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Academic Programs - Nursing Education Xchange Program (NEXus)


The University of Iowa College of Nursing is a proud academic collaborator of the Nursing Education Xchange (NEXus) and encourages students to try out this innovative resource.

How it works: NEXus is a special network of participating doctoral programs in nursing, both DNP and PhD, that allows doctoral students enrolled at member institutions to take courses that may not be offered through the home institution at the NEXus common price.

What is means: Students can take the nation’s best PhD and DNP courses online at a fixed affordable price that may be lower than individual doctoral courses. Registration and application deadlines differ for each institution, so make sure to check out NEXus’ registration information.

"The Nexus course I took turned out to be a great experience. It covered a topic area my home institution did not offer and so it expanded my viewpoint. I took it at the end of my DNP coursework. The timing was perfect. It was great meeting a new professor and being challenged in an interdisciplinary, professional setting with colleagues who had different backgrounds. I highly recommend taking the Nexus opportunity."

--Jane Robinson, NEXus student, University of Kansas School of Nursing


  • Decision about selecting a NEXus course must be made in consultation with your faculty advisor/committee chair. View a complete list of courses offered by NEXus member institutions.
  • Students enrolled in a NEXus course must meet all course requirements.
  • Students are encouraged to contact the course faculty in advance to ensure that they understand the course requirements (for example, prerequisite courses, vacation periods, on-campus requirements, technology requirements, synchronous versus asynchronous discussions).

The NEXus common price is $825 per semester credit and $550 per quarter credit. The NEXus common price is intended to cover all associated university fees such as technology, library, or application. As with all courses, you are responsible for the cost of your books and educational materials.

NEXus courses may qualify for financial aid. Please check with your financial aid advisor, complete and route a consortium agreement to the Campus Staff Coordinator.

Students are responsible for meeting the registration and payment deadlines of the institution that is offering the course. In most cases, this will not coincide with the home institution’s academic calendar so advanced planning financially and academically is critical. View registration deadlines of NEXus member institutions.

  • Discuss course selection with your faculty advisor to ensure the course/s fits your academic plan of study.
  • Contact the Campus Staff Coordinator at your home institution and the teaching institution.
  • Submit NEXus Tracking Form and University of Iowa NEXus Registration Form.
  • Submit a consortium agreement if applicable.

Students may use MyUI to place their transcript requests. University of Iowa transcripts processed on or after August 1, 2016 are free (expedited delivery fees may apply).


Campus Staff Coordinator (CSC)
Lin Pierce, MA

Campus Faculty Coordinator (CFC)
Anita Stineman, PhD, RN