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Creighton Nursing Programs

A Nursing Education Focused on Your Success

For over 60 years, Creighton University’s College of Nursing has been preparing students by giving them the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to thrive in a nursing profession. Whether you are interested in career advancement, diversifying your skills or simply taking the next step in your education, Creighton can help you get there. 

Creighton’s nursing programs are flexible and customizable, allowing you to receive an education that closely aligns with your goals. No matter which program you choose, you will earn a degree from an academic program fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

On-Campus | 58 Credits
Starts in August and January

If you have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree, you’re ready to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing through our accelerated, 12-month program. Offered on our Nebraska campuses in Omaha and Grand Island, as well as our campus in Phoenix, AZ, our fully accredited program recognizes and builds on your past education and experiences. This program prepares you to become a healer equipped with the skills in critical thinking, clinical decision-making, and professional communication needed to thrive in a healthcare environment.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Online | 36-49 Credits
Starts in August, January, and May

Creighton’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program builds on your prior nursing knowledge and skills to prepare you for a leadership role in today’s challenging health care environment. This fully accredited program features the flexibility of online coursework.
Available MSN tracks:

  • Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Nursing Education

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Online | Credit hours vary by plan of study
Starts in August, January, and May

Receive the highest level of preparation for clinical practice from the first nursing college in Nebraska to offer this advanced degree. This fully accredited program is highly customizable, allowing you to choose from a number of specializations.

BSN to DNP Options

  • Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Primary and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Dual Degree
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner 

MSN to DNP Options

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (for current APRNs)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nursing Administration and Leadership

Post-Graduate Certificates in Nursing

Online | Credit and clinical hours vary by plan of study
Program start dates vary by plan of study

Creighton’s Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates enable you to expand on your nursing role or explore an interest outside of what you studied during your time in a graduate nursing program. Certificates are available in these areas: 

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (for current APRNs)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (for current APRNs)
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (for current APRNs)
  • Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (for current APRNs)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner (for current APRNs)
  • Nursing Education

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