Dr. Nelda Godfrey is Associate Dean, Innovative Partnerships and Practice, University of Kansas School of Nursing. Dr. Godfrey was an early nurse leader in Kansas’ efforts to develop the pre-licensure partnership in which students can complete their associate degree in nursing at a local community college and their bachelor’s degree in nursing online from the university—all within the same timeframe and enter the RN workforce as both AD and BSN prepared. A consultant, author and researcher in this area. Dr. Godfrey has experience with NLN’s Commission on Nursing Education Accreditation and AACN’s Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education. She is a supporter of partnerships among associate degree students and educators and baccalaureate students and educators.