Because you care

Studies show many states are facing a looming nursing shortage across all specialties because an aging workforce is about to retire. Those shortages mean opportunities for qualified nurses. Nurses do more than give medicine and treat wounds. They care about their patients, helping them improve their lives and disease outcomes. It’s a profession of constant excitement and challenge.

The C-SC Difference

You will earn your degree through a partnership with Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences in Quincy, Ill. You complete general education courses and nursing prerequisite courses during the first year on the C-SC campus, then participate in nursing classes and clinical experiences at a variety of agencies, including Blessing Hospital, during the next three years. Blessing-Rieman has a state-of-the-art simulation center with nine life-size anatomical manikins with the same physical features of real humans such as breathing, blinking eyes, heart and lung sounds and giving birth to a baby. Blessing-Rieman has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. Students participate in more than 700 hours of clinical experiences.

Admission Requirements

Freshmen need:

  • 22 ACT/1100 SAT or higher, or pass the HESI Admissions Assessment (A2) exam (waived thru Spring 2023)
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Transfers need:

  • 22 ACT/1100 SAT or higher, or pass the HESI Admissions Assessment (A2) exam (waived thru Spring 2023)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Support Course GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Completion of the following prerequisites: English Composition I, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Lifespan Development

The partnership between Culver-Stockton and Blessing-Rieman provides a unique experience. As a result, I was able to start my clinical experience a year before many other programs I had researched. I’m glad I was able to have an on campus experience while being prepared by Blessing Rieman to become a successful RN.

– Gussie Shemwell ’18

What can I do with a Nursing Degree?

Hospital nursing options
Long-term care facilities
Private doctor offices
Home health agencies
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Beyond the Classroom

  • Student Experiences
    • Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences Student Nursing Organization — Students participate in social activities and promote health care
    • Travel to the National Student Nurses Association convention and the Student Nurses Association of Illinois convention
  • Professional Experiences
    • Clinical and Practicums are built into your program
    • Attendance at conferences and speaking engagements
    • Summer work experiences