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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.

Admissions Procedure

The School of Health Sciences strives to function in alignment with the mission and vision of the college. In our efforts to explore equitable opportunities for all students, we are delaying the selective admission programs’ (NUR and RAD) application process for the fall 23 entry. We will begin the application process on July 1, 2022. We understand that some of you are aware of the previous process and ask that you use this time to focus on your academics. Please do not follow the past process. Our advisors and program heads are available if you need assistance.

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.