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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Develop the competencies you’ll need to be an impactful nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Creighton University’s College of Nursing.

Unlike many nursing programs, you can be admitted directly into the College of Nursing as a freshman. Our fully accredited program is more than a degree—it’s a community of professionals who help you improve your critical thinking and decision-making skills with the confidence to make meaningful change in the world.

For more than 60 years, Creighton has been preparing nurses through a robust education of community involvement and hands-on experience in nursing clinicals and a preceptorship.

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Program Details

The BSN program is designed to prepare qualified graduates for generalist practice in acute care, community-based and other settings with diverse populations.

Programs Goals

College of Nursing programs are designed to provide opportunities and guidance for students to master the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent professional nurses and to develop their individual intellectual, spiritual and physical potential.

From gaining hands-on experience to enhancing communication skills and theoretical knowledge, BSN students learn to effectively incorporate values consciousness and professional, legal and ethical standards into nursing practice.


The traditional BSN program curriculum is 128 credits.

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
  • Recommended four years of high school English, math and social science, along with three years of natural science, foreign language and electives
  • High school chemistry or its equivalent with a “C” grade or better prior to enrolling at Creighton
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available, including Creighton scholarships.

There are a variety of scholarships and financial aid opportunities available for Creighton nursing students aimed at making your degree attainable.

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Stat 93

overall NCLEX pass rate for nursing graduates over the past 5 years

Stat 99

of BSN graduates are employed, enrolled in advanced studies or involved in a service program within six months of graduation

Stat 8,800+

BSN alumni network

Kaylee Taylor
“At Creighton, you’ll be set up for success for the rest of your nursing career. The cohort is small, which means you get more hands-on experiences during clinical rotations and get to work with your professors one-on-one.”
— Kaylee Taylor, Class of 2021, College of Nursing
Mary Jo Morrissey Jerde
“The Creighton experience ingrained in me an understanding to put the patient first. I learned to build relationships one patient, one nurse at a time. The academic rigor also taught me about getting it right because we have people’s lives in our hands.”
— Mary Jo Morrissey Jerde, Class of 1980, College of Nursing
Robyn Acob
“I love it here. It’s not a small school, but it’s also not so big that you get lost in the crowd. Our professors strive for our success and get to know us personally. People care about each other, and they teach how to care for others the best way you can.”
— Robyn Acob, Class of 2021, College of Nursing

Creighton University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program in Nebraska has been approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing, DHHS Licensure Unit, PO Box 94986, Lincoln NE, 68509-4986

Graduates who complete Creighton University College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing meet eligibility requirements to take the National Council Licensure Exam-RN (NCLEX-RN). All 50 states, and US state territories, require the candidate to take the NCLEX-RN prior to practicing as an RN.

Graduates who complete Creighton University College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum meet requirements for all 50 states.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Creighton University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


Creighton nursing students are prepared to practice as generalists in a variety of settings with diverse populations, including long-term care homes, correctional facilities, schools, private companies and government agencies.

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Reach out to an admissions counselor to learn more about this program and other admissions information.

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