If you’re driven to make a difference in the lives of others, the Creighton University College of Nursing is the right place for you. Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is designed to help you develop the competencies you’ll need to be a successful and impactful nurse.
Creighton’s fully accredited program gives you access to a community of professionals who will guide you on your path to contributing something meaningful to the world. Unlike many nursing programs, you can be admitted directly into the College of Nursing as a freshman.
Our proven program has been preparing nurses for nearly 60 years. At Creighton, you’ll take a broad range of classes in various disciplines to receive a more comprehensive education. Community involvement is paramount to your experience at Creighton. You’ll gain hands-on experience and further develop your critical thinking, decision-making and communication skills through nursing clinicals and a preceptorship.
Creighton offers outstanding nursing programs on two campuses—in Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska, and Hastings, located in the county seat of Adams county in central Nebraska.
With a population of nearly 1 million in the greater Omaha area, you’ll find a dynamic, energetic city that is continually transforming itself. Omaha is known for its cultural diversity, work ethic and friendliness. You’ll have access to exceptional hands-on learning experiences, including CHI Health, the area’s largest healthcare provider, owned by Catholic Health Initiative, one of the largest health systems in the nation.
When you enter the Creighton University College of Nursing traditional BSN program as a freshman, you will attend Creighton College of Nursing on the Omaha campus for your core courses.
Well-educated nurses are in high demand. As a bachelor’s prepared nurse, you’ll be presented with a myriad of career opportunities. Creighton College of Nursing graduates earn an average annual salary of $48,000 and, within 9 months of graduation, 100% are employed.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook projects a 26% increase in nursing positions created through 2020, reflecting more than 712,000 new nurse positions. Only 3 out of 5 nurses work in hospitals. Nurses also work in schools, correctional facilities, private companies, home health agencies, mental health settings, long-term care facilities, community health, government and social service agencies, and research.
Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares students to:
Integrate respect for each person’s dignity, worth, and spiritual uniqueness into professional practice.
Synthesize knowledge and evidence from nursing and other disciplines to coordinate health care for diverse clients.
Demonstrate clinical judgment and professional accountability that supports safe practice and quality client outcomes.
Collaborate and communicate effectively as a leader and advocate using diverse modalities.
Manage resources efficiently and effectively in the coordination and management of care.
Incorporate deliberate reflection, self-awareness, and values consciousness into a process of personal and professional formation.
Integrate professional, legal, and ethical standards into nursing practice.
- Critical thinking
- Clinical decision-making
- Professional communication skills
- Strong theoretical knowledge and clinical skills
Plans of Study (PDFs):
- 4-year traditional
- 4-year traditional: study abroad
- 4-year traditional: AF ROTC
- 4-year traditional: Army ROTC
- 5-year traditional
- 5-year traditional: pre-medical school
See the accelerated BSN program page for the accelerated curriculum and plan of study.
- Creighton University Student Nurse Association (CUSNA)
As a member of the Creighton University Student Nurse Association, you’ll serve as a leader in the College of Nursing community and beyond. The CUSNA is a chapter of a national student nurse organization, enabling members to have a voice for nursing students across the state as well as nationwide.
- Sigma Theta Tau: Iota Chapter
The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is advancing word health and celebrating nursing excellence. To receive a membership invitation, you must demonstrate excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.
- Nursing Senate
The Nursing Senate serves as one voice for the nursing student body. As a member, you’ll positively contribute to the nursing profession, Creighton University, and the College of Nursing by:
- Extending service and social opportunities to all nursing students
- Collaborating with students, faculty, staff and other Creighton professionals
- Working together to strengthen the College of Nursing community
- Leadership Scholars
This program is specifically designed as a 4-year extracurricular immersion in leadership. If you receive an invitation to join this member’s only organization, you’ll join a group of student leaders who understand how vitally important leadership development is to the nursing profession.