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Nursing Programs at Durham Tech

The new Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nursing (RIBN) Program is a four-year, dual-enrollment program offered in collaboration with Winston Salem State University (WSSU). Students are accepted at both Durham Tech and WSSU and take courses at both locations to receive a BSN degree. The five-semester Associate Degree Nursing credit curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to assess, analyze, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care. The graduate is eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination. It is a day program with a fall start.

The four-semester LPN to Associate Degree Nursing credit curriculum is designed for students that have already met the requirements to be a Licensed Practical Nurse and wish to further their education to include an Associates Degree. It is an evening program with a fall start every other year.
The three-semester Practical Nursing credit curriculum prepares the student to care for patients with a variety of common medical-surgical problems in various stages of illness and to apply to take the Licensure Examination, required for practice as a practical nurse. It is a day program with a fall start. Graduates receive a diploma. The Nursing Assistant noncredit course and new for Fall 2014, credit diploma and certificate programs prepares students with the basic nursing skills required to care for patients in a variety of health care settings. Through classroom instruction, laboratory work, and clinical rotations, students prepare to pass the NC Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation, a requirement to be listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry.

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