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 Alegent Creighton Health, the area’s largest healthcare provider, owned by Catholic Health Initiative, one of the largest health systems in the nation.
Omaha is also home to major attractions, including:
- CenturyLink Center Omaha Convention Center and Arena—The CenturyLink Center brings in top touring acts, from U2 to Justin Timberlake, the Rolling Stones to Taylor Swift. It has also hosted the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials and other events, such as dog shows, volleyball tournaments and cheerleading competitions.
- TD Ameritrade Park Omaha—This stadium is home to the NCAA Division I Men’s College World Series and the Creighton Bluejays men’s baseball team. It also hosts concerts and numerous other events.
- The Old Market—The Old Market is a historic neighborhood in downtown Omaha with cobblestone streets, art, shopping and dining.
- Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium—Omaha’s famous Henry Doorly Zoo has more than 900 different species, the world’s largest indoor desert inside the world’s largest geodesic dome and the nation’s largest indoor rainforest.
- Joslyn Art Museum—The Joslyn Art Museum features 19th and 20th century European and American art, including permanent collections by Edgar Degas, Claude Monet and Jackson Pollock.
Omaha has been ranked:
- #1 on The 10 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America (Movoto Blog, 2014)
- #2 on The 9 Best Up-and-Coming Cities for Music (MTVIggy.com, 2013)
- One of the Best Cities for Job-Seekers (NerdWallet.com, 2014)
- One of the Top 10 Metros for Green-Friendly Apartments (Apartment Guide, 2014)
- One of the Top 10 Affordable Big Cities for Renters (Kiplinger, 2013)
Hastings is credited with being the town where Kool-Aid was invented. But this vibrant, prosperous community is also known for progressive thinking and strong community values. Hastings, population of 22,321, is located just 2½ hours southwest of Omaha.
Hastings is an ideal community to get hands-on learning experience in nursing. The College of Nursing campus is adjacent to Mary Lanning Healthcare, an accredited, nonprofit, 195-bed acute care facility offering 29 medical specialties. The facility, which has been providing healthcare for central Nebraska residents since it was dedicated in 1915, has grown and expanded its facilities over the years, keeping pace with the latest in medical technology and remaining committed to providing world-class healthcare with specialties in such areas as:
- Behavioral health
- Cardiac services
- Outpatient, home health and wellness services
- Women’s health
If you enjoy the outdoors, Hastings is an ideal place to live. The area has two lakes, the nearby Platte River and lots of prairie with birds and other wildlife. The city has 20 public parks with soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. It’s also home to:
- Hastings Symphony Orchestra—Organized in 1927, this is one of Nebraska’s premier symphony orchestras.
- Hastings Museum—The Hastings Museum is the largest municipal museum between Chicago and Denver, featuring a theater with a 70-foot wide screen and large domed planetarium.
- Brickyard Park Amphitheater—This unique amphitheater is the site of the annual Cottonwood Festival and concerts.
- Duncan Field—This historic field is one of Nebraska’s best-loved sports venues, known for its deep, red-brick-lined outfield and for being the place where Hall of Famer Yogi Berra played baseball in his youth.