Business Case

RIBN Business Case Analysis

The Foundation for Nursing Excellence is excited to share the Business Case Analysis and Economic Impact Executive Summary and Recommendations, developed by Professor Nicholas Didow and David Bridges, CPA of the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in March 2013.

This study examines the economic impact of the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses initiative (RIBN) - a new educational pathway to a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in North Carolina - on its key stakeholders that include the nursing student, the community colleges, the universities and employers of nurses.

Determining the costs of bringing RIBN to scale statewide is a key to sustainability of the model and drove the need for this analysis.  The information contained in this report will help inform the dialogue among RIBN partners and other stakeholders about how best to financially sustain the RIBN pathway as an important route to increasing the educational preparation of our nursing workforce. 

Business Case Analysis and Economic Impact Executive Summary and Recommendations Full Summary Booklet [PDF]

Business Case Analysis and Economic Impact Executive Summary and Recommendations One-Page Summary [PDF]

Business Case Analysis and Economic Impact Executive Summary and Recommendations Summary Companion PPT Slides [PPT]

The Foundation for Nursing Excellence coordinated the RIBN project from 2008-2016 with financial support from The Duke Endowment, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the NC Area Health Education Centers.