Nursing Program

The Education of Care

Partnering with Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing (BRCN) and Health Sciences, 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

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences as an institution of higher education is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA). Find out more about The Higher Learning Commission.

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.

Doug Sheffer

You are more than an ID#

Quincy's classes are small, so you get a lot of personal attention. Talking to other students in med school, they didn't know their professors very well. I worked with my teachers every day.
Doug Sheffer '07, Cardiologist, Medical College of Wisconsin

Active Learning Opportunities For Nursing School

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.

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: In 2014, more than 500 students volunteered a total of 4,000 service hours across seven states.

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