NEXus News http://winnexus.org Updates from http://winnexus.org Check out the 2017 NEXus Annual UpdateSee what has been happening the last year for the NEXus Consortium. There is plenty to see and read about. Down load the latest Update here!
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NEW Courses added for Summer 2017Check out the updated NEXus SUMMER 2017 Flier to see what courses are being offered or visit the NEXus Summer 2017 Course Catalog!
Fifteen member institutions are now offering 61 different courses for SUMMER 2017. A couple of items to note: 1. ASU has the next application deadline date of May 5, 2017. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit the Registration Info link. 2. OHSU and LLU operate on the quarter system. 3. For a complete list of summer courses visit the NEXus Summer 2017 Course Catalog link. 4. To begin the enrollment process, download and complete the NEXus Tracking Form. 5. For Institution specific instructions, visit the Course Completion Procedures link. Download the NEXus SUMMER 2017 Flier!
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UNM offering CPBR Course for Summer 2017NURS 615 Critical Ethnography and Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) in Health Care Research
Do you have an interest in critical ethnography and community-based participatory research (CBPR)? Please consider N 615, Critical Ethnography and Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) in Health Care Research, offered by the University of New Mexico College of Nursing, taught by Dr. Jennifer B. Averill, PhD, RN. The class has been refreshed to run over an 8-week interval as a graduate elective. There will be 3 concise papers assigned for this 8-week course: one on critical ethnography, one on CBPR, and one secondary data analysis of actual studies using one or both the designs. Jennifer Averill, PhD, RN Dr. Averill is an experienced rural health researcher and user of these research designs. Dr. Averill is a seasoned nursing educator who created this class a decade ago for graduate students in multicultural rural communities, especially when the communities experience health disparities or inequitable access to resources.
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Student Feature: Jennifer L. Heck“I enjoyed using the NEXus website and finding courses that I could take, unique to my specific program of research and academic interests. I ended up taking three courses through NEXus at the University of New Mexico. Registration and enrollment were generally effortless, and UNM has outstanding faculty and staff to assist at any moment. The experience was great, and I learned so much that I can use and apply with my program of research. I highly recommend NEXus to any and all doctoral students who are searching for offerings to align with their program of research, but can't find anything suitable at their home institution.”
Jennifer is the program coordinator for the Ada campus of East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where she teaches nursing research, critical care nursing, and maternal-newborn nursing. After earning her BSN from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, Jennifer worked as a staff nurse in mother-baby and the neonatal ICU. During this time, Jennifer earned her RNC-NIC certification. In addition, she earned her MS from the University of Oklahoma and followed with her critical care clinical nurse specialist (CCNS-neonatal) advanced practice certification. After transitioning from staff nursing to nursing education, Jennifer earned her CNE certification. She is a doctoral candidate in the PhD in nursing program at the University of Oklahoma where her research focus is postpartum depression in American Indian women. Jennifer L. Heck, MS, RNC-NIC, CNE 2014-2016 Family Research Centered Predoctoral Scholar and 2016-2018 Jonas Nurse Scholar at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing
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NEXus featured on the WCET Frontiers BlogLearn more about the history of NEXus, WIN, and WCET in the recently published blog.
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Special course offerings through NEXusUNM and CU are offering select courses for Summer 2017.
NURS 7150: Ethics & the IRB CU College of Nursing is offering a new course to NEXus students for the Summer Semester of 2017. The course is NURS 7150: Ethics and the IRB and is designed to engage student researchers in reading about, considering and discussing the responsible conduct of science. We will explore how to conduct research within the principles of the Belmont Report while also providing knowledge and skills to successfully submit a proposal to your local institutional review board (IRB). The nuances of federal regulations, state regulations and institutional policy are often difficult to navigate. Graduate students will benefit from the expertise of Dr. Meredith Mealer, former COMIRB Director and IRB Chair at University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, who will be teaching the course. Dr. Mealer will work closely with students to have a completed IRB submission by the end of the course regardless of the IRB system. All participating NEXus institutions are eligible for this course as local institutional policy and considerations will be addressed. Click here for course detials. For additional questions regarding this course, email Dr. Judy Campbell at judy.campbell@ucdenver.edu NURS 7836 Applied Structural Equation Modeling Nursing and other health science researchers are using new models for measurement with new programs for data analysis. This three day intensive will provide in-depth instruction on how to apply Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to health science research. The content is designed for researchers who are using SEM and seeking to improve their skills in its application, and also those new to SEM. Great for nurse researchers, PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and other health and behavioral science researchers who are interested in using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) in their research. REQUIRED IN-PERSON INTENSIVE: July 11-14, 2017 at CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora Colorado. Click here for course detials. For additional questions regarding this course, email Dr. Judy Campbell at judy.campbell@ucdenver.edu NURS 715: Genetics and Genomics for Advanced Practice Nursing Be prepared for contemporary nursing practice by building knowledge and skills necessary for integration of genetics and genomics into your practice. Join us for an 8 week on-line graduate course designed to introduce you to the concepts and principles in genetics and genomics that serve as a scientific foundation for advanced practice nursing. Course Dates: June 5 – July 28, 2017 Course Level and Type: This is a doctoral, advanced course open to PhD and DNP students. Course Description: An overview of the role of genetics and genomics in health and illness for integration of application in advanced practice nursing. Course Topics: Molecular and transmission genetics; family history and risk assessment; genetic testing and interpretation; advanced nursing interventions; gene-based technologies, therapies, and pharmacogenetics; ethical, legal, sociocultural issues and contexts, nursing scholarship and policy roles in genomics. Method of Instruction: This is an asynchronous online course. The course is taught using a “flipped classroom” model so that you will have a series of instructor-prepared mini-lecture videos to view along with focused assignments to complete at your own pace. “Classroom” time is spent in asynchronous seminar-style discussion with your classmates and faculty on a series of case studies that illustrate relevant concepts and principles. Click here for course detials. For additional questions regarding this course, contact Mindy Tinkle, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN via email at mtinkle@salud.unm.edu
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Summer 2017 NEXus Courses are now open!Check out the NEXus SUMMER 2017 Flier to see what courses are being offered or visit the NEXus Summer 2017 Course Catalog!
Fifteen member institutions have activated seats in 56 different courses for SUMMER 2017. A couple of items to note: 1. UNLV and UTT have the next application deadline date of April 14, 2017. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit the Registration Info link. 2. OHSU and LLU operate on the quarter system. 3. For a complete list of summer courses visit the NEXus Summer 2017 Course Catalog link. 4. To begin the enrollment process, download and complete the NEXus Tracking Form. 5. For Institution specific instructions, visit the Course Completion Procedures link. Download the NEXus SUMMER 2017 Flier!
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Spring 2017 Quarter Courses options!OHSU and LLU are offering 2017 Spring Quarter courses through NEXus.
Loma Linda University (LLU) Qtr Application Due: 3/27/17 Courses start 3/27/17 Registration: 3/6/17-3/27/17 Email: Lisa Butler (LSButler@llu.edu) NGRD 689 Spiritual Care: Theory, Research and Practice Additional information for the course can be found at NGRD 689 Flier Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Qtr Application Due: 3/10/17 Courses start: 4/3/17 Registration: 2/20/17 - 3/10/17 Email: Alyssa Luu (luua@ohsu.edu) NURS 547/647 Introduction to Epidemiology and Population Health NURS 549 Evidence Driven Clinical and Organizational Effectiveness NURS 553/653 Health Care Systems in Care of Vulnerable Populations Additional information can be found at NEXus 2017 Spring Quarter Flier
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NEXus Student Feature: Ann Loomis “My experience with NEXus has been outstanding. A variety of courses are offered across well-known institutions allowing for a multitude of options with guaranteed credit transfer.” Says Ann Loomis, a doctoral candidate in the PhD in Nursing Education program at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). “The two courses I completed from the University of Utah (Utah) were well organized, prompt assistance was provided when needed, and the instructors were excellent. Rather than being forced to take electives just to complete credit requirements, NEXus offered courses that aligned with my dissertation focus. I would highly recommend anyone finding themselves in a similar predicament to explore their options through Nexus. They will not be disappointed!”
Ann Loomis currently teaches the fundamentals of nursing and family well-being courses at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. After earning her BSN from Purdue University, Ann worked as a staff nurse on the neurosurgical and neuro ICU step-down units, later serving ten years as a physician extender/surgical assistant for a neurosurgical group. During this time, Ann earned her CNRN certification and a MSN from the University of Evansville. She is a doctoral candidate in the PhD in Nursing Education program at the University of Northern Colorado where her research focus is simulation and use of the Debriefing for Meaningful Learning (DML) method.
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Are your students still looking for a NEXus course option?Check out remaining member institutions who are still offering courses for Spring 2017.
A couple of items to note: The next set of deadline dates are fast approaching. UNC has the next application deadline date of January 9, 2017 followed by CWRU on January 10, 2016. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by school. For a complete list visit Registration Info or http://www.winnexus.org/registration-deadlines OHSU and LLU operate on the quarter system and courses are being offered for both Winter and Spring terms. Link to NEXus Course Catalog and direct links to the Spring 2017 Course Catalog Link to NEXus Student Enrollment Tracking Form or http://www.winnexus.org/documents/NEXus%20Tracking%20Form.pdf Link to Institution Specific Course Completion Procedures or http://www.winnexus.org/student-course-completion-procedures Home Campus Staff Coordinators submit a copy of the NEXus Enrollment Tracking form to NEXus Administration at nexus@ohsu.edu Download the NEXus 2017 Winter and Spring Flier
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NEXus wishes you a Happy Holiday Season!As we approach the end of the 2016 calendar year, it is a good time to thank our members for their continued support and contributions to NEXus. Your commitment and teamwork continue to contribute towards program growth and a record in course enrollments. We wish you a wonderful Holiday Season this year!
Sincerely, The NEXus Staff - Paula, Anna, and Shelby
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Holiday Closures for NEXus Many of our member institutions will be closed over the Holiday break. If you are looking to enroll in a NEXus course, please be aware that Campus Staff Coordinators will not be responding during school closures. To ensure a seat in a NEXus course, submit paperwork prior to deadline dates.
Please see the list of Member Institution closures below: CU – Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, December 26, 2016 and Friday, December 30, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017 IOWA – Monday, December 26, 2016 through Tuesday, December 27, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017 ISU - Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017 LLU - Monday, December 26, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017 KU - Monday, December 26, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017 OHSU - Monday, December 19, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017 UB - Monday, December 26, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017 UNC – Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, December 26, 2016, and Friday, December 30, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017 UNLV - Monday, December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017. The will be CSC out of office from December 21, 2016 through January 2, 2017 UNM - Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017 WSU - Monday, December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017 For additional details regarding Registration Procedures for NEXus Course/s visit: http://www.winnexus.org/registration-deadlines
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Looking to further your knowledge in advanced qualitative research?The University at Buffalo might just have the course for you!
NUS 710 Advanced Methods: Interpretive Phenomenology Enroll now for Spring 2017! Course Description: This is a course in interpretive phenomenology and hermeneutics as a method of advanced qualitative research. Readings from philosophers, Heidegger and Gadamer situate the methods in a philosophy of science. Introduction to steps in conducting Hiedeggerian Hermeneutic research studies including: developing research question, defining the participants, developing interview questions, transcribing the interview, analyzing the texts using team approach, and reporting study findings. Discussion of rigor and integrating critical social, feminist and postmodern theories in extending interpretations. Can be taken by matriculated or non-matriculated students 3 credit hours Classes meet on Tuesday 4-6:50 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Attend class synchronously through Skype business For additional questions regarding this course email Suzanne S. Dickerson, DNS, RN, at sdickers@buffalo.edu Additional information can be found at UB NUS 710 Flier
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Are you interested hearing directing from the teaching faculty regarding NEXus course offerings? The University of Colorado (CU) is a founding member institution and offers a variety of courses through the NEXus Xchange.
Here are a few of the CU teaching faculty who have provided short 1-2 minute videos about their respective courses. Check it out! NURS 6015 Women and War, Instructor - Mona Pearl Treyball, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, offered Summer 2016 NURS 6017 On the Home Front: Vet & Military Families, Instructor - Mona Pearl Treyball, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, offered Summer 2016 NURS 6018 Home from the Battlefront: Vet & Mil Psych Health Instructor - Mona Pearl Treyball, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, offered Spring 2017 NURS 6019 Wounds of War: Military and Veteran Disability Evaluation, Instructor - Mona Pearl Treyball, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN-K NURS 6023 Veteran and Military Health Care Systems, Instructor - Mona Pearl Treyball, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, offered Fall 2016 NURS 6744 Advanced Concepts in Palliative Care, Instructors - Paula Nelson-Marten, PhD, RN, AOCN, and Sean Reed, PhD, APN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN, offered Summer 2016 NURS 6745 Complex Symptoms Management, Instructors - Paula Nelson-Marten, PhD, RN, AOCN, and Sean Reed, PhD, APN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN, offered Fall 2016 NURS 6747 Practical Issues in Palliative Care Programming, Instructors - Paula Nelson-Marten, PhD, RN, AOCN, and Sean Reed, PhD, APN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN, NEW Course! NURS 7632 Advanced Quantitative Research Design, Methods and Analysis II, Instructor - Paula Meek, PhD, RN, FAAN, offered Spring 2017 NURS 7440 Measurement for Nursing Science, Instructor - Paula Meek, PhD, RN, FAAN, offered Summer 2016
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Over 75 courses are available through NEXus!For a complete list of courses and course descriptions visit the NEXus Course Catalog.
Sixteen member institutions are offering over 75 different courses for WINTER and SPRING 2017. A couple of items to note: UNLV has the first application deadline date of November 15, 2016. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit the Registration Info link. OHSU and LLU operate on the quarter system. For a complete list of courses visit the WINTER Course Catalog link and the SPRING Course Catalog. To begin the enrollment process, download and complete the NEXus Tracking Form. For Institution specific instructions, visit the Course Completion Procedures link. Download the NEXus 2017 WINTER and SPRING Flier!
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Health Policy course offered by UNMShana Judge, JD, PhD, Assistant Professor is a public policy researcher whose work focuses on using quantitative methods to analyze relation-ships between government policies and the health and well-being of women, children, and vulnerable subpopulations.
This Spring 2017 she is teaching NURS 642 Applied Health Economics. This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to teach the concepts and methods of analysis used in health economics, with an emphasis on health care evaluation, health policy decision-making, and population health outcomes. The course will benefit any student interested in learning more about the interplay between economics, health care, health policy, and patient and population outcomes. Course details can be found online at NURS 642 Applied Health Economics and the UNM NURS 642 Flier
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NEXus Student Feature: Troy Larkin"The class offerings made through the NEXus collaboration are an amazing resource for doctoral students from any partnering institution," says Troy Larkin, a PhD student from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa (UH). "I was lucky enough to take a course through the NEXus exchange that has proved invaluable in my dissertation phase." Troy is studying clinical-academic partnerships in nursing so he was naturally drawn to explore NEXus. He explains that his positive experience of taking a class through the exchange caused him to seek out ways to become more involved. Troy now serves as the UH student representative to the NEXus Student Advisory Committee. This group meets to review enrollment trends and program evaluations which are used to continually improve the program. Troy continues, "It has been an honor to be involved with the student advisory committee. I am truly thankful for the labor of so many to make this program work for students and the partnering organizations."
Troy Larkin has more than 20 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. His clinical practice experience includes emergency, adult and pediatric trauma resuscitation, adult critical care, and post-anesthesia care. He holds an associate degree in nursing from Clackamas Community College, a baccalaureate degree of science in nursing from University of Portland, and a master’s degree of nursing in population based health from Washington State University where he was awarded graduate nursing student of the year. Troy has held faculty appointments at University of Portland, University of Great Falls, Western Nevada College, and Clackamas Community College. He was a founder and board member of Acute Care Education Associates, Inc.; a continuing education company. Troy is currently the Executive Director of Clinical Education and Development at Providence Health & Services' Oregon Region where he oversees clinical education, workforce development, orientation/residency programs, and simulation programs in acute and community settings.
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2017 Winter and Spring NEXus courses are now posted!Check out the all of the course listings and details online at the NEXus Course Catalog.
Twelve member institutions are offering over 60 different courses for WINTER and SPRING 2017. A couple of items to note: UNLV has the first application deadline date of November 15, 2016. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit the Registration Info link. OHSU and LLU operate on the quarter system. For a complete list of courses visit the WINTER Course Catalog link and the SPRING Course Catalog. To begin the enrollment process, download and complete the NEXus Tracking Form. For Institution specific instructions, visit the Course Completion Procedures link. Download the NEXus 2017 WINTER and SPRING Flier!
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NEXus Student Feature: Cory ChurchCory Church is a PhD candidate at The University of Texas at Tyler. His research is focusing on workplace issues in nurse residents. Cory speaks to how NEXus contributed towards his academic career. “NEXus afforded me the opportunity to elevate my PhD education to a new level. Having the ability to choose from a wide range of courses in various topic areas allowed me to hone in my education to facilitate my dissertation studies and professional development. Not to mention that NEXus gave me an affordable option to receive out-of-state education at highly credible institutions. Instructors in the courses I went through were all experts in their field of study and I was able to meet new peers across the country! NEXus Campus Coordinators always made my transition into the course smooth and faculty never made me feel like an outsider. If want to elevate your own education, NEXus can do that for you!”
Cory currently works as an assistant clinical professor for the College of Nursing at Texas Woman’s University, Dallas Campus. He also serves as program director for TWUs Veteran Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership with the VA North Texas Health Care System. Prior to this, Cory was an instructor at Covenant School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas. Cory began his career at University Medical Center-Lubbock as a trauma/emergency nurse. He is a 2010 (BSN) and 2014 (MSN) graduate of Angelo State University.
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Check out OHSU and LLU quarter system course offeringsThere are several benefits to taking a quarter course. The term is condensed into a 10 week session and there is a later start date for the fall term.
Both OHSU and LLU are quarter systems schools which offer a variety of courses through the NEXus Xchange. Loma Linda University (LLU) Qtr Application due: 9/23/16; Classes begin: 9/26/16 Registration: 9/6/16 - 9/26/16 Email: Lisa Butler LSButler@llu.edu NGRD 689 Spiritual Care: Theory, Research and Practice Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Qtr Application due: 8/26/16; Courses start: 9/26/16 Registration: 8/15/16 - 8/26/16 Email: Christina Tenorio tenorio@ohsu.edu NURS 550/650 Health Promotion in Vulnerable Populations NURS 538/638 Emerging Trends in Nursing Education Curriculum NURS 559-659 Understanding Social Determinants of Health NURS 591/691 Online Teaching NURS 596 Complexity Science Approaches in Leading Academic and Health Services Organizations NURS 597 Creating Sustainable Organizations NURS 664 Clinical Teaching NURS 700 Concepts for Comprehensive Care in Advanced Nursing Practice NURS 713 Evaluating Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice NEXus Course Catalog Fall 2016
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NEXus article to be published in the Journal of Professional Nursing
Congratulations to NEXus Faculty Representatives Barbara Haas, Sandra LeVasseur, David Hrabe, and Margaret Clayton, along with Campus Staff Coordinator, Aeza Hafalia, and Project Director, Paula McNeil for their article, in press at the Journal of Professional Nursing, titled "NEXus: Making Efficient Use of Limited Resources." The in press corrected proof article may be viewed through the following link. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722316000582
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Engaging Electives for Fall 2016UNM offers two unique courses for the coming fall term. NURS 641 Health Disparities and Policy and NURS 608 Environments of Human Health and Nursing. Course descriptions are below.
NURS 641: Health Disparities and Policy taught by Dr. Dorinda Well Health disparities are more than statistics; they are indicators of inequality in a society. Students will survey the outcomes research literature to understand patterns of distribution of health and illness across populations. Studetns will explore biological, behavioral, and social-structural explanations for the concentrations of poor health within low-income communities and communities of color in the United States. The course features a unit critically examining the concept of “race,” looking at how widely varying definitions of “race” have been defined and applied in health research and policy. Students will examine links between the historical and contemporary social determinants of health disparities, and will consider the contributions of nurses and nursing to policy advocacy, quantitative and qualitative research, and social movements to advance health equity. NURS 608 Environments of Human Health and Nursing taught by Dr. Geoff Shuster Do you have an interest in examining human health as an outcome of interaction with different environments? This course involves the analysis of health and health status as it relates to different personal, familial, societal, political and biological environments. Focusing on nursing care as a social process that is interactive with the human experience of health and healing. Additional details on the UNM Engaging Electives Flier
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More courses being offered for Fall 2016Check out the updated NEXus FALL 2016 Flier to see what courses are being offered or visit the NEXus FALL 2016 Course Catalog!
Check out the updated NEXus FALL 2016 Flier to see what courses are being offered or visit the NEXus FALL 2016 Course Catalog! Seventeen member institutions are offering over 85 different courses for FALL 2016. A couple of items to note: 1) VCU has the first application deadline date of July 15, 2016. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit the Registration Info link. 2) OHSU and LLU operate on the quarter system. 3) For a complete list of FALL courses visit the NEXus FALL 2016 Course Catalog link. 4) To begin the enrollment process, download and complete the NEXus Tracking Form. 5) For Institution specific instructions, visit the Course Completion Procedures link. Download the NEXus FALL 2016 Flier!
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Fall 2016 Courses are now open!Check out the NEXus FALL 2016 Flier to see what courses are being offered or visit the NEXus FALL 2016 Course Catalog!
Sixteen member institutions have activated seats in over 75 different courses for FALL 2016. A couple of items to note: 1) VCU has the first application deadline date of July 15, 2016. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit the Registration Info link. 2) OHSU and LLU operate on the quarter system. 3) For a complete list of FALL courses visit the NEXus FALL 2016 Course Catalog link. 4) To begin the enrollment process, download and complete the NEXus Tracking Form. 5) For Institution specific instructions, visit the Course Completion Procedures link. Download the NEXus FALL 2016 Flier!
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NEXus Student Feature: Amenda FisherAmenda (Mendy) Fisher is a PhD student at the University of Kansas. Mendy explains how NEXus has facilitated academic studies. “NEXus gives students the opportunity to completely customize their nursing education by offering a variety of courses at numerous teaching institutions. Thanks to the help of the wonderful Nexus Campus Coordinators, I enrolled in two courses that allowed me to focus on health economics. Without NEXus, I would have spent more time creating a meaningful independent study or altered my area of interest to align with available courses. Much thanks to NEXus and the University of Kansas for providing their students such a valuable program.”
Mendy began her nursing career as a registered nurse practitioner in orthopedics and later worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and as a flight nurse at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. Mendy completed her MNSc in Nursing Administration and Education in 2012 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Over the past 10 years, she has worked for Walmart Stores, Inc. in health-related areas of the organization, including Worker’s Compensation, General Liability, and more recently in Benefits Health & Wellbeing where she is responsible for health promotion programs administered throughout the United States for 1.4 million employees and their families. She is now beginning her fourth year as a part-time PhD student while continuing her work at Walmart Stores, Inc.
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Courses are still available for Summer 2016!Nine member institutions are still accepting applications for Summer 2016 and are offering over 30 different courses to choose from.
Check out the NEXus SUMMER 2016 Flier to see what courses are still available or visit the NEXus Summer 2016 Course Catalog! A couple of items to note: ASU has the next application deadline date of May 7, 2016. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit the Registration Info link. OHSU and LLU operate on the quarter system. For a complete list of summer courses visit the NEXus Summer 2016 Course Catalog link. To begin the enrollment process, download and complete the NEXus Tracking Form. For Institution specific instructions, visit the Course Completion Procedures link. Download the NEXus SUMMER 2016 Flier!
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CU offers Palliative Care CoursesStudents can complete a Palliative Care graduate certificate with just two courses offered online this Summer and Fall 2016.
Beyond Hospice: A Nursing Education Model • Advanced Concepts in Palliative Care NURS6744 (3 credits) An advanced course focusing on theory and practice in palliative care nursing including: use of an evidence-based approach; current palliative care models and practice; multidimensional assessment and care plan development; advanced communication skills; responses to loss and grief; ethical decision-making; and palliative care in diverse settings and populations. • Complex Symptom Management NURS6745 (3 credits) An advanced course focusing on complex symptom management in palliative nursing including: use of advanced practice assessment and intervention skills; advanced symptom management (pain, dyspnea, fatigue, acute confusional states, anxiety, depression, complex GI symptoms, sleep issues, issues in hydration and nutrition, nausea, vomiting, palliative sedation and corresponding ethical issues; pharmacological/non-pharmacological interventions; and case study resolution focusing on the integration of course content. • A new third course focused in practical applications of palliative care in the acute, post-acute, and ambulatory settings is in development. Course content will emphasize program development, public policy, quality improvement, and analytics. Program Faculty Paula Nelson-Marten, PhD, RN, AOCN Nancy English, PhD, APN, RN, CHPN Sean M. Reed, PhD, ACNS-BC, ACHPN Contact Professional Development for more information on: • Current tuition rates and associated fees • Course offering schedule • Frequently asked questions Office of Professional Development Contact Information: 303-724-1372 • professional.development@ucdenver.edu NURSING.UCDENVER.EDU/PALLCARE CU Palliative Care Flier
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UNM offers NURS 611 Do you have an interest in culture and rural health?
NURS 611 Rural and Cultural Health is being offered by the University of New Mexico College of Nursing, taught by Dr. Jennifer B. Averill, PhD, RN. Dr. Averill is an experienced rural health researcher and nursing educator who created this class a decade ago for graduate students in multicultural rural communities. The course has been refreshed to include international, national and regional/local perspectives. There will be 3 concise papers assigned for this 8-week course. Contact Dr. Averill with any questions or a textbook list: javerill@salud.unm.edu. Course Outline [full syllabus available by request May 1, 2016] Unit 1: Foundations for Rural and Cultural Health [6/6-6/13/16] A. Introduction, overview of course, assignments, syllabus, grading B. Philosophic foundations: biosocial approach to global health, public health, critical social theory, complexity theory, multiple ways of knowing/working C. Perspectives: general, national, regional, globalàfor each content area below D. Demographic trends, migration patterns E. Dilemmas: competing agendas, theories, politics F. Addressing the UN Millenium Goals for health worldwide: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/ Unit 2: Analysis of Culture [6/15-6/22/16] A. What is culture, how is it expressed, how does it work? B. The role of language, literacy and voice C. Cultural humility, congruence, and literacy D. Respecting diversity and multicultural communities E. Health disparities and health equity Unit 3: Analysis of Rurality [6/23-7/5/16] A. Definitions of rurality B. History of rural public health in the US and elsewhere C. Rural health deficits, assets, challenges D. Rural health values E. Rural public health systems F. Models of care Unit 4: Strategies for Engagement and Intervention [7/6-7/20/16] A. Revising, scaling up effective care delivery worldwide, nationally, locally B. Partnership models and action plans C. Multiple methods for research: epidemiology, measurements/metrics, assessments, collaborative and qualitative methods, use of technology D. Inviting voice, listening actively, sharing the effort E. Leveraging existing strengths/assets to address gaps, inequities F. Suggested toolkit for health activists Unit 5: Wrapping up, Summarizing Key Points [7/21-7/29/16] A. Reflections on Units 1-4àtaking it forward, making it work B. Sharing your work in N 611 with class peers C. Evaluations of course/instructor [online] Course details at UNM NURS 611
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NEXus Presentation at the 2016 WIN ConferenceSymposium Session "EDUCATION: TECHNOLOGY AND STUDENTS"
is being presented at the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) 49th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 3:45 PM. The 2016 WIN Confernce is being held April 6 - 9, 2016 at the Dinseyland Hotel, Anehiem, CA. The NEXus Session is as follows: 3:45 PM Navigating NEXus: The Student Experience Margaret F Clayton, PhD, APRN*, Linda Hofmann, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, and David P Hrabe, PhD, RN
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Summer 2016 NEXus Courses are now open!Check out the NEXus SUMMER 2016 Flier to see what courses are being offered or visit the NEXus Summer 2016 Course Catalog!
Fifiteen member institutions have activated seats in 53 different courses for SUMMER 2016. A couple of items to note: UNLV and UTT have the first application deadline date of April 15, 2016. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit the Registration Info link. OHSU and LLU operate on the quarter system. For a complete list of summer courses visit the NEXus Summer 2016 Course Catalog link. To begin the enrollment proccess, dowload and complete the NEXus Tracking Form. For Institution specific instructions, visit the Course Completion Procedures link. Download the NEXus SUMMER 2016 Flier!
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Spring 2016 Quarter Courses still available!OHSU and LLU are offering courses through NEXus. Check it out.
2016 Spring Course Catalog Loma Linda University (LLU) Qtr Application Due: 3/21/2016 Courses start 3/28/16 Registration: 2/29/16-3/21/16 Email: Lisa Butler (LSButler@llu.edu) NGRD 653 Health System Policy Development & Advocacy Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Qtr Application Due: 3/4/16 Courses start: Spring 3/28/16 Registration: 2/15/16 - 3/4/16 Email: Christina Tenorio (tenorio@ohsu.edu) NURS 549 Evidence Driven Clinical and Organizational Effectiveness
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NEXus Student Feature: Meet Sherry CheeverSherry is a doctoral student at Washington State University and explains how NEXus has influenced her educational experience.
“A NEXus class allowed me to take a course that was not offered at my institution during my required track. By having this option, I was able to stay on track with my PhD coursework and to complete my program as planned and on schedule. Through NEXus, I have met other graduate students with different backgrounds and from different disciplines. Because of the heterogenic classmates, I have learned a variety of ways to think about and resolve clinical and research problems. In addition, my NEXus professor had an extremely interesting approach to her research that I have integrated into my dissertation. When our university hosted a class for NEXus, my cohort and I were able to meet and exchange research ideas and theories with the other NEXus students. I think by having the NEXus option, it gave me an advantage to address my research from a variety of perspectives. I am thankful for the NEXus program to enhance my educational experiences.” Chong (Sherry) Cheever is a nurse practitioner and PhD student at Washington State University. She started her nursing career after both of her sons left for college. This is her second career; she was previously an interpreter and fundraiser for an international group. When she started her nursing career, she continued with her education from a BSN to MSN and now is pursuing her PhD in nursing. She has taught BSN, MSN, and DNP students and has become a mentor for many of the non-traditional nursing students. She has a great passion for teaching and continues to guide her career towards this ultimate role. She works at Harborview Medical Center Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, an academic hospital where Sherry precepts Physician Assistants and ARNP students throughout the year. Recently she was a consultant for the Canadian Health Care System to develop a nurse practitioner fellowship curriculum for newly graduated critical care NPs. The program was launched in October of 2015. Sherry has completed her PhD coursework and is preparing for her preliminary exam in the spring of 2016.
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NEXus Student Feature: Melissa Dollings provides insight on her NEXus course experience.
“NEXus classes have been an excellent supplement to the PhD offerings at my home institution. Our program at VCU mainly has a biobehavioral focus which is perfect for me but I really appreciated being able to take classes specifically geared toward grant writing and writing for publication. I know others in my program have also appreciated being able to take classes geared toward teaching and nursing education to supplement their studies. My most recent class was taken with a well known nursing leader and past president of the Texas Nurse's Association. She is well published and really helped me hone my writing skills. We are so fortunate to have this wealth of knowledge and experience from across the country at our fingertips through NEXus.” Melissa Dollings is a part time student in the PhD program at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing. Melissa started her nursing degree in a hospital based nursing program from which she obtained a Diploma in Nursing. Then she worked for a number of years in critical care at a community hospital. Relocation brought her to the NICU at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, VA. Melisa found that working at an academic hospital really fueled her desire to further her education. For the last 13 years she has been working for Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and has been enrolled in school for most of that time. After receiving her RN-BS degree at VCU, she pursued an MSN from Vanderbilt University to become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Since 2009 she has been working as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and absolutely loves her career. She currently has two courses remaining in the PhD program and is scheduled to sit for comps in September of 2016. Melissa has been successfully working toward her educational goals while working and raising five daughters. Melissa said “It's been a long journey but totally worth it!”
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Are your students still looking for a NEXus course option?Check out remaining member institutions who are still offering courses for Spring 2016.
A couple of items to note: 1) The next set of deadline dates are fast approaching. UB and UNC have the next application deadline date of January 11, 2016 followed by CU on January 15, 2016. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by school. For a complete list visit Registration Info or http://www.winnexus.org/registration-deadlines 2) OHSU and LLU operate on the quarter system and courses are being offered for the Spring 2016 term. 3) Link to NEXus Course Catalog and direct links to the Spring 2016 Course Catalog 4) Link to NEXus Student Enrollment Tracking Form or http://www.winnexus.org/documents/NEXus%20Tracking%20Form.pdf 5) Link to Institution Specific Course Completion Procedures or http://www.winnexus.org/student-course-completion-procedures 6) Home Campus Staff Coordinators submit a copy of the NEXus Enrollment Tracking form to NEXus Administration at nexus@ohsu.edu
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NEXus wishes you a Happy Holiday Season!We are at the end of a calendar year, and it is a great time to thank our members for their continued support and contributions to NEXus. The commitment and teamwork have resulted in continued growth with record course enrollments for 2015.
Wishing you a Happy Holiday season, The NEXus Staff
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Holiday Closures for NEXus Member InstitutionsMany of our member institutions will be closed over the Holiday break. If you are looking to enroll in a NEXus course, please be aware that Campus Staff Coordinators will not be responding during school closures. To ensure a seat in a NEXus course, submit paperwork prior to deadline dates.
Please see the list of school closures below: Member Institution Holiday Closures LLU – December 23 through December 25, 2015 UTT – December 23, 2015 through January 3, 2016 VCU – December 19, 2015 through January 3, 2016 KU – December 24 through 25, 2015 and January 1, 2016 CU – December 23 through 25, 2015 WSU – December 24, 2015 through January 3, 2016 For additional details regarding Registration Procedures for NEXus Course/s visit: http://www.winnexus.org/registration-deadlines
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WSU offers Plateau Tribes: Culture and Health CourseRobbie Paul, PhD is teaching NURS 577 Plateau Tribes: Culture and Health at Washington State University for Spring 2016.
This diversity and elective course will focus on Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, and/or Pharmacy. Including the history, culture, and health care needs of the Plateau Indian tribes; both classroom and practicum experience. The course is limited to 15 students. It is a Tier III elective and "D" (diversity) course. It is open to both PhD and DNP students. Link to Course Description: NURS 578 Plateau Tribes: Culture and Health Check out YouTube video!
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More courses being offered for Winter and Spring 2016!The NEXus Collaborative has 17 institutions that are now offering 94 different courses for the Winter and Spring 2016 terms! Check out the course catalog to browse upcoming offerings.
Click on "Read Article" to visit the following links for a complete list NEXus course offerings for both Winter and Spring 2016. Download the 2016 Winter and Spring Flyer. A couple of items to note: 1) The next set of deadline dates are fast approaching. ASU has the next application deadline date of November 30, 2015 followed by VCU on December 1, 2015. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by school. For a complete list visit Registration Info or http://www.winnexus.org/registration-deadlines 2) OHSU, LLU and UCSF operate on the quarter system and courses are being offered both Winter 2016 and Spring 2016 terms. 3) Link to NEXus Course Catalog and direct links to the Winter 2016 Course Catalog and the Spring 2016 Course Catalog 4) Link to NEXus Student Enrollment Tracking Form or http://www.winnexus.org/documents/NEXus%20Tracking%20Form.pdf 5) Link to Institution Specific Course Completion Procedures or http://www.winnexus.org/student-course-completion-procedures 6) Home Campus Staff Coordinators submit a copy of the NEXus Enrollment Tracking form to NEXus Administration at nexus@ohsu.edu
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NEXus Student Feature: Hear what John McRae has to say about NEXus!"NEXus is a fantastic way to meet other students from around the nation. It was a great opportunity to collaborate with these professionals as we added collectively to our foundation of knowledge" John McRae - second year DNP student, FNP option, Idaho State University School of Nursing
John McRae grew up on a farm in Homedale, Idaho. He spent a couple years at the University of Idaho, finishing his first degree (BS) in biology at BSU in 2003. That work got him interested in epidemiology, and he ended up getting a Masters in Public Health from A.T. Still University in 2007. After graduation and completion of the national certification exam, John fell into nursing (which he loves) and got his BSN in 2011. Currently, John works at St. Luke's Boise as a Nursing Supervisor for a medical-surgical unit. He will complete the DNP degree program in May of 2016. His doctoral project is focusing on increasing oral cancer awareness for current and future nurse practitioners. John has a wife and three children and resides in the Boise area.
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NEXus Student Feature: Hear what Sean Smart has to say about NEXus! "Nexus was introduced early in my graduate studies and offered a portal to courses that otherwise would have been incredibly difficult to access. It allowed me to keep my education on track and the opportunity to learn from other highly regarded institutions in nursing. They did all of the leg work to connect me with some amazing options and took much of the stress off my plate." Sean Smart, DNP student Idaho State University School of Nursing - prepared to graduate in spring 2016!
Sean Smart has been a Registered Nurse (RN) for eight years, completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Southern Maine. He spent the bulk of his career in the operating room, beginning in orthopedics and most recently in cardiothoracic and vascular areas of practice. After spending over six years in the operating room, Sean decided to pursue a nursing role with an increased focus on prevention. Sean is currently in the final year of ISU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, and looks forward to being a nurse practitioner. Sean plans to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Boise area.
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Transcultural Health: Taiwan Immersion course offered May 2016!This unique two week international course is being offered through the University of Texas at Tyler.
Registration Deadline is February 1, 2016. This unique two week international course is being offered through the University of Texas at Tyler. Students will be in Taiwan May 7, 2016 through May 24, 2016. Please allow for additional travel time. The course will be held at Tzu Chi University of Science & Technology (TCUST) in Hualien on the Northeast coast of Taiwan. The course is offered to all students including health professions and health professional students. The course is two weeks long. Students can receive 6 elective credits, three from UT Tyler, and three from TCUST. The three credits from TCUST are offered free of charge! Course content will include philosophical underpinnings of Traditional Chines Medicine (TCM), TCM assessment and therapies, and health promotion practices. TCM practitioners, nurses, and other faculty will serve as instructors. Students will stay in the dorm across the street from campus. The budget is being finalized. Tuition: NEXus Common Price* *In addition to NEXus common price, there will be a "course fee" which has yet to be confirmed. This cost may be approximately $2400. Other considerations: Must confirm by February in order to make travel arrangements. For more information, please contact the instructor, Dr. Beth Mastel-Smith at bmastelsmith@uttyler.edu
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Don't miss this opportunity! Content Analysis Course for Spring 2016! The University of Utah is offering a three credit course, NURS 7445 Content Analysis.
This course explores content analysis as a method of data reduction and analysis that lends itself to integration into both textual and statistical study designs. Content analysis is an often misunderstood and underdeveloped method of analysis despite the fact that it offers significant utility to many research questions and area of inquiry and is often cited as a central method in nursing research. In this course, students will learn the basic premises and assumptions that support various techniques of content analysis as these describe, in both statistical (quantitative) and textual (qualitative) forms, the manifest and latent content and structure of textual data. Students will explore how content analysis can be applied to various forms of data including large corpus, media, archival, interview, focus group data and written survey responses, and how these methods can inform further statistical and textual analyses. Specifically, students will develop their understanding of how content analysis techniques can be used to address their own research questions and will articulate a rationale for including content analysis in their own data analysis plan. The course will meet synchronously on Wednesday from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm. The course is being taught by Associate Professor, Kristin Cloyes, PhD, MN, RN Please contact Shayla DeGooyer for additional information shayla.degooyer@nurs.utah.edu. This course is synchronous using Jabber and has technology requirements. NURS 7445 Content Analysis
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Over 90 courses offered for Winter and Spring 2016! The NEXus Collaborative has 16 institutions that are offering over 90 different courses for the Winter and Spring 2016 terms! Check the course catalog to browse upcoming offerings.
Click on "Read Article" to visit the following links for a complete list NEXus course offerings for both Winter and Spring 2016 Download the 2016 Winter and Spring Flyer. A couple of items to note: 1) Deadline dates are approaching in November. UNLV has the first application deadline date of November 11, 2015. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by school. For a complete list visit Registration Info or http://www.winnexus.org/registration-deadlines 2) OHSU, LLU and UCSF operate on the quarter system and courses being offered both Winter 2016 and Spring 2016 terms. 3) Link to NEXus Course Catalog and direct links to the Winter 2016 Course Catalog and the Spring 2016 Course Catalog 4) Link to NEXus Student Enrollment Tracking Form or http://www.winnexus.org/documents/NEXus%20Tracking%20Form.pdf 5) Link to Institution Specific Course Completion Procedures or http://www.winnexus.org/student-course-completion-procedures 6) Home Campus Staff Coordinators submit a copy of the NEXus Enrollment Tracking form to NEXus Administration at nexus@ohsu.edu
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NEXus courses still available at 6 institutions!If students are still trying to identify courses for Fall 2015, WSU, OSU, LLU, OHSU, UNC and CU are still accepting application forms!
Visit www.winnexus.org for the latest information regarding course offerings. Please forward to faculty, faculty advisors, and students. A couple of items to note: Deadline dates are as follows: 8/17 for WSU, 8/24 for OSU, CU and UNC, 8/28 for OHSU, and 9/21 for LLU. For a complete list of dates visit Registration Info or http://www.winnexus.org/registration-deadlines LLU and OHSU operate on the quarter system. Link to NEXus Course Catalog or http://wiche-ice.org/new/index.cfm?nexuslogin Link to NEXus Student Enrollment Tracking Form or http://www.winnexus.org/documents/NEXus%20Tracking%20Form.pdf Links to Institution specific Admission Information and Course Completion Procedures Submit copy of the NEXus Enrollment Tracking form to NEXus Administration at nexus@ohsu.edu Download 2015 Fall Flyer
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Check out NGRD 689 course offering by Loma Linda UniversityNGRD 689 – Spiritual Care:Theory, Research, and Practice
Course Description This course seeks to provide a basis for doctoral students in health-related professional disciplines to: empirically research spirituality and religiosity in the context of health and illness, and provide (or support or teach others to provide) spiritually sensitive health care. Using asynchronous interactive online learning via CANVAS, empirical, personal, and ethical sources of knowledge about spirituality and religiosity will be emphasized. Although the focus of this course will be on spirituality and health from a nursing perspective, the knowledge generated in psychology, anthropology, and other fields will inform discussions. Course Professor This course is taught by Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RN, Professor, Loma Linda University School of Nursing. She is internationally recognized for her scholarship on spiritual care and is author of books including: • Religion: A Clinical Guide for Nurses (Springer, 2012) • What Do I Say? Talking with Patients About Spirituality (Templeton, 2007) • Spiritual Care: Nursing Theory, Research, & Practice (Prentice Hall, 2002). Download NGRD 689 flyer Contact: Campus Staff Coordinators (CSC): Lisa Butler Office Phone: 909-558-8061 Email: LSButler@llu.edu Admission information http://www.winnexus.org/llu-admissions
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KU Fall Application Deadline Extended until August 10!KU Registration deadline is extended until August 10, 2015! Classes start August 24, 2015. Contact NEXus Campust Staff Coordinator Nellie Watkins at 913-588-6318 or by email at nwatkins2@kumc.edu Course/s being offered: NEXus Course Catalog Fall 2015
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Fall 2015 Deadline Dates are Fast Approaching!July 15, 2015 is the first deadline date for both University of Kansas and University of Iowa. Viriginia Commonwealth University deadline date is July 17, 2015. Contact your Campus Staff Coordinator now if you are interested in any of the following courses: University of Kansas NRSG 722 Scholarly Writing for the Health Professional NRSG 853 Abstraction and Modeling of Health Care Information NRSG 857 Transforming Health Care Through Use of Information Systems and Technology NRSG 870 Designing a Student Learning Environment NRSG 940 Knowledge and Theory Development in Nursing Science University of Iowa NURS 6552 Managing Care in the Organizational Environment NURS 6554 Seminar on Healthy Work Environment NURS 6802 Nursing and Law, Policy and Advocacy NURS 6808 Clinical Decision Making for Advanced Practice Virginia Commonwealth University NURS 770 Quantitative Research Design
There are over 80 courses being offered for Fall 2015. A couple of items to note: KU and Iowa have the first application deadline date of July 15, 2015. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit the Registration Info link. OHSU and LLU operate on the quarter system. For a complete list of all courses visit the NEXus Course Catalog link. To begin the enrollment process, download and complete the NEXus Tracking Form. For Institution specific instructions, visit the Course Completion Procedures link. Download the NEXus FALL 2015 Flyer.
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Over 70 Courses available Fall 2015!Download the NEXus FALL 2015 Flyer.
There are over 70 courses being offered for Fall 2015. A couple of items to note: KU and Iowa have the first application deadline date of July 15, 2015. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit the Registration Info link. OHSU and LLU operate on the quarter system. For a complete list of all courses visit the NEXus Course Catalog link. To begin the enrollment process, download and complete the NEXus Tracking Form. For Institution specific instructions, visit the Course Completion Procedures link. Download the NEXus FALL 2015 Flyer.
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Check out the NEXus Fall 2015 Course Catalog!Over 59 different courses to choose from.
As NEXus membership continues to grow, 20 schools and colleges of nursing, the course selection also continues to grow. See what our newest members, The Ohio State University and The University of Iowa are offering for the first time for Fall 2015. Click NEXus Fall 2015 Course Catalog
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NEXus at WIN 2015!Come check out the NEXus Booth at the 2015 WIN Conference.
Learn more about NEXus and what steps are involved in joining this growing organziation. Staff are at Booth #10 starting today, Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Saturday, April 15, 2015 at the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) 48th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Over 50 courses are available through NEXus this Summer 2015!New courses have been added. Download the NEXus SUMMER 2015 Flyer.
There are 53 courses being offered for SUMMER 2015. A couple of items to note: UNLV has the first application deadline date of April 15, 2015. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit the Registration Info link. OHSU and LLU operate on the quarter system. For a complete list all courses visit the NEXus Course Catalog link. To begin the enrollment proccess, dowload and complete the NEXus Tracking Form. For Institution specific instructions, visit the Course Completion Procedures link. Download the NEXus SUMMER 2015 Flyer!
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Cyberpedagogy in Nursing Education SeminarsArizona State University and University of Utah offer unique seminars for Summer 2015.
Session I offered from May 18, 2015 – June 23, 2015 By Arizona State University (ASU) NUR 691 Foundations of Cybepedagogy. This 1 unit seminar will be taught by Annmarie Lyles, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University. This course provides a foundation for online or electronically mediated instruction as guided by adult learning theory. Learners will examine relevant research, best practices, and instructional design issues as these topics relate to online nursing education. The learners will “work and learn” as they interact online throughout the course. The learner will design, deliver, and evaluate a web-based learning plan related to a negotiated area of interest. In addition, the learner will explore the role of the nurse educator in planning, producing, and evaluating culturally responsive programs. Course details at: http://wiche-ice.org/new/index.cfm?nexus_details&course_id=897&semester_name=SUMMER%202015 Session II offered from June 25, 2015 – August 8, 2015 By University of Utah (Utah) NURS 6960 Enhanced Cyberpedagogy. This 1 unit seminar will be taught by Andrew G. Black, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Utah. Course details at: http://wiche-ice.org/new/index.cfm?nexus_details&course_id=894&semester_name=SUMMER%202015 Arizona State University Contact Levi Colton via email at levi.colton@asu.edu Application Due: 5/13/15 Seminar begins: 5/18/15 Registration: NOW – 5/11/15 University of Utah Contact Shayla DeGooyer via email at shayla.degooyer@nurs.utah.edu Application Due: 5/1/15 Seminar begins: 6/25/15 Registration: 4/13/15 – 5/1/15 Download NE Summer 2015 Seminars
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NEXus Annual Update 2015Check out the lastest information about NEXus!
The NEXus Annual Update 2015 provides an overview of activites for the last year. Find out about total enrollments, survey evaluation results, what students are saying about NEXus, and much more! Download the NEXus Annual Update 2015
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Enroll for SUMMER 2015 now!Check out the NEXus SUMMER 2015 Flyer.
There are 44 courses being offered for SUMMER 2015. A couple of items to note: UNLV and VCU have the first application deadline date of April 15, 2015. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit the Registration Info link. OHSU and LLU operate on the quarter system. For a complete list all courses visit the NEXus Course Catalog link. To begin the enrollment proccess, dowload and complete the NEXus Tracking Form. For Institution specific instructions, visit the Course Completion Procedures link. Download the NEXus SUMMER 2015 Flyer!
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Still looking for a Spring 2015 course?OHSU is offering a course for Spring 2015!!!
Application Deadline is March 6, 2015 Registration starts February 16, 2015 OHSU Regisration opens on February 16, 2015 through March 6, 2015. The application deadline is March 6, 2015. Classes start on March 30, 2015. The last day to drop is April 6, 2015. To register and enroll contact NEXus Campust Staff Coordinator Christina Tenorio at 503-494-4168 or by email at tenorio@ohsu.edu Course being offered: NURS 549 Evidence Driven Clinical and Organizational Effectiveness NEXus Spring Course Catalog
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The University of Iowa joins NEXus!!The University of Iowa College of Nursing is the fourth institution to join NEXus through the John A. Hartford Foundation NHCGNE-NEXus Grant.
The recent addition of The University of Iowa College of Nursing brings NEXus membership total to 20 institutions. The University of Iowa will offer courses in gerontology and introduce new course offerings in the area of genetics within the NEXus course catalog.
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UCSF joins NEXus!NEXus welcomes the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) as an Academic Collaborator member.
UCSF is the third institution to join NEXus through the John A. Hartford Foundation NHCGNE-NEXus Grant. The addition of UCSF College of Nursing brings the membership of NEXus to 19 institutions and will further add to the gerontological course offerings within the NEXus course catalog.
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NEXus wishes you a joyful Holiday Season!
We are grateful for the continued support and contributions from our members to NEXus this past year. The commitment and teamwork have resulted in exciting growth in 2014 including new members and record course enrollments. We look forward to an exciting New Year. Happy Holidays!
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Welcome to NEXus!The Ohio State University (OSU) is the second institution to join NEXus under the John A. Hartford Foundation NHCGNE-NEXus Grant.
The addition of OSU College of Nursing brings the total membership of NEXus to 18 institutions and will further expand the gerontological course offerings within the NEXus course catalog.
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Campus ClosuresMany of our member institutions will be closed over the Holiday break. If you are looking to enroll in a NEXus course, please be aware that Campus Staff Coordinators will not be responding during school closures.
To ensure a seat in a NEXus course, submit paperwork prior to deadline dates. Please see the list of school closures below: Campus Holiday Closures CWRU is closed on December 24, 25, 26 and December 31, 2014 - January 2, 2015 VCU Winter Break is December 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015 ISU is closed December 24, 2014 – January 1, 2015 UTT is closed from December 19, 2014 – January 1, 2015 UNM is closed from December 24, 2014 – January 2, 2015 UNLV is closed from December 24, 2014 – January 2, 2015
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Maymester in Taiwan!University of Texas at Tyler is offering an elective titled Transcultureal Health and Humanities: Taiwan Immersion.
The course will be held at Tzu Chi College of Technology in Hualien on the northeast coast of Taiwan, May 2-23, 2015. For more information contact Dr. Beth Mastel-Smith at bmastelsmith@uttyler.edu. Course content will include philosophical underpinnings of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), TCM assessment and therapies, health promotion practices, and humanities courses. TCM practitioners, nurses, and other faculty will serve as instructors. Students will stay in the dorm across the street from campus.
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NEW for Spring 2015!Plateau Tribes:Diversity and Elective Course
N478/N578 at Washington State University with Robbie Paul, PhD. This diversity and elective course is taught by tribal elders and members of Plateau Tribes. The course is limited to 15 students. It is a Tier III elective and "D" (diversity) course. Graduate or undergraduate 3 credits. Class meets from 5pm to 8pm for the following dates: 1/12; 1/26; 2/9; 2/23; 3/9;3/30; 4/13; 4/27; 5/4 FINAL. Spring Break is March 16-20 40 hours clinical at regional Indian Health Clinics-to be arranged. Check out this video!
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Check out new CU course!NURS6023 Veteran and Military Health Care Systems is being offered for the first time at the University of Colorado.
Prepare for vast opportunities in a new specialty area of practice. Understand the unique attributes and growing healthcare requirements of service members, veterans and their families. Explore health care systems associated with military operations, consequences of war, the effects of military service on health and aging, culture, and family dynamics. This course is the first in a new series, and can be taken as an elective or applied to a proposed graduate certificate in Veteran and Military Health. More information on the certificate at www.nursing.ucdenver.edu/vetprograms. Learning Outcomes 1. Examine the impact of sociopolitical, economic and ethical factors on delivery of care in the military and veteran health care delivery systems. 2. Analyze policies guiding/regulating the organization and delivery of care for veterans and service members. 3. Explore current issues facing veteran and military health care systems and associated legal and ethical implications. 4. Examine local, state, national, and global health care trends and the effects on veteran and military health care. 5. Apply critical and analytical thought to creatively design an innovation for veteran and military health care delivery. CU Registration starts November 3, 2014 through January 20, 2015. The application deadline is January 12, 2015. Classes begin on January 20, 2015. Contact NEXus Campus Staff Coordinator, Stephanie Aguinaldo at 303-724-1372 or by email at Professional.Development@ucdenver.edu
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WSU offers new course through NEXus!Dr. Kenn Daratha is teaching NURS597 Critically Appraising the Research Evidence to Guide Clinical Practice.
For a great overview of the course visit Dr. Daratha’s YouTube video: http://youtu.be/PhMb7H7sneE . Course Description: Introduction to concepts and methods for: a) identifying and retrieving high quality, relevant documents for clinical decision making, b) critically appraising the research evidence when reading primary research studies or reviews of primary studies or other medical information sources. Credit hours: 3 per Semester. Cluster: Research Methodology, Quantitative Research Methods and Statistical Analysis. Course Level: Doctoral Foundational. Course Type: PhD. Course Open to: Both Phd and DNP students. Pre-requisites: Admission to a graduate health science program or permission of instructor. Method of Instruction: All online. Delivery Platform: Angel. Campus visits required: none. Application deadline is January 5, 2015 and registration starts January 1, 2015 and ends on January 16, 2015. Late fees apply after deadline dates pass. The term begins on January 12, 2015. To register and enroll in courses contact Eileen Swalling via email at eswalling@wsu.edu or by phone at 509-324-7297.
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NEXus Presentation at the WCET 26th Annual MeetingPaula McNeil, RN, MS and Ginette A. Pepper PhD, RN, FAAN to present Doing More through an Innovative Consortium Partnership
at the WCET 26th Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in the Portland Room from 10:45am to 12:00pm being held at the Portland Marriot Downtown Waterfront. Details can be found at http://wcetconference2014.wiche.edu/session/doing-more-through-innovative-consortium-partnership
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University of Colorado offers new courseNURS 7862 Best Practices to Enhance Teaching and Learning
Explore best practices in evidence-based teaching and learning through a flexible, online format. Broaden your nursing career options; take the next step to prepare or enhance your role in nursing education. This course is the first in a new series which can be completed individually or together to earn a Nursing Education Certificate. More information on the certificate at www.nursing.ucdenver.edu/NEC. Learning Outcomes · Explore evidence-based teaching strategies for online, classroom, clinical, or simulation settings. · Integrate information and educational technologies to enhance learning. · Implement high-impact teaching methodologies for adult learners. · Design positive learning environments for engaging diverse learners. Who Should Enroll Registered Nurses with a minimum baccalaureate degree in nursing, desiring to enhance career goals in nursing education. For more information: 303-724-1372 Professional.Development@ucdenver.edu
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More courses added to NEXus Course Catalog!There are now 69 different courses to choose from for the 2015 Spring and Winter terms.
For course details visit the NEXus Course Catalog. A couple of items to note: UNM has the first application deadline date of November 1, 2014. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit the Registration Info link. OHSU operates on the quarter system and is offering courses both Winter and Spring terms. For a complete list all courses visit the NEXus Course Catalog link. To begin the enrollment proccess, dowload and complete the NEXus Student Enrollment Tracking Form. For Institution specific instructions, visit the Course Completion Procedures link.
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The Winter/Spring 2015 Flyer is out!Check out the NEXus Spring 2015 Flyer.
There are 61 courses being for winter and spring terms and several of the courses are NEW to NEXus. A couple of items to note: UNM has the first application deadline date of November 1, 2014. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit the Registration Info link. OHSU operates on the quarter system and is offering courses both Winter and Spring terms. For a complete list all courses visit the NEXus Course Catalog link. To begin the enrollment proccess, dowload and complete the NEXus Student Enrollment Tracking Form. For Institution specific instructions, visit the Course Completion Procedures link. Download the NEXus Spring 2015 Flyer
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NEXus article in the Journal of Professional Nursing
Congratulations to NEXus Representatives Marie Lobo, Barbara Haas, Michele Clark and Project Director, Paula McNeil for their article, in press at the Journal of Professional Nursing, titled "NEXus: Evaluation of an Innovative Educational Consortium for Doctoral Education in Nursing." With a journal subscription and/or university access, the full article may be viewed through the following link. http://www.professionalnursing.org/article/S8755-7223%2814%2900135-5/abstract
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Courses now posted for 2015!!Its never too soon to start planning for then next term.
Visit the NEXus Spring 2015 Course Catalog for all the latest course offerings. Courses are being added daily. Contact your Campust Staff Coordinator to assit you with the application and enrollment process. Please note that deadline dates vary by institution. For additional information about regististration click here.
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WSU Extends Fall Application Deadline!
Application deadline is now August 18, 2014 and registration starts August 20, 2014 and ends on August 24, 2014. Late fees apply after deadline dates pass. The term begins on August 25, 2014. To register and enroll in courses contact Eileen Swalling via email at eswalling@wsu.edu or by phone at 509-324-7297. Courses being offered are as follows: NURS 526 Analytical Foundations for Health Sciences NURS 528 Multivariate Statistical Techniques for Health Sciences NURS 536 Nursing Theory: Foundations for Knowledge Development NURS 584 Theory and Policy Development in Systems of Health Care Delivery NURS 588 Research Inquiry: Quantitative Methods I
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VCU Extends Fall Application Deadline!Deadline extended to Friday, August 1st.
VCU Registration opens July 14, 2014 through August 4, 2014. Classes start on August 11, 2014. Contact NEXus Campus Staff Coordinator, Fonda Neal at 804-828-0836 or by email at sonnexus@vcu.edu Course being offered for Fall 2014 is NURS 776 Research Program Development Seminar I - Explores the multiple roles and process for establishing a program of research and the various career development stages of a scholar. Defines an area of inquiry for knowledge development within a focus area. 2 semester credits.
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More Courses added for Fall 2014! Check out the updated NEXus Fall 2014 Flyer.
There are 60 courses being for the term and several of the courses are NEW to NEXus. University of Hawaii at Manoa and newest member, Case Western Reserve University are offering courses for the first time as well! A couple of items to note: VCU has the first application deadline date of July 11, 2014. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit Registration Info OHSU operates on the quarter system Link to NEXus Course Catalog Link to NEXus Student Enrollment Tracking Form Link to Institution Specific Course Completion Procedures Download the updated NEXus Fall 2014 Flyer
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New course offering from UNM Check out NURS 693 Secondary Data in Health Research
Have you ever wondered . . . · Whether the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has had an impact on one or more health outcomes? Is the impact different in states that chose to expand their Medicaid programs under the ACA? · What proportion of immigrant children are both overweight and acutely malnourished? Does the proportion vary by region? If so, why? · Whether there is a relationship between numbers of nurse practitioners, scope of practice laws, and different health outcomes in medically underserved counties? · What is the meaning of life?* Each of these questions - and thousands more - can be answered through the use of secondary data, which is data that someone else has already collected and that is waiting to be analyzed by YOU. To learn more about using secondary data in health-related research, join us for: NURS 693 - Secondary Data in Health Research Course Description: This course introduces students to the use of secondary data in health research, with a focus on using these data to address questions regarding the impact of socio- demographic factors and public policy on health-related outcomes. Students will gain practical experience in acquiring, managing, and analyzing secondary data, reporting the results of their analyses, and evaluating recent health research that uses secondary data sources. Students must have access to and some experience with Microsoft Excel and a statistical software package such as SPSS or Stata. For more information visit: http://nursing.unm.edu/prospective-students/phd-program/nexus-doctoral-elective-courses.html or contact the course instructors: Shana Judge - smjudge@salud.unm.edu Blake Boursaw - bboursaw@salud.unm.edu For applicaiton and regisistration informaiton contact: Jeri Belsher - jbelsher@salud.unm.edu * Note that this question may be answered with secondary data only if you believe that the meaning of life includes learning more about using secondary data.
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NEXus Courses are open for Fall 2014!Member insitutions are accepting applications now! Download the NEXus Fall 2014 Flyer
Fourteen NEXus member insitutions are offering 57 different courses for Fall 2014 term. Two of of those institutions, University of Hawaii at Manoa and the newest member, Case Western Reserve University are offering courses for the first time! A couple of items to note: VCU has the first application deadline date of July 11, 2014. Deadline dates, start dates etc. vary by institution. For a complete list visit Registration Info OHSU operates on the quarter system Link to NEXus Course Catalog Link to NEXus Student Enrollment Tracking Form Link to Institution Specific Course Completion Procedures Download the NEXus Fall 2014 Flyer
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Nursing Education Seminar open to Master Level StudentsDeadline date extended!
NURS 670: Seminar on Contemporary Influences in Nursing Education: Implications of Affordable Care Act for Nursing Education. The deadline date for the seminar has been extended to July 7, 2014. This 1 credit semester course is being offered by University of Northern Colorado (UNC). To register, contact the Campus Staff Coordinator at each hosting institution. Detailed course descriptions can be found at https://www.wiche-ice.org/new/index.cfm?nexus_details&course_id=838&semester_name=SUMMER%202014 Seminar Course offered from July 7, 2014 – August 8, 2014 Instructor - Janice Hayes, PhD, Professor, University of Northern Colorado. Contact Ann O’Connor via email at ann.oconnor@unco.edu Application Due: 7/7/14 Registration: NOW – 7/7/14 Seminar begins: 7/7/14 THIS DOCTORAL LEVEL SEMINAR SERIES IS OPEN TO MASTER LEVEL STUDENTS AS WELL AS PhD AND DNP STUDENTS.
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Case Western Reserve University Joins NEXusFIRST Recipient of the John A. Hartford Foundation NHCGNE-NEXus Grant
Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is the 17th institution to join NEXus and the first recipient of the John A. Hartford Foundation NHCGNE-NEXus Grant. Mary E. Kerr, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and May L. Wykle Endowed Professor stated she is pleased about this endeavor. The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is looking to offer courses as early as Fall 2014.
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Several NEXus Courses added for Summer 2014!Check out the updated Summer Flyer.
Download the NEXus Summer 2014 Flyer! For a complete list of courses visit the NEXus Course Catalog. Registration and admission deadlines are fast approaching. Please check the deadline dates.
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Learn from NEXus Faculty at WIN Poster SessionsPoster Session IV on Saturday, April 12, 8 am-12 pm
Posters 68 – 72: The NEXus Journey: What’s Next? 68. The Nexus Journey: What’s Next? Janice S. Hayes 69. The Journey: Moving outside the West (P) Michele Clark 70. The Road from Affiliate to Collaborative Member (P) Roxanne Vandermause 71. The NEXus Journey: Picking up a Partnership (P) Kathy Magilvy 72. The Destination: Sustainability, Collaboration, and the Opportunity to Dream (P) Gail Houck
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Nursing Education Seminar Series Open for Summer 2014!Seminar on Contemporary Influences in Nursing Education
In a collaborative effort betweenVirginia Commonwealth University (VCU), The University of Texas at Tyler (UTT), and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). NEXus is excited to offer this unique nursing education seminar series for Summer 2014 titled Seminar on Contemporary Influences in Nursing Education. This three part series can be taken in sequence or as individual 1 unit semester courses. To register, contact the Campus Staff Coordinator at each hosting institution. Detailed course descriptions can be found on the NEXus Course Catalog.
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Check out NEXus Summer 2014 Course Offerings!Lots of great electives available for Summer.
Download the NEXus Summer 2014 Flyer! For a complete list of courses visit the NEXus Course Catalog. Registration and admission deadlines are fast approaching. Please check the deadline dates.
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Looking for additional information about NEXus?The following webinars provide a detailed introduction to NEXus and steps necessary to enrsure a member's success in joining .
These webinars that were recently hosted as part of the NHCGNE/NEXus Collaborative. The first webinar is an Orientation to the NHGNE/NEXus Collaboration itself, but to view the specific presentation on NEXus, you will want to start the webinar around the 8th minute mark. http://ohsu.adobeconnect.com/p1oax7sq6a6/ The following PowerPoint Presentations accompany the webinar: NHCGNE/NEXus Presentation by McNeil and Magilvy NHCGNE/NEXus Presentation by Galas The second webinar gives more of a technical overview of joining NEXus and the perspective from key positions within the institution including the Campus Staff Coordinator, the Campus Faculty Coordinator and the Dean. http://ohsu.adobeconnect.com/p1oax7sq6a6/ The following PowerPoint Presentation accompanies the webinar: NHCGNE/NEXus Technical Presentation by McNeil and Galas For NHCGNE Frequently Asked Questions click here. For Faculty Teaching Tips click here.
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NHCGNE Releases 2nd RFABuilding Academic Gerontological Nursing Capacity - NEXus
National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence KEY DATES January 8, 2013: Second Call for Applications March 15, 2014: Deadline for Application March 31, 2014: Notification of Acceptance December 31, 2014: Final Date to sign MOU to receive award and/or reduced membership PURPOSE This John A. Hartford Foundation/National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) funding opportunity announcement encourages Schools of Nursing to apply for an award of $10,000 for successfully executing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Nursing Education Xchange (NEXus). Schools of Nursing with demonstrated strength in gerontological nursing that are interested in increasing access to doctoral level courses in gerontological nursing practice, education, and research, through partnerships and distance technology, are encouraged to apply. Schools of Nursing that join NEXus under this RFA are eligible for reduced fees for the first three years of NEXus membership (see “Value of NEXus Membership”). They must also join the NHCGNE. Schools considering application are strongly encouraged to view an orientation webinar that was recorded in 2013. BACKGROUND The NHCGNE is a collaboration of centers of gerontological nursing excellence, including a Coordinating Center located at the Gerontological Society of America, Inc. The NHCGNE administers a pre-doctoral and post-doctoral award program, an annual Leadership Conference, and facilitates collaboration among member centers and its many partners including the NEXus program. The mission of the NHCGNE is to enhance and sustain the capacity and competence of all nurses to provide quality care to older adults through faculty development. NEXus began in 2004 as a partnership to share courses among four universities in the Western U.S. that offered PhD programs. In order to address the nursing faculty shortage, NEXus facilitates the preparation of nurse educators and researchers through application of distance accessible delivery methods. In 2008, NEXus added the DNP and began offering DNP courses within the exchange. Today, NEXus membership has expanded across the nation to include 15 academic collaborating institutions (schools that both offer and access courses at collaborating universities) and one academic affiliate (schools that only access courses from collaborating universities). APPLICATION INCLUSION CRITERIA Schools of Nursing that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to the field of gerontological nursing are encouraged to apply. We are seeking applications from Schools of Nursing that have both current experience and future potential to build the next generation of gerontological nurses; have outstanding capacity in gerontological research, practice and education; manifest leadership that transcends their own institution; and meet generally accepted criteria of excellence. The criteria for a successful application include: Demonstrated strength or high potential for expertise in gerontological nursing and gerontology, Curricular strength in gerontology and geriatric nursing, Interested cadre of gerontological nursing faculty, Funded programs of research in nursing care of older adults, and Committed institutional leaders who provide letters of support. Additionally, these programs must be able to: Offer distance-accessible doctoral-level courses, Execute an MOU expeditiously, and Demonstrate a cadre of doctoral students willing to avail themselves of the gerontological nursing courses. All Schools of Nursing that meet the inclusion criteria are invited to submit an application to Dr. Terri Harvath. Up to ten schools that execute an MOU with NEXus, by December 31, 2014, will receive $10,000 to defray the costs of membership in NEXus and the NHGCNE. Other eligible Schools of Nursing that join NEXus under this RFA and prior to December 31, 2014 will receive reduced fees in NEXus for the first three years of membership. Schools interested in participating in this project should submit a letter of interest and complete the Application (see p 4). A formal notice of acceptance to execute a NEXus MOU under this RFA will be provided to organizations that meet the above criteria. We encourage your inquiries concerning this funding opportunity and welcome the opportunity to answer questions. For questions regarding this RFA, please contact Dr. Terri Harvath (harvatht@ohsu.edu). For more information about NEXus and the NHCGNE please view the Orientation Webinar from September 23, 2013. Submit a Letter of Interest describing the following (limit 8 pages): What your institution could bring to NEXus (online course exchange) to enhance its mission. What resources, including faculty and distance-accessible doctoral level coursework, you have available at your institution to participate in NEXus. Documentation of your School’s strength and commitment to gerontological nursing research, education and practice. Statement of agreement to pay NEXus and NHCGNE annual membership fees. Attach NEXus application (next page). Return application to: Terri Harvath, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN Professor, Director, Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing Phone: 503-494-3855 Email: harvatht@ohsu.edu
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Utah Offers Introduction to GrantsmanshipA special 1 credit course with an extended deadline.
NURS 7206 Introduction to Grantsmanship - This course is an intensive introduction to funding mechanisms and grantsmanship including strategies and techniques for successful grant writing. The processes and steps by which a research problem becomes a funded grant will be addressed. Course is being taught by Dr. Susan Beck, PhD, APRN, FAAN, AOCN and will meet on Tuesdays from 2:30 pm -4:30 pm PACIFIC. The first class will meet on March 4, 2014 and the semester ends April 23, 2014. The class uses Jabber to connect asynchonously. Students must contact Shayla Degooyer by February 21, 2014 to enroll and register. Shayla Degooyer - NEXus Campus Staff Coordinator Email: shayla.degooyer@nurs.utah.edu Phone: 801-581-7729 Course details can be found at http://wiche-ice.org/new/index.cfm?nexus_details&course_id=816&semester_name=SPRING 2014
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Still looking for that 2014 Spring Elective?NEXus Courses are available at several member schools.
Check out the Spring 2014 courses in the NEXus Course Catalog or download the Winter/Spring 2014 Flyer. To register for a NEXus, contact your faculty advisor and Campus Staff Coordinator today.
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NHCGNE and NEXus Partner in Collaborative EffortNEXus formalizes collaboration with NHCGNE.
An historic MOU was signed on September 27, 2013 formalizing a new collaboration between the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) and NEXus, the Nursing Education Xchange. The collaboration will greatly benefit both parties. The focus of the cooperative effort is to prepare new faculty to provide academic leadership in gerontological nursing for associate and higher degree nursing programs nationally to address the dynamic and changing needs of older adults. The NEXus course exchange provides doctoral level courses via distance modality, and already has a Geriatric course cluster and students taking courses will have more variety of doctoral courses once the nursing education programs joining through the new collaboration begin offering courses. Paula McNeil, WIN Executive Director and NEXus Program Director, commented that, “The new collaboration is a perfect partnership. NHCGNE is focusing on preparing new faculty to provide academic leadership in gerontological nursing, while NEXus has the mechanism to extend gerontological nursing coursework to doctoral students across the country. We value this relationship with NHCGNE and also recognize that it provides a model for other collaborations to develop in areas where there may be curricular gaps.” For additional information regarding the collaboration and/or joining NEXus contact Paula McNeil, Project Director via mcneilp@ohsu.edu For full article and photos download NHCGNE NEXus MOU Signing.
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NEXus Faculty to present poster at 2014 NONPF Conference!Congratulations to Dr. Rhonda Squires and Dr. Dianne Fuller who will present at the 2014 NONPF Conference.
The abstract titled "Making New Connections: Multi-University Collaboration in the Nursing Education Exchange," as a poster presentation for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 40th Annual Meeting being held April 3-6, 2013 in Denver, Colorado at the Grand Hyatt Denver. Congratulations to Rhonda Squires and Dianne Fuller who submitted the abstract! The poster will be part of Poster Set B on Friday, April 4, 2014, to display from 7:15 AM to 2:30 PM.
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NEXus Faculty to give podium presentation at 2014 AACN Doctoral Conference!Congratulations to Dr. Gail Houck and Paula McNeil who will present at the 2014 AACN Conference.
The abstract titled "An Innovative Expansion of NEXus to Address Geriatric Nursing Capacity" was selected for a podium presentation at the at AACN's 2014 Doctoral Education Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Naples in Naples, FL. Congratulations to Gail Houck and Paula McNeil who submitted the abstract. The Podium Presentation Session will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 1:00-4:35 p.m.
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NEXus Faculty to present poster at 2014 MNRS Conference!Congratulations to Dr. Teel and Dr. Fuller who will present at the 2014 MNRS Conference.
The abstract titled "Building Intra-professional Learning Opportunities for Doctoral Students through NEXus," was accepted for a poster presentation at the MNRS 2014 Annual Research Conference, being held March 27-30, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Congratulations to Cynthia Teel and Dianne Fuller who submitted the abstract. The Poster Session will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.
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University of Hawaii at Manoa joins NEXus!!!NEXus membership grows to 16 institutions.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene is the 16th member to join NEXus since its inception. Dr. Mary Boland, Dean and Professor at University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene stated that "We are delighted to be joining NEXus and look forward to our joint future."
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Congratulations! WSU is now an Academic CollaboratorWSU offers courses for the first time through NEXus.
After several years as an Academic Affiliate member of NEXus, WSU has offically become an Academic Collaborator. Roxanne Vandermause, WSU NEXus Campus Faculty Coordinator stated, "WSU is excited for the opportunity to offer our courses through the NEXus collaboration. Students have been enrolling in NEXus courses since we joined. Our faculty have been waiting for some time to list courses within the exchange and now WSU will be able to offer some great courses." Application deadline is December 13, 2013 and the term begins on January 13, 2014. To register and enroll in courses contact Eileen Swalling via email at eswalling@wsu.edu or by phone at 509-324-7297. Courses being offered are as follows: 527 Association, Group Difference and Regression Techniques for Health Services (3) Course Prerequisite: NURS 526. Application of quantitative techniques to explore relationships and group differences among variables supporting questions in health science research. Required preparation: Graduate-level statistics course. 572 Nursing Science: Research and Theory of Chronic Conditions (2) Course prerequisite: NURS 536. Concepts, theories and research relevant to preventing and managing chronic conditions across the lifespan. 578 Plateau Tribes: Culture and Health 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Nursing, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, or Pharmacy. History, culture, and health care needs of the Plateau Indian tribes; both classroom and practicum experience. Credit not granted for both NURS 478 and NURS 578. Offered at 400 and 500 level. 587 Research Inquiry: Qualitative Methods I (3) Qualitative methodologies, issues and techniques of data collection, analysis and interpretation; issues of ethics and bias.
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Start planning for 2014Winter and Spring 2014 NEXus courses are now posted!
Its never to early to start planning for next term. Winter and Spring 2014 courses are now posted on the NEXus Course Catalog. Take a look and contact your faculty advisor and Campus Staff Coordinator today.
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NEXus Faculty to present poster at 2014 SNRS Conference!Congratulations to Dr. Haas, Dr. Reifsnider, and Dr. Komnenich who will present at the 2014 SNRS Conference.
The abstract, "NEXus: What’s in it for Us? Enhancing Faculty and Student Opportunities through a Doctoral Consortium," was accepted by SNRS as a poster presentation for the 2014 28th Annual SNRS conference. The conference will be held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, February 12-15, 2014. Congratulations to Barbara Haas, Elizabeth Reifsnider and Pauline Komnenich who developed the poster content.
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UNM Offers New Genetics CourseTake a look at NURS 793: Genetics and Genomics in Nursing, Health Care and Society
If you are thinking about an elective to round out your learning and want to have tools in your tool box to meet the demands of practice in the 21st century, this new course may be for you. Read on….. Angelina Jolie recently wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times describing to the world that she had a prophylactic double mastectomy in February of this year because she carries a “faulty” BRCA1 gene that significantly increases her risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Many are trumpeting her as a heroine for disclosing this very personal information as a way to help other women and encourage those at high risk to be “gene tested”. Some worry that her disclosure could be taken out of context by women who do not carry this gene mutation and who may push for medically unnecessary mastectomies for early-stage breast cancers. While Angelina is clearly a celebrity case, you are likely to have patients with questions about genetic-related risk, genetic testing, and genetic therapies. Are you prepared to assess, educate, support and appropriately refer these patients and families? This course will provide additional tools for you to use as more and more emerging genetic advances impact clinical practice, health care, and society. This new on-line course is called Genetics and Genomics in Nursing, Health Care, and Society (N793). Mindy Tinkle, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC is the faculty for the course. (contact her at mtinkle@salud.unm.edu with any questions you might have).
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OHSU Special Course Offering Fall 2013Check out NURS 607H: Research on Clinical Reasoning
Join this course if you want to think, innovate and be yourself! Are you interested in: Doing research on clinical reasoning or critical thinking in nursing? Studying instructional methods (such as simulation, clinical coaching) which support the development of clinical reasoning in students or new nurses? Comparing theoretical frameworks related to clinical reasoning? Examining methods for measuring clinical reasoning? This course might be for you. Taught by Chris Tanner, PhD, RN, FAAN, nationally known expert in nursing education and research on clinical judgment (see partial list of publications below). The course will provide a great opportunity to engage in deep study and discussion about your research interests and approaches. Course will include 5 synchronous video conferences, as well as online discussions. Selected Relevant Publications: Redesigning Nursing Education: Lessons Learned from the Oregon Experience. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education, 2012. http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=74539 Tanner, C.A. (2010). Transformation of Pre-licensure Nursing Education: Preparing the new nurse to meet emerging health care needs. Commissioned paper for the Institute of Medicine, Panel on the Future of Nursing. Washington, DC. National Academy of Science. Reprinted Nursing Education Perspectives, November-December 2010. Benner, P, Tanner, C. & Chesla, C. (2009) Expertise in nursing practice: Caring, clinical judgment, and ethics. 2nd Edition. New York: Springer. Tanner, C.A. (2009) The case for cases: a pedagogy for developing habits of thought. Journal of Nursing Education, 48(6), 299-300. Tanner, C.A., Gubrud-Howe, P., & Shores, L. (2008). The Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education: A Response to the Nursing Shortage. Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice, 9(3), 203-9. Tanner, C.A. (2006). Thinking like a nurse: a research-based model of clinical judgment in nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 45(6). Tanner, C.A. (2008) Clinical judgment and evidence-based practice: toward pedagogies of integration. Journal of Nursing Education, 47(8), 335-6.
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Over 55 NEXus Courses available for Fall 2013!Check out the Fall 2013 Course Selection!
There are 56 courses currently listed for Fall 2013 in the NEXus Course Catalog. Download the NEXus 2013 Fall Flyer or visit https://www.wiche-ice.org/new/index.cfm?nexus&semester_name=FALL%202013&agroup=nexus for course details. Additional information below: The first deadline is a few days away on July 15, 2013 for UNLV. Additional details can be found on the NEXus Registration Info page http://www.winnexus.org/?query=148 When requesting seats and enrolling students, submit a copy of the signed NEXus Enrollment Tracking Form to NEXus Administration (nexus@ohsu.edu). Course enrollment information and course completion procedures are available for each individual institution. This information is very useful to students as they navigate enrolling at a school for the first time. Campus Enrollment Information for each member institution http://www.winnexus.org/?query=144 Course Completion Procedures for each member institution - http://www.winnexus.org/?query=139
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Geriatric Funding OpportunityA new collaboration between the National Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence and NEXus is providing funding opportunities for institutions with a strong commitment to gerontological nursing.
Schools with doctoral programs in nursing who are interested in increasing access to doctoral level courses in gerontological nursing practice, education, and research, through partnerships and distance technology, are encouraged to apply. This John A. Hartford Foundation/National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence funding opportunity encourages Schools of Nursing to apply for an award of $10,000 to support membership in the NHCGNE and NEXus. Ginette A. Pepper PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Director of the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at the University of Utah speaks about her students experience with NEXus. “Our PhD and DNP students value NEXus courses because they can often take courses directly from the experts most frequently cited in their field of study. In addition, these students are graduating from their respective programs and are qualified to teach gerontological nursing to all levels of nursing students.” Kathy Magilvy, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the University of Colorado College of Nursing states that “at Colorado we have had both DNP and PhD students take gerontology coursework through NEXus. Some of our students want content on clinical aspects of aging and others want research and theoretical aspects. It has been very helpful that each area of geriatric emphasis has been available. We could not offer this variety of courses with our current resources, but through NEXus, our capacity has been expanded.” Orientation Webinars will be held on July 29, 2013 or September 23, 2013 (both from 10 AM – 12 PM PDT/11 AM - 1 PM MDT/12 PM - 2 PM CDT/ 1 PM - 3 PM EDT). To register or for additional information, please contact Terri Harvath. For additional information visit the NHCGNE and NEXus RFA. Theresa A. Harvath, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN Professor, Director, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing 3455 SW US Veterans Road, SN-6S Portland, OR 97239-2941 Email: harvatht@ohsu.edu Work: 503-494-3855 NOTE: NEXus invites all schools of nursing to join, regardless of whether you qualify under this RFA. Schools who desire access to high quality doctoral level courses should contact Paul McNeil, Executive Director of Western Institute of Nursing.
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Virginia Commonwealth University Joins NEXus!!NEXus membership continues to grow. Virginia Commonwealth University is the 15th institution to join NEXus.
On June 17, 2013 NEXus Project Director, Paula McNeil, welcomed Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Paula commented that, "VCU is bringing some exciting courses to the NEXus course catalogue, and we have received many positive comments about VCU courses. It has been a pleasure working with Dr. Langston and their administrative team as NEXus has moved toward the membership of VCU." Associate Professor and School of Nursing Doctoral Program Committee Chair, Suzanne Ameringer states, “Virginia Commonwealth University is so very excited to become a member of NEXus. The School of Nursing initiated a PhD hybrid online program the Fall of 2012 and NEXus will enhance course opportunities for our students.”
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Fall 2013 Registration Open!Students can start planning for Fall 2013 courses now. Visit the NEXus Course Catalog to find your next course.
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University of Colorado revises select Summer CoursesOn-site intensive no longer required!
Check out these newly updated course offerings!! University of Colorado is not requiring the on-site intensive for select courses. Download the CU Flyer for additional information. NUDO6059 Cultural Competence for Advanced Practice DNP Foundational - 2 Semester Credit Hours Completely Online! Cluster: Diverse and Vulnerable Populations Course Description: Addresses cultural perspectives on clinical care, including the frameworks and methods used successfully by advanced practice nurses to assess cultural preferences, express expectations, negotiate treatment plans, and modify care to accommodate provider-patient differences and patient and family expectations. NURS7740 BBS I: Intrapersonal Determinants Phenomena PhD Intermediate - 3 Semester Credits Completely Online! Cluster: Chronic and Disabling Conditions and Palliative Care, Quantitative Research Methods and Statistical Analysis Course Description: This course focuses on the intrapersonal biobehavioral determinants that underlie health-related phenomena, including psychosocial, behavioral, and biological mechanisms and processes. Please note: The CU Nursing summer semester registration period has changed to May 6—May 31, 2013, though the application deadline is still May 27, 2013 for the course listed above. Contact: NEXus Campus Staff Coordinator: Stephanie Aguinaldo E-mail: Stephanie.Aguinaldo@ucdenver.edu Office: 303-724-1372 Fax: 303-724-4729
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NEXus Welcomes Idaho State University!!!On April 23rd NEXus officially welcomed Idaho State University School of Nursing as an Academic Collaborator Member.
The vote was unanimous! Idaho State University is the 14th institution to join NEXus and the first for the 2013 – 2014 academic year. As the first nursing doctoral program in the State of Idaho, the School of Nursing expects that NEXus will have an immediate impact for its students. Associate Dean Division of Health Sciences and Director School of Nursing, Mary A. Nies states, "the School of Nursing at Idaho State University is excited to join the Nursing Education Xchange! NEXUS will be instrumental in our new doctoral program offerings at ISU." Doctoral students from Idaho State University will be enrolling in NEXus courses starting Fall 2013.
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Check out Summer 2013 NEXus Courses!Download the Summer 2013 Flyer for quick review! There are 50 courses available!
For a complete list of courses visit the NEXus Course Catalog. Registration and admission deadlines are fast approaching. Please check the deadline dates.
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Sneak a peek at Summer 2013, Fall 2013, and Winter/Spring 2014!Check out NEXus Course Catalog offerings for the next year!
Visit the NEXus Course Catalog for the latest course offerings for Summer 2013 and Fall 2013! Have a peek at 2014 while you are there!
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NEXus featured in the Journal of Nursing EducationLearning Through Collaboration: The NEXus Consortium as a Winning Collaborative
Pauline Komnenich, PhD, RN; Janice S. Hayes, PhD, RN; Kathy Magilvy, PhD, RN, FAAN; Paula A. McNeil, MS, RN Journal of Nursing Education February 2013 - Volume 52 · Issue 2: 71-75 DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20130122-01 Abstract The Nursing Education Exchange (NEXus) is a consortium of academic doctoral programs in nursing, initiated in response to a national shortage of well-qualified nurse educators and the need to increase the number of doctoral faculty in nursing programs across the United States. The vision for the consortium was to use distance-accessible delivery methods to provide rural nurse educators and clinical nurses with access to quality doctoral programs in nursing while remaining in their home environments. In addition, smaller or newly established doctoral programs would be able to offer a wider variety of elective coursework without recruiting and hiring additional faculty, further decreasing their limited available resources. This article describes the initiation and implementation of a successful nursing education collaborative that has gained increasing influence across the country and is recognized by its acronym, NEXus. Dr. Komnenich is Professor and Director, Nurse Educator Program, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona; Dr. Hayes is Professor and Assistant Director, Graduate Program, School of Nursing, College of Natural and Health Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley; Dr. Magilvy is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs, University of Colorado Anschultz Medical Campus, College of Nursing, Denver, Colorado; and Ms. McNeil is Executive Director, Western Institute of Nursing, Portland, Oregon. Funding for NEXus was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (D09HP09070). The project was developed under the sponsorship of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Educations, U.S. Department of Education (FIPSE P116B040822). The authors thank the participating institutions for their commitment to the consortium and the faculty, staff, and students who have worked hard to ensure its success; they also thank the NEXus staff for their dedication to the project. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. Address correspondence to Pauline Komnenich, PhD, RN, Professor, Director, Nurse Educator Program, Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, 500 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004; e-mail: Pauline.komnenich@asu.edu. For full article visit: http://www.healio.com/~/media/Journals/JNE/2013/2_February/10_3928_01484834_20130122_01/10_3928_01484834_20130122_01.pdf
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NEXus at 2013 WIN ConferenceStop by the NEXus Booth, attend the concurrent session and participate in the Faculty and Student Meet and Greet.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 1:00 pm - SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013 1:00 pm NEXus AT BOOTH #19 IN THE EXHIBIT HALL Thursday, April 11, 2013 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm CONCURRENT SESSION II SYMPOSIUM: FACULTY ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH NEXus Saturday, April 13,2013 9:15 am – 10:15 am "MEET AND GREET" FOR NEXus FACULTY AND STUDENTS: NEXus BOOTH #19
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China Immersion Summer 2013The University of Texas at Tyler is offering a unique summer nursing education opportunity in China in collaboration with East China Normal University in Shanghai.
China Immersion 2013 is a three-week, in-country opportunity that The University of Texas at Tyler, in collaboration with East China Normal University in Shanghai, is providing nursing students to learn about Chinese economy, society, health care, government, education and traditional arts. The course may be counted as six graduate-level credit hours. Three credits will be awarded from East China Normal University in Shanghai and three from The University of Texas at Tyler. Students will stay on campus at the East China Normal University, attend classes Monday through Friday and take field trips to Shanghai and surrounding areas. Course Dates are May 12, 2013 through June 1, 2013. Registration and Payment due by February 22, 2013. For additional information download the UTT China Immersion 2013 Flyer. Please contact Dr. Beth Mastel-Smith for additional information via email at bmastelsmith@uttlyer.edu or bethms@swbell.net
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NEXus Members to present at the 2013 SNRS 27th Annual Conference on February 28thNEXus Faculty and the Project Director will present a concurrent session.
NEXus Faculty and the Project Director will present a concurrent session “NEXus:Effectiveness of a Consortium for Doctoral Education in Nursing” on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013, from 1:50 to 3:20 p.m. The Southern Nursing Research Society is holding the 27th Annual Conference, "Expanding Networks of Knowledge for Healthcare Innovations" on February 27 to March 2, 2013, at The Peabody Hotel, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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NEXus has strong presence at the upcoming AACN's 2013 Doctoral Education ConferenceSeveral NEXus members will be presenting during the AACN's 2013 Doctoral Education Conference at Hotel Del Coronado - San Diego, CA. To find out more about how NEXus is contributing to collaborative efforts in doctoral education, attend any one of the NEXus presentations.
Presentations are as follows: Poster Presentation "Multi-University Collaboration in the Nursing Education Exchange: times they are a-changin?" on Wednesday, January 23, from 6-7:30 p.m. Concurrent Session on “The NEXus Collaborative and PhD/DNP Education” will be held Friday, January 24, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. and 10:30-12:00 p.m. Podium Presentation on "NEXus: An Innovative Approach to Doctoral Education" will be held on Friday, January 24, from 1:00-3:55 p.m.
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More Courses have been added for Winter/Spring 2013Check out the latest Winter/Spring 2013 Flyer!
Download the Winter/Spring 2013 Flyer for quick review. For a complete list of courses visit the NEXus Course Catalog. Registration and admission deadlines are fast approaching. Please check the deadline dates.
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Applied Health Economics at UNMUniversity of New Mexico offers Applied Health Economics for Spring 2013
Spring 2013 Applied Health Economics Flyer Why are health care costs rising so fast in the U.S.? What are some strategies for keeping costs down? What will future job markets look like for health care professionals? How will the Affordable Care Act affect patients and providers? What are the differences between public and private health insurance schemes? Why are they different? And if you’ve never wondered about these issues, you still may have asked, “Why would anyone care about that stuff?” For answers to these questions and more, contact:the course instructors: Dr. Sally Cohen at sscohen@salud.unm.edu or Dr. Shana Judge at smjudge@salud.unm.edu. For detailed course description, visit https://wiche-ice.org/new/index.cfm?nexus_details&course_id=608&semester_name=SPRING%202013 For additional information regarding UNM registration and application process, contact Jeri Belsher via email at jbelsher@salud.unm.edu or phone at 505-272-4223.
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UNM Offers Mixed MethodsDr. Kim Cox is teaching N693 Mixed Methods Research for Spring 2013.
For additional information regarding course download Mixed Methods Research Flyer. In this course, doctoral students from a variety of disciplines will gain the knowledge and specific strategies needed to design a mixed methods research proposal and to analyze the results. Contemporary research questions often require the real-life, contextual richness that mixed methods can provide. Course details can also be found at https://www.wiche-ice.org/new/index.cfm?nexus_details&course_id=677&semester_name=SPRING%202013 For additional information regarding UNM registration and application process, contact Jeri Belsher via email at jbelsher@salud.unm.edu or phone at 505-272-4223.
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UNM Extends Application DeadlineDeadline extended to January 4, 2013
UNM has extended its Application Deadline to Janaury 4, 2013. For additional information regarding UNM courses and application process, contact Jeri Belsher via email at jbelsher@salud.unm.edu or phone at 505-272-4223.
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China Immersion 2013The University of Texas at Tyler is offering a unique summer nursing education opportunity in China in collaboration with East China Normal University in Shanghai.
China Immersion 2013 is a three-week, in-country opportunity that The University of Texas at Tyler, in collaboration with East China Normal University in Shanghai, is providing nursing students to learn about Chinese economy, society, health care, government, education and traditional arts. The course may be counted as six graduate-level credit hours. Three credits will be awarded from East China Normal University in Shanghai and three from The University of Texas at Tyler. Students will stay on campus at the East China Normal University, attend classes Monday through Friday and take field trips to Shanghai and surrounding areas. Course Dates are May 12, 2013 through June 1, 2013. Registration and Payment due by February 22, 2013. For additional information download the UTT China Immersion 2013 Flyer. Please contact Dr. Beth Mastel-Smith for additional information via email at bmastelsmith@uttlyer.edu or bethms@swbell.net
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Check out NEXus Course VideosMeet the teaching faculty and hear about new courses being offered for Spring 2013.
Several faculty have provided short videos introducing themselves and the course they are teaching. Visit the Course Video and Clips link.
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New Elective offered by University of UtahThe Univsersity of Utah is offering a first time elective course, NURS 7246 Health Promotion and Social Determinants of Health this Spring 2013. Visit the NEXus Course Catalog Spring 2013 for a complete course description.
NURS 7246 Health Promotion and Social Determinants of Health focuses on the following: Health disparities,health promotion and social determinants of health. Social disparities impact disease burden in societies and affect individual health choices. Research advances and methods exploring the social context of health and disease across the lifespan. Lauren Clark, PhD, RN commented "that this course is being co-taught by 3 faculty, which is great. All have different, complementary interests." For additional information dowload the NURS 7246 Course Flyer.
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University at Buffalo offers courses!The University at Buffalo offers courses within NEXus for the first time.
The Universtiy at Buffalo is offering courses for the first time in NEXus. Click on courses below for addtional details. NUR 691 Advanced Information Technology Seminar NUR 700 Advanced Theory Construction and Development NUR 710 Advanced Methods: Interpretive Phenomenology University at Buffalo (UB) Application Due: 12/1/12 Registration: 10/26/12 – 1/13/13 Classes begin: 1/14/13
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Winter/Spring 2013 Registration is Open!NEXus students may now enroll in Winter/Spring 2013 courses. Download the Winter/Spring 2013 Flyer for quick review!
There are 63 courses available for Winter and Spring 2013! Download the Winter/Spring 2013 Flyer for quick review. For a complete list of courses visit the NEXus Course Catalog. Registration and admission deadlines are fast approaching. Please check the deadline dates.
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The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing joins NEXus!Welcome The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Nursing to NEXus!
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Nursing is the newest institution to join NEXus as an Academic Affiliate Member. As an Affilate member, students from both the DNP and PhD programs are eligible to enroll in NEXus courses for Winter/Spring 2013. Kathy Magilvy, Chair of NEXus wished “a hearty welcome to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Nursing. As a founding member institution (Colorado University), we welcome you to NEXus and hope your faculty, students, and administrators receive as much enjoyment from this collaboration as we have.” The addition of The University of Oklahoma brings NEXus membership total to 13 institutions, 11 Academic Collaborators and 2 Academic Affiliate Members.
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NEXus at the SNRS 27th Annual ConferenceNEXus Faculty to present a symposium at the SNRS 27th Annual Conference
NEXus faculty will be presenting a symposium titled “NEXus: Effectiveness of a Consortium for Doctoral Education in Nursing” during the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) 27th Annual Conference at The Peabody Hotel Little Rock in Little Rock, Arkansas, February 27- March 2, 2013. The symposium is scheduled to be delivered during Session 2B on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at 1:50 P.M. - 3:20 P.M.
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Faculty Eligible for NEXus Course ExchangeFaculty at NEXus Member Insitutions are eligible to enroll in NEXus courses.
The NEXus Executive Committee recently approved a policy for faculty of NEXus Member Insitutions to be eligible for enrollment in NEXus courses. The same policies and procedures that apply to students, apply to faculty who have interest in taking a course in the NEXus Xchange. For additional details and instructions visit the student section of the site.
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Looking for an Elective Course?University of New Mexico is offering N630 Personal and Social Context of Illness.
Though application deadlines have passed you can still register for N630 Personal and Social Context of Illness. Course details are at https://wiche-ice.org/new/index.cfm?nexus_details&course_id=256&semester_name=FALL%202012 Drawing broadly from health and social and behavior sciences, this course is an exploration into the personal and social contexts that frame the illness experience. This 3 credit online graduate course runs from September 6, 2012 through December 14, 2012. For additional information regarding course content, contact Cindy Mendelson RN, PhD at cfmendelson@salud.unm.edu To download flyer click here.
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Nursing Education Seminar Series Open for Fall 2012!Seminar on Contemporary Influences in Nursing Education
In a collaborative effort between University of Northern Colorado (UNC), University of New Mexico (UNM) and The University of Texas at Tyler (UTT), NEXus is excited to offer this unique nursing education seminar series for FALL 2012 titled Seminar on Contemporary Influences in Nursing Education. This three part series can be taken in sequence or as individual 1 unit semester courses. To register, contact the Campus Staff Coordinator at each hosting institution. Detailed course descriptions can be found on the NEXus Course Catalog. University of Northern Colorado (UNC) to offer Seminar #1 from Aug 27 – Sep 30, 2012 NURS 622 Seminar on Contemporary Influences in Nursing Education: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This 1 unit seminar will be co-taught by Janice Hayes, PhD, Professor, University of Northern Colorado and Robin Meize-Grochowski, PhD, RN, Professor, University of New Mexico. Course details at https://wiche-ice.org/new/index.cfm?nexus_details&course_id=648&semester_name=FALL%202012 To register - Contact Janice Hayes via email at Janice.Hayes@unco.edu The University of Texas at Tyler (UTT) to offer Seminar #2 from Oct 1 – Nov 4, 2012 NURS 6199 Seminar on Contemporary Influences in Nursing Education: Carnegie Study. This 1 unit semester seminar will be taught by Kathy Missildine, PhD, CNS, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, The University of Texas at Tyler. Course details at https://wiche-ice.org/new/index.cfm?nexus_details&course_id=654&semester_name=FALL%202012 To register – Contact Pam Taylor via email at ptaylor@uttyler.edu University of New Mexico (UNM) to offer Seminar #3 from Nov 5 – Dec 7. 2012 NURS 693 Seminar on Contemporary Influences in Nursing Education: The Future of Nursing. This 1 unit semester seminar will be taught by Jean Giddens, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Executive Dean, University of New Mexico. Course details at https://wiche-ice.org/new/index.cfm?nexus_details&course_id=661&semester_name=FALL%202012 To register – Contact Jeri Belsher via email at jbelsher@salud.unm.edu
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Fall 2012 Registration Now Open!NEXus students may now enroll in Fall 2012 courses. Download the Fall 2012 flyer for quick review!
Download Fall 2012 flyer for quick review. For a complete list of courses visit the NEXus Course Catalog. Registration and admission deadlines are fast approaching. Please check the deadline dates. There are 51 courses available for Fall 2012!
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2012 - 2013 NEXus Common Price is Announced.The NEXus Common Price is set at $750 per semester credit and $500.00 per quarter credit for the 2012-2013 Academic Year.
For the NEXus course exchange all students signing up for a NEXus course at a partner institution other than their home campus will pay a common price of $750 per semester credit and $500* per quarter credit for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. The price per credit fee includes tuition and fees and is the same, no matter where the course is offered. *OHSU and LLU operate on a quater system.
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University at Buffalo School of Nursing joins NEXus!Welcome University at Buffalo School of Nursing to NEXus!
NEXus Project Director, Paula McNeil comments "This is an exciting day for NEXus, and will truly make us a national collaboration!! University at Buffalo School of Nursing will bring some interesting new foci and excellent partnership in existing areas. We wish Univeristy at Buffalo School of Nursing a warm welcome and look forward to enrolling students in NEXus courses."
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ASU offers special course Fall 2012ASU offering special course HRC 570: International Health Systems, Professions & Research.
For additional information download the Fall 2012 HCR 570 Flyer and for course details visit the NEXus Course Catalog HRC 570
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NEXus featured in INDENCheck out the NEXus article starting on page 12 of the INDEN March 2012 Newsletter.
NEXus Faculty Representatives, Patricia Pothier, PhD, RN, of Loma Linda University and Kathy Magilvy, PhD, RN, FAAN of University of Colorado College of Nursing reported on NEXus and its international reach in the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) newsletter. Read the full article starting on page 12. INDEN March 2012 Newsletter
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NEXus Faculty/Student ReceptionFaculty and Students meet at NEXus Reception during the 2012 WIN Conference.
Several NEXus faculty and students had the opportunity to meet during the NEXus reception Thursday evening at the Western Institute of Nursing Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference April 18–21, 2012 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel, Portland, OR. Both students and faculty were appreciative of the opportunity to meet their fellow peers and talk about thier NEXus experience. Hopefully we will see more of you at the reception next year.
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Summer 2012 Registration Now Open!NEXus students may now enroll in Summer 2012 courses. Download Summer 2012 flyer for quick review.
Download Summer 2012 flyer for quick review. For a complete list of courses visit the NEXus Course Catalog. Registration and admission deadlines are fast approaching. Please check the deadline dates. There are 43 courses available for Summer 2012!
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UTT offers China Immersion 2012UTT is offering a unique summer nursing education opportunity in China in collaboration with East China Normal Univesity in Shanghai.
China Immersion 2012 is a three-week, in-country opportunity that The University of Texas at Tyler, in collaboration with East China Normal University in Shanghai, is providing nursing students to learn about Chinese economy, society, health care, government, education and traditional arts. The course may be counted as six graduate-level credit hours. Three credits will be awarded from East China Normal University in Shanghai and three from The University of Texas at Tyler. Students will stay on campus at the East China Normal University, attend classes Monday through Friday and take field trips to Shanghai and surrounding areas. Dates are May 16, 2012 through June 3, 2012. Please contact Dr. Beth Mastel-Smith for additional information at bethms@swbell.net *Please note registrtation dates and requirements of this course are different that other UTT Summer 2012 course offerings.
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NEXus Symposium at WIN ConferenceNEXus Symposium selected for the 45th Annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Communicating Nursing Research Conference.
NEXus Representatives will be presenting, "NEXus OUTCOMES: EFFECTIVENESS OF A CONSORTIUM FOR DOCTORAL EDUCATION in NURSING" at the 45th Annual WIN Communicating Nursing Research Conference, April 18-21, 2012 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel, Portland, OR. Please join us at the symposium presentation scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM to learn about the latest developments of NEXus. NEXus Representatives: Janice Hayes, PhD, RN – University of Northern Colorado Marie Lobo, PhD, RN, FAAN – University of New Mexico Kathy Magilvy, PhD, RN, FAAN, FWAN – University of Colorado Pauline Komnenich, PhD, RN – Arizona State University Gail Houck, PhD, RN, PMHNP – Oregon Health and Science University Patricia Pothier, PhD, RN – Loma Linda University Cindy Teel, PhD, RN, FAAN – University of Kansas
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NEXus at NONFP ConferenceNEXus poster presentation selected for the 38th Annual Meeting of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.
NEXus DNP Representatives, Rhonda D Squires PhD, APRN-BC, FNP from University of Northern Colorado and Dianne Fuller DNP, APRN, FNP-C from University of Utah, will be presenting “A Creative Solution to the Doctoral Nursing Faculty Shortage” poster at the 38th Annual Meeting of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties to be held in Charleston. The poster presentation session is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2012, to display from 7:30 AM to 1:45 PM.
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Faculty/Advisor OrientationNEXus online orientation available for Faculty and Advisors.
NEXus faculty and advisor orientation seminar now available online! Several NEXus faculty coordinator colleagues have recorded a faculty orientation seminar aimed at faculty advising PhD and DNP students as well as faculty teaching a course through NEXus. Although the presentation is aimed at faculty, the presentation provides a good overview of NEXus and may be useful to additional staff at your institution. Please go to the following URL to view the presentation:https://breezemeeting.asu.edu/p72548638/ The length is just over 20 minutes. You may want to use a headset for a more clear sound. Download a printable version of PowerPoint presentation here. Click here for a handout on NEXus's presentation on Faculty Development For Faculty Teaching Tips click here. How can we support you in working with NEXus? Now that you have viewed the presentation, take a few moments to complete this brief survey:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nexusfacultysurvey2011
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University of Texas at TylerUniversity of Texas at Tyler is now offering courses through NEXus!
University of Texas at Tyler (UTT) moved its membership status from Academic Affiliate to full Academic Collaborator. As a result of the status change, UTT is now offering some of its unique courses this upcoming term. For a complete list of courses offered by UTT and additional members visit the NEXus Course Catalog.
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