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NC Health Careers

NC Health Careers is your roadmap to becoming a health care professional. Sponsored by the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program, this site is here to help you find all the information you need to prepare you for your journey.

NC Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) Project

The intent of the RIBN Project is to increase the number of nurses with bachelor degrees in North Carolina to care for the complex health care needs of patients and to expand the pool for future faculty and advanced practice nurses. Students accepted into the program will be dually-enrolled at one of the community colleges and state universities. These regional RIBN partnerships include:

  • Charlotte - UNC Charlotte, Gaston College, Central Piedmont CC, and Carolinas College of Health Sciences
  • Eastern North Carolina - East Carolina University, Lenoir CC, Beaufort County CC, Roanoke-Chowan CC, and Pitt County CC
  • Hickory - Lenoir-Rhyne University, Caldwell CCTI, Catawba Valley CC, Western Piedmont CC, Wilkes CC and Mitchell CC
  • Rural Piedmont - Pfeiffer University and Stanly CC
  • Wilmington - UNC Wilmington and Cape Fear CC

For more information, go to http://www.ribn.org.


The Institute of Medicine has called for "the proportion of nurses with baccalaureate degrees [to] be increased to 80 percent by 2020." To help current nurses get their BSN's and prospective nurses decide if nursing is for them and the path they should take, the RN to BSN website, http://www.rntobsn.org, includes a number of useful resources for both groups:

  • RN-to-BSN Program FAQ (for current RNs with a diploma or ADN interested in obtaining a BSN)
  • Understanding the Different Nursing School Paths (diploma, ADN, BSN)
  • Nursing Careers (career focus, outlook, and steps)
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Database (federal, grants, scholarships)
  • Nursing Regulations & Resources by State
  • Should I Become a Nurse? (quiz)

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