Nancy Shirley

Retired Associate Professor from the College of Nursing.  I returned to Creighton in December 2003 having previously taught at Creighton from 1980-1989 and involved in many campus activities including ILAC and CEC House. Since returning, assumed Faculty and Administrative roles on both Omaha and Phoenix campus prior to retirement August 2022. Served as the Nursing Director for ILAC from 2013 – 2021 and as a reservist in the Army Nurse Corps for 23 years.

More about me:

I am a grateful child of God, wife, mother, nana, and retired nursing professor. My husband and I met at church and have walked this extraordinary journey together experiencing CEC in 2004 and growing more committed to our beliefs.  In addition to my husband, I am blessed with a wonderful daughter and son, who in turn are blessed with wonderful partners.  My son’s four children bring us all endless joy and delight. My daughter’s daughter (our youngest grandchild in Phoenix) has been a true gift beyond description. In early 2023, I became a Great-grandma!! I am now retired faculty at Creighton having taught nursing here from 1980-1989 and returned “home” in 2003 to teach nursing at all levels and to administer the undergraduate program on both campuses until 2022. My mantra has been My life is God’s gift to me; what I do with my life is my gift to God!!

Writing these reflections:

Now in retirement, I appreciate more and more all the ways that I find God in my life especially through my family and garden and through music and song.  I find listening to Christian music daily in the car keeps the right message in my head.  It is, indeed, a blessing to be part of this ministry.  Writing reflections is an opportunity to ponder the readings deeply in my heart and to share those musings and some music that further touches my soul.  I am a recipient of God’s grace with each one I write.