RIBN Program

Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN)

What is RIBN?

RIBN is NOT a RN to BSN completion program, but rather it is a NEW educational track to BSN. The curriculum blends the best of both ADN and BSN.

This program will provide a seamless associate to baccalaureate nursing education for top academic students. The first three years of study will be at one of the Partner Community Colleges in collaboration with UNC Pembroke (UNCP). Upon successful completion of the first three years and after passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) students will be eligible to practice and matriculate into the fourth year of the program.

Students will take their fourth year at UNCP.


SouthCentralNC RIBN Collaborative Partners

UNC Pembroke

Richmond Community College

Robeson Community College

Sandhills Community College

Southeastern Community College


The SouthCentralNC RIBN program will begin its first class in fall 2014. For more information about the SouthCentralNC Collaborative RIBN program and how to apply, please contact the SouthCentralNC RIBN Student Success Advocate or the SouthCentralNC RIBN Director:

Dr. Jennifer Twaddell, RIBN Director

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 

Department of Nursing 

P.O. Box 1510 

Pembroke, NC 28372


Phone: 910—775-4142


More information coming soon about:

  • Why you should apply to the RIBN program.
  • How is RIBN cost effective?
  • .......and MUCH MORE!

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.