Overview & Program of Study
NEXus (The Nursing Education Xchange) is a consortium of select institutions that offer online doctoral programs in Nursing (PhD and DNP). Member institutions provide opportunities for and encourage students to take online courses from other member institutions. Students work with their advisors to select the best course/s that can serve as an elective in the student’s degree program or possibly substitute for a required course for an off-time student. Currently, there are 17 institutions across the nation participating in NEXus.
The overall goal of NEXus is to address the nursing shortage by educating well-prepared nurse educators through application of distance accessible delivery methods, enabling rural nurses to remain in their home communities and be employed in rural nursing education programs.
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 The University of Utah's academic calendar so advanced planning financially and academically is critical. Please visit Registration Deadlines for a complete list of all participating institution registration deadlines.
The current rate for a NEXus course is $825 per semester credit hour and is adjusted to $550 per quarter credit hour. This fee is intended to cover all associated university fees such as technology, library or application fees. As with all courses, you are responsible for the cost of your books and educational materials.
Considerations & Forms
- Decisions about selecting a NEXus course must be made in consultation with your academic advisor/committee chair.
- Students enrolled in a NEXus course must meet all course requirements.
- Students are encouraged to contact the Campus Staff Coordinator or the Faculty teaching the class in advanced to ensure that they understand the course requirements (for example prerequisite courses, vacation periods, on-campus requirements, technology requirements, synchronous versus asynchronous discussions).