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If a career of giving care, empowering patients, and improving the health of your community appeals to you, the Nursing program at Quincy University gives you a great start. Since 1998, Quincy University and Blessing Rieman College of Nursing (BRCN) have partnered to offer the bachelor of science degree in Nursing. BRCN is affiliated with Blessing Hospital, a respected and up-to-date facility. 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.

Our four-year program offers a fully integrated curriculum, combining the strengths of the liberal arts with up-to-the-minute professional nursing education. You'll begin nursing courses in your sophomore year and take them almost exclusively during junior and senior years. Faculty members at Quincy and BRCN combine advanced degrees in their fields with a commitment to individualized education. Small class sizes enable them to provide the degree of personal attention that will promote your success.

The campuses of Quincy University and BRCN are conveniently located just a few blocks apart, and the faculty of the two institutions collaborates effectively for the benefit of students. At Blessing-Rieman, you'll enjoy the benefits of a full-featured clinical environment and the Blessing Health Professions Library. You'll also have access to a computer lab with the latest research and the Skills Lab, which replicates a hospital setting.

Students in Nursing can choose from three paths:
  • Basic Degree Track: Designed for students entering the program with no previous nursing education.
  • LPN-BSN Degree Track: Students with an LPN license may complete their BSN in about three years, provided they have the prerequisites completed.
  • Transfer-Sophomore Degree Track: Transfer students with the appropriate prerequisites may enter as sophomores.

Outside the Classroom
In addition to your coursework and clinical experience, Quincy's Student Nurse Organization (SNO) will provide you with numerous opportunities to enhance your learning, gain leadership experiences, and benefit the community. Service events, such as the popular Teddy Bear Clinic, will help you apply your skills while building camaraderie with your colleagues. The members of SNO also organize social events, educational programs, and trips to the national convention. BRCN also sponsors a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing.

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