WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - UNCW and Sampson Community College have an agreement to provide a seamless four-year curriculum through the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses Project (RIBN).
This program wills partnerships between community colleges and universities to provide a four-year nursing option that dually enrolls students.
This agreement will allow qualified students from SCC's Associate Degree Nursing program to transfer to UNCW to finish their Bachelor of Science in nursing.
"The partnership between UNCW's School of Nursing and Sampson Community College is an exciting venture that will allow both institutions to address the increased need for baccalaureate nurses," said Carol Heinrich, UNCW's School of Nursing Interim Associate Director and RNBS program coordinator. "As a university, we are always seeking opportunities that will positively challenge students and create opportunities for them in the workforce."
According to the schools, SCC will serve as the "home school" through the completion of the ADN degree in the RIBN course of study.
Following graduation with an ADN degree, UNCW will then serve as the "home school" for students during their final year to complete the B.S. degree in professional nursing.