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  1. Stuenkel, Diane EdD, RN
  2. Nelson, Deborah MS, RN
  3. Malloy, Suzanne EdD, RN
  4. Cohen, Jayne DNSc, RN, WHNP-BC


Faculty at an urban public university collaborated with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and 7 area hospitals to implement an accelerated baccalaureate nursing program, which was unique in not requiring a previous baccalaureate degree. The authors describe the program, cohorts, and select student outcomes. The focus is on lessons learned by implementing this collaborative endeavor within a context of economic change.