Betty M. Dean School of Nursing

The mission of the School of Nursing is to model the head, hands and heart of Jesus Christ dedicated to caring and world service.

Simpson University's Betty M. Dean School of Nursing offers students a quality Christian education embracing a faith-based nursing curriculum where caring is at the core of nursing.

Through innovative programs and personalized faculty attention, nursing students engage in challenging discussions, small classroom settings and invaluable hands-on experience in state-of-the-art simulation labs that enhance learning outcomes.

  • Pre-licensure Nursing (BSN)

    Simpson University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing preparing entry-level professional nurses to effectively serve the health needs of the individual, community, society, and the world, integrating Christian caring into nursing practice.

    Upon completion, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN state-licensing exam. Graduates are also eligible for the California Public Health Nurse (PHN) certificate upon passing NCLEX.

    NCLEX - Pass Rates for Simpson University

    Learn more about our four-year BSN program.

  • Post-Licensure Nursing (RN-BSN Track)

    Simpson University School of Nursing offers an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (RN-BSN Track), which caters to working registered nurses (currently licensed in the U.S.) who want to develop professional skills.

    The degree expands the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of professional nursing, providing a meaningful understanding of healthcare’s rapidly changing environment.

    Learn more about our RN-BSN Track.

Science and Nursing Center

Simpson University’s Science and Nursing Center

The Science and Nursing Center is equipped with:

  • Two stories: one floor dedicated to science majors and one to nursing education
  • Four patient simulation zones
  • Two clinical skills labs
  • Specialized areas for physics, microbiology, genetics, chemistry, ecology and anatomy
  • General-purpose classrooms
  • Centralized faculty offices
  • Linda Henrich, R.N., D.N.P.(c)

    A headshot of nursing professor Linda Henrich

    Assistant Professor of Nursing

    lhenrich@simpsonu.edu
    (530) 226-4170

    Profile:

    Linda is a native of Redding Calif., and completed her ADN at Shasta College in 1997. She has experience in medical surgical nursing, cardiac care and emergency nursing. Most recently, Linda served as the trauma coordinator at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. After earning her master’s in Nursing Education in 2011, Linda has provided education to all levels of the healthcare team covering topics in trauma, emergency pediatric nursing, crisis intervention and community injury prevention topics. Linda is the geriatric content expert for Simpson University’s School of Nursing.

    Educational Background:

    • M.S.N., Walden University
    • B.S.N., CSU Chico
    • A.D.N., Shasta College 1997

    Courses Taught:

    • Foundations of Nursing and Professional Seminar
    • Nursing Care of the Older Adult
    • Nursing Care of the Adult I

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  • Paul Herman, R.N., D.N.P.

    A headshot of nursing professor Paul Herman

    Assistant Professor of Nursing

    pherman@simpsonu.edu
    (530) 226-4541

    Profile:

    Paul is a native of Minnesota and graduated from Arizona State University and later received a Master of Science in Nursing Education. With over 20 years in health care, his roles in critical care nursing have included Intensive Care, Emergency Room, PEDS, ICU, Trauma, Flight RN and nursing supervision. Paul is an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast. He is married with three children and two grandchildren. In his spare time, he and his wife raise Alpacas and enjoy traveling.

    Educational Background:

    • M.S.N., Walden University
    • B.S., Arizona State

    Courses Taught:

    • Nursing Care of the Adult IV
    • Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Adult

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  • Lin Nosek, R.N., Ph.D.(c)

    A headshot of nursing professor Lin Nosek

    Assistant Professor of Nursing

    gnosek@simpsonu.edu
    (530) 226-4542

    Profile:

    Lin has 37 years of nursing experience in various fields of nursing including nursing education. Her main focus in nursing has always been the critical care areas including: ICU, CCU, PICU, NICU, and the ED. Lin has also been a house supervisor overseeing a 600+ bed hospital, a unit manager, and a clinical educator. Lin spent the last five years educating the next generation of nurses in an ADN program.

    Educational Background:

    • Doctoral Candidate at the University of Phoenix
    • M.S.N., University of Phoenix
    • B.S., University of New Hampshire

    Courses Taught:

    • Nursing Care of the Adult III
    • Obstetrics
    • Pediatrics
    • Leadership and Management

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  • Mark Schneider, R.N., F.N.P, M.S.N.

    A headshot of nursing professor Mark Schneider

    Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Mjschneider@simpsonu.edu
    (530) 226-4550

    Profile:

    Mark Schneider has been a Registered Nurse for 25 years having graduated nursing school in 1990. He received a BSN from Simpson University’s first RN - BSN program and a Master of Science in Nursing FNP from Sonoma State University in 2013. He joined the Simpson University faculty in January 2014 teaching RN-BSN courses part time. In January 2015, he became a full time Assistant Professor of Nursing while continuing to work as a Nurse Practitioner at a local community clinic. Mark has lived in Redding most of his life enjoying the mountains lakes and rivers. He is married with 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

    Educational Background:

    • M.S.N., Sonoma State University
    • B.S.N., Simpson University

    Courses Taught:


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  • Becky Swartzman, R.N, M.Div., D.N.P.

    A headshot of nursing professor Becky Swartzman

    Assistant Professor of Nursing

    rswartzman@simpsonu.edu
    (530) 226-4102

    Profile:

    Becky joins the Simpson University nursing faculty with over 20 years experience and a varied background as a registered nurse. Her nursing positions include working in medical-surgical, intensive care, home-health/hospice, and most recently in a same day surgery center. She also was the owner/care provider for the Neighborhood Clinic and the mid level provider work at an urgent care center. Becky took a brief sabbatical from nursing to serve as the pastor of family and community health for her church. Her teaching experience includes clinical instructor at both the LPN and RN level at Pueblo Community College in Durango, Colorado.

    Educational Background:

    • D.N.P., Indiana Wesleyan University
    • M.Div., King’s University
    • Post Masters Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Colorado
    • M.S.N., University of Colorado
    • B.S.N., University of Colorado
    • ADN, Grossmont Community College

    Courses Taught:

    • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

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