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Program Description

The RIBN Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses program allows a student to be co-admitted to VGCC and NC A&T State University for 4 years.  During Year 1, the student takes general education courses at VGCC towards the ADN and BSN degrees.  Years 2-3 are when the student is enrolled in the ADN program at VGCC.  The student also takes one online class at NC A&T per semester during Years 1-3.  At the end of Year 3, the student graduates from the ADN program at VGCC and proceeds to obtain a license as an RN.  Year 4 is completed at NC A&T and results in the completion of the BSN degree.

In order to work as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in North Carolina, students must complete a nursing educational program and then apply for licensure with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. A component of obtaining a license as an RN or LPN is passing the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX). Graduates of an RN program take the NCLEX-RN and graduates of a PN program take the NCLEX-PN.v

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Admissions Procedure

The School of Health Sciences (SHS) strives to provide admission processes that are fair and equitable for all students who have the desire to become healthcare professionals. Additionally, we have an obligation to set our students up for programmatic success and board passage.

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RIBN Program 2024 Requirements RIBN Admissions Requirements


Kimberly Robertson –  robertsonk@vgcc.edu – 252-738-3527

For more information on the RIBN program in general, please see the Foundation for Nursing Excellence website: http://www.ffne.org/ribn-project  and watch this RIBN Video !

RIBN is coordinated 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.
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