Nursing

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School of Nursing Creighton University Alumni

As a Creighton University College of Nursing student, you were driven to make the world a better place. As an alumnus, you can inspire future nurses by staying connected and involved with the College, your former classmates and your favorite professors by:

Message from the dean

Catherine ToderoThis fall semester has been one filled with many blessings for our college. In September, the University celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking for a 180,000-square-foot health sciences campus in Phoenix. The campus, opening in fall 2021, will address growing shortages of Arizona health care professionals. Additionally, in Phoenix, we hosted the Arizona State Board of Nursing for a site visit as part of the final phase of approval for our Phoenix-based Accelerated BSN program.

Among other good news, this fall, we launched a Master of Science in Nursing Education and a post-graduate certificate in nursing education. A recent survey conducted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing identified 1,715 faculty vacancies in 872 school. Our college is not immune and is always looking for faculty who are driven to make a difference in the lives of our students. If you or anyone you know is interested in pursuing nursing education, please contact our admissions team. And, for open faculty positions, visit our Creighton Human Resources website.

Lastly, I’m especially proud of our recent efforts around palliative care and the team of experts we are assembling. As you may already know, this summer we learned that Mandy Kirkpatrick, PhD, BSN’05, was named a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholar. The foundation seeks scholars with the potential to change health care education at the national level. Kirkpatrick’s goal is to expand and improve Creighton’s palliative care education, making it more comprehensive and applicable to distance-learning students.

I wish you and your loved ones a blessed start to the season of Advent.

Gratefully,

Catherine Todero, PhD, RN, FAAN, BSN'72 
Dean and Professor of Nursing

Alumni Advisory Board

Officers

President
Maureen Turner, BSN’74
Omaha, Nebraska
 

Current Members

Josephine Abboud BSN’95 
Omaha, NE

Ann Berger BSN’71 
Omaha, NE

Ellie Brooks BSN’81 
Sioux Falls, SD

Madeleine Corbeil BSN’70 
Chicago, IL

Sue Dunn BSN’78 
Denver, CO

Teresa Franco BSN’78 
Omaha, NE

Anne Gard BSN’03 
Chicago, IL

Kate Garred BSN’84 
Onawa, IA

Gary George BSN’96 
Omaha, NE

Kim Hagner BSN’04, MS’08
Omaha, NE

Anne Harty BSN97, MS’00 
Carmichael, CA

Megan Hawk (Ryan) BSN’00 
Omaha, NE

Dede Johnson BSN’74 
Omaha, NE

Molly Kennison BSN’10 
Omaha, NE

Suzanne Kotula (Ganzhorn) BSN’85 
Omaha, NE

Susan Lacy BSN’78, BSANE’82 
Omaha, NE

Nancy Lakier BSN’75 
Poway, CA

Mary Leighton BSN’71 
Omaha, NE

Emily “Lemke BSN’10, DNP’15
Houston, TX

Pat Lenaghan MS ‘86 
President’s Council
Omaha, NE

Katie Linehan BSN’05 
Omaha, NE

Jenna Lowndes BSN’09 
St. Paul, MN

Jane Masterson SJN’72 
Centennial, CO

Donna McCullough SJN’47 
Alumni Emerita
Omaha, NE

Diane Millea, DNP BSN’77 
President’s Council
Omaha, NE

Emily Mohs (Greisch) BSN’07 
Omaha, NE

Barb O’Brien BSN’70 - St. Catherine’s 
Omaha, NE

Ellen Poole BSN’73 
Glendale, AZ

Judy Pritza BSN’92, MS’96 
President-elect
Omaha, NE

Cathy Ravenstahl BSN’78 
Ex-officio
Omaha, NE

Annette Sayers BSN’74 
Omaha, NE

Sarah Seifert BSN’14 
Omaha, NE

Kathy Sibbernsen BSN’82 
Omaha, NE

Kathy Soto BSN’75 
Leander, TX

Diane Stormberg BSN’80 
President’s Council
Omaha, NE

Karla Townley BSN’86 
Omaha, NE

Ellen Townley BSN’83  
Chevy Chase, MD

Eileen Van Tasell BSN’68 
President’s Council
Parkville, MO

Le Anne Vitito BSN’93, MS’00
President’s Council
Omaha, NE

Kathy Wolter BSN’83 
Bellevue, NE

Wendy Worthing BSN’87 
Omaha, NE

Bridget Young BSN’75
Omaha, NE

Catherine Todero Dean
Omaha, NE

Cindy Adams Assistant Dean for Administration & Finance
Omaha, NE

Emily Bauman Assistant Director Sustaining Gifts
Omaha, NE

Cindy Costanzo Senior Associate Dean
Omaha, NE

Amy Cosimano BSN’95 Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Omaha, NE

Mary Kunes-Connell Ph.D. BSN’77 Associate Dean for Academics & Clinical Affairs
Omaha, NE

Sue Magnuson
Academic Affairs & Event Coordinator Board Secretary
Omaha, NE

Julie Manz BSN Program Chair
Omaha, NE

Mary Tracy DNP Program Chair
Omaha, NE

Hastings Nursing Alumni Ambassadors

The College of Nursing Ambassadors are alumni from the Hastings Campus who represent Creighton University in outreach activities with other alumni as well as current and prospective students. They share their Creighton experiences and serve as resources for those who want to learn more about Creighton. Ambassadors also:

  • Attend Creighton sponsored events for prospective nursing students
  • Serve on a nursing engagement committee facilitated by Mary Lanning faculty
  • Provide mentoring and shadowing opportunities to current students
  • Visit one on one with prospective students
  • Talk with students in the classroom about nursing opportunities

To be eligible to be an Ambassador, you must be a Creighton nursing alumni or a Creighton faculty or staff member. Sign up now. The time commitment is only about 5 to 15 hours per year.