NEXus Course Options & Process

Non-UNC Online Courses for UNC Nursing Education PhD Students

Expand your doctoral course options through NEXus!

The UNC School of Nursing is a member of NEXus (The Nursing Education Xchange). NEXus is collaboration between participating doctoral programs in nursing that allows Nursing doctoral students enrolled at member colleges and universities to take courses from other member institutions that expand your elective coursework options and educational experiences.

Note: if you are a non-UNC student looking to take UNC NEXus courses, please visit the NEXus Courses for Non-UNC Students page.

Taking a NEXus Course

  1. Visit for course information, registration deadlines and dates.
  2. Consult with your program coordinator for approval and final course selection.
  3. Review financial and academic considerations below.
  4. For registration of these courses from partner institutions, please contact UNC’s NEXus liaison and Campus Staff Coordinator (CSC), Ann O’Connor ( for the NEXus tracking form as well as the UNC Consortium agreement (if using Financial Aid). Upon completion of both forms, please submit to Ann O’Connor.

Following successful completion of the NEXus course, students must...

    1. Request official transcripts from the NEXus course institution be sent to: UNC Graduate School, 501 20th Street, Campus Box 135, Greeley, CO 80639.
    2. Complete, sign, and return the Graduate School Transfer of Credit form to your program coordinator and attach the Consortium Agreement.

Costs & Aid


All students signing up for a NEXus course at a partner institution other than their home campus will pay the NEXus Common Price for each academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer). The price per credit includes tuition and fees (including application fee, technology fee, library access, transcript request fee, etc.) and is the same, no matter where the course is offered. Note, the NEXus Common Price does not cover the cost of books or educational materials, nor any fees for late payment to the teaching institution.

Financial Aid

The Concurrent Enrollment Consortium Agreement allows students to coordinate enrollment information for submission and eligibility for financial aid. If you are receiving aid and plan on taking a NEXus course, please complete the UNC Consortium agreement. See the Taking a NEXus Course section above.

Academic Considerations

  • Decisions about selecting a NEXus course must be made in consultation with your academic advisor/committee chair.
  • Students enrolled in a NEXus course must meet all course requirements.
  • Students are encouraged to contact the 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).

Registration Deadlines

You (the student) 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 UNC's calendar so advanced planning financially and academically is critical. Visit for a complete list of registration deadlines.

For Assistance

If you encounter issues registering/enrolling in a NEXus course, contact...

Campus Staff Coordinator (CSC)
Ann O'Connor

Campus Faculty Coordinator (School of Nursing)
Kathleen Dunemn