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RCC Introduces RIBN Program for Nursing;
Info Sessions Feb. 17 & 20

ASHEBORO (February 4, 2014)

Randolph Community College will hold information sessions soon for its new Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) in the Triad-Triangle program. Triad-Triangle RIBN is a partnership between RCC, Wake Technical Community College, Durham Technical Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, and Winston-Salem State University.
           
The program is designed to increase the health of our community by making it easier and more accessible to obtain a bachelor of nursing degree, according to Amanda Brewer, student success advocate for the program. In addition, nurses with bachelor degrees have more career and educational opportunities, she said.
           
The information sessions are set for Monday, Feb. 17, from 4-5 p.m. in the Health and Science Center, Room 104, on the Asheboro Campus, and Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the same location.
           
Students in the RIBN program are dually enrolled at Randolph Community College and at Winston-Salem State University, so the transition to WSSU to complete the BSN is seamless. Students completing a BSN through this program can save thousands of dollars by paying community college tuition for three years and the distance-learning rate for WSSU. Successful students will take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) after their third year, so they are eligible to work part-time as a nurse during their final year of college.
           
This program is supported by a grant from the Foundation for Nursing Excellence.
           
For admissions requirements and other information, contact Brewer at 336-633-0322 or by email at adbrewer@randolph.edu.