Answer: The RIBN program allows students to graduate with an associates and bachelors degree in only four years. Students will begin working toward their bachelors during the first year of the program while they are primarily enrolled at the community college. The students will have a reduced out-of-pocket expense with the RIBN program than if the student got a traditional four-year degree.
Answer: Students are only eligible for RIBN if they have less than 12 college credits. Therefore, students with a degree are not eligible for the RIBN Program.
Answer: Our students are highly encouraged to apply for the FELS program in October of their first year of RIBN. However, students may apply for FELS at any time during the program. Students are also eligible for any grants or scholarships that they qualify for.
Answer: Possibly. To receive the bachelors degree from UNCP, a certain number of credit hours must be awarded by UNCP. While these credits may count toward your degrees, you must take the required number of courses through UNCP in order to be eligible for the degree. All students must begin the program in “Year 1” of the four year plan.
Answer: Yes. If you are accepted into RIBN, you already have acceptance to the UNCP Nursing Program and the Community College Nursing Program. This acceptance is contingent upon remaining eligible to participate in RIBN and there being a seat available in the program. Students are encouraged to apply to other nursing programs and/or universities in the event that they are not accepted into RIBN.
Answer: Please contact the SouthCentral RIBN Student Success Advocate, James Crouch, at 910.775.4146 or James.Crouch@uncp.edu.