Grace College and the School of Nursing at Bethel College partner together to offer the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree on the Grace campus. The BSN degree requires 120 credit hours to complete, including liberal arts coursework and 65 credit hours in the nursing major.
The Bethel College BSN at Grace College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) as well as the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Indiana State Board of Nursing. Click here for more information.
Bethel also offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program at the Grace College campus. This program is for Registered Nurses (R.N.) who desire to advance their nursing education.
The BSN completion program allows flexible transfer of credits from accredited institutions. Many of the courses are offered in a hybrid or online format. The BSN completion program is ACEN accredited, facilitating advancement to graduate programs.
To learn more, see Bethel's program details.
Examples of courses in this major:
This course is designed to prepare students to use technological innovations to enhance safe patient/family-centered care, evidenced based practice, quality improvement, and information management.
This course explores current issues and trends that impact professional nursing practice, with special attention to a Christian worldview.
This course focuses on the application of leadership management skills synthesized from previous learning. It emphasizes teamwork and collaboration; knowledge of the health care environment; professionalism; and quality improvement.
This course explores global health in terms of the problems, trends, and ethical concerns that cross national borders. It provides a broad overview of the complex factors influencing these issues. Attention is given to responses by the Christian community.
The individuals who will challenge you to learn:
Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.), Anderson University; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), Ball State University; Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), Indiana Univerisy; Ph.D. in Nursing, Rush University.
Deborah Gillum received her ADN from Anderson University (Anderson, Ind.) in 1988, her BSN from Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) in 1992 and her MSN from Indiana University (Indianapolis, Ind.) in 1994. She completed her Ph.D. in nursing from Rush University in 2010. Her research focused on cardiovascular disease in the Amish and her dissertation was titled "Cardiovascular Knowledge, Beliefs, and Healthcare Practices of the Amish in Northern Indiana."
She has been employed in the hospital setting in medical–surgical and cardiovascular nursing and has been certified as an Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner and has practiced in both Indiana and Arizona. Gillum is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and ISNA/ANA.
Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.), Southwestern Michigan College; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), Indiana University at South Bend; and Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), Valparaiso University.
Kathy Oliver is part of the team of Bethel nursing instructors that provides the quality nursing program at Grace College. Oliver has over 30 years of hospital experience in the critical care and open heart recovery units. It was during her time as a preceptor for new nurses that she discovered her love of teaching. She has taught at Indiana University, Saint Mary's College and Southwestern Michigan College. Having served as a chair, director, and dean over the School of Nursing and Human Services at SMC, Oliver is returning to her greatest desire: to serve God by teaching others how to be a good and caring nurse.
Associate of Science in Nursing from the University of Saint Francis; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), and Masters in Nursing Education, Indiana Wesleyan University.
Chable Johnson obtained her Associates of Science in Nursing from the University of Saint Francis, followed by her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University. During this time she worked in a cardiovascular intensive care unit. She then graduated with her Masters in Nursing Education in 2010 from Indiana Wesleyan University and began teaching at University of Saint Francis teaching in the ASN program. She has continued to work at the bedside in various positions, ICU, ER, burn unit, nurse educator and telemetry.
Johnson teaches medical surgical I, critical care, and management on the Grace College campus. She is a member of AACN, Sigma Theta Tau, and Nurses Christian Fellowship.
Associate Degree (A.A.), Fort Wayne Bible College; a Diploma in Nursing, West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) and Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), University of Illinois at Chicago.
Sally Erdel received an A.A. in Bible from Ft. Wayne Bible College, a Diploma in Nursing from West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing and the BSN and MS from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to coming to Bethel in 1994, Erdel served six years in Jamaica with World Partners of the Missionary Church. She is a Certified Nurse Educator and served for many years as a program evaluator for ACEN.
She has participated on task force teams to Kenya, Jamaica, Mississippi, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. Professional activities include membership in Sigma Theta Tau, ISNA/ANA, and NLN, the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, and Nurses Christian Fellowship.
Diploma in Nursing, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Lafayette, Indiana; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) and Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) IUPUI.
Teresa Jodway graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Lafayette, Ind., with her Diploma in Nursing. She completed her BSN & MSN at IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana
Jodway has worked at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis and Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Ind., and as a nurse practitioner for a local ENT-1 day/week. She also went to Ecuador on a Christian Medical Mission trip in June 2003 as a nurse practitioner.
Jodway is a member of Sigma Theta Tau & NAPNAP-Federal & State.
Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), Andrews University; Certified Nurse Educator.
Connie Cramer has been at Bethel since 1993. She obtained her master in nursing administration with an emphasis in psychology from Andrews University in 1987. She received her certification as a psychiatric–mental health nurse and as a certified nurse educator.
She enjoys teaching psychiatric-mental health nursing to both the ADN and BSN students. Cramer is a BLS instructor with the American Heart Association and belongs to Sigma Theta Tau. Cramer has published several articles, with the main focus being on health promotion and mental health issues.
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