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Thank you for your interest in the North Carolina Piedmont Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) Option.
The N.C.P. RIBN program consists of four years of seamless nursing education that leads to an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree. It is a collaborative dual enrollment program with North Carolina A & T State University (NC A&T) and the following community colleges Davidson Community College (DCC), Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC), and Vance-Granville Community College.
Once the student completes three years of study successfully at a Community College. They will graduate with an Associate Degree in Nursing and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). During this time students have the opportunity to take their fourth year at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. Classes at NCAT will be offered online. Upon completion of year 4, students graduate with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from NCAT.

Reasons to consider RIBN:

  • Affordable Tuition!
  • Completion of BSN Degree in 4 years.
  • Spend the first three years enrolled at a Community College, while taking at least one class per semester at North Carolina A&T State University.
  • Complete support and assistance from faculty and staff at both institutions, along with the support of a RIBN Student Success Advocate to assist all program participants.
  • Receive their Associate Degree in Nursing at the end of the third year, after successfully passing the NCLEX-RN to be eligible to progress into fourth year of the program;
  • During the 4th year, RIBN students have the option to work part-time as a Registered Nurse while completing their BSN degree.

Additional information:
http://www.ffne.org (Foundation for Nursing Excellence)
http://www.ribn.org (Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses)
http://www.ncat.edu/academics/schools-colleges1/son/index.html (NC A&T School of Nursing)
For more information about the TEAS®, please visit: https://atitesting.com/Home.aspx
This program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 2129, Raleigh, NC 27602 (919)-782-3211, www.ncbon.com.

Nursing Excellence
RIBN is coordinated statewide by the Foundation for Nursing Excellence with financial support from The Duke Endowment, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the NC Area Health Education Centers Program.

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