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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

Department Chair | diane-dahl@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

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

Julie De Haan

Julie De Haan

Professor of Nursing and Department Chair | j-de-haan@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Wide range of nursing experience including PICU, adult medical ICU, outpatient services, private duty, clinic nursing, and telemetry. Research interests include collaborative testing, use of exam item best practices, improving exam items to develop clinical judgment.

Faculty

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Brittany Anderson

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | brittany-anderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2024

Adjunct Instructor

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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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Sarah Carlson

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | nessar@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Tara Cheath

Tara Cheath

Assistant Professor of Nursing | tac64455@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Connie Clark

Connie Clark

Professor of Nursing Emerita | 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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Michell Daymond

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | daymic@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2021

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

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Mitchell Dorbor

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | dormit@Bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Dorbor believes he was created in the image of God. Thus he is a remarkable person with unwavering determination and a heart full of empathy and compassion. He inspires those around him to reach their highest potential in life, or professional development. He always sees challenges as stepping stones, not as blocks.

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

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

Instructor of Nursing

Lisa Fossum

Lisa Fossum

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | lif83754@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2021

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

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Molly Fredrickson

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

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Pamela Friesen

Pamela Friesen

Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita | 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

Staff nurse experience 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."

Kristi Gustafson

Kristi Gustafson

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

Program Director for Post-Baccalaureate Nursing. Practice expertise in pediatric nursing. Special interests in simulation, holistic admissions, promoting student success, and supporting transition to practice.

Carol Hargate

Carol Hargate

Professor of Nursing | 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.

Donna Henderson

Donna Henderson

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | d-henderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Donna has over 26 years nursing experience with 15+ years of behavioral health experience in various settings such as inpatient, outpatient, and residential.

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Meghan Hohenstein

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | meghan-hohenstein@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2021

Meghan loves teaching in the BU Nursing Department as an adjunct faculty member. She serves as an OB clinical supervisor at St. John's Hospital and excitedly shares her passion for maternity/OB and newborn nursing. She also currently works full-time at Regions Hospital in St. Paul as a Labor and Delivery Nurse. She graduated with her B.S. from Northern Michigan Univerisity, double majoring in Nursing and Spanish and now she is currently pursuing her Master's degree in midwifery and Women. . . 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

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Maureen Juarez

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

Assistant Professor of Nursing Emerita

Bradley Lind

Bradley Lind

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

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

David Muhovich

David 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

Jana Nohrenberg

Jana Nohrenberg

Associate Professor of Nursing | jln45652@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2023

Associate Professor of Nursing

Laura Nugteren

Laura Nugteren

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

Adult critical care and cardiovascular care

Sara Nylin

Sara Nylin

Associate Professor of Nursing | s-nylin@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

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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Sandra Peterson

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

Professor of Nursing Emerita

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Allie Ross

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | anp75874@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2023

Ross is an adjunct clinical instructor this Fall for the nursing program. She is an Alumni of the program and happy to be back.

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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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Kayla Skeate

Assistant Professor of Nursing | kjs87272@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2020

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Debbie Solomon

Debbie Solomon

Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing | debra-solomon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

When not teaching at Bethel, Debbie works as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Practice and Educational interests include: public health nursing, community health, health education/health promotion, care coordination, community-based care, elder care, end of life care, diversity, international health

Wendy Thompson

Wendy Thompson

Associate Professor of Nursing | wendy-thompson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Dr. Thompson is the Program Director for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program that launched in spring, 2019. She is thrilled to be a part of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and has taught at Bethel University since 1998. Wendy has over 30 years of experience in public health nursing and healthcare administration. Her interests include nursing leadership, population-focused health care, community engagement, health equity, and healthcare finance. She also has experience in curriculu. . . read more.

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Heather Vedders

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing | heather-vedders@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2023

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

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Joann Wessman

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

Professor of Nursing Emerita

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 and Next Generation NCLEX. Certified Nu. . . read more.