Help fill the growing demand for nurses in Nebraska

Two Hastings-based programs to launch your successful career in nursing

Creighton University College of Nursing has partnered with Mary Lanning Healthcare and Hastings College to offer students interested in pursuing a career in nursing a full experience at our Mary Lanning Campus through the Accelerated BSN and Hastings College 3+1 Nursing Programs.

At Creighton, you’ll join a community of healers and leaders in one of the nation’s most successful accelerated nursing programs—combining rigorous coursework, small class size and hands-on learning experiences with the area’s leading health care providers.

Put your degree to work – immediately

With your accelerated BSN degree from Creighton, you gain:

  • Guaranteed job placement upon graduation with selected clinical partners
  • $2,000 loan repayment every year for five years by selected employers
  • Critical-thinking, education and experience for a successful career

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

You’re ready to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through our accelerated program if you have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree or higher.

  • Earn your BSN in 12 months
  • Build on your past education and experiences
  • Rolling admissions lets you submit an application anytime throughout the year
  • Classes start each January and August so you can begin your nursing career as soon as possible

New 3+1 Nursing Program (BS/BSN)

In the new 3+1 nursing program, students spend three years on the Hastings College campus followed by one year in the Creighton Accelerated BSN program on the Mary Lanning Healthcare campus.

Students of the 3+1 nursing program graduate in four years with two degrees: a bachelor’s degree from Hastings College in Biology-Health Systems, and a BSN from Creighton University College of Nursing.

Students are able to work towards a career in nursing, while exploring other interests or pursuing additional majors or minors—it’s a full college experience that isn’t always possible in other nursing programs.


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 $48,000.

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.

Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares all students to:

  1. Integrate into professional practice respect for each person’s dignity, worth and spiritual uniqueness.
  2. Synthesize knowledge from nursing and other health disciplines in using evidence based practice to manage health care of diverse clients.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in reasoning, analysis, research or decision-making relevant to the discipline of nursing.
  4. Communicate professionally and therapeutically using diverse modalities.
  5. Manage resources efficiently and effectively when planning, implementing and evaluating therapeutic interventions to achieve optimal health outcomes for diverse populations.
  6. Incorporate self-awareness and values consciousness into a process of personal and professional development.
  7. Integrate professional, legal and ethical standards into nursing practice.

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