Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences has a mission to provide excellence in professional nursing and healthcare career education. The faculty and students of Blessing-Rieman are excited to showcase their excellence as well as dedication to the profession of nursing by sharing a repository of scholarly work. The items include select undergrad and graduate-level capstones and scholarly projects that have been reviewed by Blessing-Rieman faculty for inclusion into the repository.

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences is a private, not-for-profit college founded in 1891 as a diploma school in nursing. In 1985, it became an accredited four-year college offering a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing with partner Culver-Stockton College. Quincy University was added as a partner in 1998. A Master of Science in Nursing Degree began in 2007. The online RN-BSN, and MSN degrees, as well as a Second Degree transfer option, are offered solely by Blessing-Rieman. The Associate of Science in Respiratory Care Program began in 2015, and the Associate of Science in Health Information Management Program began in 2018.

The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing/Master’s degree in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036-1120. The baccalaureate-nursing program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), and is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The respiratory care program has provisional accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and a member of the North Central Association (NCA) accredit the College.

To learn more about the programs offered at Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences, visit our website:

Recent Submissions

  • Don't be stressing, you're at Blessing! 

    Harness, Katie; Lay, Ashley; Rischar, Autumn
    Impact stress management and improve turnover rates of new graduate nurses (NGN) at Blessing Hospital (BH).
  • Wash your hands! 

    Homan, Charlotte; Hruska, Aleassa; King, Claudia; Leathers, Lori
    A need exists at Blessing Hospital to decrease the number of annual hospital-acquired infections (HAI).
  • Outcomes of care in single-occupancy rooms 

    Brown, Jordan; Alexis, Claire; Rosenburg, McKayla
    How does implementation of single-bed rooms, compared to multi-bedrooms, impact overall patient care and outcomes?
  • Exercise and the menstrual cycle 

    Craig, Jena; Ehmen, Peri; Harshman, Kayli; Walbring, Brooke
    Does adding physical activity, in comparison to inactivity, throughout the menstrual cycle result in a decrease in PMS symptoms in females that have reported experiencing PMS?
  • Interventions for postpartum depression 

    Folkenroth, Hanna; Ogle, Mackenzie; Van Tress, Lauren; Warnecke, Hannah
    Pregnant women have risk factors that put them at an increased likelihood of developing postpartum depression.  There are modifiable risk factors that need to be addressed and brought to pregnant women's attention to ...
  • Impact of targeted temperature management on neurological outcomes in post-cardiac arrest patients 

    Dolan, Stephanie
    In post-cardiac arrest patients, how does targeted temperature management compared to no thermoregulation intervention impact the patient's neurological outcome?
  • Long-term effects of oral contraceptives 

    Decker, Jenna; Iacobellis, Rachel; Roszkiewicz, Kayla; Scott, Alexandria
    How does long-term use of oral contraceptives in females affect their future general health versus females who have never been prescribed oral contraceptives?
  • Effect of a hand hygiene compliance system 

    Horman, Charlotte; Hruska, Aleassa; King, Claudia; Leathers, Lori
    In critical care patients, how does tracking hand hygiene by using BioVigil as opposed to not tracking hand hygiene affect hospital acquired infrection rates?
  • Alternative therapies for chronic pain 

    Brooks, Gabriele; Bodine, Erin; Moore, Madi; Wheelan, Lauren
    In patients experiencing chronic pain, what is the effect of alternative therapy compared to utilitizing only pharmacological interventions on pain control?
  • Let's be practical now 

    McKay, Jordan; Price, Amber; Turner, Chloe
    Provide the opportunity for qualifying BRCN students to test for IL LPN state licensure after junior year to improve staffing ratios and patient outcomes.
  • In the know with Kaplan 

    Griesbaum, Emrielle; Baltimore, Alyssa; Churchwell, Carson; Parker, Lindsay; Patel, Dimple
    Provide awareness of Kaplan resources to BRCN students.
  • Fueling for success 

    Autry, Emilee; Anderson, Paige; Vaughn, Emma
    Female athletes at Quincy University (QU) lack education regarding the Female Athlete Triad (the Triad) and proper nutrition.
  • Shifting to bedside 

    Smith, Sydney; Ebers, Chloe; Lindsay, Janel; White, Haylee
    Improve patient centered care and accurate reproting by implementing bedside shift report on the Rehabilitation Unit (RU) at Blessing Hospital (BH) using a new computerized based parameter.
  • Can we get your number? (Your blood glucose number) 

    Holloway, Marie; Goings, Jennifer; Olson, Jessica
    Providing nursing students glucometer training and access to obtain patient blood sugars (BS).  Students will obtain accrate BS checks and deliver insulin in a timely manner.
  • Reducing nursing burnout to ash 

    Skees, Lacie; Job, Brooke; Weisinger, Blair
    Education and prevention of burnout syndrome (BOS), due to high percentage of novice nurses leaving field within first one to two years.
  • You narCAN save lives 

    Miller, Erin; Moore, Tanya; Daughtery, Abbigale; Shaffer, Brianne
    Allow Blessed Beginnings (BB) at Blessing Hospital (BH) the use and access of naloxone (Narcan) to be distributed and available to postpartum women at risk for opioid addiction.
  • Lounging for student success 

    Lake, LeeAnn; Limkemann, Noelle; Luft, Callie; Stock, Nicole
    Create a more inviting and relaxing space for students to utilize between classes at BRCN.
  • Embarking in animal activities 

    Milazzo, Haley; Disseler, Jenna; Moore, Abbey; Todd, Kendra
    Reimplement the use of Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) at Blessing Hospital (BH) and raise awareness.
  • NPO guidelines 

    Martelli, Nicholas; Martin, Becca; Rachilla, Benjamin
    In presurgical patients undergoing anesthesia, how does the implementation of specific NPO time guidelines, compared to current “NPO after midnight” orders, affect the patient’s satisfaction and risk of ...
  • Effects of prone position 

    Hermann, Audrey; Hamilton, Payton; Zahn, Chelsea
    In COVID-19 patients, how does prone positioning compare to a posterior position affect oxygenation? P: Patients that were diagnosed with COVID-19 or Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. I: Mechanically ventilating ...

View more

Powered by KnowledgeArc