Requirements for the Leadership Certificate

Admissions Requirements for the Leadership Certificate

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Registered nurses who have graduated from an associate degree program or diploma program in nursing, who show evidence of consistent academic ability, and are eligible for licensure in Nebraska, may apply directly to the College of Nursing, Admissions Office. Applicants must submit an application to the College of Nursing.

Admission to the College of Nursing is a two-tiered process. Acceptance is conditional until all steps in both tiers are successfully completed:

academic credentials

Academic acceptance is based solely on academic credentials:

  1. Official college transcripts
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  3. Copy of current unencumbered nursing license
  4. Two letters of reference, once from the dean or director of the basic nursing program and one from the most recent nursing employer. If the applicant graduated longer than three years ago, both reference letters should be from employers (clinical practice managers or charge nurse supervisors)

Validation of ability to meet requirements of curriculum

Validation of the applicants’ ability to meet the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor requirements of the nursing curriculum, with or without reasonable accommodations, consistent with the American Disabilities Act, is required.

  1. Full acceptance into the College of Nursing is conditional upon receipt and approval of the “Safety & Technical Standards” (S&T) form.
  2. The S&T form is sent to the applicant with the letter informing of conditional academic acceptance and is to be returned within fourteen (14) days.
  3. If the “Safety & Technical Standards” form is approved, the applicant is granted full admission. If there are any concerns about the “S&T Standards” form, a follow-up letter will be sent addressing the issues raised by the form and the status of the conditional admission into the College of Nursing.
  4. Any requests for accommodations will be evaluated to determine the adequacy of the supporting documentation and the reasonableness of the requested accommodation.
  5. All current students verify that they meet these technical standards on an annual basis.

Conditions of Enrollment

Certain conditions of enrollment must be met to insure access to placement in clinical settings.

  1. Completion of immunizations required of all Creighton University Health Sciences students. Participation in clinical experiences is dependent upon the completion of these immunizations.
  2. Background investigation of all current and fully accepted students
  3. Drug testing consistent with clinical agency contracts
  4. Completion of physical examination to provide evidence that the student is free from contagious disease and not a health hazard to patients in various settings.
  5. Completion of certification in Basic Life support (BLS). Either Red Cross “Basic Life Support for Professional Rescuer” or American Heart Association “Health Care Provider” are accepted. Courses should be labeled “professional level” and include instruction on Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

International Students

The College is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant international students. The ability to speak and write correct grammatical English is imperative. All international applicants who are not native speakers of English or who have obtained a high school diploma or degree outside of the United States must present a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 600 on Paper-Based Test (PBT) or 100 on the Internet-Based Test (IBT). The College of Nursing accepts the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as an acceptable exam for showing English proficiency. A passing score for the IELTS is 8.0, which is deemed equivalent to the 100 iBT TOEFL exam. TOEFL is still the preferred and recommended exam for proficiency but IELTS scores will be accepted as well. Score over two years old will not be accepted. Students must ask the ETS (testing agency) to send original TOEFL scores to Creighton University (Institutional Code 6121).

The College of Nursing reserves the right to require students to re-take the exam. It is also at the discretion of the College of Nursing as to whether a TOEFL score is required of applicants who have earned a college degree from a United States university.