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Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses

The mission of this baccalaureate program is to improve the health and health outcomes of North Carolinians by increasing the educational preparation and diversity of the nursing workforce.   RIBN brings a unique value through educational partnerships between UNCW and local community colleges that will increase the proportion of BSN prepared nurses in our workforce in an economically-feasible and community-focused manner.  RIBN provides the Nursing Student with an affordable and accessible option for obtaining a baccalaureate degree while enjoying all student opportunities as both a UNCW and a community college student.

Benefits of the RIBN Program when compared to the traditional BSN program:

  • Average $13,000 cost savings in tuition alone
  • Earn your RN license one year earlier and make full salary
  • Potential to apply to graduate school one year earlier
  • A program only high school seniors can apply to and potentially know they have a guaranteed seat in nursing school before they graduate high school
  • One RIBN advisor assigned throughout entire program to guide you each step of the way

Similarities when compared to the traditional BSN program:

  • Same Degree (BSN)
  • Same University (UNCW)
  • Same job attained
  • Same salary

Program Flyer (PDF)

RIBN track through UNCW and Cape Fear Community College 

RIBN track through UNCW and Sampson Community College