Degree, On Campus
The Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) Collaborative program is a collaboration between Surry Community College (SCC) and Lees-McRae College (LMC) providing nursing students with an affordable and accessible opportunity to attain a baccalaureate degree in nursing on the campus of Surry Community College. Students are dually enrolled at SCC and LMC taking classes at both SCC (on SCC campus) and LMC (on-line) during the first three years of the program. At the end of the third-year students take the licensure examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) and are then eligible to work as and RN while completing their final year of nursing courses online with Lees-McRae.
Completion of this program will provide opportunities for employment in various fields of nursing, and will open doors to additional opportunities in nursing including board-certifications, and the ability to attain further education at the master’s and doctoral levels.
The RIBN 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. The final year of education provides a particular emphasis on gerontological and community health nursing, use of evidence-based nursing knowledge, and leadership development.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) at the completion of the third year. Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities. Additionally, opportunities in nursing including management and leadership, community and population health, and case management are available to graduates of this program.
Each nursing (NUR) course must be taken sequentially as indicated in the curriculum plan and successfully completed to progress to subsequent nursing courses.
A nursing student prohibited from participating in a clinical agency will be dismissed from the nursing program due to their inability to progress.
Lees-McRae CollegeDr. Claire ClineDirector of RN to BSN, Assistant ProfessorMay School of Nursing and Health Sciences(828) firstname.lastname@example.org
This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college policies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions.
This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.
This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.
This course introduces theories about the nature and foundations of moral judgments and applications to contemporary moral issues. Emphasis is placed on moral theories such as consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to apply various ethical theories to moral issues such as abortion, capital punishment, poverty, war, terrorism, the treatment of animals, and issues arising from new technologies.
This course is a collaboration with Lees-McRae College (LMC). Student must register for course "LMC-NUR-330R" through LMC.
Total credits needed to graduate: 129 Hours
Graduates of the SCC/LMC RIBN Program will:
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