How to Apply

For an overview of the RIBN Program, please watch this presentation

Dates to Remember:

  • The priority deadline to submit an application and have all materials turned in for the 2018 cohort is Janaury 22, 2018.
  • Students who apply after the January 22, 2018 deadline will be processed and accepted on a rolling basis until all spots within the program are full.

Click here to apply for RIBN!

 Admission to the RIBN program is extremely competetive.  It is important to start the application process early in the admissions cycle to ensure adequate amout of time to receive, review and complete all of the paperwork.  Students who apply after the priority deadline in January of each year will be processed and accepted on a rolling basis only as long as spots remain available in the program.  Meeting the minimum requirements for RIBN does not guarantee acceptance. 

How to Apply 

There are three separate applications that must be completed.  It is up to the student to ensure that the proper materials have been turned in for each application to the appropriate office.

1) An application to UNCP as a degree-seeking student.

  • To apply to the RIBN program, an application must first be submitted to UNCP.  To apply, click here:

  • You will need to ensure that the Office of Admissions has your application fee, official transcripts, test scores, and any other missing items for your application to the university to be completed.  Your RIBN Application will not be processed until you have received acceptance to the university.

2) The RIBN application.

  • You must fill out the separate RIBN application by clicking here.
  • After completing the online RIBN application, high school students must send an unofficial copy of their test scores and high school transcripts to Mr. Crouch.  Current college students must send a copy of their college transcript to Mr. Crouch.  Materials may be sent via USPS or e-mail:

      • James Crouch (RIBN)
        The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
        Department of Nursing
        P. O. Box 1510
        Pembroke, NC  28372
      • You may send this information electronically to  
    • The community college and university application will require additional copies of your test scores and transcripts.  These copies will need to be official.

3) An application to the community college.  


Checklist for Applying:

  • Apply to UNC-Pembroke.  
  • Ensure UNCP's Office of Admissions has copies of your official transcript, test scores, application fee, and any other required items.
  • Apply to RIBN.
  • Send copies of unofficial transcripts and test scores to James Crouch.
  • Apply to the community college.
  • Spring 2018: Meet with James Crouch to create a four-year plan.
  • June 2018:  Ensure final high school transcripts are sent to the community college and UNCP.