Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing is located on the campus of Blessing Hospital in Quincy Illinois. The College has been educating nurses for more than 100 years. Today its partnership arrangement with nearby Culver-Stockton College and local Quincy University allows Blessing Rieman to replace its traditional two year Registered Nursing (RN) programs to be able to offer both Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing Degrees. The baccalaureate degree requires general education classes at the partner school and traditional nursing coursework at BRCN. The master’s level degrees are conferred by BRCN. There is a two year MSN option for nurses currently holding BSN degrees and a three year option for nurses with RN credentials and/or associate degrees. There are curriculum tracks for education or administration.
Clinical experience at BRCN comes from a state of the art simulation center complete with high fidelity simulated “humans” --three adults; a one and five year old child; a birthing mother and a new born; and a premature infant.
Blessing-Riemen College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the State Boards of Nursing in both Illinois and Missouri.
Upon completion of nursing training candidates take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). One measure of the quality of a school’s nursing program is the pass rates of its graduates on this examination.
Since 2004, the lowest pass rate recorded for BRCN graduates was 70% in 2005. The pass rate for 2012 was 91%. Here are the pass rates for BRCN for the last nine years:
- 2004 84%
- 2005 70%
- 2006 86%
- 2007 91%
- 2008 90%
- 2009 96%
- 2010 89%
- 2011 74%
- 2012 91%
The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Nursing (B, M)
- The tuition charges per year are around $21,810*
- Required fees are estimated to be around $750*
- Part-time per credit hour charges for undergraduates are $730*
- About seventy students were granted degrees in the last reported year
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $22,000-$26,000
- For part-time students, charges are between $730-$870 per unit
- Required fees for full-time students: $790
- For part-time students, charges are between $500-$600 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||61%||$6,921|
|Student Loans (Federal)||56%||$8,601|
Other Healthcare or Nursing Schools
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Blessing Rieman College of Nursing.
- Graham Hospital School of Nursing in Canton, IL (83 miles away)
- St Johns College in Springfield, IL (93 miles away)
- Chamberlain College of Nursing - Missouri in St. Louis, MO (100 miles away)
- Methodist College in Peoria, IL (109 miles away)
- Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing in Peoria, IL (109 miles away)