Nursing Accelerated (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
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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. Through the 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 anytime throughout the year. Classes start each January and August on the Omaha and Phoenix campuses. January classes are also available on our campus in Hastings, Nebraska.
With a population of nearly 1 million in the greater Omaha area, you’ll find a dynamic, energetic city that is continually transforming itself. Omaha is known for its cultural diversity, work ethic and friendliness. You’ll have access to exceptional hands-on learning experiences, including with CHI Health, the area’s largest healthcare provider.
Our Accelerated Nursing bachelor’s degree program begins in January in Hastings at Mary Lanning Hospital and makes the Creighton learning experience more accessible for rural Nebraska. You’ll find a great home for your nursing school experience in the company of our dedicated faculty and staff on the Hastings Campus.
Phoenix, Arizona Campus
Located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, with a population exceeding 4.5 million people, the Accelerated Nursing bachelor’s degree prepares you for a role focused on giving to others. With classroom and hands-on instruction beginning in January at St. Joseph’s Hospital, you will be immersed in the healthcare environment and see the impact of a nursing career.
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.
- Critical thinking
- Clinical decision-making
- Professional communication skills
- Strong theoretical knowledge and clinical skills
Review the complete list of prerequisites and how to apply for the accelerated BSN.