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College of Nursing Leadership

Throughout our history, the Creighton University College of Nursing has been led by extraordinary people committed to providing an innovative education for nurses who want to contribute something meaningful to the world. Our leaders today are no exception.

Jessica Clark, DNP, RN

Dean of the College of Nursing

Jessica Clark, DNP, RN has served as Dean of Creighton University’s College of Nursing since January 2024. Prior to Creighton, Dean Clark served as the Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences at Bradley University where she provided academic, administrative, and financial leadership for six academic interdisciplinary departments such as nursing, OT, PT and K-12 education.

Dean Jessica Clark


Cindy Adams

Cindy Adams, BSBA

Ryan Batenhorst

Ryan Batenhorst, MEd, NRP

Nancy Bredenkamp

Nancy D. Bredenkamp, PhD, APRN-NP

Jerilyn Kamm

Jerilyn Kamm, PhD, MA

Mary Kunes-Connell

Mary Kunes-Connell, PhD, RN

Joan Lappe

Joan Marie Lappe, PhD, RN, FAAN

Kimberly Zuzenak

Kimberly Zuzenak, MS, EdD

Our Bluejay Difference

"We work hard to place our students in an environment where they are going to grow and learn and be successful. Where we know they will make a difference and be happy." --Kandis McCafferty, Nursing Instructor

Kandi McCafferty