Sampson Community College and University of North Carolina at Wilmington have implemented a partnership with dual enrollment to provide students with a seamless transition from an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to a Baccalaureate Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). Admission to the RIBN program is competitive and based on specific academic requirements. In addition to the SCC ADN courses, RIBN students will be required to take one online course each year through UNCW. Upon successful completion of the first two years, a student earns the ADN. After passing the NCLEX-RN, the student progresses to fourth-year nursing courses through UNCW to earn the BSN. All third-year courses are available online in seven week sessions.
Students In The RIBN Track:
- Are dually admitted to both the community college and the university;
- Complete the first two years home-based at the community college in the ADN program while taking one online UNCW course each year;
- Receive their ADN at the end of the second year, successfully pass the NCLEX-RN to be eligible to practice as a RN and matriculate into the third year of the program; and
- Complete the third year online, with particular emphasis on gerontological and community health nursing, use of evidenced-based nursing knowledge, and leadership development, at the university level to achieve the BSN degree.
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Applicants seeking to enter the RIBN program at Sampson Community College must complete Special Admissions requirements.