B.S.N. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)


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.

Course Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

BSN Completion Brochure


Examples of courses in this major:

NUR 395 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

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.

NUR 473 Nursing in the Community

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.

NUR 410 Ethics for Nursing Practice

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.

NUR 471 Nursing Leadership and Management

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.