Creighton University

Omaha, NE 68178

Creighton University is a private institution in Omaha, Nebraska. It was founded in 1878 by the Society of Jesus. The university is one of the 28 institutions that belong to the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The campus is outside the downtown area of Omaha and sits on 140 acres of land. The annual enrollment is over 8,000 students, with about half of the student population working toward the completion of an undergraduate program. The undergrad and graduate-level programs are offered through 10 schools and colleges, including the College of Nursing. However, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest school at Creighton University, with over 28% of students enrolling in programs offered through the Arts & Sciences college.

The school offers six CCNE-accredited nursing programs, including three BSN options. The BSN programs include a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN program. The accelerated program can be completed in just one year. Upon completion of any of the BSN programs, students are prepared to pass the NCLEX-RN exam. The college boasts a 97% employment rate for graduates, with one percent of graduates returning for a graduate-level program. Graduate-level options include MSN, DNP, and BSN to DNP programs. 


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate89%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 153
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 0
Nursing Administration Master's degree 59
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Post-master's certificate 1
Nursing Administration Post-master's certificate 10
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - professional practice 4
Nursing Administration Doctor's degree - professional practice 35
Nursing Administration Doctor's degree - professional practice 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Creighton University

Clarkson College
1.62 miles away
College of Saint Mary
4.16 miles away
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
5.27 miles away
Bellevue University
8.09 miles away
Midland University
30.45 miles away
Nebraska Wesleyan University
46.91 miles away
Bryan College of Health Sciences
48.92 miles away
Union College
49.92 miles away
Concordia University-Nebraska
64.16 miles away
Doane University-Arts & Sciences
68.56 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1916 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading520 to 630
SAT: Math530 to 650
SAT: Writing510 to 620
ACT Composite24 to 30
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$20,710
30k to 48k$21,648
48k to 75k$24,458
75k to 110k$28,011
Over 110k$32,381
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,125.00 $1,125.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $820.00 $820.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Nebraska Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be veteran connected Applicant must be enrolled in any approved school of nursing Applicant must be a Nebraska resident Previous recipients are eligible to apply

Bill and Mary Russell Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of the Heartland Foundation service region, which includes the following counties: In Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, [...]

Bill and Mary Russell Scholarship

Applicant must be accepted and enrolled in an approved nursing or health care related program. Applicant must reside within the Heartland Foundation service region which includes the following [...]

Creighton University - National Merit Scholarship

Applicant must be a National Merit Finalist who has designated Creighton University as his or her first-choice institution when completing the scholarship application. Applicants may change [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Nebraska state board of nursing
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

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