The nursing major is 33 credits taken sequentially throughout the calendar year. 

ENGL225R, or an equivalent transfer, is a program prerequisite and must be completed before taking the below courses. In addition, NURS300 is recommended for MANE Associate degree graduates.

NURS330HEthical Theory and Applied Nursing Ethics3
NURS365The Professional Nurse 13
NURS400Public Health Nursing 13
NURS401Public Health Nursing Clinical 13
NURS410Nursing Informatics 13
NURS425ECultural Diversity in Healthcare3
NURS435Introduction to Research and Evidence-Based Practice 13
NURS436Application of Research 13
NURS485Nursing Leadership 13
NURS486Nursing Management 13
NURS495Clinical Care Change Project 13
Nursing Major Total33
General Education, Core Distinctives, and Elective Courses 289
Total Credits122
1

Course must be taken for credit at Bethel.

2

Elective Credits include credits transferred from prior degrees and institutions.

RN to M.S. – Bridge Program

Major in Nursing

B.S. in Nursing for graduate students pursuing an M.S. degree. Graduate students applying to an M.S. degree program which requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing, but who do not already hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing, are required to complete additional undergraduate course prerequisites prior to beginning the M.S. program. Students in this program must complete the following courses as well as all M.S. degree requirements. The required undergraduate coursework can be completed in one academic year, after which time (unless still not qualified), the student can enter the graduate program. Upon successful completion of these undergraduate requirements and the M.S. program, the student will earn both a B.S. in Nursing and the M.S. degree. The B.S. degree in Nursing earned through the Bridge Program does not qualify for Degree Honors or Commencement Ceremony Honors. Neither degree will be awarded without completion of all requirements for both degrees.

Required Undergraduate Courses
CORE300Community, Self and Formation: Ancient and Contemporary Narratives 13
CORE310Scripture and Society 13
or CORE320 History, Faith and Society
NURS400Public Health Nursing 13
NURS401Public Health Nursing Clinical 13
NURS485Nursing Leadership 13
NURS486Nursing Management 13
NURS495Clinical Care Change Project 13
Undergraduate Courses Total21
M.S. Courses (as detailed in Graduate School catalog) and Elective Courses 2101
Total Credits122
1

 Course must be taken for credit at Bethel.

2

 Elective Credits include credits transferred from prior degrees and institutions.

Sample Course Sequence: B.S. in Nursing

This example includes the major courses, the Core courses and ENGL225R (a general education course needed by many students in this program) for a hypothetical student that starts in the Fall Semester. This example does not include NURS300.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ENGL225R Academic Research and Writing3CORE300 Community, Self and Formation: Ancient and Contemporary Narratives3CORE310 or 320 Scripture and Society or History, Faith and Society3
NURS365 The Professional Nurse3NURS430 Research and Evidence-Based Practice6NURS425E Cultural Diversity in Healthcare3
NURS410 Nursing Informatics3NURS330H Ethical Theory and Applied Nursing Ethics3 
 9 12 6
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
NURS400 Public Health Nursing3NURS485 Nursing Leadership3 
NURS401 Public Health Nursing Clinical3NURS486 Nursing Management3 
 NURS495 Clinical Care Change Project3 
 6 9 
Total Credits: 42

Sample Course Sequence: RN to M.S. - Bridge Program

This example includes the undergraduate courses for a hypothetical student that starts in the Fall Semester. Graduate program requirements are listed in the Graduate School Catalog.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
NURS400 Public Health Nursing3NURS485 Nursing Leadership3CORE300 Community, Self and Formation: Ancient and Contemporary Narratives3
NURS401 Public Health Nursing Clinical3NURS486 Nursing Management3CORE310 or 320 Scripture and Society3
 NURS495 Clinical Care Change Project3 
 6 9 6
Total Credits: 21