Nursing (BSN)

If you’re driven to make a difference in the lives of others, the Creighton University College of Nursing is the right place for you. Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is designed to help you develop the competencies you’ll need to be a successful and impactful nurse.

Creighton’s fully accredited program gives you access to a community of professionals who will guide you on your path to contributing something meaningful to the world. Unlike many nursing programs, you can be admitted directly into the College of Nursing as a freshman.

Our proven program has been preparing nurses for nearly 60 years. At Creighton, you’ll take a broad range of classes in various disciplines to receive a more comprehensive education. Community involvement is paramount to your experience at Creighton. You’ll gain hands-on experience and further develop your critical thinking, decision-making and communication skills through nursing clinicals and a preceptorship.


Well-educated nurses are in high demand. As a bachelor’s prepared nurse, you’ll be presented with a myriad of career opportunities.

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 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

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


Nursing BSN Curriculum

See the accelerated BSN program page for the accelerated curriculum and plan of study.

Student Organizations

  • Creighton University Student Nurse Association (CUSNA)

    As a member of the Creighton University Student Nurse Association, you’ll serve as a leader in the College of Nursing community and beyond. The CUSNA is a chapter of a national student nurse organization, enabling members to have a voice for nursing students across the state as well as nationwide.

  • Nursing Senate

    The Nursing Senate serves as one voice for the nursing student body. As a member, you’ll positively contribute to the nursing profession, Creighton University, and the College of Nursing by:

    • Extending service and social opportunities to all nursing students
    • Collaborating with students, faculty, staff and other Creighton professionals
    • Working together to strengthen the College of Nursing community

Admissions Requirements

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.

State Board Approvals

Creighton University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program in Nebraska has been approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing, DHHS Licensure Unit, PO Box 94986, Lincoln NE, 68509-4986

State Licensure Requirements

Graduates who complete Creighton University College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing meet eligibility requirements to take the National Council Licensure Exam -RN (NCLEX-RN). All 50 states, and US state territories, require the candidate to take the NCLEX-RN prior to practicing as an RN.

Graduates who complete Creighton University College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum meet requirements for all 50 states.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Creighton University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.