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 in Omaha, Hastings or Phoenix. 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. Classes start each January and August on the Omaha and Phoenix campuses. January classes are also available on our campus in Hastings, Nebraska.

Omaha Campus

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.

start datesHastings Campus

For more than 30 years, Creighton University has had a campus in Hastings at Mary Lanning Healthcare to provide nursing education for students in Central Nebraska. To address the critical need for nurses in Nebraska, we offer two programs in Hastings:

  • 12-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program
  • 3+1 program: Operated jointly by the College of Nursing, Hastings College and Mary Lanning Healthcare, this program allows students to get the full Hastings College experience for three years before commencing Creighton’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

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 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. Creighton College of Nursing graduates earn an average annual salary of $48,000 and, within 9 months of graduation, 100% are employed.

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 respect for each person’s dignity, worth, and spiritual uniqueness into professional practice.

  2. Synthesize knowledge and evidence from nursing and other disciplines to coordinate health care for diverse clients. 

  3. Demonstrate clinical judgment and professional accountability that supports safe practice and quality client outcomes.

  4. Collaborate and communicate effectively as a leader and advocate using diverse modalities.

  5. Manage resources efficiently and effectively in the coordination and management of care. 

  6. Incorporate deliberate reflection, self-awareness, and values consciousness into a process of personal and professional formation.  

  7. Integrate professional, legal and ethical standards into nursing practice.

What You'll Learn

Credit Hours

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


Admissions Requirements

Review the complete list of prerequisites and how to apply for the accelerated BSN.

Tuition & Scholarships

Learn more about tuition, aid and scholarships specifically for Creighton nursing students. Learn about how to apply for financial aid, and consult this important information for consumers.