Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the Bethel University Department of Nursing webpage!  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.  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 outstanding graduates, you can expect to be highly recruited by local healthcare employers.

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 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 evidenced-based, high-quality, safe patient care.

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