Grace College and the School of Nursing at Bethel College are working together to seek ACEN approval to offer the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program to the Grace campus.
Currently, Bethel offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program (B.S.N.C.) at the Grace College campus. This program is for Registered Nurses (R.N.) who desire to advance their nursing education.
The B.S.N. Completion program requires 124 credit hours to complete with flexible transfer of credits from accredited institutions. Up to 36 lower level nursing credits will be transferred from the student's previous undergraduate nursing program.
Registered nurses may choose a 20-month plan in a convenient one night a week format or an accelerated 12-month option with classes two nights a week. Many of the courses are offered in a hybrid format with both in-person and online class nights.
The B.S.N. 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 explores basic research concepts and processes as a basis for nursing practice and quality improvement. Students will critically analyze research to direct evidence-based practice and will promote the dissemination of nursing knowledge to enhance patient/family centered care.
This course emphasizes community-based and population-focused approaches to health promotion. Concepts and theories of contemporary health nursing are applied in a variety of community settings.
This course explores codes, principles and ethical theories that influence ethical decision making in professional nursing practice with special attention to a Christian worldview. The relationship of personal and professional values to ethical decision making is considered as well as an analysis of the nurse's role in patient/family centered care and collaborative teamwork. Students will be guided to develop a personal ethical decision making model that encourages lifelong integrity and committment to holistic care.
This course focuses on the acquisition and application of leadership qualities and management skills, thereby synthesizing previous learning. It emphasizes teamwork and collaboration, knowledge of the health care environment, professionalism and business skills. Implications of societal trends and health care decision making will be explored.
The individuals who will challenge you to learn:
Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), and Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana; Doctorate of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), University of Southern Indiana.
Rebecca Zellers is the community health coordinator of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. She teaches the didactic and clinical components. She also teaches leadership and management as well as community health in the Bachelor of Science-Completion program. Zellers has worked as a community health nurse specializing in hospice and home health, has been a director of nursing on an inpatient hospital acute rehabilitation unit, a staff nurse and a PPS Coordinator. Her doctoral research focused on end-of-life care for the Amish, and her capstone was titled, "Old Order Amish Hospice Nursing Plans and Care Strategies". She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nu Omicron at Large Chapter, ISNA/ANA and Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives.
Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana; Masters in Nursing-Nurse Educator, Ball State University (M.S.N.)
Rick Becker holds a bachelor of arts in theology from Seattle Pacific University and a master of arts in theology and Christian ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He worked several years in religious education and parish ministry before returning to school at Bethel College to study nursing. Becker worked as a staff nurse in oncology at Elkhart General Hospital for nine years and also has two years of experience as a home health nurse for Hospice of St. Joseph County. He teaches in the B.S.N. traditional program on the Mishawaka campus and teaches ethics for nursing practice in the B.S.N.-Completion program.
Licensed Practical Nursing (L.P.N.) and Associate of Nursing in Nursing (A.D.N.) from Kalamazoo Valley Community College; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), Michigan State University; Masters in Science in Nursing-Health Care Education, University of Phoenix (M.S.N. Ed.)
Cibele Webb has been teaching nursing students and professionals in a variety of settings since 2007. Currently, she is the coordinator of the B.S.N. Completion Program, and her professional interests lay in curriculum, nursing informatics, promoting cultural competency and diversity, and new program development. Webb authored the book chapter, "Essentials of Quality Improvement in Introduction", in "Quality & Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)", published in 2014. She also had the privilege to co-author a Magnet re-designation document for a health care facility in 2009. Prior to joining the academic setting full-time in 2009, Webb had the opportunity to practice in a variety of clinical settings, including emergency, cath lab, neuro, cardiac, medical-surgical and maternal-child. She is currently a member of Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, Indiana State Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing.
Some of the positions you can obtain: