For nearly 60 years, Creighton’s College of Nursing has been a leader in preparing the next generation of nursing professionals. Our innovative programs are offered on both our Omaha and Hastings, Neb., campuses.
Here’s what sets us apart:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program: Our 4-year BSN program, which started in 1928, produces graduates who continually exceed the national average for first-time pass rates on the national licensing exam.
- BSN Accelerated Program: Launched in 1975, our 12-month accelerated program is one of the oldest in the nation. Students in this program consistently demonstrate a high level of success on national licensing exams.
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program: We are continually ranked in the top 100 graduate programs in nursing by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program: We were the first in Nebraska to offer this advanced practice program along with the BSN to DNP and PM to DNP pathways.
- Clinical Education and Simulation Center: This technologically advanced learning environment simulates actual patient care so our students gain hands-on clinical skills and experience. Students on our Hastings campus benefit from our collaboration with Mary Lanning Healthcare, an accredited 195-bed acute care facility offering 29 medical specialties.
- Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Curriculum: We were one of the original national pilot sites for the CNL curriculum, which prepares clinicians with advanced nursing knowledge and skills to ensure that patients benefit from the latest innovations in healthcare. In addition, we’re one of only a few nursing schools in the nation to prepare graduates who are eligible to sit for CNL certification.
- Community Outreach: Our students gain experience and help the community by providing annual health screenings for more than 9,000 school children in Omaha; and our students received national recognition for developing a compassionate care toolkit to assist hepatitis C patients and their families.
The College of Nursing was accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLN) from 1964 until 2001, and the graduate program held NLN accreditation from 1985 until 2001. In 2001, the College of Nursing’s undergraduate and graduate programs received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
In November 2011, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners granted accreditation for the BSN and MSN programs for the period of 10 years. The DNP program was granted initial accreditation for 5 years, which is the maximum number of years for a new program. The Board determined that the three programs met all four accreditation standards with no compliance concerns. The accreditation actions are effective as of April 11, 2011, the first day of the CCNE on-site evaluation. The BSN and MSN programs’ next on-site evaluation is spring of 2021, and the DNP program’s is spring of 2016. The bachelor’s program is also approved by the state of Nebraska.