Nursing | Hastings College


Interested in a Nursing career?

The Hastings College 3+1 nursing program is conducted in partnership with the Creighton University College of Nursing and Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. It allows you to spend three years on the Hastings College campus followed by one year in the Creighton Accelerated of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program on the Mary Lanning Healthcare campus. 

As Nebraska and many states face critical shortages in access to health care and a demand for nurses, the 3+1 nursing program is an ideal way to meet the needs of students like you who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing.

Graduate faster

Through the program, you'll graduate in as few as four years with two degrees: a bachelor’s degree from Hastings College in Biology-Health Systems, and a BSN from Creighton. During the program, you'll also become familiar with nursing practice through Creighton’s ongoing partnership with Mary Lanning Healthcare campus and its Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) partners in nearby communities.

Your Hastings College advisor and supportive faculty will provide the individual guidance you need to prepare you for the nursing program – and for your life's path. You'll be ready for whatever the future brings.

Experience college life

The 3+1  program is a great way to get into nursing while exploring and enjoying your other interests, such as band, theatre, chorus, athletics, art, student organizations and more. All are 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.

Guaranteed job placement

After three years at Hastings College, you'll move directly into the Creighton nursing program — while still living and going to school right in Hastings. It’s a great example of community-based education in a program that's in demand. 

And once you graduate, the 3+1 program offers:

  • Guaranteed job placement 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.

Next steps

Schedule a visit to learn more about the program and see how Hastings will work for you. Already decided on Hastings? Apply today!