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North Carolina Central University Looks to Boost the Number of Nursing Graduates

NCCU LogoNorth Carolina Central University, a historically Black educational institution in Durham, has entered into a partnership agreement with Central Carolina Community College. The agreement will facilitate the transfer of Central Carolina Community College graduates into the bachelor’s degree nursing program at North Carolina Central University.

Under the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program, students would take courses for three years at one of Central Carolina Community College’s three campus. Students would take one course each semester during these three years at North Carolina Central or take an online course offered by NCCU. The fourth year of study leading to the bachelor’s degree would be exclusively at North Carolina Central.

dsaunders-whiteDeborah Saunders-White, chancellor of North Carolina Central University, stated, “It is important to note that a high percentage of our nursing graduates go to work in underserved communities throughout the state. Not only are we increasing the number of well-trained nurses in the pipeline, we’re also steering them to the communities where they are most needed.”


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