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. 

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

The bachelor's degree in nursing at Bethany Lutheran College is a new applicant pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted. 

Bethany Lutheran College Nursing Department is currently seeking initial accreditation for our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The nursing program will be reviewed by a team of program evaluators from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) September 10-12, 2018. The public is invited to provide confidential, written comments regarding the program. Please send your written, signed comments to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education at:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K St., NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Third party comments must be written in English and will be received until 21 days before the scheduled on-site evaluation. Any comments submitted in a language other than English will not be processed. Your comments must be received by August 20, 2018. Signed comments will be shared only with the program evaluators and at no time shared with the program, the Accreditation Review Committee, or the Board.

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

With additional education:

  • nurse anesthetist
  • nurse educator
  • nurse midwife
  • nurse practitioner
  • nurse researcher
  • doctor of nursing practice
  • doctor of philosophy