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  1. Jones-Schenk, Jan DHSc, RN, NE-BC
  2. Burnes Bolton, Linda DrPH, RN, FAAN
  3. Swanson, Jane PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  4. Hassmiller, Susan PhD, RN, FAAN
  5. Chow, Marilyn PhD, RN, FAAN


A new model for educating baccalaureate nurses emerged from the needs of employers and came to fruition through a unique partnership resulting in the development of the 1st competency-based, asynchronous single-curriculum prelicensure program in the United States. Three nurse executives championed the design and implementation of the multistate approach to preparing RNs (MAP RN) program. The nationally accredited program has been initiated in 5 states.