Nursing – RIBN

Sandhills welcomed our first RIBN cohort in 2014!  RIBN is a partnership between Sandhills Community College and UNC Pembroke that utilizes a dual enrollment and four-year shared curriculum pathway for students to achieve a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) at the beginning of their nursing careers. This program offers an affordable and accessible option for obtaining a baccalaureate degree while remaining in one’s home community; a longer career with increased earnings and career options; and increased educational opportunities for graduate education at the masters and doctoral levels.

Please read more about the program, including admission requirements and deadlines, in the Program Information Sheet linked below.

Due to the structured nature of the curriculum, ideal RIBN candidates are high school seniors or students who have taken fewer than 15 credits of college coursework.

RIBN Program Information Sheet

SouthCentral RIBN Collaborative

Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses

To receive a RIBN application, students must first fill out an Information Form and return it to James Crouch via e-mail, fax, or postal mail.  The information form can be downloaded from the UNCP Nursing RIBN website by clicking on ‘How to Apply’ or you may contact James Crouch at 910-775-4146.

RIBN Information Form