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

Nursing is about more than healthcare. It’s about holistic care infused with compassion, integrity, and excellence.

Bethel’s Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program is an accelerated pre-licensure 15-month program for students already possessing a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field. You'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to impact the growing field of nursing and improve the health of diverse individuals, families, and communities.

$5,000 scholarship

Start the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program in summer 2020 to receive a $5,000 scholarship.

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Program Option(s)

Bethel’s Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program trains students to provide holistic care infused with compassion, integrity, and excellence. Coursework prepares students to practice in entry-level professional nursing positions in all types of healthcare agencies, and graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX® licensure examination for registered nurses. This program requires that you already possess a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field.

Delivery Blended
Location St. Paul
Credits 50
Tuition per Credit $800
Estimated Total Tuition $38,890*

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* These program details and costs are estimated and subject to change. View our program details disclaimer for more information.

Bethel Introduces New Faculty in Post-traditional Programs

Five new full-time faculty members and program directors have started new roles in the College of Adult & Professional Studies, Bethel Seminary, and Graduate School.

September 19, 2019 | 12:30 p.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.

APR 8 2020

Post-Baccalaureate Nursing (B.S.) Online Info Session

1 p.m. CT Online

Learn more about our Post-Baccalaureate Nursing (B.S.) program during our Online Info Session!

Preparing Nurses for Leadership and Service

The healthcare field is constantly changing. That’s why Bethel’s nursing program prepares nurses with critical thinking skills and a capacity for lifelong learning. Evidence-based practice is a hallmark of our program, helping you combine your training and experience with the most current research. You’ll gain the necessary knowledge and skills to provide holistic care that results in the best outcome for each patient, regardless of which nursing position you choose.


Minnesota's bachelor's degree nurses graduated from Bethel


recent graduates are employed or continuing their education

- Bethel CAPS Alumni Survey


10-year alumni who serve in leadership roles

Program Highlights

Eligibility for licensure

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

Christian worldview

You’ll gain a strong theoretical foundation of Christian principles, equipping you to lead and serve with compassion, integrity, and excellence.

Designed to meet your needs

Created especially for adults with a bachelor’s degree who are looking to make a career change to nursing, with 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.

Specialized faculty

Bethel nursing professors have academic credentials paired with practical experience so you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to join the nursing profession. 

Lifelong learning

Develop the skills you need to adapt to a new profession—with a foundation for continued growth and lifelong learning—and integrate healthcare trends and best practices into your career. You can also continue on to your M.S. in Nurse Midwifery degree at Bethel.

Career Options

Our nursing graduates work with diverse individuals, families, and communities to promote health and manage illness.


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