Dean's Message

TCindy Costanzohank you for visiting the Creighton Alumni website and reconnecting with the College of Nursing. It is a pivotal time to be a member of the nursing profession, and Creighton is at the forefront in teaching, service and scholarship.

The College of Nursing is maintaining a strong four-year traditional baccalaureate nursing program while also looking ahead to growth within our graduate programs with multiple new post-master's certificates. Our BSN, MSN and doctoral (DNP) programs prepare our graduates to manage care and improve outcomes using a holistic personal and socially responsible approach.

Community involvement is at the heart of Creighton nursing. Students attain hands-on learning at health clinics for the underserved, through the health screenings we provide at area Catholic schools, our Alegent Creighton Health partnership and more.

And, as always, Creighton nursing faculty help develop and refine the leadership, critical-thinking and clinical-judgment skills that allow our nursing graduates to participate as full partners in healthcare delivery and the shaping of health policy.

A few points of pride:
  • We are the first in Nebraska to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, the highest level of preparation for clinical practice.
  • Creighton’s accelerated BSN program was one of the first second-degree, accelerated programs in the United States.
  • Our pass rates on the nursing licensure examination consistently exceed state and national averages for first-time test takers.
  • Annual pass rates on the certification exam for nurse practitioners range greater than 90 percent for first-time test takers.
  • The Compassionate Response toolkit, a resource for hepatitis C patients and their families developed by a College of Nursing faculty member and her senior nursing students, is in demand nationally.
We value your contributions to our profession and your ongoing connection to Creighton. You help shape Creighton’s legacy for quality nursing graduates and leadership in nursing education. Please keep in touch and check out the latest College of Nursing e-newsletter.

Cindy Costanzo, Ph.D., R.N., CNL
Interim Dean, College of Nursing


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