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 gradautes 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.
The RIBN program will admit students each Fall semester and the next admission is Fall 2019. Please see the Admissions Requirements tab below for the current RIBN Admissions Requirements and for the instructions on how to apply to the program.
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.