College of Nursing Fact Sheets

Fast Facts


Catherine Todero, Ph.D., BSN'72

543 undergraduates
416 master's and doctoral students

56 full- and part-time faculty members and 4 contributed-service faculty


About the College of Nursing

Our faculty are accomplished

  • Creighton is represented professionally at the state and national levels on nursing and health care committees and organizations

Our students are bright

  • Creighton BSN graduates meet or exceed the national average for first-time pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • Annual pass rates on the certification examination for nurse practitioner-track graduates generally range from 90 to 100 percent for first-time test-takers

Community involvement - at home and abroad - is at the heart of Creighton nursing

  • Students gain hands-on learning at free health clinics in Omaha and through international health care at the Institute for Latin American Concern in the Dominican Republic (ILAC)
  • The College of Nursing collaborates annually with public and parochial schools in Omaha and surrounding areas to provide state-mandated health screenings
  •  Undergraduate students experience semesters abroad in countries as varied as Ireland, Germany, Spain, Tanzania and the Dominican Republic
  •  Nursing students complete preceptorships in some of the nation's largest hospitals as well as in rural or specialty hospitals
  • Faculty,staff and students have been instrumental in the development and growth of the Porto Urgent Care Clinic, addressing the needs of the underserved in Omaha

The curriculum is outstanding

  • Education is delivered at 2 campuses, in Omaha and Hastings, Neb., and is supplemented by select online courses and tracks. A 3rd campus in Phoenix will offer our accelerated degree option beginning January 2018
  • The BSN program includes a traditional 4-year direct-entry pathway that allows students to start their college careers as freshmen in nursing
  • The accelerated BSN is a 12-month program for college graduates who pursue nursing as a 2nd degree
  • The MSN and DNP programs prepare graduates to be nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, clinical nurse leaders, clinical systems administrators and nurse educators
  • Collaboration with Creighton?s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies incorporates negotiation and conflict resolution classes and faculty into nursing curricula

Did you know?

  • Creighton's accelerated BSN was one of the 1st in the nation
  • Creighton was the first nursing school in Nebraska to offer the DNP degree and preparation for one of the newest nursing roles, the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
  • The Leadership Scholars Program provides students leadership skills that reflect Ignatian values and practice

And our more than 8,000 alumni live out Creighton's mission

Just a few College of Nursing alumni who have made a difference include:

  • Elizabeth Keitges See, Ph.D., BSN'52 (1929-1992): National leader in nursing research; former
    director of research for the American Nurses Association
  • Barba Jean Edwards, BSN'53., 1st African American to serve as national president of the
    Association of Operating Room Nurses
  • Barbara Braden, PhD, BSN'73., Developed the Braden Scale for pressure-sore risk assessment,
    used worldwide
  • Karen Monsen, PhD, BSN'78., A global leader in public health nursing