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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree

Bethel College offers a 4-year baccalaureate degree through the traditional program and articulation policies – developing you as a whole person, prepared to care for the whole person.

BSN Degree Statistic

Admission to the Department of Nursing at Bethel College occurs once a year for the fall semester.

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Admission criteria

• Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.75

• Completion of prerequisite courses and General Education requirements with a C (not C-) or better

Admission process

• Application

• Personal essay

• Two professional references

• Official transcripts (if transferring credits)

• ACT score

• NPAT (Nursing Pre-Admission Test) and interview

Prerequisite courses

• Chemistry

• Anatomy and Physiology*

• Cell Biology and Microbes* (Microbiology)

• Psychology

• Pathophysiology*

• Sociology

• Life Span Development (Developmental Psychology)

• Statistics

• Nutrition

• English Composition II (Critical Writing)

• Speech

*Course must be successfully completed within 5 years prior to the fall start of the nursing program.

General Education requirements

• Arts and Humanities

6 credit hours from minimum 2 departments

• Science and Mathematics

6 credit hours from minimum 2 departments

• Social Sciences

6 credit hours from minimum 2 departments

• Bible and Religion

3 credit hours

• Competencies/skills

Writing Competency: C or better in English Composition II

Oral Competency: C or better in Speech

Math Competency: C or better in Intermediate Algebra or College Algebra

Mission Statement

Bethel College prepares students for meaningful lives of work and service through faith formation, the liberal arts, and practical experience in career pathways.