BSN Accelerated

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accelerated

You have a non-nursing bachelor’s or higher degree and now you’re ready to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Through Creighton College of Nursing’s accelerated BSN degree program, you can do that in just 12 months. Join our community of healers and leaders in one of the nation’s most successful and longest running accelerated nursing programs.

Our fully accredited program recognizes and builds on your past education and experiences. We offer rolling admissions, so you can submit an application at any time throughout the year. Classes start each January and August on the Omaha campus. August classes are also available on our campus in Hastings, Nebraska.

Through nursing clinicals and a semester-long preceptorship, you’ll gain hands-on, practical experience while further developing your critical thinking, decision-making and communication skills. Once you complete our rigorous accelerated BSN program, you’ll have the strong theoretical knowledge and clinical skills you need to become an effective nurse—wherever your career takes you. 

Outcomes

Well-educated nurses are in high demand. As a bachelor’s-prepared RN, you’ll be presented with a myriad of career opportunities. More than 97% of our students have a job by graduation and Creighton College of Nursing graduates earn an average annual salary of $43,941.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook projects a 26% increase in nursing positions 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.

  • Hands-on, practical experience
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Communication skills
  • Strong theoretical knowledge and clinical skills

Semester 1

Health Assessment (2)
Health Assessment Lab (1)
Pathophysiology (3)
Care Management and Outcome Improvements for Health Promotion (5)
Practicum for Care Management (5)
Pharmacotherapy (3)
TOTAL HOURS: 19

Semester 2

Research and Evidence-based Practice (3)
Health Care Management and Leadership (2)
Care Management and Outcomes Improvement for Altered Health States (6)
Practicum for Care Management (6)
Care Management Populations (2)
Practicum for Care Management of Populations (1)
TOTAL HOURS: 20

Semester 3

Seminar in Professional Nursing (4)
Care Management and Outcomes Improved for Complex Altered Health States (4)
Practicum for Care Management (4)
Dissemination of Research and Evidence-based Knowledge (1)
Senior Preceptorship (6)
TOTAL HOURS: 19

Learn more about financial aid and scholarships specifically for Creighton nursing students.

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.

Hastings Association of Nursing Students (HANdS)

HANdS represents and speaks as one voice for the nursing student body. The organization coordinates activities and embraces issues to serve as a channel of communication between College of Nursing faculty and students on theHastings campus.