Featured ArticlesACCELERATED Nursing Programs: What Do We Know?CANGELOSI, PAMELA R.; WHITT, KAREN J.Author Information About the AuthorsPamela R. Cangelosi, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor at the College of Nursing and Health Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, where Karen J. Whitt, MSN, RN, is a doctoral student. For more information contact the author firstname.lastname@example.org. Nursing Education Perspectives: March-April 2005 - Volume 26 - Issue 2 - p 113-116 Buy Abstract Accelerated nursing programs, also referred to as second-degree programs, are targeted to students who enter with a baccalaureate or higher degree in a field other than nursing. While these programs are rapidly increasing across the United States, a sparse amount of literature pertains to them. This article provides a review of the current literature related to accelerated programs in nursing and suggests areas of inquiry that could be developed to address the need for research in this area. Copyright 2005 by National League for Nursing, Inc.