Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Quincy, IL 62305

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
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 12 53
Master's degree 1 6
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
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


No Info Available

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$802/credit
In State Students$802/credit
Out of State Students$802/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$500/credit
In State Students$500/credit
Out of State Students$500/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $36,090 $36,090 $36,090
ADN 70 $56,140 $56,140 $56,140
BSN 125 $100,250 $100,250 $100,250
FNP 50 $25,000 $25,000 $25,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

No Info Available

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Broadway at 11th Street
Quincy, IL 62305

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