Surry CC and Lees-McRae Offer Bachelor’s of Nursing Programs at Surry

Posted: Sep 26, 2017

The North Carolina Board of Nursing recently approved Surry Community College to offer two new Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) programs in collaboration with Lees-McRae College (LMC). The partnership between Surry and LMC was created to provide area students with an affordable and accessible opportunity to attain a baccalaureate degree in nursing on the campus of SCC.

Admission is now open for interested parties to apply for Surry’s new RIBN program, which will provide students with an opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Surry. Additionally, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) can also apply for Surry’s new program to join a track that will allow them to obtain both an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. 

Students participating in either program are dually enrolled at SCC and LMC, taking classes on campus at Surry and also online at LMC. At the end of the second year of the LPN to BSN program, and the third year of the ADN to BSN program, students can take the licensure examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) and are then eligible to work as a RN while completing their final year of nursing courses online with Lees-McRae.

Application for each program requires a SCC General Admissions Application, a Lees-McRae College General Admissions Application, and official transcripts including documentation of successful completion of a state approved program for Nurse Aide (CNA) I training. Additionally, interested parties must meet or exceed the benchmark scores for placement tests including the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Test, must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

Application materials for the RIBN program are due by February 15, 2018, for students who take the admission test (TEAS) in February, and on May 15, 2018, for students who take the admission test (TEAS) in May. The TEAS is offered Feb. 22, 2018 and May 24, 2018 for these applicants.

Application materials for the LPN-BSN Program are due November 15, 2017, for students who take the admission test (TEAS) in November, and on February 15, 2018, for students who take the admission test (TEAS) in March. The TEAS is offered Nov. 30, 2017, and March 1, 2018 for these applicants.

Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community healthcare facilities. Additionally, opportunities in nursing including management and leadership, community and population health, and case management are available to graduates of this program.

For more information on Surry Community College’s Nursing programs, contact Dr. Yvonne Johnson, Associate Dean of Health Sciences, at (336) 386-3368 or Follow Surry’s Nursing program on Facebook @surrynursing

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