|At a Glance|
Nursing is one of the more popular majors at Bethel University, located in Arden Hills, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul. The Department of Nursing, located in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bethel University, approaches nursing as a professional discipline, characterized by scholarship and service, built on ethical and professional standards, theoretical knowledge, and skills informed by a Christian worldview. The College of Arts and Sciences at Bethel University is a Christian learning community committed to the integration of Christian faith into every area of life and to the nurturing of every person toward Christian maturity in scholarship, leadership, and service.
The Department of Nursing offers three programs for those who desire to enter the nursing profession or who want to advance their careers. Students who enroll at Bethel can choose among the traditional undergraduate BSN in nursing, the RN degree completion of a BSN degree, or the MA in nursing. Students are prepared to practice in entry-level professional nursing positions in all types of health care agencies with the pre-licensure BSN, and graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the state licensure examination. The RN to BSN program adds relevant knowledge to the basic preparation of nurses, respecting their previous education and experience. Finally, the MA in nursing is a dynamic, visionary program that will prepare nurses for advanced nursing roles.
Bethel University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredits Bethel at the undergraduate level, and the Minnesota Board of Nursing approves Bethel's nursing program. The academic program at Bethel University is enriched by its membership and participation in various Christian programs including the Christian College Consortium, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and more.
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