Featured ArticlesThe Second-Degree Accelerated Program as an Innovative Educational Strategy: New Century, New Chapter, New ChallengeMIKLANCIE, MARGARET; DAVIS, THERESAAuthor Information About the AuthorsMargaret Miklancie, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor at George Mason University College of Nursing and Health Science, Fairfax, Virginia. Theresa Davis, MSN, RN, is administrative director at Inova Fairfax Hospital and a graduate student in the Nursing Education Certificate Program, George Mason University. The authors are grateful to Dr. Christena Langley, assistant dean for undergraduate programs, and Terri Guingab, coordinator, Technology Simulation and Media Center, George Mason University, for their editorial assistance. Nursing Education Perspectives: September-October 2005 - Volume 26 - Issue 5 - p 291-293 Buy Abstract This article discusses one institution's experience with a one-year, accelerated second-degree program and the role such programs play as part of a solution to the current nursing shortage. Copyright 2005 by National League for Nursing, Inc.