Hickory RIBN

The Hickory RIBN program is a four year nursing option that will dually admit and enroll students to both Lenoir-Rhyne University and one of these five local Community Colleges:

This program will provide a seamless associate to baccalaureate nursing education for top academic students. The first three years of study will be at the Community College campus along with one course per semester at L-R. Upon successful completion of the first three years, students will take their fourth year at Lenoir-Rhyne. Admission to the program will be competitive and students will be chosen on the basis of specific academic requirements  Click link to learn more>>

CVCC, one of the five community colleges in the Hickory RIBN Collaborative, has been recognized as one of the top 10 2-year colleges in North Carolina. WHKY featured four Hickory RIBN students who shared their thoughts on the nursing program at CVCC.  (Click link to view WHKY Video)





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.