Associate Degree Nursing

BRCC healthcare program nursing students


About Our Nursing Program

Our Associate Degree in 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.

Western NC Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN)

BRCC is the home school for the Western NC Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN). RIBN is a four-year nursing study program. Students graduate with two degrees, both an associate degree and bachelor's degree in nursing. Students participating in the RIBN program will be enrolled in both Western Carolina University and BRCC for the first three years of the program, taking the majority of coursework at BRCC.

Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN)


Our Graduates

Graduates of our nursing program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global healthcare system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community healthcare facilities.


Degrees, Diplomas & Certificates

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  • Associate Degree Nursing Associate in Applied Science Degree