Dean's Office


Amy Friedman Wilson, PharmD’95Welcome to the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. We have a rich tradition of educating occupational therapists, pharmacists and physical therapists to be competent and compassionate health care professionals. As a Jesuit institution, our focus on the Ignatian tradition guides us to develop clinicians who see beyond the science to the humanistic needs of our patients. We emphasize cura personalis, Latin for “care of the person.” Our approach to patient care addresses the whole person, not just the disease requiring treatment.

Dedicated, experienced faculty in our classrooms and clinics model professional development and outstanding patient care. Our state-of-the-art teaching spaces and innovative distance education programs help us educate occupational therapists, pharmacists and physical therapists prepared to practice not only today, but tomorrow.

Consistently named the No. 1 Midwest regional university by U.S. News & World Report, Creighton is a world-renowned pioneer in entry-level pharmacy, occupational therapy and physical therapy education. The first clinical doctorates in Occupational Therapy (OTD) and Physical Therapy (DPT) were established by Creighton University, raising the bar for clinical patient care in the professions.

Creighton is nationally recognized as a leader in health sciences distance education. Our Doctor of Pharmacy Distance Pathway is the first distance entry-level program in the United States, offering students an opportunity to become a pharmacist without the need to relocate to Omaha. Our unique collaborations in occupational therapy allow students in Alaska and Colorado to earn a Creighton Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree in those locations. Our success in educating students is demonstrated by our graduates consistently outperforming national averages on licensing exams in each of our programs.

We are leaders in interprofessional education and community engagement, and we cultivate collaboration across the health sciences. As part of a campus that has a long history of preparing health care professionals, our students join with medical, dental and nursing students to practice as interprofessional teams, dedicated to the best  patient care. Our unique interprofessional practice site serves as a health care delivery model across the United States. In addition, service to others is a cornerstone of our programs. Our belief that “to whom much is given, much is expected” results in nearly 10,000 hours of community service provided by our faculty and students each year, in Omaha and beyond.

The more than 1,000 students enrolled in our programs come to Creighton for reasons beyond our innovation and technology. They are looking to find something greater, to be something greater and to create a greater world that is more compassionate and just. If you are looking for more than a job, but a calling, we invite you to join us in serving, leading and advancing health for all.

Amy Friedman Wilson, PharmD
Interim Dean