Nursing Education Xchange Program (NEXus)

The Washington State University College of Nursing is a member of the Nursing Education Xchange (NEXus). NEXus is a collaboration between participating doctoral programs in nursing that allows doctoral students enrolled at member colleges and universities to take courses that may not be offered at his/her home institution for a common price. Our NEXus liaison, Tami Kelley,, facilitates the registration and transcription of these courses from partner institutions.

For students enrolling at WSU, please note that due to state authorization rules and regulations, WSU will offer courses to students in states only where WSU has appropriate authorization.

NEXus Enrollment Form

WSU NEXus Registration Form

Financial Considerations

The current rate for a NEXus course is $865 per semester credit. This fee is intended to cover 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.

Registration Deadlines

You 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 WSU College of Nursing’s calendar so advanced planning financially and academically is critical. Visit the NEXus Registration Deadlines page for a complete list of registration deadlines.

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).


Tami Kelley,