Thank you for your interest in Blessing-Rieman. You have the opportunity to be part of a 125-year nursing and health sciences legacy. Our faculty and staff are eager to assist you in meeting your educational goals.

Apply to Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Our dedicated admissions counselors make it easy to navigate the application process. We are happy to answer any questions you have. Once we receive your completed application, we do not keep you waiting. We often provide admissions decisions within a few business days. Find out more about admissions.

Each of our degree programs has specific application requirements:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

This traditional four-year option is for recent high school graduates. Find out more about our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Take the first steps toward applying to our BSN:

  1. Submit an application and official transcripts to one of our liberal arts partner colleges. Find out more about our partner colleges: Culver-Stockton College and Quincy University.
  2. For a complete list of application requirements, read our freshman information sheet.

BSN Transfer Option

Our transfer option is available to students who have completed their first year of college (at least 24 credit hours) at another institution. Read more about our BSN Transfer Option.

You may need to complete liberal arts requirements before moving on to nursing coursework. Through our partnership with two regionally ranked colleges, you can take the courses you need, when you need them. Find out more about our partner organizations.

Take the first steps toward applying to our BSN Transfer Option:

  1. Submit an application and official transcripts from any institutions where you have earned credit hours to the partner college of your choice: Culver-Stockton College or Quincy University.
  2. Complete additional requirements, such support courses in Anatomy and Physiology. For a complete list, read our transfer information sheet.

Second Degree BSN Option

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field can complete the requirements for a BSN in just two years. Learn more about our Second Degree BSN Option.

Take the first steps toward applying to our Second Degree BSN Option:

  1. Submit an application to Blessing-Rieman, either by visiting our application portal or completing a written Second Degree BSN program application.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges you have attended, including the institution that granted your bachelor’s degree.
  3. Complete additional requirements, such support courses in Microbiology and Psychology. For a complete list, read our Second Degree information sheet.

RN to BSN Online

Through this distance learning (online) option, practicing registered nurses (RNs) can complete their BSN. Find out more about our RN to BSN online.

Take the first steps toward applying to our RN to BSN online by submitting:

  1. An application to Blessing-Rieman by visiting our application portal or requesting a written application by emailing us at admissions@brcn.edu.
  2. A diploma or associate degree in nursing from an accredited program
  3. A copy of your current RN license
  4. Proof of enrollment or completion of general education courses if necessary. For a complete list of requirements, read our RN to BSN information sheet.

Master of Science in Nursing

Nurses with a BSN can prepare for administration or nursing educator roles with our online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Find out more about our MSN Online program.

Take the first steps toward applying to our MSN Online program:

  1. Complete an application, either by visiting our application portal or submitting a written application.
  2. Send a copy of your current RN license.
  3. Submit official transcripts showing completion of required support courses and proof of your BSN degree.
  4. Complete additional requirements, such as two letters of reference. For a complete list, read our MSN information sheet.

Associate of Science in Respiratory Care

You can become a certified respiratory care practitioner in just two years. People in this field provide specialized care to patients with breathing (respiratory) problems. Read more about our Associate of Science in Respiratory Care.

Take the first steps toward applying to our Associate of Science in Respiratory Care program:

  1. Submit an application to Blessing-Rieman, either by visiting our application portal or completing a written application for admission.
  2. Send official transcripts from all institutions previously attended.
  3. Complete additional requirements. For a complete list, read our Respiratory Care information sheet.

Contact Us

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