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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

Kristi Gustafson

Kristi Gustafson

Program Director | kristina-gustafson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Program Director for Post-Baccalaureate Nursing. Practice expertise in pediatric nursing. Special interests in simulation, holistic admissions, promoting student success, and supporting transition to practice.

Faculty

Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson

Professor of Nursing | l-anderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1990

Public health nursing, pediatrics, evidence-based practice, and health assessment. Special interest in preceptor development for public health nurses including school and faith community nurses.

Tara Cheath

Tara Cheath

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing | tac64455@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

Cassie Clabaugh, MSN, RN

Cassie Clabaugh, MSN, RN

Clinical Instructor of Nursing | c-clabaugh@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2020

Cassie has 8 years of nursing experience in telemetry, labor & delivery, high-risk antepartum, and postpartum. Her interests include creating escape rooms and new simulations, contributing to a holistic admission process and developing lasting relationships with students!

Diane Dahl

Diane Dahl

Interim Dean of Healthcare Programs and Dean of Nursing, 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

Julie De Haan

Julie De Haan

Professor of Nursing | j-de-haan@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Wide range of nursing experience including PICU, adult medical ICU, outpatient services, private duty, clinic nursing, and telemetry. Research interests include collaborative testing, use of exam item best practices, improving exam items to develop clinical judgment.

Teresa Emenecker

Teresa Emenecker

Assistant Professor of Nursing | t-emenecker@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2023

Teri has over 16 years of experience working as a staff RN on mother/baby units. Additional experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a pediatric urgent care and pediatric neurology setting. Her interests include clinical, skills, and using simulation in nursing education.

Tori Furlong

Tori Furlong

Instructor of Nursing | v-furlong@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2020

Tori has 5 years of experience in cardiac and medsurg nursing, and currently works as a birth assistant at a free-standing birth center. Her interests include the development of fundamental skills, nursing simulation in education, curriculum development and active learning methods, and nurse mentorship.

Jana Nohrenberg, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN

Jana Nohrenberg, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN

Associate Professor of Nursing | jana-nohrenberg@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2023

Clinical practice focus area adult critical care and trauma. Spent 10+ years in nursing leadership roles focused on empowering nursing staff to practice at the top of their licensure, growing future nurse leaders through coaching and mentorship, evidence-based practice, and healthy work environments. DNP concentration in nursing leadership and transition to practice for new graduate RNs.

Sara Nylin, DNP, RNC

Sara Nylin, DNP, RNC

Associate Professor of Nursing | s-nylin@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Sara has twenty years of experience in OB nursing, primarily Labor & Delivery and High Risk OB. Her interests include cultural variations in the childbirth experience, the use of simulation in nursing education, and the needs of multilingual learners in nursing.

Wendy Thompson

Wendy Thompson

Associate Professor of Nursing | wendy-thompson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Dr. Thompson is the Program Director for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program that launched in spring, 2019. She is thrilled to be a part of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and has taught at Bethel University since 1998. Wendy has over 30 years of experience in public health nursing and healthcare administration. Her interests include nursing leadership, population-focused health care, community engagement, health equity, and healthcare finance. She also has experience in curriculu. . . read more.

Amy Witt

Amy Witt

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

Amy has a wide range of nursing experience, including surgical intensive care and trauma, medical surgical nursing, and forensic nursing as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. She completed her Ph.D. in Nursing with the dissertation focus on the cultural competence of Baccalaureate nursing students. She previously served on the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Her current research interests include Collaborative Testing, Next Generation NCLEX item writing, and preparing students for safe practice . . . read more.

Adjunct Faculty

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Wendy Hemme

Adjunct Professor | wjh47345@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Wendy Hemme graduated from the nursing program at Bethel University in 2003. She worked as a pediatric Registered Nurse for 9 years before going back to school for her Master's degree. She gained experience in pediatric emergency and intensive care before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with her MSN in the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program. She teaches as an adjunct professor at Bethel University and works for the City of Minneapolis as an Adolescent N. . . read more.

Bradley Lind, M.S.N, RN

Bradley Lind, M.S.N, RN

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | brl56546@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

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Barbara Mork

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | barbara-mork@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2023

Barb has over 30 years of experience in the field of Public Health Nursing. Her practice included skilled home care, community vaccination clinics, school nursing, child/teen check-ups, WIC, lactation services and maternal child health. Barb has a variety of experiences in both leadership and management roles. Her passion has been dedicated to serving populations in need of social, emotional and healthcare support in an effort to address public health challenges.. . . read more.

Alicia Murphy

Alicia Murphy

Adjunct Faculty | alicia-murphy@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2020

I am a registered nurse teaching in the post-baccalaureate nursing program. I have been a nurse for over twenty years and have worked in various clinical settings. I have taught in both BSN and MSN programs in the traditional and online classrooms. My primary teaching focus is nursing assessment, pharmacology, pathophysiology, public health and leadership.

Janelle Shearer

Janelle Shearer

Adjunct Instructor | janelle-shearer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

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 of Nursing | linda-shell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Linda has served over 25 years in the field of aging in a variety of roles including staff nurse, director of nursing, corporate education, leadership, clinical consultant, and quality improvement. She worked five years at HCMC in surgical trauma but left to return back to her true love of senior care. She currently travels the country speaking on the topic of leadership and facilitating leadership programs for senior care providers and non-profits. She developed her DNP project into a lead. . . read more.

Debbie Solomon, DNP, FNP-C, PHN

Debbie Solomon, DNP, FNP-C, PHN

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | debra-solomon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

When not teaching at Bethel, Debbie works as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Practice and Educational interests include: public health nursing, community health, health education/health promotion, care coordination, community-based care, elder care, end of life care, diversity, and international health

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. Sue has 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 has developed a high risk perinatal program in Mbale, Uganda that is called "Birth with Dignity: Mothers and Babies of Uganda."

Emeritus/Emerita Faculty

Jone Tiffany

Jone Tiffany

Professor of Nursing Emerita | tifjon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

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.