Blessing - Rieman College
PO Box 7007
Quincy, Illinois 62305
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The Online RN-BSN Track is for students who have a:
-Registered Nursing license.
To apply online please complete the application under Enrolling that is entitled RN & AP application. For more details about this program or for a paper application please contact our Admissions Office.
BSN Program Details
A BSN degree is a four-year college degree with a major in nursing. Our liberal arts program is a typical, where students have required general education courses plus required courses in their major. Students take general education courses (math, science, English, etc.) on the partner school campus and take all nursing courses at B-RCN, with clinical experiences (hands-on training) at Blessing Hospital and area health care agencies.
A BSN degree is the starting point of a rewarding career in nursing – the potential is only as great as you can imagine!
-You are prepared to begin a position in a health care agency, ensuring your employer that you have the best preparation for your new position, including leadership and critical thinking skills.
-BSN nurses have more opportunity for advancement into supervisory positions and other positions of responsibility because of that preparation.
-The BSN degree is also necessary to be accepted into training for some specialty fields like nurse anesthetist, midwife, administration, nurse educator, or clinical nurse specialist. Some employers require a BSN degree for certain positions.
-Many BSN students enroll in graduate education programs to receive their Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degree, or even a PhD!
MSN Program Details
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing (BRCN) offers a part-time Master of Science in Nursing program. This part-time program has students enrolling in 6-7 credit hours per semester. Each student is expected to transfer 6 semester hours of cognate courses. The total number of semester credits needed to graduate equals 42-44 credit hours. Students choosing to complete a scholarly project will have a total of 42 semester credits, and students choosing to complete a Master’s Thesis will have a total of 44 semester credits. Students choose one of two advanced roles: nursing education or nursing administration. Courses are scheduled to facilitate the working student. While faculty may include some asynchronous learning experiences, students are expected to attend all scheduled classes as learning experiences are enhanced by group interaction.
BRCN's Masters Program has approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission. The current cohort of 10 students began in Summer of 2009.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The advanced placement track is for students who have:
A previous college degree (BA or BS).
Considering a new career.
2 Letters of recommendation (must be submitted to the Admissions Office directly from the person giving the reference)
Official transcripts from every college attended
Proof of enrollment in all pre-requisites (if pre-reqs are not completed at the time you apply)
Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Support Course GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Completion of the following support courses with a grade of C or higher:
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology II
Introduction to Psychology
Developmental Psychology/ Growth and Development
Completion of the following general education courses:
Composition and Text 1&2
Humanities (History, Literature, Philosophy) ( 6 credit hours)