BSN Traditional

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Traditional

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.

Hastings Campus

Our bachelor’s program is offered in Hastings to make the Creighton learning experience more accessible for rural Nebraska. Whether you’re a beginning nursing student or transfer student, you’ll find a great home for your college experience in the company of our dedicated nursing staff on the Hastings Campus.

Traditional_Plan_of_Study – When you enter the Creighton University College of Nursing traditional BSN program as a freshman, you will attend Hastings College for your core courses.

Transfer_Plan_of_Study – Designed for students transferring to the College of Nursing on our Hastings campus.


Well-educated nurses are in high demand. As a bachelor’s prepared nurse, 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 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.

  • Critical thinking
  • Clinical decision-making
  • Professional communication skills
  • Strong theoretical knowledge and clinical skills

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Basic Human Anatomy (4)
Fundamentals of General Chemistry (3)
Introductory Psychology (3)
Culture of Collegiate Life (1)
Introduction to Sociology or Anthropology (3)
Skills Course (3)

Spring Semester
Physiology (4)
Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry/Lab (4)
World Literature I (3)
Modern Western World (3)
Opportunities in Professional Nursing (1)
Christianity in Context (3)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Microbiology (4)
Nutrition (2)
Lifespan Development (3)
World Literature II (3)
Critical & Historical Intro to Philosophy (3)
Elective (3)

Spring Semester
Health Assessment/Lab (3)
Human Pathophysiology (4)
200 Level Theology (3)
Ethics (3)
Skills Course (2)

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Nursing Management of Pharmacotherapy (3)
Care Management Concepts for Health Promotion, Maintenance & Restoration (5)
Care Management Practicum I (4)
Informatics in Health Care (2)
Informatics in Health Care Practicum (1)
Research for Health Professionals (3)

Spring Semester
Principles of Population-Based Health Care (3)
Power, Politics & Policy in Health Care (2)
Care Management Processes for Episodic & Chronic Health Alterations I (5)
Care Management Practicum II (5)

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Care Management Processes for Episodic & Chronic Health Alterations II (5)
Care Management Practicum III (5)
Leadership for Care Management (2)
Applied Nursing Ethics (3)

Spring Semester
Senior Seminar in Professional Nursing (2)
Senior Preceptorship (10)

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 world 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 and community 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 the Hastings campus.