker. Their approach to persevere through challenges impacted my work ethic in all levels of social work.Stephen Horn '10
Current job: Case Management Supervisor at Pinnacle Services
More Career Options
With a B.S. in Nursing, you'll leave qualified for the many positions that require a bachelor's degree. Our graduates work in hospitals, clinics, public health, or school nursing settings, just to name a few.
Learn how to:
- Develop as a leader in healthcare
- Apply research to nursing
- Problem solve in a constantly changing context
- Make informed clinical judgments
- Become a life-long learner
- Understand the role of professional nursing practice
- Focus on underserved populations
- Examine the impact of culture on health and illness
- Understand nursing informatics as it relates to the nursing profession
- Grow in effective communication skills
- Think broadly about nursing issues
Our graduates become:
- Public health nurses
- School nurses
- Nursing case managers
- Nursing administrators
- Patient educators
- Home health nurses
Our graduates work in places like:
- Regions Hospital
- St. Paul Children’s Hospital
- United Hospital
- Unity Hospital
- Fairview Medical Center
- North Memorial Hospital
- St. John’s Hospital and Clinics
- St. Joseph’s Hospital