College of Nursing Fact Sheets

About the College of Nursing




Catherine Todero, PhD, BSN’72

Our School

  • 1,130 current enrollment
  • 748 undergraduates
  • 382 master’s and doctoral students
  • 64 full-time and part-time faculty
  • 1st in Nebraska to offer the DNP degree
  • 1975 – year the accelerated nursing program launched—one of the 1st in the nation
  • 3 campuses:
    • Omaha,NE
    • Phoenix, AZ
    • Grand Island, NE

Our Programs

  • 3 degree programs: BSN, MSN, DNP
  • #10 ranking of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track by U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 100 Doctor of Nursing Program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • 12 months to complete the accelerated BSN, for college graduates pursuing nursing as a 2nd degree

Our Successes

  • 100% of BSN graduates are employed, attending graduate or professional school, or participating in a postgraduate service program within six months of graduation
  • 96% – 2020 NCLEX pass rate for Creighton tradition BSN
  • 100% – 2020 Nurse Practitioner Certification pass rate
  • 244 preceptorship hours completed by students—among the highest of any nursing program in the nation

And our more than 8,800 alumni live out Creighton's mission

Just a few College of Nursing alumni who have made a difference include:

  • Elizabeth Keitges See, PhD, BSN'52 (1929-1992): National leader in nursing research; former director of research for the American Nurses Association
  • Barba Jean Edwards, BSN'53, 1st African American to serve as national president of the Association of Operating Room Nurses
  • Barbara Braden, PhD, BSN'73, Developed the Braden Scale for pressure-sore risk assessment, used worldwide
  • Karen Monsen, PhD, BSN'78, A global leader in public health nursing