Nursing | Hastings College

Nursing

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. Spend three years on the Hastings College campus followed by one year in Creighton’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program on the Mary Lanning Healthcare campus.

Guaranteed job placement

After three years at Hastings College, you'll move directly into the Creighton nursing program, which has a January start, while still living and going to school 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 of employment (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. We also offer a traditional four-year plan to graduation before nursing school. Just check with your admissions counselor.

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.

Go further with a Hastings education

Most Hastings students complete their degree in four years, you’ll work closely with your advisor to chart a course in your major. Study abroad, do a service project or lead a club—there’s time, support and a plan for everything.

Check out our semester-by-semester degree plan.

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals.

Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential.

Graduate with experience

At Hastings, nursing majors have the opportunity expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad. Many take advantage of January Term (J-Term) to gather additional experiences and insight that help advance career options. What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings College ready to succeed.

Along your path, you'll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It's an experience that's true to Hastings College, and you won't find it anywhere else.

Nursing: Endless possibilities for Savage to help others »

Get involved beyond the Nursing classroom

  • Beta Beta Beta (Biology honor society)
  • Alpha Chi (Academic honor society)

In addition to these biology/nursing-related groups, 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 not always possible in traditional nursing programs.

Find scholarships for Nursing majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics are available.

First employers for recent graduates

  • Mary Lanning Healthcare
  • CHI Health/Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Husker Rehabilitation and Wellness
  • Denver Health
  • Vitality Home Health Care

Success in Nursing

Karli Cabrera ’18, Anthony Cloyd ’18 and Jordan Johnson ’18 combined their musical talents to form a small ensemble at Hastings College. Each Sunday of their senior year, they created, recorded and posted a mashup of songs to social media. Their “... more
Jordan Johnson, a senior music major with a biology minor, spent her summer developing organizational, promotional and social media skills while being exposed to the music industry. As an intern for Hear Nebraska in Grand Island, Johnson worked for... more
As a junior in college, biology major Grant Jerabek is already taking steps to improve modern cancer technologies. Jerabek’s internship this summer with San Diego, California-based Biocept Inc. takes him into the lab, immersing him in experiments... more
An Omaha native and Hastings College wildlife biology major, senior Ashlyn Ocander dreams of rescuing and rehabilitating marine mammals. Her passion for marine biology blossomed when she was 13 and witnessed newborn sea turtles returning to the Gulf... more
Sophomore biology major Alex Stogdill traveled to Nevada for January Term, or J-Term, to shadow a professional dermatologist. After nearly a month of observing the trade, Stogdill would leave the silver state and return to the Nebraska good life... more