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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

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

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


Tim Bredow

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

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 of Nursing | deborah-britt@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

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 coordinating for pediatric homecare experiences.

David Cheesebrow

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

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

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; C.N.E

Julie De Haan

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

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

Simulation, development of cultural competence through study abroad

Pamela Friesen

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

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

Current staff R.N. at University of MN Medical Center, Fairview in adult blood and marrow transplant (BMT). Completed Ph.D. in Nursing from University of MN in 2015 with a focus on nursing ethics. Dissertation title is "The Process Used by Family Surrogate Decision Makers to Withdraw Life-Sustaining Treatments in the BMT Population."

Jennifer Good

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | wiljen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Kristi Gustafson

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

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

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

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, the honor society of nursing

Ketty Holt

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

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

Teresa Jones

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | jonter@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Geriatric nursing; Public health and disabled populations; Dementia care; Nursing skill sets

Katherine Klenk

Adjunct Assistant of Clinical Instruction | kklenk@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Adjunct Assistant of Clinical Instruction

Debra Lamb

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

Nursing Simulation

Lisa Mackeben

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | lim98975@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Kim Meyer

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

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. Areas of specific interest include: theory, ethics, mental health and mental illness in society and the church, women's issues, and innovations in nursing education.. . . read more.

Bernita Missal

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

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

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

Assistant Professor of Nursing | laura-nugteren@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Adult critical care and cardiovascular care

Gladys Nyabwari

Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing | gnn67893@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing

Sara Nylin

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

Labor and delivery; high risk OB

Beth Peterson

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

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, suffering, and professional boundaries.

Joy Peterson

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | petjoy@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Denise Post

Associate Professor of Nursing | dap47532@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Dr. Post comes to us with over 25 years of experience in pediatric nursing, most recently as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Fairview Hospitals – University of Minnesota. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in pediatrics. Her DNP Project was entitled “Transition planning with adolescents and young adults that have sickle cell disease.”

Amanda Primozich

Assistant Professor of Nursing | ajp26997@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Ms. Primozich comes to us with significant experience in critical care, particularly with veterans. She has extensive medical and leadership training with United States Air Force, and continues to serve as a flight nurse in the USAF Reserves. She received a B.A. in Nursing and Spanish from St. Catherine University. She holds an M.A. in Health Care Leadership from Park University and is currently in a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Capella University, with a focus on care for veterans. . . read more.

Kristin Sandau

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

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 artery bypass, aortic stenosis, left ventricular assist of devices); staff nurse development and precepting; implementation of practice guidelines; and education on cardiac monitoring for nurses.. . . read more.

Debra Solomon

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | soldeb@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Amy Witt

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

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 Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Jennifer Wood

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

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

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