INNOVATION CENTERThe Integrated Nursing Pathway An Innovative Collaborative Model to Increase the Proportion of Baccalaureate-Prepared NursesGoode, Colleen J.; Preheim, Gayle J.; Bonini, Susan; Case, Nancy K.; VanderMeer, Jennifer; Iannelli, GinaAuthor Information About the AuthorsColleen J. Goode, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is a professor, University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora. Gayle J. Preheim, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, is a professor, University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora. Susan Bonini, MSN, RN, is an instructor and Integrated Nursing Pathway program coordinator, University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora. Nancy K. Case, PhD, RN, was dean of health sciences, Community College of Aurora, Denver, Colorado. Jennifer VanderMeer, MSN, MBA, RN, is director health sciences, Community College of Aurora. Gina Iannelli, MPA, MSC, is an adviser, Community College of Aurora. For more information, contact Dr. Goode at[email protected]. Nursing Education Perspectives: March/April 2016 - Volume 37 - Issue 2 - p 110-112 doi: 10.5480/13-1253 Buy Metrics Abstract This manuscript describes a collaborative, seamless program between a community college and a university college of nursing designed to increase the number of nurses prepared with a baccalaureate degree. The three-year Integrated Nursing Pathway provides community college students with a non-nursing associate degree, early introduction to nursing, and seamless progression through BSN education. The model includes dual admission and advising and is driven by the need for collaboration with community colleges, the need to increase the percentage of racial-ethnic minority students, the shortage of faculty, and employer preferences for BSN graduates. © 2016 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.