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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

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

Jane Wrede

Program Director and Associate Professor of Nursing | j-wrede@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

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


Renee Clark

Adjunct Faculty | reneelynnclark@gmail.com | Started at Bethel: 2017

Renee currently practices midwifery full-time in a free standing birth center. For the past 10 years she has worked alongside women and children both stateside and abroad, living in Costa Rica for several years. She has experience in both hospital and out-of-hospital birth and believes that every woman deserves equitable access to high-quality, holistic care.

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

Laurel McKeever

Adjunct Faculty | lam96432@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: Fall 2015

I have been in Nursing since 1983, graduated from the U of M in 2010. I worked as a CNM at Mayo Clinic for 2 years before moving back to Hutchinson were I work full time at Glencoe Regional Health Services in a full scope practice. My passion is for Women's Health with a focus on teen pregnancies, menopause, and obesity.

Brielle Stoyke

Adjunct Instructor | brj44642@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Brielle Stoyke was inspired to become a midwife at the age of ten when a family friend became a midwife. The adults in her life tell her that the first birth she attended was when she was five, then she saw her sister's birth at age 12 and shadowed her family friend at age 14 and saw her friend catch a baby! She became a candy striper when she was 14 working in maternity, then became a labor and delivery nurse and then a certified nurse-midwife. She practiced for 17 years, mostly all in ful. . . read more.

Lisa VanGerpen

Instructor | lav63897@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

I have been practicing at Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls as a Nurse Midwife since 1998. I was initially in solo practice and now have 3 partners.

Julie Ann Vingers

Assistant 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. Fifteen years spent working as Certified Nurse Midwife serving a diverse population of women. Currently teaching in the M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery program

Katrina Wu

Nurse-Midwifery Instructor | katrina-wu@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Katrina is a practicing, full-scope nurse-midwife with experience in home and birth center birth and developing women’s healthcare services. Her clinical interests include family planning, integrative medicine, improving racial and cultural diversity among midwives, and increasing access to midwifery care in underserved communities.

Nurse-Midwife Accreditation and Program Goals

The midwifery program at Bethel University is fully accreditated by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME),

For information about accreditation please contact ACME directly. 

Phone: 240.485.1802, acme@acnm.org, www.midwife.org/acme
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374

For information about requirements or to apply to our program please contact Jane Wrede at j-wrede@bethel.edu

Learn more about the Midwifery program's goals, outcomes, and graduate performance on certification exams.

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