Eastern North Carolina RIBN: Partnership with East Carolina University College of Nursing

ENC Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) provides students with a four-year option in which they complete an Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

The Eastern North Carolina RIBN program dually admits students to East Carolina University and one of the local community colleges that partner with the ECU College of Nursing.

Students In the ENC RIBN Track:

  • Spend the first three years at the community college campus along with at least one online course per semester at East Carolina University.
  • Receive their Associate Degree in Nursing at the end of their third year.
  • After passing the state licensure exam, progress to the fourth year of the program, completing coursework online at ECU in the RN to BSN program.

What Are the Advantages of RIBN for Students?

  • Completion of BSN degree within four years.
  • Less expensive than attending a four-year university-based pre-licensure program.
  • Added support with a RIBN student success advocate available to assist program participants.
  • Option to work part-time as a registered nurse during the fourth year.

Contact Us

Email: ENCRIBN@ecu.edu

Kelly A. Cleaton, EdD
ENC RIBN and aRIBN Coordinator
East Carolina University

Melissa Yow, MAEd
ENC RIBN and aRIBN Student Success Advocate
East Carolina University

Kayla McAuliffe, MA
ENC RIBN and aRIBN Student Success Advocate
East Carolina University


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