Leading the way
Creighton is a true leader in the health sciences, educating more professional health sciences students than any other Catholic university.
Through a series of courageous choices, we are now expanding the reach of our influence while deepening our commitment to caring for the whole person in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
You can help us create more Jesuit-educated health care leaders like you by supporting Creighton’s fundraising campaign Forward Blue and making a gift to your school or college.
Forward Blue is the largest and most comprehensive fundraising campaign in Creighton’s history. The campaign is a massive, concentrated effort over an extended period of time to celebrate Creighton’s mission, while raising funds to ensure that mission endures.
Building on our strengths
Two capital projects underline the growth of our health sciences enterprise — the $75 million CL and Rachel Werner Center for Health Sciences Education (opening fall 2023) and the nearly $100 million Creighton University Health Sciences Campus – Phoenix (opened in fall 2021).
Creighton continues to make bold strides in its training and curriculum, as well. Through the University's innovative approach to interdisciplinary education, students learn and train alongside other health sciences professions. Through the medical humanities, they study disciplines traditionally seen outside the scope of medicine to emphasize the areas of healing beyond the physiological.
As we prepare the next generation of health care leaders amid a rapidly changing world, we draw on our foundational strengths as a Jesuit, Catholic institution. Every move we make will be to the benefit of our students and the patients they will one day serve.
Creighton's Phoenix campus
In 2021, Creighton welcomed the first group of health sciences students to its new Phoenix campus, the $100 million Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Health Sciences Building. The campus will accommodate nearly 900 students and bring future health care professionals to an area direly in need of them.
How a new health sciences facility will build on Creighton's strengths
As Creighton continues to expand its reach in Phoenix and globally, the CL and Rachel Werner Center for Health Sciences Education will serve as a modern connection between the health sciences on the Omaha campus.Read the story
Health Sciences news
A dentist with a passion for pediatric care has joined the Creighton University School of Dentistry, thanks to the gift of a grateful alumnus.
A weeklong health sciences camp that introduces high school students to health care careers — a partnership between Creighton University and Arizona State University — will double its size thanks to a gift from the Burton Family Foundation.
In September, about 100 Creighton alumni, friends, faculty, staff and community leaders — including Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert — celebrated the opening of the CL and Rachel Werner Center.
Creighton Health Sciences
A few figures that underline the exciting momentum of Creighton's health sciences enterprise.
health sciences majors
3 in 5 undergraduate students are health sciences majors.
45% of Creighton students enroll in pre-professional programs, with 40% pursuing health sciences degrees.
Health sciences graduates support more than 11,300 jobs in Nebraska, helping Omaha and Nebraska earn high rankings for health care access.
"At Creighton, we’re taught how to treat the patient, but we’re also learning how to look for the underlying factors, to understand where the patient is coming from.
"This is why Creighton-educated health care professionals are so good at what they do. They know how to make connections with patients and their families. To care for them and to make them feel cared for."
— Andrew Dong Lee, School of Medicine
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