The online nursing programs from Bethel University prepare professional nurses to take the next step in their careers, achieving increased earning potential and advanced skill development. Our RN to BSN and MSN degree programs emphasize evidence-based practice through rigorous coursework that combines the latest nursing theory with practical application, promoting excellence in holistic, patient-centered care. With Bethel, you will learn from faculty who are passionate nursing experts with the experience to guide you toward career success.

The RN to BSN program is ranked seventh in the nation and first in the region. Our MSN program features specialized Nurse Administrator and Nurse Educator tracks and boasts a 100% job placement rate within one year of graduation. Our undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Program Options Include:

  • MSN – Administrator Track
  • MSN – Educator Track
  • RN to BSN

Whether you are looking for an online RN to BSN program designed for working nurses or you are ready to pursue an in-demand graduate credential with a specialized MSN, Bethel has the flexible, affordable nursing program you need. Prepare for the future of nursing with a degree from a university with a proven track record of excellence – get started today!

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Bethel is 1 of 10 Indiana colleges to be recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction, and 1 of 63 schools in the nation to be named a Christian College of Distinction. This honor is given to colleges and universities that excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

Career Outcomes

Critical Care Nurse

With a BSN, you can pursue a career as a critical care nurse. Critical care nurses specialize in working with patients in critical condition, such as those who have experienced major surgery or trauma. They monitor patients, work with patients’ family members, manage medication and anesthesia and related duties. These professionals earn a median salary of $64,988.

RN Supervisor

RN supervisors, who hold BSN degrees, manage nursing teams in hospitals, long-term care facilities, or similar work environments. They are primarily responsible for administrative duties, such as compliance with health and safety standards, ensuring adequate coverage during shifts, supervising nursing staff and other relevant duties. These professionals earn a median salary of $71,107.

Nursing Instructor

With our MSN – Nurse Educator track, you can pursue a career as a nursing instructor. Nursing instructors teach patient care and nursing theory in classrooms and clinical units to nursing students. They may also complete research projects and publish their work in nursing journals. The median salary for this role is $71,260.

Nurse Educator

The MSN – Nurse Educator track prepares graduates for a career as a nurse educator. Nurse educators plan and implement continuing education opportunities for nursing staff. They identify the health care needs of patients in their organization to develop the best educational resources for employees. The median annual salary for nurse educators is $73,726.

Nursing Director

The MSN – Nurse Administrator track prepares you for a nursing director career. Nursing directors manage and oversee all nursing activities in health organizations, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and more. They supervise nursing staff and work closely with other health care professionals such as physicians. The median annual salary for nursing directors is $88,660.

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Why Bethel University Online?

  • Accelerated Learning.

    With six academic sessions per year, seven-week courses, and a transfer-friendly credit policy, online students earn their degree faster than ever.

  • Affordable.

    For the third year in a row, Washington Monthly has ranked Bethel University in the top 10 in the Midwest on its annual list of the “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges,” coming in at No. 7 for 2018.

  • A Christian Community.

    Bethel combines academic excellence with a biblical foundation, preparing students to truly impact the world.

About Bethel University

Bethel University was founded in 1947 and is an accredited, evangelical institution located in Mishawaka, Indiana. It is a Christian community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service. At Bethel, we are committed to cultivating a spirited community of engaged learners who are prepared for service in the real world.


Bethel University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of numerous associations, institutes and councils. Bethel is also authorized by the state of Indiana to operate as a postsecondary institution. Bethel University participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) as an approved Indiana NC-SARA institution. The education programs at Bethel are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

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