Dr. Carol Hargate currently holds a position as Associate Professor of Nursing at Bethel University and she joined the Nursing faculty at Bethel in 2009. Within two years of her time at Bethel, Dr. Hargate has been deeply involved in linking future health care needs with academic and community partners in the greater metro area.
She serves as the faculty coordinator for strengthening Nursing department’s community engagement activities in collaboration with the Office of Off-campus Programs and Frogtown Summit University Partnership. She also serves as faculty representative on the Partnership Advisory Committee providing directions and guidance to the partnership activities.
Dr. Hargate continuing to organize “Lunch and Learn” sessions with targeted community partners through the Nursing department’s community engagement initiatives. She also recently attended one of the community engagement workshops at Augsburg College, sponsored by the Minnesota Campus Compact. Carol also authored and received a grant from MN Campus Compact and State Farm Insurance to advance the community partners’ collaboration with Nursing faculty and students to address healthcare needs of emerging communities in the metro area. She has also integrated various multicultural and ethnic communities’ resources to the Nursing curriculum helping students grasp the need for cultural competencies in healthcare delivery.
Dr. Hargate has made several international presentations on nursing faculty shortage and academic and community collaboration as an innovative approach to nursing leadership development and national presentations on advance practice nursing education and meeting future health care needs with academic and community collaboration.
Dr. Hargate embodies Bethel’s commitment to community engagement in true sense, so it with great delight she is nominated to receive the MN Campus Compact Presidents’ Engagement Steward Award.