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Nursing Education Xchange Program (NEXus)

Expand Your Doctoral Course Selections Through NEXus!


NEXus program

​Thank you for considering the Nursing Education Xchange (NEXus) for your continued educational development. NEXus is a distance-accessible academic collaborative of select Western Institute of Nursing doctoral institutions that facilitates enrollment in doctoral courses that are not available on your home campus. These institutions have identified courses open for enrollment to PhD and DNP students of partnering institutions. PhD and DNP students may enroll in just one course, or they may select from a specified group of courses (a cluster) such as Nursing Education or Diverse and Vulnerable Populations. The CU College of Nursing is a full academic collaborator in NEXus.

Registration Deadlines

Students are responsible for meeting the registration and payment deadlines of the institution that is offering the course. In most cases, this will not coincide with your home institution's calendar, so advanced planning with regard to finances and academics is critical.

Academic Considerations

  • Decisions about selecting a NEXus course must be made in consultation with your academic advisor or committee chair.
  • NEXus courses cannot be substituted for core courses or the substantive area courses.
  • NEXus courses can be used to meet the methods electives and/or the general electives requirements.
  • Student enrolled in a NEXus course must meet all course requirements.
  • Students are encouraged to contact the course faculty in advance to ensure that they understand the course requirements (prerequisite courses, vacation periods, on-campus requirements, technology requirements, synchronous versus asynchronous discussions, etc.).
Visit www.winnexus.org for additional information, registration deadlines and dates.

Financial Considerations

The NEXus Common Price applies to all students signing up for a NEXus course at a partner institution other than their home campus. The 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 NEXus Common Price is $775.00 per semester credit-hour or $517.00 per quarter* credit hour. This is a flat rate which includes all tuition and university fees, no matter where the course is offered.
Starting Summer 2016 there is a $10 fee for official transcripts from the University of Colorado. For more information please visit the Transcript website.​
CU College of Nursing students who wish to use their financial aid toward a NEXus course at a participating institution must also submit a University of Colorado Consortium Agreement.
 
*Oregon Health Sciences University and Loma Linda University operate on the quarter system.

How to Get Started

Students interested in taking advantage of this program should review the NEXus Student Enrollment Procedures and proceed with completing a NEXus Tracking Form. Once the form is complete and submitted as instructed, you will proceed with registering. The form and procedures are available at http://winnexus.org.

If you are a CU College of Nursing student planning to enroll at a NEXus participating university, you must contact that university directly (see University Contacts on the NEXus Web site). If you are a student from a NEXus participating university wishing to enroll in a course at the University of Colorado, simply fill out a NEXus Enrollment Request form and return it as indicated on the form. You can find course information through the NEXus Internet Course Exchange.

For assistance regarding the NEXus program, please contact the CU Nursing NEXus campus staff coordinator at 303-724-1372 or via e-mail at professional.development@ucdenver.edu.​