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To apply to the Department of Nursing, please read and complete the following:


Transferring credit

If you’re interested in transferring into the nursing program at Bethel College, information contained in the documents below can serve as a guide:


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 an individual or 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 Sigma Theta Tah 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; informatics; or a nursing practice issue relevant to their capstone placement.

The nursing program is fantastic. I was very well prepared for my NCLEX exam and for the nursing field in the hospital.
—Katrina Horner ’14, Nursing
Registered Nurse: Psych Department at Roger Williams Hospital Providence, RI

Post-graduate careers include:

  • Staff nurse
  • Specialty nurse (OB / ER / ICU / Pediatrics / Oncology)
  • Nurse manager / leader
  • School nurse
  • Flight nurse
  • Corrections nurse
  • Forensic nurse
  • Camp nurse
  • Missionary nurse
  • Ship nurse
  • Home health/hospice
  • Wound care nurse

Notable Alumni

Katrina Horner – ’14

Katrina graduated with a degree in Nursing that she obtained after only 3 years at Bethel. In her time here she was able to join her nursing classmates in an educational trip to Haiti where they worked at a local hospital. She has found work immediately after college in Providence, RI where she works as an RN.

Nursing scholarship information

By posting these links, Bethel College makes no claim to the validity/reliability or currency of the potential scholarships, but simply makes them available as a service to students and potential students. You should carefully and critically evaluate the requirements of a desired scholarship to determine fit and eligibility.

Kansas State Board of Nursing:
Kansas Nurses Foundation:
Scholarships for junior nursing students who are residents of six specific Kansas counties or are enrolled in nursing programs in any of those six counties:
Scholarships for junior nursing students who are graduates of high schools in six specific Kansas counties and enrolled in no less than 6 credit hours:
Federally funded nursing scholarships:
American Association of Colleges of Nursing:
National League for Nursing:
Additional links for individual scholarships:

Elizabeth Conkle

Adjunct Course Assistant for RN-BSN Program

Connie Jacob

Instructor of Nursing

Johanna Jones

Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Nursing

Kristen Keeler

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Michelle Lamp

Instructor of Nursing

Sarah Masem

Associate Professor of Nursing

Jeri Melin

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Heather Moore

Nursing Admissions and Office Administrator

Amber Simmons

Administrative Assistant

Miranda Snyder

Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Nursing

Geraldine Tyrell

Director, Department of Nursing

Kristi Vrtiska

Adjunct Online Instructor of Nursing

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.