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