NCP-RIBN North Carolina Piedmont Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses

Thank you for your interest in the NCP Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) Option.

The NCP RIBN program is four years of seamless nursing education leading to two degrees; an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree. It is a collaborative dual enrollment program of GTCC and North Carolina A & T State University.

GTCC is the home school for years 1-3. Students will be enrolled in both GTCC and North Carolina A & T State University (NCAT) for the first 3 years, taking most of the coursework at GTCC. Classes at NCAT will be offered online during that time. Upon completing year 3 successfully, students graduate with an Associate Degree in Nursing and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Upon completion of year 4, students graduate with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from NCAT.

The nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential. Many hospitals require new graduates to have a bachelor’s degree upon hire or to gain a bachelor’s degree within a few years of hire. The bachelor’s degree is considered foundational for professional advancement. Employment opportunities for nurses are vast within the global health care system including positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

Reasons to consider RIBN:

  • You pay mostly community college tuition rates for the first three years of the program.
  • You are considered a nursing student from when you start the program and can apply for scholarships right away.
  • Unlike a traditional BSN program, you can begin working as a registered nurse at the end of the third year.
  • In many hospitals, the 4 year degree is preferred or mandatory.
  • The 4 year degree is the foundation for the master’s degree in nursing and educational progression

Additional information:

NCP RIBN Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for admission to NCP RIBN applicants must:

  1. Meet dual admission requirements and acceptance criteria set forth collaboratively by GTCC and NCAT.
  2. Meet the SAT score of 1000 (500 math and 500 English or Reading) or meet the ACT scores of 22 in Reading, 18 in English, and 22 in Math.
  3. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If a student has less than 20 credit hours of college coursework, then this requirement will default to the high school unweighted GPA.
  4. Demonstrate physical and emotional health status compatible with the ability to provide safe and effective nursing care. (review the Technical Standards in the 2016 NCP RIBN Admission/Progression Packet).
  5. Take the TEAS® Version V (Test of Essential Academic Skills). Students may take the TEAS® after the NCP RIBN Advisor has determined eligibility to apply.

For more information about the TEAS®, please visit: https://atitesting.com/Home.aspx

Associate Degree Nursing Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the graduate will upon licensure:

  1. Integrate knowledge of the holistic needs of the individual to provide an individual centered assessment.
  2. Practice professional nursing behaviors incorporating personal responsibility and accountability for continued competence.
  3. Communicate professionally and effectively with individuals, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  4. Develop a teaching plan for individuals, and/or the nursing team, incorporating teaching and learning principles.
  5. Manage health care for the individual using cost effective nursing strategies, quality improvement processes, and current technologies.
  6. Incorporate informatics to formulate evidence-based clinical judgments and management decisions.
  7. Implement caring interventions incorporating documented best practices for individuals in diverse settings.
  8. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for positive individual and organizational outcomes.

This program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 2129, Raleigh, NC 27602 (919)-782-3211, www.ncbon.com.

NCP RIBN Course Sequence

Nursing, Associate in Applied Science NCP-RIBN A45110 - Fall

YEAR 1 (General Education Courses)
FIRST SEMESTER (FALL) BIO 165 (4)
MAT 171/A (4)
PSY 150 (3)
NURS 100, Student Success I (A&T – 1)
SECOND SEMESTER (SPRING) BIO 166 (4)
CHM 131/A (4)
ENG 111 (3)
LIBS 20,  African American Studies (A&T – 3)
THIRD SEMESTER (SUMMER) NA I listing
BIO 175 (3)
Mentoring I (Student Success Advocate facilitated)
YEAR 2 (Entry into GTCC Associate Degree Nursing Program)
FIRST SEMESTER (FALL) NUR 111 (8)
PSY 241 (3)
NURS 204, BIO Statistics (A&T – 3)
SECOND SEMESTER (SPRING) NUR 112 (5)
NUR 113 (5) OR
NUR 114 (5)
ENG 114 (3)
ENG 200, Survey of Humanities I (A&T – 3)
THIRD SEMESTER (SUMMER) NUR 113 (5) OR
NUR 114 (5)
PHIL 265, World Religions, (A&T – 3)
YEAR 3 (Continue in the GTCC Associate Degree Nursing Program)
FIRST SEMESTER (FALL) NUR 211 (5)
NUR 212 (5)
NURS 467, Nursing Informatics (A&T – 3)
SECOND SEMESTER (SPRING) NUR 213 (10)
HUM/FA Elective (3)
NURS 415, Health Care in a Global Society (A&T – 3)
THIRD SEMESTER (SUMMER) NCLEX-RN® Exam
Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)
Mentoring I (Student Success Advocate facilitated)
YEAR 4 (Completed entirely at NC A&T State University)
FIRST SEMESTER (FALL) NURS 360 (3)
NURS 362 (1)
NURS 363 (3)
NURS 364 (3)
SECOND SEMESTER (SPRING) NURS 361 (3)
NURS 460 (4)
THIRD SEMESTER (SUMMER) NURS 365 (3)
NURS 464 (4)
NURS 465 (1)

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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.