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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

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

Faculty

Beth Anderson

Beth Anderson

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

Beth has over 25 years of experience in public health nursing, homecare, and case management. Her interests include population focused health care, community engagement, care coordination, nursing care of the elderly, psychiatric mental health nursing, and the use of simulation in nursing education.

Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson

Pre-licensure Program Director and Professor of Nursing | 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.

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Tim Bredow

Professor of Nursing Emeritus | 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

Debbie Britt

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

Instructor Britt's work experience and passion is in neonatal intensive care and pediatric nursing. She loves working with babies, children, and families and considers it a privilege to be part of their care team. During her time at Bethel, she's enjoyed leading pediatric clinicals and pediatric simulation, and coordinating for pediatric homecare experiences.

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Tara Cheath

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | tac64455@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Connie Clark

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

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Emily Conrad

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing | behemi@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing

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Kelsey Curtis

Assistant Professor of Nursing | andkella@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Kelsey Curtis is a fulltime faculty member in the Nursing Department. She met her husband when they were freshman at Bethel in 2004. They live in Chanhassen and have 3 little kids. She has worked at North Memorial Health since she graduated from Bethel in 2008 in their Intensive Care Units. She transitioned to the Administrative Manager role in 2016. and also works at Hennepin County Medical Center as a Nursing House Supervisor as well! She is so excited to be back at Bethel in this role an. . . read more.

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Debrework Damte

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | ded83846@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Emily Day

Emily Day

Assistant Professor of Nursing | emily-day@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Program Director

Julie De Haan

Julie De Haan

Associate Professor of Nursing | jad36622@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

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

Karen Drake

Karen Drake

Professor of Nursing Emerita | k-drake@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1993

Simulation, development of cultural competence through study abroad

Brooke Eischens

Brooke Eischens

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | bie36768@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

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Andrew Folstad

Assistant Professor of Nursing | andrew.folstad@gmail.com | Started at Bethel: 2018

Assistant Professor Folstad teaches within the Nursing department.

Pamela Friesen

Pamela Friesen

Associate Professor Emerita 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

Bethany Gerdin

Associate 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."

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Jennifer Good

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

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Kristi Gustafson

Kristi Gustafson

Assistant Professor | kristina-gustafson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Pediatric nursing, currently practicing at Children's Minnesota. Special interests in simulation, promoting student success, and supporting transition to practice.

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Jeannine Hall

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | jah45642@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Jeannine is looking forward to joining the BU Nursing Department as an adjunct faculty member. She will be serving as an OB clinical supervisor at St John's Hospital and is a two-time Bethel grad with a BA degree in Music Education Vocal Classroom K-12 and a BS in Nursing. She currently works full-time at Regions Hospital in St Paul as a Labor&Delivery nurse. Jeannine is looking forward with great anticipation to working with the faculty and students at Bethel.. . . read more.

Ann Holland

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

Teresa Jones

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

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Maureen Juarez

Assistant Professor of Nursing Emerita | m-juarez@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1984

Assistant Professor of Nursing Emerita

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Katherine Klenk

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

Adjunct Assistant of Clinical Instruction

Debra Lamb

Debra Lamb

Assistant Professor of Nursing | del34899@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Nursing Simulation/Skills Lab

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Bradley Lind

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | brl56546@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

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Megan Lynch

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | mel24547@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Kim Meyer

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.

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Amelia Miller

Adjunct Professor | akk32285@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Amelia has worked in a Pediatric intensive care unit for 5 years. She loves working with the pediatric population as well as their families. She has also done quite a bit of precepting of nursing students as well as new graduate nurses and found that she really loves teaching and sharing knowledge and experiences about the pediatric population of patients.

Dave Muhovich

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

Laura Nugteren

Assistant Professor of Nursing | laura-nugteren@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Adult critical care and cardiovascular care

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Gladys Nyabwari

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

Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing

Sara Nylin

Sara Nylin

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

Sara has twenty years of experience in OB nursing, primarily Labor & Delivery and High Risk OB. Her interests include cultural variations in the childbirth experience, the use of simulation in nursing education, and the needs of multilingual learners in nursing.

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Nancy Olen

Professor of Nursing Emerita | n-olen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982

Professor of Nursing Emerita

Beth Peterson

Beth Peterson

Professor of Nursing Emerita | 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.

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Joy Peterson

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

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

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Sandra Peterson

Professor of Nursing Emerita | sj-peterson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1981

Professor of Nursing Emerita

Denise Post

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.”

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Amanda Primozich

Adjunct 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

Kristin Sandau

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

Dr. Sandau started at Bethel as a Nursing faculty member in 2006. She has extensive experience in cardiovascular patient care and maintains her clinical expertise as a staff RN at United Hospital, (part of Allina Health). She chaired the 2017 AHA Scientific Statement's: Update to Practice Standards for Electrocardiographic Monitoring in Hospital Settings: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.

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Marjorie Schaffer

University Professor of Nursing Emerita | m-schaffer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1984

University Professor of Nursing Emerita

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Debra Solomon

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

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

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Gertrude Thomas

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing | thoger@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Joann Wessman

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

Professor of Nursing Emerita

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Heidi Wiertzema

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | hew89955@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Amy Witt

Amy Witt

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

Wide range of nursing experience, including surgical intensive care and trauma, medical surgical nursing, and forensic nursing as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Completed Ph.D. in Nursing with the dissertation focus on the cultural competence of Baccalaureate nursing students. Previously served on the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Current research interest is the impact collaborative testing has on longterm retention in Baccalaureate nursing students. Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).. . . read more.

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