Associate Degree Nursing - RIBN

Curriculum Description

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 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.

The following represents one way in which the  RIBN course requirements can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult the RIBN Advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

 

Associate in Applied Science

A45110RB
NC CIP: 51.3801
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POS Approved: Fall 2019

Year 1 Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
___ ___ General Education Elective * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Fall Semester - WSSU

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ CIS Equivalent - WSSU* * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 0
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 3 0 4
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 2 2 0 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psych Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 112
OR
Writing/Research in the Disc Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 5
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester - WSSU

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ Culture Course-WSSU* * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 0
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 2 0 4
___ ___ General Education Elective * * * 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 10

Summer Term - WSSU

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ History Course-WSSU* * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 0
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Year 2 Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NUR 111 Intro to Health Concepts Requisite 4 6 6 8
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 6
Credit Hours: 8

Fall Semester - WSSU

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ Fine Arts Course-WSSU* * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 0
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NUR 112 Health-Illness Concepts Requisite 3 0 6 5
NUR 212 Health System Concepts Requisite 3 0 6 5
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 12
Credit Hours: 10

Spring Semester - WSSU

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ General Education Course-WSSU* * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 0
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NUR 113 Family Health Concepts Requisite 3 0 6 5
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 6
Credit Hours: 5

Summer Term - WSSU

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ General Education Course-WSSU* * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 0
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Year 3 Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NUR 114 Holistic Health Concepts Requisite 3 0 6 5
NUR 211 Health Care Concepts Requisite 3 0 6 5
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 12
Credit Hours: 10

Fall Semester - WSSU

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ Literature Course-WSSU* * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 0
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NUR 213 Complex Health Concepts Requisite 4 3 15 10
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 15
Credit Hours: 10

Spring Semester - WSSU

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ General Education Course-WSSU* * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 0
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

NCLEX Examination

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ https://www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm - - - -
Totals

Class Hours: 0
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 0

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NUR 2312 Dynamics of Professional Nursing (RN-BSN Only) WSSU Only * * * 3
NUR 3303 Nursing Research-WSSU * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 0
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 6

Year 4 Fall Semester - WSSU

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NUR 3312 Health Assessment - WSSU * * * 3
NUR 3318 Introduction to Pathophysiology for Nurses - WSSU * * * 3
NUR 4203 Care of the Older Adult-WSSU * * * 2
NUR 4502 Community Health Nursing-WSSU * * * 5
Totals

Class Hours: 0
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester - WSSU

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NUR 4103 Adult Health Nursing I I - WSSU * * * 10
NUR 4304 Leadership and Management of Care - WSSU * * * 3
___ ___ NUR Elective - WSSU* * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 0
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 138

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115HUM 115MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240.  Consult the RIBN Advisor concerning other possible electives.

RIBN: Associate in Applied Science (Forsyth Tech)

            Bachelor of Science in Nursing (WSSU)

Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) is a statewide initiative coordinated by the Foundation for Nursing Excellence that partners community colleges with universities in North Carolina.  These partnerships allow students to earn both an associate and baccalaureate degree in nursing over a four-year period. Forsyth Tech has partnered with Winston-Salem State University to offer this opportunity to students desiring to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Forsyth Tech and a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN) from WSSU. 

The RIBN curriculum includes all coursework included in the Associate Degree Nursing program at Forsyth Tech, as well as all general education and baccalaureate nursing courses required to complete a BSN degree.  This 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.  RIBN provides students with the 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.  

RIBN students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) exam to become licensed as a registered nurse (RN) in North Carolina following successful completion of the first three years of study. After passing the NCLEX-RN, RIBN students may work part-time as an RN while completing fourth-year coursework at WSSU to complete their BSN.  The BSN degree provides expanded employment and advancement opportunities for RNs and positions them to continue their education at the graduate level.

RIBN Minimum Admissions Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be accepted at WSSU.
  2. Applicants must have an SAT or ACT equivalence score of 500 or higher in Critical Reading or Writing and 500 or higher in Math.  Minimum placement testing scores will be accepted in lieu of SAT or ACT scores.
  3. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.6 or higher for high school or any completed college course work.
  4. Applicants must have an adjusted individual score that is equal to or greater than 60% on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V).

Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to RIBN as enrollment is limited.  Applicants are ranked and selected based on GPA and TEAS scores.

Additional Requirements:

Once admitted to RIBN, students must meet the following additional requirements:

  1. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in all required courses, and a grade of B or better in NUR courses.
  2. Maintain dual enrollment at Forsyth Tech and WSSU by completing at least one WSSU course during two semesters (Fall, Spring, or Summer) of each year for the first three years of study
  3. Pass the NCLEX-RN between the third and fourth years of study
  4. Before the fall semester of the second year:

  • Complete a NC approved Certified Nurse Aide 1 Program that includes theory, lab, and clinical components
  • Provide documentation that they are currently credentialed as a Nurse Aide 1 (NA1) with the NC DHSR Nurse Aide Registry
  • Provide documentation that they have completed an American Heart Association Health Care Provider class and are currently certified in CPR
  • Pass a criminal background check/drug screen (as required by clinical facilities) and other health-related requirements of the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing program at Forsyth Tech

For more information about RIBN, please see the Allied Health/Nursing Admissions webpage at www.forsythtech.edu.


 



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