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Nursing Program

College of Health Sciences

Bethel University's nursing program has a proud tradition of graduating outstanding nurses who are leaders that positively impact on the quality of patient care.

a nursing student speaks with her professor during an anatomy lab

Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the Bethel University Department of Nursing.

We are so glad you are interested in becoming a nurse and are giving consideration to our nursing program. Should you decide to earn your Baccalaureate of Science degree in nursing at Bethel, you will have the opportunity to develop into a nurse well-prepared to begin practice in a respected and fulfilling profession. At Bethel, we have a proud tradition of graduating outstanding nurses – nurses who have a positive impact on the quality of patient care, nurses who are leaders, and nurses who are ready to pursue graduate education.

Our faculty approach nursing education as a collaborative endeavor. They work together to ensure all our students receive the assistance needed to realize their full potential as nursing professionals. Classroom, laboratory, and clinical faculty work as a team to provide our students with a seamless learning experience based on a three-stage instructional process. This process begins by having students review material to be covered in the upcoming class. Then, class time is spent discussing the reviewed material, answering questions, explaining concepts, and clarifying understanding. Following the class, students move to the nursing laboratory on campus to demonstrate comprehension of the material covered in class and to practice applying what they have learned. In the Lab, new knowledge is integrated with previously learned content in order to progressively develop each student’s competence and confidence. Finally, students go onsite at an actual healthcare clinical facility to practice what they have learned—both newly and previously mastered material—in administering patient care under tutelage of the faculty. This three-stage instructional process is repeated throughout the program to prepare students to provide evidence-based, high-quality, safe patient care.

Come join us! We’d love to help you become a nurse.

Jenny Webb, Ph.D., RN, CNE,
Director for the Department of Nursing

Why Choose Bethel Nursing?

As a nursing student at Bethel, you can be guaranteed we will do everything we can to help you to become one of our outstanding graduates. And as one of our exceptional graduates, you can expect to be highly recruited by local healthcare employers.

To learn more about completing a traditional Bachelor of Science degree or about the RN to BSN program, visit the Nursing Program Academic Information page. 

Rankings & Outcomes

Not only is Bethel’s BSN Program one of only 67 of the 1,844 nursing programs across the U.S. to have achieved a 100 percent pass rate, but we are also one of only two programs in Tennessee to have accomplished this on the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX).

In the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) report, Bethel is classified as a Number 1 Ranked Nursing Program (along with 67 other programs that achieved the 100 percent) in the U.S.

Overall, Bethel's nursing program holds high standards of completion, employment, and assessments outlined below.

  • Area

    Percentage of Success

  • Completion Rate

    >70% within three years of full-time enrollment in the nursing program

  • Employment

    100% of those seeking employment

  • 1st-time NCLEX pass rate

    >95% in the last four years

  • AACN/EBI Graduate Exit Assessment

    > mean 5.0 on factors measured

  • AACN/EBI Undergraduate Nursing Alumni Assessment

    > mean 5.0 on factors measured

Junior Nursing Camp

Open to all high school students, Bethel's one day camp will introduce core concepts of nursing through class discussion, simulation labs, and fun projects. Experience college life at Bethel as you engage in social activities and eat in the dining hall.

To send in an application from your high school counselor, address your envelope to:

Bethel University Dept. of Nursing, ATTN: Ginger Evans,
647 Stonewall North, McKenzie, TN 38201

For more information, contact Ginger Evans:

Ginger Evans 
CHS Office Manager
(731) 352-6466

evansgi@bethelu.edu

Contact Us

If you would like to come in a speak with someone, you may find us at Bethel University Department of Nursing, 647 Stonewall North, McKenzie, TN 38201.

Nursing Line: (731) 352-6499
Fax: (731) 352-4589

Meet the Faculty and Staff

Please feel free to reach out to any of our faculty or staff with questions. We're here to help.

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