Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
The Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences is a small private college in Quincy, Illinois. However, they have a long tradition. The college was founded in 1891 and has always been dedicated to nursing and health sciences. In fact, they became one of the first nursing schools to earn accreditation in 1909. All faculty members have either an MSN or Ph.D. in nursing or a related field. The college partners with two nearby liberal arts colleges for required classes that are outside of the nursing field. Clinical experience is provided through a partnership with the Blessing Hospital, which has a large campus and serves the Quincy community.
The Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers five different nursing programs. These programs include traditional BSN and MSN programs along with several additional paths for earning a BSN. Depending on the prerequisites, students may enroll in the RN to BSN, LPN to BSN, or accelerated BSN programs. These programs are accredited by the ACEN and CCNE. The RN to BSN program is offered online while most of the other programs require traditional classroom learning. Besides the standard nursing programs, the college also offers an Associate of Science in Respiratory Care and an Associate of Science in Health Information Management.
|Campus LocaleRemote Town|
|Number of Students288|
|Student to Faculty Ratio10:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1994 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
03/01/1995 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/16/2010 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$802/credit|
|In State Students||$802/credit|
|Out of State Students||$802/credit|
|In District Students||$500/credit|
|In State Students||$500/credit|
|Out of State Students||$500/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.