Apr 18, 2024  
2024-25 General Catalog 
2024-25 General Catalog

Associate Degree Nursing, A.A.S. - Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) Option

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Total credit hours at Davidson-Davie: 80; Total Credit Hours at NC A&T: 46

Note: Admission into the RIBN program is limited. Students must complete the admissions requirements as outlined in the admissions packet in order to be eligible for selection. Meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee placement into the RIBN program. Interested students should contact the admissions office for more information.

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

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.

Graduates of the 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.

The Associate Degree Nursing program consists of three options: Traditional ADN, Hybrid LPN to ADN, and RIBN.

Director of Nursing: Angie Lundgren

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate should possess the knowledge, fundamental skill, and attitudes to:

  1. Plan holistic nursing care for individuals across the lifespan experiencing complex alterations in health.
  2. Provide safe, culturally competent, therapeutic nursing care to individuals.
  3. Safely and ethically manage nursing care within the healthcare system for individuals.

Program Requirements


The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (3390 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404.975.5000) and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

2020 Student Achievement Data for all ADN students:

NCLEX Pass rates: 81%

Program Completion rates: 84%

Job Placement rates: 100%

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the NCP RIBN option applicants must:

  1. Provide evidence of achieving a HS diploma. This can be achieved through providing copies of high school transcripts or high school equivalency.
  2. Demonstrate English and mathematics “college readiness” levels, via college-level English/math courses or by completion of or waiver credit for specified “transition” or co-requisite courses.
  3. Take the ATI TEAS and achieve a minimum score of 62.
  4. Complete the application process as described in the NCP-RIBN Admission packet.
  5. Meet dual admission requirements set forth collaboratively by Davidson-Davie Community College and NC A&T State University.

NOTE: Meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee placement into the RIBN program.

RIBN Option

Through a collaboration with North Carolina A&T State University, the RIBN is a nursing program option to prepare qualified students for the professional role of registered nurse at the entry level. Students admitted to this program through the competitive entry process take three years of nursing education at Davidson-Davie while also taking one course each semester at North Carolina A&T State University. Upon the completion of their third year students will earn their Associate Degree in Nursing. Students then complete their BSN requirements with North Carolina A&T State University in their fourth year.

Clinical Clearance Requirements

A criminal background check, drug screen, and up-to-date immunizations are required by the clinical site prior to participation in the clinical component. If any clinical facility denies a student’s participation in clinical experiences in that clinical agency, the student will not be able to progress in the program.

Applicants for initial nursing licensure in North Carolina must complete a criminal background check as well.

Progression Requirements

A student must earn a grade of “B” or better in NUR-prefix courses and “C” or higher in all supportive courses in order to progress in the program.

Nursing students are subject to the same probation and suspension policies as all other students enrolled in the College.  Additional criteria apply to nursing students. Please refer to the Nursing Program handbook for information about progression, probation, and suspension

Since requirements for progression in the nursing program are in addition to the general requirements of the College, a student suspended from the program is not necessarily suspended from the College. Students who are eligible to do so may continue in their supporting courses and apply for readmission to the nursing program at a later time or may elect to change their major.

Technical Standards

In addition to Davidson-Davie requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of this program.  ADN-RIBN Technical Standards (PDF opens in new window).       

Curriculum Guide

See below for an example of a full time pathway.

Note: Students cannot take NUR prefix courses without being accepted through the selective entry process. Once students start NUR prefix courses, they MUST stay continually enrolled in NUR prefix courses. Students who drop NUR prefix courses may be removed from the program.

Program Courses

(Listed in the order they should be taken):

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