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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

Areas of expertise

Curriculum development; Program assessment; Accreditation; Students with disabilities in healthcare education programs; Online education

Pamela Friesen

Program Director and Associate Professor of Nursing | p-friesen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1985

Areas of expertise

Specialty area of Women's Health; teaching in courses related to cultural diversity/cultural competence; ongoing research in promotion of undergraduate student success; contributing author for the Student TXT column in the Journal of Christian Nursing.


Tim Bredow

Professor of Nursing | bretim@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Areas of expertise

Family nurse practitioner at North Metro Pediatrics; co-editor of "Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research"; interests in nursing as male profession and a Christian worldview of nursing

Connie Clark

Professor of Nursing | c-clark@bethel | Started at Bethel: 2009

Areas of expertise

Published research and presentations on professional socialization of nursing students, theory of socialization of clinical nursing faculty, and support needs of immigrant Somali mothers in Minnesota; co-authored article on online orientation; focus on leadership, research, and online learning;. . . read more.

Karen Drake

Professor of Nursing | k-drake@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1992

Areas of expertise

Simulation, development of cultural competence through study abroad

Jamie Hansberger

Adjunct Instructor | jmh69686@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Areas of expertise

I have been a registered nurse for 15 years with 10 of those years working as a Nurse Practitioner. I have worked in medical/oncology inpatient and outpatient as well gynecology oncology/women's health. My areas of expertise include oncology, chemotherapy and chemotherapy symptom management, ch. . . read more.

Carol Hargate

Adjunct Professor of Nursing | c-hargate@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Areas of expertise

Community engagement, academic and community collaboration/partnerships, intercultural learning, inter-professional education and practice, advance practice nursing, population focused health care, health equity, and health policy.

Ann Holland

Professor of Nursing | ann-holland@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Areas of expertise

Education and leadership roles in adult critical care; leadership in associate-degree nursing education; cultural nursing education; adult medical/surgical nursing in undergraduate education; use of simulation in nursing education; nursing education research; leadership in local chapter of STTI. . . read more.

Kim Meyer

Associate Professor of Nursing | k-meyer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Areas of expertise

Dr. Meyer has been teaching since 1989 in nursing theory, fundamentals of nursing, ethics, psychiatric mental health nursing in the undergraduate program; theory and nurse educator courses in the graduate program and psychopathology in the marriage and family therapy program at Bethel Seminary.. . . read more.

Bernita Missal

Professor of Nursing | b-missal@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Areas of expertise

Cultural diversity, Cross-cultural childbearing and child-rearing families, Evidence-based practice, obstetrics, mentoring students for international experiences, cross-cultural research, research especially qualitative.

Beth Peterson

Acting Associate Dean of Nursing and Professor of Nursing | e-peterson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982

Areas of expertise

Dr. Peterson's areas of interest include mental health nursing, nursing care of the elderly, gerontology, end of life care, nursing curriculum development and assessment, and the theology of suffering. Her publications and presentations primarily focus on faith and health integration, sufferin. . . read more.

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