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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.

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


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

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.