ArticlesAssessing Faculty Integration of ADULT LEARNING NEEDS in Second-Degree Nursing EducationRobert, Tracey E.; Pomarico, Carole A.; Nolan, MaryAuthor Information About the Authors Tracey E. Robert, PhD, LPC, is an associate professor of counselor education in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut. Carole A. Pomarico, MSN, MA, RN, is the adult program director at Fairfield University School of Nursing. Mary Nolan, MS, RN, CNAA, is vice president nursing/patient care services, Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Connecticut. For more information, contact Ms. Pomarico at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nursing Education Perspectives: January-February 2011 - Volume 32 - Issue 1 - p 14-17 Buy Abstract ABSTRACT The limited research data available on effective teaching strategies for accelerated baccalaureate nursing programs has generated interest in identifying and assessing successful teaching tools and strategies in current programs. Most data have been anecdotal and have not emphasized the effectiveness of accelerated programs. This study used a qualitative research design to determine the effectiveness of an integrative learning model in improving nursing student outcomes of second-degree students. Overall data from focus groups in the beginning and end of the study indicated that the use focus groups enhanced the learning process and outcomes. Copyright 2011 by National League for Nursing, Inc.