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  1. Lund, Carole H. PhD, RN
  2. Tate, Ellienne T. EdD, RN
  3. Hyde-Robertson, Barbara EdD, RN, FNP


The Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing (ICMSN), a partnership among four universities in Louisiana, is a proven articulation model for delivering graduate education in nursing. The authors describe the benefits and challenges of an academic consortium. Recommendations are offered for establishing similar models of multi-institutional collaboration in higher education.