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Master of Science

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

Jane Wrede

Jane Wrede

Program Director | j-wrede@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Reproductive Health Topics, Advanced Practice Nurses in Rural Practice, and Nursing Education Program Development.

Faculty

Renee Clark

Renee Clark

Assistant Professor | r-clark@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Renee Clark is a nurse-midwife with experience in hospital and birth center settings. Her interests include primary care, increasing diversity in the midwifery workforce, care for displaced people, and integrative medicine. Her DNP work focused on the use of shared decision-making and the use of obstetric ultrasound in a freestanding birth center.

Dawn Dahlgren-Roemmich

Dawn Dahlgren-Roemmich

Clinical Director and Adjunct Faculty | dawn-roemmich@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Research interests include waterbirth vs conventional birth and the outcome differences

Paige Hardy

Paige Hardy

Adjunct Instructor | pah57786@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2020

Paige practices full scope midwifery in a rural critical access hospital in western Minnesota. She has been a Nurse-Midwife for 16 years, all at the same clinic. She also works for Mahube-Otwa, a family planning clinic serving residents of western Minnesota.

Alison Meyer

Alison Meyer

Adjunct Faculty | alison-meyer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Currently practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Tri-County Health Care in rural central Minnesota. Interests include pediatrics and preventative care.

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Brittany Schultz

adjunct faculty member | b-k-schultz@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2022

My Name is Brittany Schultz ARPM, MSN, CNM and I have been a practicing midwife since graduating from Bethel University's first graduating Nurse - Midwife class in 2016. I have worked in both Pennsylvania and Minnesota in clinic/hospital settings and have loved every minute of it. Currently I am practicing as a laborist midwife with heavy focus on intrapartum and triage care. I am married to a very supportive and loving husband and we have three children that are very active in sports and 4. . . read more.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Adjunct Faculty | rms23539@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2021

Rebecca currently practices in a large tertiary-care facility in southern Minnesota where she does inpatient and outpatient obstetrical care, as well as being an early pregnancy loss provider. She is pursuing a PhD with research in risk stratification in rural obstetrical patients and risk for severe maternal morbidity/mortality.

Julie Ann Vingers

Julie Ann Vingers

Associate Professor of Nursing | j-vingers@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Dissertation research on lateral violence in nursing and nursing education. Nursing experience in Mental Health and Maternal-Child nursing. Has been working as a Certified Nurse-Midwife serving a diverse population of women since 1995. Named as a fellow to the ACNM in 2022. Currently teaching in the M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery program and practices at Minnesota Women's Care. Clinical interests include perinatal mental health, trauma informed care, and antenatal care.. . . read more.

Katrina Wu

Katrina Wu

Assistant Professor | katrina-wu@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Katrina Wu is a nurse-midwife with experience in home and birth center settings and developing women's healthcare services. Her clinical and research interests include family planning, integrative medicine, improving racial and cultural diversity among midwives, and increasing access to midwifery care in underserved communities. Her dissertation work was on the integration of telemedicine into routine prenatal care.