Post-Baccalaureate Nursing (B.S.N.) Program

Bachelor of Science

With a B.S. in Nursing, you’ll learn how to care for the whole person—body, mind, and spirit.

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At a Glance



Finish in as few as

15 months

Cost per credit


Bethel’s post-baccalaureate nursing program enables students who’ve already earned their bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field to prepare for a career change. During this 15-month accelerated pre-licensure program, students gain the credentials, experience, and critical thinking skills necessary to practice in entry-level professional nursing positions in all types of healthcare agencies.

Program Details

Through Bethel’s post-baccalaureate nursing program, you’ll learn how to provide meaningful care that promotes the health of people from diverse families, communities, and systems. Courses are offered in a blended format, meaning you’ll experience a mix of online and in-person learning. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to apply for the NCLEX® licensure exam for registered nurses.  

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Program Highlights

Leading the way

Bethel’s post-baccalaureate nursing program is one of only a few in Minnesota—and in the Midwest.

Eligibility for licensure

You’ll be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX® licensure examination for registered nurses.

Faith-based approach

The program provides you with a strong foundation of Christian values, equipping you to lead and serve with compassion, integrity, and excellence.

Compassionate faculty

Bethel nursing faculty care about students. They love to serve as mentors and meet students wherever they’re at in life, education, and career.

Designed to meet your needs

Created especially for adults with a bachelor’s degree who are looking to make a career change to nursing, the program offers a learning environment specifically for adult students.

Accelerated preparation

With your bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field, you’ll spend just 15 months in our accelerated program. You’ll be prepared to practice in entry-level professional nursing positions in all types of healthcare agencies.

Recent News

First Cohort Graduates from Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Program

On August 6, 18 students participated in Bethel’s very first pinning ceremony for its post-baccalaureate nursing program. This 15-month program allows students who already have a bachelor’s degree in any field to earn a bachelor of science in nursing.

August 11, 2021 | 9 a.m.

Bethel Launches Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Program

The new program is geared for adult students who already possess a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field and are interested in making a career change to nursing.

May 21, 2019 | 4:15 p.m.

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Post-baccalaureate nursing class at Bethel University

Now more than ever, our world needs compassionate and knowledgeable healthcare providers. Bethel’s post-baccalaureate nursing program offers you the unique opportunity to meet that need, live out your calling, and step into a new career—regardless of what field you earned your bachelor’s degree. With compassionate professors who teach from a faith-based perspective, you’ll find an environment that both challenges and supports you as you prepare to serve patients with compassion, integrity, and skill.


Minnesota's bachelor's degree nurses graduated from Bethel

Top 20%

best nursing program in the plains region

- Nursing Schools Almanac


recent graduates are employed or continuing their education

- Bethel CAPS Alumni Survey

Career Outcomes

Wondering what you can do with a nursing degree?

After Bethel’s post-baccalaureate nursing program, you’ll leave with a B.S. in Nursing and the competencies you need to succeed in entry-level nursing positions.


Learn how to:

  • Think critically
  • Apply research to nursing
  • Make informed clinical decisions
  • Understand the role of professional nursing practice
  • Focus on underserved populations
  • Examine the impact of culture on health and illness
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Communicate effectively


Our graduates work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Speciality care units
  • Public health agencies
  • Schools
  • Clinics
  • Emergency care settings
  • Home care
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Missions
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical device companies


Our graduates work at places like:

  • Allina Health
  • M Health Fairview
  • Children's Minnesota
  • HealthPartners
  • Hennepin Healthcare
  • North Memorial Health

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