How to Apply

Requirements for entry into the RIBN program are:

  • A minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for all high school course work.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale in all college courses is required (includes courses taken at all universities and/or community colleges).

Additional requirements may be necessary depending on the partner community college you apply to.

How to Apply


  • After you receive acceptance from UNCP AND one of the partner community colleges, you can fill out the RIBN Application.  The RIBN Application is available by clicking here.  

  • After completing the online application, send a copy of your acceptance letter from UNCP AND the partner community college to:

    • James Crouch (RIBN)
      The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
      Department of Nursing
      P. O. Box 1510
      Pembroke, NC  28372
      Fax:  910.521.6178

    • You can also send this information electronically to

    Admission to the RIBN program is extremely competetive.  It is important to start the application process early in the year to ensure adequate amout of time to receive, review and complete all of the paperwork.

    A checklist to ensure a completed application can be accessed by clicking here:  Application Checklist