Nursing Major

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will prepare students to use the nursing process and an inter-professional approach to provide patient centered health care across the lifespan and continuum of care for patients of diverse populations.

Students will gain values, knowledge, and skills necessary to provide compassionate, safe, quality patient care and learn how to be a Christian servant-leader within professional nursing practice. At the completion of the nursing program, students will be eligible to become a registered nurse through the state licensure examination.

In addition to the classroom, students participate in hands-on learning in the nursing applied learning laboratory and clinical settings. The nursing lab houses manikins, equipment, and materials needed to practice nursing skills in a safe learning environment. Clinical practicum occurs in a variety of settings including: The Lutheran Home-Belle Plaine, Ecumen Pathstone Living, Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center, Mayo Hospital-Mankato, New Ulm Medical Center, Mankato Clinic, Children’s Health Care Center, St Peter Regional Treatment Center, Open Door Health Center, Ecumen Pathstone Home Care, Ecumen Adult Day Services, Blue Earth County, Waseca County, and an international immersion experience. 

Potential Careers

Registered Nurse in a variety of areas:

  • acute care specialty areas (medical-surgical, burn, cardiac, emergency, critical, labor & delivery, oncology, orthopaedics, surgery)
  • home health
  • informatics
  • long-term care
  • mental health
  • occupational health
  • pain management
  • parish nursingpediatrics
  • policy/advocacy
  • public health
  • transitional/rehabilitation care
  • and many more


Recognition and Accreditation

The Bethany Lutheran College Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. 

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Bethany Lutheran College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (