What is NEXus?

NEXus is a consortium of institutions that offer online doctoral programs in Nursing that provide opportunities for and encourage students to take courses from other member institutions to further enrich their educational experiences.

How to Enroll

Start here! Students work with Campus Staff Coordinators to register and enroll for online course offerings. Each institution provides step-by-step instructions from submitting the application to course completion.


Students work with faculty advisors to identify the course/s that best fits their needs. Take courses from expert faculty from across the country, expand your network, and collaborate with colleagues.

Course Catalog

Member institutions offer over 300 online courses annually through the Xchange.  Courses are organized into a variety topic areas (clusters) ranging from, but not limited to, advanced nursing practice to special topics.  The catalog may be viewed and sorted by term, cluster area, or institution.  Detailed course descriptions along with pertinent course information is provided.


NEW Course: Measurement in Applied Research SU21

New course added to the NEXus: NURS 7212 “Measurement in Applied Research” from the University of Utah for summer 2021.

Students May Register for Summer 2021

Distance learning courses are being offered for graduate nursing students in PhD, DNP and Masters’ programs this summer 2021. Students are eligible to register (with advisor permission) if their university

Summer 2021 Course Spotlight at VCU

Virginia Commonwealth University’s offerings include: NURS 791 Scholarly Writing w/Dr. Nancy Jallo and NURS 706 Teaching in the Health Professions – Surviving and Thriving in Academia w/ Dr. Kim Curry-Lourenco.

2019-20 Annual Update Released

This year’s update includes significant milestones reached.

Annual Course Listing 2019-2020

In an academic year, NEXus typically offers over 250 sections of courses.

Have a Happy Healthy Holiday and New Year!

Thank you for all you do as nurses and educators. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday break, and look forward to the promise of the new year!

Helping Universities Achieve MORE

Check out the quick  takeaways about NEXus and its benefits to your universities, including:

Course Highlight: Biological Markers in Health Research

The University of Iowa is offering NURS 7404 Biological Markers in Health Research for spring 2021.

Spring into 2021 Courses- Register Now!

Distance learning courses offered for graduate nursing students in PhD, DNP and Masters’ programs

Register NOW for Fall 2020! Catalog OPEN

Over 90 distance learning courses offered for graduate nursing students in PhD, DNP and Masters’ programs.

UNM’s “Concepts in Climate Change & Public Health Preparedness”

Did you know NEXus offers Master’s level courses via its pilot program for members?

Summer Course Catalog Open

The summer 2020 catalog of classes is open for fulfilling your course needs. Check out the online catalog NOW!  

UNC’s “Technology in Healthcare Education”

NEW Course Spring and Summer 2020! Technology in Healthcare Education at the University of Northern Colorado

Happy Holiday + New Year!

To our 17 member institutions, future members, numerous students, faculty and staff, happy holidays and have a great winter break!

Checkout Spring Courses!

In preparation for 2020 winter and spring terms, Member Institutions have listed their courses and enrollment dates for NEXus students.

Register for Fall Now!

Our 17 member institutions have opened their registration for fall 2019 for NEXus students. Check out the more than 100 course offerings 

NEW Summer ’19: Teaching in Health Professions

NURS 791: Teaching in the Health Professions: Surviving + Thriving in Academia

Summer Registration is Happening

Member Institutions have opened their registration and application periods for NEXus students.

2018 Annual Update Released

NEXus compiled its annual data for enrollments and graduates.  Read the 2018 Annual Update.

Gaining Access to an Expert – The NEXus Experience

“Access to the instructor’s expertise has made for a very purposeful experience”  Renee Ovando, Student.

Learn Advanced Health Research at UNM

The University of New Mexico is offering spring 2019 courses in Health Research.

NEW Spring 2019 Course: Sleep Better

The University of Texas at Tyler is offering NURS 5341 Sleep Better: Neurophysiology of Sleep and Wake.

NEW Course: Biological Markers in Health Research

The University of Iowa is offering NURS 7404 Biological Markers in Health Research for spring 2019.

Spring Registration is Open

In preparation for the winter and spring terms, Member Institutions have opened their registration and application periods for NEXus students.

Still Time to Apply for Fall!

Fall courses are beginning to start on some campuses later this week, but there is still time to apply for a course at several Member Institutions.

It’s never to soon to start planning for SUMMER 2018

Summer is just around the corner and the time to select that perfect NEXus course is now. Member Institutions are posting new courses on a daily basis.  Check out what

Check out what Siri has to say about her NEXus experience

My name is Siri GuruNam Kaur Khalsa and I am a PhD student at the University of New Mexico. I have always browsed the NEXus catalog for possible courses to

2018 Spring Quarter Courses are still available!

OHSU and LLU are offering several unique courses for the 2018 Spring Quarter term.  Detailed course descriptions can be found at the Spring 2018 NEXus Course Catalog   Oregon Health

NEXus courses are open to Masters Students!

NEXus is excited to launch the NEXus Master’s Pilot Project for students! Seven Member Institutions have agreed to participate in a pilot project offering master level courses and enrolling master


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