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Nursing is about more than showing compassion. It’s about improving the health of our nation and the world.

Bethel's nursing major will prepare you to provide a Christ-like presence in healthcare settings locally and around the world. You’ll gain leadership skills in nursing practice and education so you’re ready to serve a diverse and changing society with excellence.

Majors, Minors, and Programs

Nursing Major

Upcoming Events

FEB 9 2024

Dedication Ceremony of the Nursing Class of 2026

4 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Dedication Ceremony of the College of Arts & Sciences Nursing Class of 2026

FEB 21 2024

Nursing Department Job Fair

4 p.m.

An opportunity for employers to showcase their organization to traditional undergraduate nursing students.

MAY 24 2024

Pinning Ceremony of the Nursing Class of 2024

3 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Pinning Ceremony of the College of Arts & Sciences Nursing Class of 2024

Integration of Christian Faith and Nursing Practice

As a student in the Department of Nursing, you'll enjoy state-of-the-art labs, cross-cultural service opportunities, and access to a master's degree in nurse-midwifery right here at Bethel, making us an exceptional school to prepare for your nursing career. Throughout the program, you'll experience a blend of Christian faith and nursing practice, and you'll develop skills in critical thinking and communication to care for patients in a variety of settings. In our nursing program, we'll help you take your faith in Christ and integrate it into everything you learn, into everything you do, so you can accomplish incredible things in your career, in your community, and in your world.


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Program Highlights

Clinical opportunities

Our program has strong relationships with over 30 clinical agencies, including all major health systems in the Twin Cities area and 7+ public health departments. You'll gain experience in all areas of nursing, including both pediatrics and obstetrics.

Proven track record

When you choose Bethel, you're choosing a university with a strong reputation for preparing high quality nurses. In 2022, we celebrated the 38th anniversary of our nursing program.

Faculty credentials

The majority of the nursing major's full-time faculty members have doctoral degrees. Many of our clinical faculty actively practice in a variety of specialty areas. Several have significant international experience and speak another language in addition to English.


Our state-of-the-art nursing complex includes 2 skills labs and 4 life-like simulation labs. Here, you'll experience the nurse’s role in a controlled situation, which prepares you for professional nursing practice.

Unique opportunities

You may have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty. Student organizations include the Bethel Student Nurse Association, Nurses Christian Fellowship and Chi-At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. 

Cross-cultural learning

As a nursing major, you'll develop cultural sensitivity and competence serving diverse and vulnerable populations in community agencies.

Early admit option

If you have an ACT score of 26 or higher or a TEAS exam score of advanced or higher, you'll have an opportunity for early admittance into the nursing program. 


Thanks to generous donors who partner with Bethel to develop Christian nurses, you may have access to scholarships specifically for nursing majors.

What can I do with a nursing major?

As a nursing student, you'll be prepared for a career in a wide variety of nursing settings and equipped to provide patient support that goes far beyond bedside care.


Our graduates work in:

  • Acute care facilities
  • Emergency rooms
  • Home care
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Mental health settings
  • Intensive care units
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Missions
  • Public health agencies
  • Research facilities
  • Schools

Graduate Schools

Our alumni have attended:

  • Bethel’s Graduate School
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Emory University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Marquette University
  • Minneapolis School of Anesthesia
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of Wisconsin

Graduate Fields

Our alumni study:

  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Clinical Specialties
  • Nursing Practice
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse-Midwifery
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Leadership