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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

Diane Dahl

Dean, Health, Medical, and Social Sciences and Chief Nursing Administrator | diane-dahl@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Curriculum development; Program assessment; Accreditation; Students with disabilities in healthcare education programs; Online education

Krista Hoekstra

Program Director and Associate Professor | krista-hoekstra@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Nursing Leadership, curriculum management, educational program development, assessment and evaluation, worked in administrative roles in associate degree nursing and allied health programs. Research Interests: Nursing Leadership and innovative program development.


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 for an acute care hospital.

Tim Bredow

Professor of Nursing | bretim@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Family nurse practitioner at North Metro Pediatrics; co-editor of "Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research"; interests in nursing as male profession and a Christian worldview of nursing

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.

Connie Dreyer

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing | drecon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1994

Connie is a registered nurse who teaches in the leadership and philosophy courses for the degree completion program. In practice, her areas of expertise are geriatrics and home health care where she provides consultation related to regulatory and compliance issues as well as program development.

Ann Holland

Professor of Nursing | ann-holland@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Education and leadership roles in adult critical care; leadership in associate-degree nursing education; cultural nursing education; adult medical/surgical nursing in undergraduate education; use of simulation in nursing education; nursing education research; leadership in local chapter of STTI, the honor society of nursing

Bernita Missal

Professor of Nursing | 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.

Judith Perry

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing | jlp99262@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

With a BSN and MPH, Judy has worked in China for the last 23 years. During the last 15 years she worked first in rickets prevention, and most recently in diabetes prevention. Her team completed a translation research project funded by a grant from the International Diabetes Federation, adapting the Diabetes Prevention Project to north China.

Beth Peterson

Acting Associate Dean of Nursing | e-peterson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982

Dr. Peterson's areas of interest include mental health nursing, nursing care of the elderly, gerontology, end of life care, nursing curriculum development and assessment, and the theology of suffering. Her publications and presentations primarily focus on faith and health integration, suffering, and professional boundaries.

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

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

Gerontological nursing, leadership, dementia care

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.

Wendy Thompson

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing | wendy-thompson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Public Health Nursing and Nursing Leadership

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.

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