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Nursing (RN to B.S.N.)

Bachelor of Science

Nursing is about being a constant presence. And leading healthcare through constant change.

Bethel’s RN to B.S.N. 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.

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Nursing (RN to B.S.N)

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 an unencumbered US RN license. If you are not a registered nurse, check out our pre-licensure nursing program.

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Deliveries Face to Face, and Online
Locations Online, and St. Paul
Credits 39
Tuition per Credit $430
Estimated Total Tuition $16,770*

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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.

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Program Highlights

Nursing leadership skills

Learn how to influence the quality of healthcare within changing local and global healthcare systems as a leader in your organization.

Christian worldview

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.

Cultural competence

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.

Specialized faculty

Bethel nursing professors have academic credentials paired with practical experience so you can gain knowledge that will apply immediately to your work setting.

Lifelong learning

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 Midwifery degree at Bethel.

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
  • HealthPartners

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