RIBN and aRIBN Programs


Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN)
Accelerated Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (aRIBN)

Eastern North Carolina Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (ENC RIBN) is a partnership between Wayne Community College (WCC) and East Carolina University (ECU) College of Nursing (CON).  The RIBN program provides students with a four-year option in which they complete an Associate Degree (ADN) and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN).  The aRIBN program provides a three-year option that allows students that are accepted into the WCC ADN program to complete their ADN and BSN.  Students in the RIBN and aRIBN program are concurrently enrolled at WCC and ECU.

 

RIBN (Website: https://nursing.ecu.edu/bsn/ribn/)
  • Applicants are traditionally high school seniors who have not completed the first year general education and prerequisite courses according to the RIBN curriculum plan.
  • Spend the first three years at the WCC campus along with at least one online course per semester at ECU.
  • Receive their ADN at the end of the third year.
  • After passing the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse) progress to the fourth year of the program, completing coursework online at ECU in the RN to BSN program.
  • Applications for RIBN are accepted September 1 – January 31 each year.

RIBN admission requirements (Website:  https://nursing.ecu.edu/bsn/ribn/admission/)

RIBN application (Website:  https://nursing.ecu.edu/bsn/ribn/apply/)

Note:  RIBN and aRIBN students must complete the same requirements as other WCC ADN students to be eligible for the Associate Degree in Nursing at WCC and take the NCLEX-RN.


aRIBN (Website: https://nursing.ecu.edu/bsn/aribn/)
  • Applicants are traditionally high school graduates who have completed all first year general education and prerequisite courses satisfactorily with a “C’ or better according to the aRIBN curriculum plan.
  • Are accepted into the ADN program at WCC.
  • Complete at least 1 online course per semester at ECU.
  • Receive their ADN at the end of the second year.
  • After passing the NCLEX-RN, progress to the third year of the program.
  • Complete third-year course work online at ECU in the RN to BSN program.
  • Applications for aRIBN are accepted October 1 – April 15 each year.

aRIBN admission requirements (Website:  https://nursing.ecu.edu/bsn/aribn/admission/)

aRIBN application (Website:  https://nursing.ecu.edu/bsn/aribn/apply/)

Note:  RIBN and aRIBN students must complete the same requirements as other WCC ADN students to be eligible for the Associate Degree in Nursing at WCC and take the NCLEX-RN.


WCC/ECU RIBN Curriculum Plan
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring
WCC ENG 111

CHM 130/130A

BIO 168

ACA 111

CHM 151

BIO 169

PSY 150

MAT 143 or MAT 171

PSY 241

ENG 112

NUR 111

NUR 117

BIO 175

NUR 112

NUR 211

NUR 114

MAT 152

NUR 113

NUR 212

NUR 213 NCLEX
ECU THEA 1000 PHIL 1180 SOC 2110 ART 1910 or HU/FA NURS 4901 NURS 4902

NURS 4903

NURS 4904

NURS 4905

NURS 4906

NURS 4907

NURS 4908

WCC/ECU aRIBN Curriculum Plan
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring
WCC NUR 111

NUR 117

BIO 175

NUR 112

NUR 211

NUR 114

MAT 152

NUR 113

NUR 212

NUR 213 NCLEX
ECU SOC 2110 ART 1910 or HU/FA NURS 4901 NURS 4902

NURS 4903

NURS 4904

NURS 4905

NURS 4906

NURS 4907

NURS 4908

If you have questions, contact Billy Tart, Department Chair of Nursing, at 919-739-6787 or botart@waynecc.edu.