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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.

Department Chair

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

Linda Anderson

Department Chair, Professor of Nursing and Program Director | l-anderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1990

Areas of expertise

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.


Beth Anderson

Assistant Professor of Nursing | beth-anderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Teaching Specialty


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

Debbie Britt

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing | deborah-britt@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Areas of expertise

My work experience and passion is in neonatal intensive care and pediatric nursing. I love working with babies, children, and families and consider it a privilege to be part of their care team. During my time at Bethel, I've enjoyed leading pediatric clinicals and pediatric simulation, and coor. . . read more.

David Cheesebrow

Associate Professor of Nursing | d-cheesebrow@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Areas of expertise

Emergency Nursing both adult and pediatric care. Critical Care nursing. Simulation learning, Health Policy. CAM therapy and Holistic 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.

Julie De Haan

Associate Professor of Nursing | jad36622@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Areas of expertise

Wide range of nursing experience including PICU, adult medical ICU, outpatient services, private duty, clinic nursing, and telemetry; teaches ECG class

Karen Drake

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

Areas of expertise

Simulation, development of cultural competence through study abroad

Pamela Friesen

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.

Bethany Gerdin

Assistant Professor of Nursing | andbet@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Areas of expertise

Current staff RN at University of MN Medical Center, Fairview in adult blood and marrow transplant (BMT). Currently pursuing PhD in Nursing from University of MN with a focus on nursing ethics. Dissertation title is "The Process Used by Family Surrogate Decision Makers to Withdraw Life-Sustaini. . . read more.

Kristi Gustafson

Assistant Professor of Nursing | kristina-gustafson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Areas of expertise

Pediatric inpatient and home-care experience. Current staff RN on the float team at Children's Hospitals and Clinics (St. Paul campus).

Carol Hargate

Professor of Nursing and Community Engagement Coordinator | 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.

Ketty Holt

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing | holket@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Areas of expertise

Adult med-surg, intensive care, staff development, patient education and cardiac rehab. Completing PhD with dissertation focus on affective learning through simulation

Debra Lamb

Assistant Professor of Nursing | del34899@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Areas of expertise

Nursing Simulation

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.

Dave Muhovich

Associate Professor of Nursing | d-muhovich@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1995

Areas of expertise

Dissertation research on models in advocacy nursing, to give voice to African nurses in the Twin Cities, Uganda, and Nigeria; exploring personal and system barriers to the advancement of nursing

Laura Nugteren

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing | laura-nugteren@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Areas of expertise

Adult critical care and cardiovascular care

Sara Nylin

Assistant Professor of Nursing | s-nylin@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Areas of expertise

Labor and delivery; high risk OB

Beth Peterson

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.

Kristin Sandau

Professor of Nursing | k-sandau@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Areas of expertise

Over twenty years experience in cardiovascular patient care, maintains clinical expertise as staff RN at United Hospital and teaching ECG classes for Allina Hospitals and Clinics. Research and publications in the areas of health-related quality of life in cardiovascular patients (coronary arter. . . read more.

Jone Tiffany

Professor of Nursing | tifjon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001-2006, 2010

Areas of expertise

Wide range of nursing experience including NICU, Pediatrics, Adult Med-Surg, Obstetrics, Psych/Mental Health. Teaches OB orientation classes for Allina Health System, and has worked in staff development at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Research interests: Innovative teaching/learning strategies. . . read more.

Amy Witt

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

Areas of expertise

Medical Surgical nursing, surgical intensive care, trauma, forensic nursing. Currently pursuing Ph.D. in Nursing with dissertation focus on the cultural competence of Baccalaureate nursing students. Currently also practicing as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-RN). Previously served on the. . . read more.

Jennifer Wood

Associate Professor of Nursing | jjw57236@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Areas of expertise

Clinical adult medical/surgical critical care and cardiovascular ICU, and nursing education

Barb Ylitalo

Nursing Lab Associate | bjy34323@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

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