Our nationally accredited programs blend nursing education with liberal arts studies from two regionally ranked partner colleges. You also receive clinical experience from many area health agencies as well as Blessing Hospital – the largest and most sophisticated medical center within a 100-mile radius of our campus in Quincy, Illinois.

Blessing-Rieman College: About Our Partnerships

Our educational partnerships offer the best of both worlds by allowing nursing students to receive a liberal arts education while attending a college of nursing. Partnering with other organizations allows us to do what we do best: educating the next generation of nurses, nurse leaders, and respiratory care practitioners.

These partnerships also offer you distinct advantages as a student, including:

  • A jointly conferred degree: Blessing-Rieman is the only the program in the country with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree that is granted jointly by two institutions: Blessing-Rieman and either Culver-Stockton College or Quincy University. A jointly conferred degree demonstrates your mastery of nursing and liberal arts education. Find out more about our nursing and health sciences programs and our joint partnership arrangement.
  • Convenient processes: We assist you in working with partner colleges and Blessing Hospital while you maintain steady progress toward your degree. We are in regular contact with partner colleges to make sure you can enroll in the classes you need, when you need them.
  • Commitment to high standards: Our partner colleges and Blessing Hospital meet or exceed high professional standards so that you can gain the most out of your education. Both Culver-Stockton College and Quincy University are ranked among the best schools in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report. Blessing Hospital is accredited by DNV GL Healthcare, which means the hospital consistently follows best practices for safe, effective care.

About Our Parent Organization: Blessing Hospital

Blessing Hospital is a large rural hospital with 306 beds and more than 240 doctors. Blessing is also the largest medical center in the tri-state area of Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa, treating more than 13,400 inpatient and 245,000 outpatient visits per year. This depth of experience allows Blessing to deliver care that puts patients and families first.

Blessing offers a level of expertise that is typically only available in major metropolitan areas. For example, Blessing is recognized as a high performing hospital for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about Blessing Hospital.

Blessing-Rieman partners with the Blessing Foundation to apply monetary donations in ways that benefit our students and community, such as funding academic scholarships. Find out more about the Blessing Foundation.

About Our Liberal Arts Partner Colleges

Our liberal arts partner colleges include:

Culver-Stockton College

Culver-Stockton College is a private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Canton, Missouri. The college ranks among the best in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report. Culver-Stockton has been educating students based on the values of faith and human spirit since 1853. Read more about Culver-Stockton College.

Quincy University

Quincy University is a Catholic liberal arts college founded in 1860 and located in Quincy, Illinois. Quincy University is regionally ranked as a Best College and Best Value School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. The institution is known for its commitment to service learning and the Franciscan tradition. Find out more about Quincy University.

Contact Us

For additional information about our programs or how to apply, contact us at 217-228-5520, email us at admissions@brcn.edu, or apply now.