Featured Testimonial About Creighton University
Our students and faculty are creative. They’ve got great ideas, and we have to find a way to allow them to nurture those ideas—that’s what FIRE is all about.
At the College of Nursing, we teach every student and faculty member to strive for magis, or “more;” to search for better treatment options, build stronger collaborations, question new approaches to care, and find answers through interdisciplinary research.
This is the guiding principle behind the Center for Faculty Innovation, Research, and Education (FIRE), Creighton’s virtual center for clinical nursing research improvement spearheaded by Dean Catherine Todero. While medical practitioners and scientists conduct research in laboratories and other highly controlled environments, nursing research often takes place in clinical settings—with real patients and real outcomes. Through donor investments, the College of Nursing will build more opportunities for research, while helping our faculty progress from educators to endowed researchers and industry experts.
The Center for FIRE represents an ambitious concept designed to elevate the culture of research within the College of Nursing, and will help with paying for release time, securing seed funding, accessing experts, and attracting valuable new hires.
We are one of the region’s largest nursing colleges, currently enrolling more than 1,000 students in baccalaureate, master’s, and DNP programs. Our mission inspires us to educate strong health allies for the future and offer them more in every way. That means providing an education based on modern health care trends, and opportunities to publish work alongside skilled researchers—and that’s only the beginning.
“Our students and faculty are creative. They’ve got great ideas, and we have to find a way to allow them to nurture those ideas—that’s what FIRE is all about," said Catherine Todero, PhD, RN, FAAN, BSN’72, Dean of the College of Nursing and Vice Provost for Health Sciences campuses.