The Hastings College nursing program is conducted in partnership with the Creighton University College of Nursing, Mary Lanning Healthcare campus, in Hastings. It allows you to earn a four-year bachelor's degree from Hastings College followed by a 12-month accelerated nursing program on the Mary Lanning Healthcare campus, where you'll earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Creighton University.
This is a great way to get into nursing while exploring and enjoying your other interests, as band, theatre, chorus, athletics, dance, student organizations and more are all available to you as a student at Hastings College. You can even add supporting majors or minors at Hastings to broaden your education and match your interests. It's a full college experience that isn't always possible in traditional nursing programs.
Importantly, Hastings College has a guaranteed number of slots in the Creighton program for students who meet the entry requirements — and gives our students scholarship preference. Hastings students may also receive a priority admission decision into the accelerated nursing curriculum upon completion of their junior year provided admissions requirements have been met at that time.
The Creighton program also offers:
- Guaranteed job placement upon graduation with selected clinical partners, and
- $2,000 loan repayment every year for five years (a $10,000 value) by select employers.
For those interested in completing an accelerated nursing program at other institutions across the country, the Hastings College program can transfer. Just check with your admissions counselor.