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Forming Future Health Care Leaders

“With your commitment to the Creighton mission, we will continue to mold and mentor compassionate pharmacists, occupational therapists and physical therapists who will go on to lead in the health care industry.”

— Evan Robinson, RPh, PhD, Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

A Pioneer in Health Care

We believe that right now, more than ever, the world needs Creighton-educated health care professionals. 

As our alumni know, we teach students in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions to care for their patients compassionately, treating each one as a whole person and striving to make a difference in every life. 

The school is a pioneer in health care. We offered the first distance-based Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) pathway, the first entry-level clinical doctorate in physical therapy and one of the first post-baccalaureate Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) programs in the country.

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions — By the Numbers 

3,300+

Recorded hours of health-related service by students in 2018-2019.

1st 

The nation’s first accredited online pharmacy program and first entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) programs. 

Nearly 100% 

First-time national licensure pass rates in pharmacy, OT and PT.

 

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Why the Creighton experience is so much more

Diana Ndunda came to the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions with a vision in mind and a mission at heart. “I moved to the United States to go to pharmacy school,” says the Kenyan-born student. “I knew I wanted to serve others, and that this career path would give me purpose.”

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A leader in three fields

The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions includes three fields and several transformative programs. Learn more about each department.

Our amazing alumni and students

Thousands of amazing SPAHP students and alumni call Creighton home. Here are a few of the extraordinary individuals doing great work in their communities and beyond. 
 

Lester L. Carter Jr., BSPHA'58 talks to Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD.

Lester L. Carter Jr., BSPHA’58, (pictured at an alumni event with Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD).  

Carter — an 89-year-old Omaha native and Alumni Merit Award winner — always wanted to “have a little store of my own.” His Creighton education helped him achieve that very thing. For more than 50 years, he’s operated his own drug store in Milwaukee.  

Carter and his shop are such an indelible part of the neighborhood that his community renamed the street after him — Dr. Lester L. Carter Way.  

Carter said he plans to work until he’s 100 and, in the meantime, to make it to as many Creighton alumni events as he can. 
 

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Amy Rogge, OTD’08, provides occupational therapy services for children with developmental and physical challenges. Her practice resides on an acre of land, where the children can help care for Amy’s goats and chickens. 

When the coronavirus put much of the world on lockdown, Amy and her team had to get creative to connect with the children, adding virtual sessions for story time and crafts, along with other ways to serve their families. And here’s a new one — Zoom meetings for the purpose of feeding farm animals.  

“At Creighton, we were offered so much in terms of opportunities to work with different people and in different practice settings, with the emphasis on pushing the profession forward in a meaningful way. That’s a unique perspective I’ve gained from the Creighton OT tradition.” 
 

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Margarita Caraway was finishing up her third year of Creighton pharmacy school when she got the call — report to duty, fight the virus.  

The Army Reserve medic was headed to the heart of country’s hotspot, New York City, where she and other health care professionals would help run the makeshift COVID-19 hospital in the Javits Center. 

“At Creighton, our professors are developing us professionally to be the best pharmacists we can be. This is more than a job for them. They’re getting us to think of the big picture: that we’re not just caring for patients on a chart; we’re caring for the whole person.”

Creighton’s health sciences campus in Phoenix

The cutting-edge facility will enrich Creighton’s Jesuit education and transform health care in the Southwest.