- In recent years, several students have obtained summer internships at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. In addition, other students have completed summer assignments and internships in local tertiary facilities in the Wichita area.
- In keeping with Bethel’s emphasis on undergraduate research, nursing students complete a group undergraduate research project which is then presented at Bethel’s Undergraduate Research, Internships and Creative Activity (URICA) Symposium in the spring or at the Epsilon Gamma Chapter-at-Large Research Day symposium. Content of the studies center on one of the six Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies: patient-centered care; teamwork and collaboration; evidence-based practice; quality improvement; safety; or informatics.
- In addition, seniors complete a capstone project as part of their final requirements for graduation. This is a scholarly project that addresses a nursing practice issue of the student’s choice, relevant to their capstone placement.
- Finally, a new initiative is collaboration of Bethel’s Department of Nursing with the Harvey County Health Department to assist with a part of the comprehensive health assessment beginning in Harvey County. Students learn firsthand about the community assessment process and participate in data collection.