School of Nursing

Nursing Education Exchange (NEXus)

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OHSU is a member of the Nursing Education Xchange (NEXus). NEXus is collaboration between participating doctoral programs in nursing for doctoral students enrolled at member colleges and universities. This allows students to take courses that may not be offered at their home institution at a common price. 

For OHSU students interested in taking courses at another institution, follow these steps:

  • Review the NEXus course catalog and check registration deadlines (these vary between programs)
  • Talk with your faculty advisor
  • Fill out the OHSU NEXus cover page and NEXus enrollment form

Required Forms
OHSU NEXus checklist
NEXus Course Enrollment Request
NEXus Enrollment Form

Please see the OHSU Course registration and course completion procedures for information on how to enroll in a course at OHSU.

Required Forms
Nexus Enrollment Form
Registration Form
Non-Degree Application
Consortium Agreement  (please refer to your campus coordinator)

Financial considerations

The rate for a NEXus course is $865 per semester credit (adjusted to $577 per OHSU quarter credit). This fee typically covers all associated university fees such as technology, library, or application fees. As with all courses, you are responsible for the cost of your books and educational materials.

NEXus courses may qualify for financial aid. If you receive aid and plan on taking a NEXus course, contact the Financial Aid Office at 503-494-7800 or 800-775-5460.

    Registration deadlines

    Students are responsible for meeting the registration and payment deadlines of the institution offering the course. This will not likely coincide with OHSU's calendar so plan ahead.

      Academic considerations

      Selecting a NEXus course must be made in consultation with your academic advisor/committee chair. Students enrolled in a NEXus course must meet all course requirements. We encourage students to contact the course faculty in advance to ensure they understand requirements such as

      • prerequisite courses
      • vacation periods
      • on-campus requirements
      • technology requirements
      • synchronous versus asynchronous discussions


      For assistance in registering for and enrolling in a NEXus course, contact the Campus Staff Coordinator of Information at 

      Visit for additional course information, registration deadlines and dates.