National exposure was achieved by advertisements placed on websites, and literature advertising both the coordinator position and the grant program itself were distributed at national nursing and minority nursing organizations. All applications were screened to insure that eligibility requirements were met. Nineteen qualified minority nurse educators were invited to participate in the program. These consisted of minority nurse educators with a minimum of a master's degree in nursing and at least two years teaching experience (not necessarily online). Participants were enrolled in a 32 week Certificate in Distance Education Program (CDEP), then assigned to teach a 12 week online baccalaureate nursing course at Thomas Edison State College, under the guidance of an experienced online nurse educator. Participants were asked to select their desired course based on prior teaching experience and also the desired term in which to teach the online class.