Effective August 2015, a new articulation agreement has gone in effect. Students may view the articulation agreement by clicking here.
In accordance with Section III, Subsection B, students may appeal transfer credit by following the process outlined in Appendix D.
Guiding Principle: If a student from a North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) college believes the terms of the RN to BSN AA have not been honored by a University of North Carolina (UNC) institution to which the student has been admitted, the student may invoke the RN to BSN AA Transfer Credit Appeal Procedure.
Steps in Filing an Appeal
By the last day of classes of the first semester for which admission is offered, the student must submit an RN to BSN Transfer Credit Appeal Form along with any supporting documentation to the Director of Admissions or other campus designee at the UNC campus to which the student has been admitted. Students first enrolling at the senior institution in a summer session must submit their appeal by the end of the subsequent fall semester.
The student must specify on the appeal form the specific RN to BSN AA language that is in contention. Appeals that lack this information will not be considered.
The Director of Admission or other campus designee will review the appeal and respond in writing (email or letter) to the student within 15 business days.
If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the Director of Admission or other campus designee, he/she may appeal on the same form to the Chief Academic Officer (Provost) of the specific University within 15 days of written notice of the director’s decision.
The Provost will review the appeal and respond in writing (email or letter) to the student within 15 business days of receiving the student’s appeal.
If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the Provost, he/she may appeal to the RNBSNTC subcommittee, composed of the Co-chairs, a representative from the UNC General Administration, and a representative from the NCCCS. The student must submit the appeal to the subcommittee within 15 days of the receipt of the Provost’s decision. The appeal to the RNBSNTC subcommittee should be sent to:
UNC-GA RN to BSN Transfer Committee
RN to BSN AA Appeal
PO Box 2688
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
If a consensus is reached by the subcommittee, the student will be notified within 15 business days; if a consensus resolution is not reached, the appefontal will be forwarded by the subcommittee to the full RNBSNTC within 10 business days. The RNBSNTC will review the appeal and notify the student of the final decision within 10 business days of receiving the appeal.
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.
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Current Students and Faculty
Welcome to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Department of Nursing. We are committed to the tripartite roles of teaching, research, and community service that contribute to the cultural, intellectual, and social development of professional nurses in North Carolina and the nation. Students are provided the opportunity to obtain a multicultural education that is grounded in the arts, sciences and humanities; that is congruent with standards for professional nursing practice; and that prepares them for lifelong learning, professional development, and service to others.
The Department of Nursing holds membership in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
The baccalaureate and master's programs at the University of North Carolina Pembroke are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
We invite you to navigate the UNCP Nursing website for more details regarding specific programs.
Currently ranked 5th in the entire south region of the US, the UNC-Pembroke RN-BSN program is known for its effectiveness and seamless transition for students. Courses are offered online in a 8 week format, with the exception of two courses that are taught at our distance education sites. Students can decide whether to complete our program within 12 months (accelerated) or they can use the self-pace option that we offer. Our RN-BSN is designed to build upon the students’ Associate Degree in Nursing and will eventually provide opportunities for nurses to advance their nursing careers.
UNC-Pembroke’s nursing faculty are highly qualified as nurse educators as well as in the areas of scholarship and service. They use their expertise to enhance the student’s learning experience, individualizing course work whenever possible. We are nationally accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is ranked in the top 100 Universities in South Region and also known for the personal attention that students receive. Thank you for showing interest in our program and we look forward to hearing from you.
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Department of Nursing will be hosting a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation site visit November 10-12, 2014. This visit is part of the process for seeking continuing nursing professional accreditation through CCNE for the Baccalaureate Nursing Program and initial nursing professional accreditation for the Master’s Nursing Program.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is an autonomous accrediting agency, which ensures the quality and integrity of professional nursing programs. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional nursing education.
Prior to the accreditation visit, schools of nursing are required to provide an opportunity for communities of interest (e.g., students, alumni, faculty, employers, etc.) to provide third party comments about our program, students, and graduates directly to CCNE. Written and signed third-party comments related to the program’s compliance with the accreditation standards will be accepted by CCNE until October 11, 2014. CCNE will share comments with members of the on-site evaluation team prior to the November visit, but at no time during the review process will these comments be shared with the nursing program.
Any specific signed third-party comments relating to the accreditation process should be directed to the CCNE home office at the address listed below:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036