Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Excellence in professional nursing and healthcare career education
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences has a long and rich history. Our program was founded in 1891 in an effort to expand formal educational opportunities that would enable us to better care for our community. This spirit of commitment to community and education continues to be present in our current programs as we seek to provide excellence in professional nursing and healthcare career education. We offer a variety of nursing and health sciences program.
Highlights of our program include:
Reputable clinical partner
Our proximity to the seven-city-block campus of Blessing Hospital gives you convenient access to our parent organization and clinical experience partner. The hospital has received national recognition for delivering exceptional care to patients with complex conditions such as heart failure. Find out more about Blessing Hospital.
Strategic partnerships assist in giving you the best possible education. We partner with two local liberal arts colleges, ensuring you receive a well-rounded education. We provide exceptional clinical experience (clinicals) in collaboration with community agencies. Clinicals are also available through our parent organization, Blessing Hospital. Learn more about our partner organizations.
A track record of high nursing examination pass rates
To become a registered nurse (RN) or healthcare professional, you must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®). Blessing-Rieman students have met or exceeded national pass rates for years. Find out more about our retention, completion, & NCLEX pass rates.
Our Simulation Center
Students whose programs require clinical experience start off in our Simulation Center. In this sophisticated facility, you practice clinical skills in a simulated environment, which prepares you to provide excellent care for your future patients. Find out more about our Simulation Center.
If you ever need assistance, instructors are available outside of class to work with you one-on-one. We also offer tutors who can assist you with coursework and test-taking strategies. Find out more about our Learning Resource Center.
We assist you in navigating all the requirements that must be met to earn your degree. Our advisors have years of experience in providing support that allows students to meet degree requirements. Meet our faculty and staff.
Our library: The Blessing Health Professions Library offers access to thousands of journal articles along with special services, such as poster printing. You can meet academic requirements without leaving campus. Find out more about our library.
Alumni services: As you approach graduation, we hope you will stay in touch with us. Join the Blessing Nurses Alumni Association and participate in a tradition of nursing fellowship and service that has been in place since 1900. Find out more about alumni services.
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• Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
• BSN Transfer Option
• Second Degree BSN Option
• RN-BSN Online
• Master of Science in Nursing Online
• Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care
• Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences
• Associate of Science in Health Information Management Online
• Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology
“Having a smaller class really helps the studnets and instructor collaborate more to ensure everyone is understanding the material. We are able to ask questions and have in-depth discussions during lectures.”
“The MLT program is a good fit for me. I enjoy science and lab work. This program allows me to do what I love by learning about science and grow in the medical field. I have learned so much and look forward to working as a Medical Laboratory Technician.”
“I have always envisioned myself working in patient care, but was never quite sure where. After having several imaging procedures done, I became fascinated with the field and the processes behind a non-invasive look into one's anatomy to aid in increasing their quality of life.”
“The HIM program helped to prepare me for the current role I am in now. The teachers are wonderful and always there to help you out along the way. I am currently working in the medical staff office as an enrollment/credentialing specialist. I work to complete and maintain enrollments for providers in our health system.”