Tradition of Service


EMS in the community

By pursuing an innovative EMS education at Creighton University, you demonstrate your desire to make a difference in the world through service. “Women and men for and with others” is one of the Ignatian values central to your Jesuit, Catholic education at Creighton. You will go beyond receiving cutting-edge EMS education to develop the compassion and empathy you need to be an extraordinary EMT, paramedic or other health care provider.

Opportunities to Serve

Some volunteer in area elementary schools, teaching young children how and when to call 911. They assist with Creighton’s annual effort to offer free seasonal flu vaccinations to all Creighton students, faculty and staff. They also participate in public service campaigns on important topics, such as the importance of seatbelt use and the dangers of texting while driving. Learn more about Creighton in the community.

Ignatian Values

The teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Society of Jesus, are woven throughout your EMS education. Creighton is committed to the following Ignatian values:

  • Magis: Literally translated as “more,” this is the challenge to strive for excellence.
  • Women and Men for and with Others: You’ll have opportunities to be of service in Omaha and across the country and the world.
  • Faith that Does Justice: You’ll seek justice grounded in faith through activities and events.
  • Cura Personalis: This Latin phrase means “care for the entire person.” This is reflected in your Creighton education and in the care you give to others through service.