This four year concurrent nursing option will provide a seamless transition from an associate degree to a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The students will be concurrently enrolled at a designated community college and East Carolina University and will begin completing course requirements for a baccalaureate degree as soon as the first semester in the curriculum. Because the first three years of classes will be held at the designated community college, students will also have the opportunity to pay mostly community college tuition rates through the RIBN model.