Program Requirements

The University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in cooperation with Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing. Blessing-Rieman is affiliated with Blessing Hospital, one of the Midwest's finest health care facilities, and offers an NLNAC and CCNE accredited baccalaureate nursing program.

Students in this 4-year program may anticipate a fully integrated curriculum, with nursing courses all four years, and most of their classes in the junior and senior years on the BRCN campus just a few blocks from the University. At Blessing-Rieman students will utilize the Blessing Health Professions Library, a computer lab with the latest software for nursing research; and the Skills Lab, a state-of-the-art facility that replicates the hospital and clinical settings.

The application into the Nursing Program is a one-page form that complements the application to Quincy University. There is no additional application fee. The requirements for acceptance into the program for traditional Basic Track students and transfer students with fewer than 12 hours of college credits are: a minimum composite score of 22 on the ACT or equivalent on the SAT, and a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Transfer students with more than 12 hours must have at least 12 hours with grades of "C" or higher; support course GPA of 2.7 and nursing course GPA of 2.7, and at least three semester hours of college-level science, or evidence of success in college, such as a prior degree or other substantial academic credit. Students who have at least 24 hours of credit and the prerequisites for the sophomore-level Nursing courses may be considered for admission as sophomore transfer students in the Nursing Program, and take the freshman- and sophomore-level nursing courses concurrently. Transfer students are reminded that they must complete 30 hours at Quincy University in order to earn a QU degree. Eighteen of the 30 hours may be taken at Blessing-Rieman; the remainder must be taken at QU.

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing publishes its own catalog, with more details of its nursing programs than are contained here. Please consult them at Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, P.O. Box 7005, Quincy, Illinois 62305-7005, 217-228-5520. Similarly, the current B-RCN catalog should be consulted regarding specific admissions and/or degree requirements for each of the BSN programs offered in partnership with Quincy University.

The Blessing-Rieman program features opportunities for a student to obtain a BSN degree: the Basic Track, for students entering with no previous nursing education. Students with an RN license may earn a BSN degree through the University's PDP Program.

The Blessing-Rieman program has a nursing advanced placement track.

The Blessing-Rieman program accepts LPN-BSN students.

Basic Track Program Requirements:
1. General education requirements for the baccalaureate degree. General education requirements must include Ethics and BIO 282, 283; PSY 100, 236.

2. First Year/Senior Year Experience. First Year Experience is waived for transfer and nursing advanced placement students.

3. Support courses: BIO 159, 354; CHE 125; COM 101; and statistics.

4. 61 hours of Nursing courses, including: NSG 101, 102, 201, 202, 203, 204, 280, 301, 302, 303, 304, 401, 402, 403, 404, and 405.

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