A QUICK INTRO
Want to pursue a bachelor's degree in Nursing? Through WNC RIBN, you will dually enroll at Southwestern Community College and Western Carolina University for a four-year, seamless associate to baccalaureate nursing education. Unlike in a traditional university BSN program, you will have the opportunity to begin working as an RN at the end of your third year in this option and pay mostly community college tuition rates.
WHAT YOU STUDY
Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.
WHAT YOU CAN EARN
For more information about this field, including salary and career pathways, check out this link on our Career Coach assessment tool.
Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.
|UE||101||University Experience WCU online Pass/Fail no cost- REQUIRED prior to first fall semester in the RIBN program.|
FALL SEMESTER 1
|ACA||122||College Transfer Success||1|
|BIO||168||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|CHM||131||Intro to Chemistry||3|
|CHM||131A||Intro to Chemistry Lab||1|
|ENG||111||Writing & Inquiry||3|
SPRING SEMESTER 1
|BIO||169||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|ENG||112||Writing & Research in the Disciplines||3|
|HEA||110||Personal Health & Wellness||3|
|Choose one of the following:|
|MAT||152||Statistical Methods OR||4|
SUMMER SEMESTER 2
|***||***||CNA Course Completion|
|NSG||346||Pathophysiology/Upper Level Liberal Studies online/WCU||3|
FALL SEMESTER 2
|NUR||111||Intro to Health Concepts||8|
SPRING SEMESTER 2
|NUR||112||Health-Illness Concepts ~ 1st 8 weeks||5|
|NUR||114||Holistic Health Concepts ~ 2nd 8 weeks||5|
SUMMER SEMESTER 3
|***||***||Liberal Arts* Upper Level WCU online course||3|
|NUR||113||Family Health Concepts||5|
FALL SEMESTER 3
|NUR||211||Health Care Concepts||5|
|NUR||212||Health System Concepts||5|
SPRING SEMESTER 3
|NUR||213||Complex Health Concepts||10|
SUMMER SEMESTER 4
|***||***||Option: Liberal Arts* Upper Level WCU online course|
|***||***||Transition to Practice|
FALL SEMESTER 4
|***||***||Nursing Classes at WCU: NSG 302 & NSG 327|
SPRING SEMESTER 4
|***||***||Nursing Classes at WCU: NDG 328, NSG 331 & Research|
*Indicates the Liberal Arts course may be taken either at SCC or WCU per advising recommendation(s).