Nursing

The Education of Care

Partnering with Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing (BRCN), Quincy University offers the bachelor of science degree in Nursing. BRCN is affiliated with Quincy’s top notch medical facility, Blessing Hospital, located just a few blocks from QU, where students learn nursing through hands-on experience in medical settings with patients.

“(Nursing) takes a very strong, intelligent, and compassionate person to take on the ills of the world with passion and purpose and work to maintain the health and well-being of the planet.” ~Donna Wilk Cardillo

The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and has been recognized by the National League for Nursing as a National Center of Excellence in Nursing Education Research.

Your Courses

Our four-year program offers a fully integrated curriculum, combining the strengths of the liberal arts with a modern professional nursing education. Nursing courses begin in your sophomore year, with your junior and senior year being almost exclusively devoted to nursing courses.

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A Balancing Act

I've been lucky that Quincy University has given me so many opportunities to lead and to serve. Getting involved while balancing class can be tough at times but it's been very rewarding for me.
Catherine Richards, Senior Biology and Chemistry Double Major and 2015 Lincoln Laureate Recipient

Active Learning Opportunities

The partnership between Quincy University and BRCN builds active learning right into this shared program. At Blessing-Rieman, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a full-featured clinical environment and the Blessing Health Professions Library.

Upper classmen summer internship opportunities:

  • A capstone clinical experience during your senior year.
  • A hospital setting with a computer access to the latest research and Skills Lab.

BRCN also makes available:

  • Community service projects
  • Mission trips
  • International study
  • Professional seminars and participation in national conventions.
  • Research projects.A Few of Your Careers

Students will be well prepared for the many nursing opportunities that exist in the medical field, including:

  • Graduate study for a nurse practitioner, anesthetists, nursing educators, and administrators.
  • Hospital Nurse (maternity, surgery, pediatrics, intensive care units, etc.)
  • Clinical Nurse (surgical centers, emergency medical centers, etc.)
  • Public Health Nurse (government worker, school nurse, etc.)
  • Home Health Nurse

Your Careers Options

Students will be well prepared for the many nursing opportunities that exist in the medical field, including:

  • Graduate study for a nurse practitioner, anesthetists, nursing educators, and administrators.
  • Hospital Nurse (maternity, surgery, pediatrics, intensive care units, etc.)
  • Clinical Nurse (surgical centers, emergency medical centers, etc.)
  • Public Health Nurse (government worker, school nurse, etc.)
  • Home Health Nurse
Fun Fact: Last spring break our students traveled over 10,480 miles to complete 4,000 service hours in New Orleans, New York, South Carolina, and more.

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