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Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Program Directors & Lead Faculty

Emily Day

Emily Day

Program Director | emily-day@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Program Director

Faculty

Lori Ballantyne

Lori Ballantyne

Adjunct Instructor | lori-ballantyne@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

I am interested in Healthcare Informatics and the use of data to improve patient outcomes. I currently work as a Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist at Sharp Healthcare in San Diego.

Kristina Barkey

Kristina Barkey

Adjunct Professor | kmb69937 | Started at Bethel: September 2020

As a Bethel graduate I join the faculty with thirty years of clinical experience as an RN in a high volume, high risk Labor & Delivery unit in Northern New Jersey. It's been a privilege since 2011 to annually be part of medical mission teams that travel from my healthcare system to both Haiti and the Philippines. A career highlight was being presented with the "Inspiring Global Nurse Award" at the United Nations, NY, in May 2018 for my work addressing healthcare disparity.. . . read more.

Bekki Drewlo

Bekki Drewlo

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing | bld45953@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Over 20 years of experience in home health care. Experience also includes medical-surgical, clinic, phone triage, solid organ and bone marrow transplant.

Bernita Missal

Bernita Missal

Professor of Nursing Emerita | b-missal@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Cultural diversity, Cross-cultural childbearing and child-rearing families, Evidence-based practice, obstetrics, mentoring students for international experiences, cross-cultural research, research especially qualitative.

Kristin E. Sandau

Kristin E. Sandau

| k-sandau@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Dr. Sandau has been a Bethel University nursing faculty member in 2006. She has over 30 years of experience in acute cardiovascular patient care. Dr. Sandau chaired the 2017 AHA Scientific Statement's: Update to Practice Standards for Electrocardiographic Monitoring in Hospital Settings: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association.

Janelle Shearer

Janelle Shearer

Adjunct Instructor | janelle-shearer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Clinical experience includes work in home health, hospice, critical care units, medical-surgical, and obstetrics. Extensive experience leading quality improvement programs related to hospital, home health care, patient safety, and palliative care.

Linda Shell

Linda Shell

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing | linda-shell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Gerontological nursing, leadership, dementia care

Bethany Simpson

Bethany Simpson

Adjunct Faculty | bls35544@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Training & Development Nursing Education Management of Inpatient Units Mentoring & Coaching Staff; Staff Engagement; Team Building Patient Experience Process Reengineering & Change Management Unique Hospital-Move Leadership Performance Analysis & Improvement Project Planning & Execution Budgeting & Administration

Sue Steen

Sue Steen

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing | s-steen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1983

Sue's nursing and teaching career has focused on maternal/child health. She has published a number of articles related to spiritual care and faith development in children. Sue has also done research and published in the area of perinatal bereavement. In addition to teaching, she is currently working as a Perinatal Nurse Navigator with a focus on caring for families who have experienced the loss of a baby. She is currently developing a high risk perinatal program in Mbale, Uganda that is c. . . read more.

Jone Tiffany

Jone Tiffany

Professor of Nursing | tifjon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001-2007, 2010-Present

Dr. Tiffany is a Professor of Nursing, Healthcare Education Consultant, and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. In her academic role, she is involved in designing and implementing simulations in the lab and in virtual settings; the use educational technology; and teaches Innovations in Nursing Education and Nursing Informatics. She also chairs the Credentialing and Privileging sub-committee of the Board of Directors for the Fairview Care system in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Tiffany has presented n. . . read more.

Amy Witt

Amy Witt

| a-witt@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Wide range of nursing experience, including surgical intensive care and trauma, medical surgical nursing, and forensic nursing as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Completed Ph.D. in Nursing with the dissertation focus on the cultural competence of Baccalaureate nursing students. Previously served on the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Current research interest is the impact collaborative testing has on longterm retention in Baccalaureate nursing students. Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).. . . read more.

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