Associate Degree Nursing - LPN RIBN

Curriculum Description

The LPN RIBN track is designed for LPNs who have practiced for at least 6-months (full-time, or equivalent), who wish to pursue education and licensure to become a registered nurse (RN) while dually enrolled at Winston-Salem State University to obtain a bachelors in nursing degree.

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 LPN 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

A45110PB REVISED
NC CIP: 51.3801
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2019

Summer Term

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
PSY 241 Developmental Psych Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 7

Fall 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
___ ___ Foreign Language Elective * * * 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: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 5
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Fall 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

Spring Semester

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
___ ___ 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: 13

Spring 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

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NUR 214 Nsg Transition Concepts Requisite 3 0 3 4
___ ___ General Education Elective * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 3
Credit Hours: 7

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
___ ___ General Education Elective * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 15
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester 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

Summer Term WSSU

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 3312 Health Assessment - WSSU * * * 3
NUR 3318 Introduction to Pathophysiology for Nurses - WSSU * * * 3
Totals

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

Fall Semester WSSU

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NUR 3303 Nursing Research-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: 10

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: 110

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 115, HUM 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240.

LPN 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 course of study.  Forsyth Tech has partnered with Winston-Salem State University to offer a similar three-year pathway to LPNs desiring to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Forsyth Tech and a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN) from WSSU. 

The LPN RIBN curriculum includes all coursework included in the LPN to ADN Transition program at Forsyth Tech, as well as all general education and baccalaureate nursing classes required to complete a BSN degree.  Upon completion of NUR 214 with a grade of “B” or higher, students are awarded credit for the following ADN courses:  NUR 111, NUR 112, NUR 113, NUR 212.  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. 

LPN 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 two years of study. After passing the NCLEX-RN, RIBN students may work part-time as an RN while completing third-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.

LPN RIBN Minimum Admissions Requirements:

  1. Successful completion of an accredited (or state approved) practical nursing program.
  2. Current unencumbered license to practice as an LPN in the state of North Carolina.
  3. A minimum of six months of full-time employment as an LPN.
  4. A GPA of 2.6 or higher in practical nursing courses.
  5. Successful completion of ENG 111 and PSY 150 with a grade of “C” or higher.
  6. Applicants must demonstrate competency in Math, Reading, and English.
  7. Applicants must be accepted at WSSU for fall semester of the first year of RIBN.
  8. Applicants must have an adjusted individual score that is equal to or greater than 60% on the Test of Essential Academic Skills.

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

Additional Requirements:

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

A45110PB REVISED