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NEXus: Making Efficient Use of Limited Resources
Journal of Professional Nursing (2016)
  • Barbara K Haas, University of Texas at Tyler
  • Debra D. Mark
  • Sandra A. LeVasseur
  • Aeza Hafalia
  • Scott R. Ziehm
  • David P. Hrabe
  • Margaret Clayton, University of Utah
  • Paula McNeil
Faculty to teach and mentor doctoral nursing students are and will continue to be in short supply. Coupled with ever-increasing resource-constricted educational environments, doctoral programs are challenged to provide high-quality education with limited resources. The Nursing Education Exchange (NEXus) is a viable solution to help meet that challenge. This article presents an overview of the origins and evolution of NEXus, financial considerations, and basic steps for joining NEXus, along with 4 exemplars. NEXus has continued to grow since its inception in 2007. In 2015, the number of NEXus schools reached 20, with 11 schools offering both doctor of philosophy and doctor of nursing practice courses. Currently, NEXus offers over 160 courses, organized into 14 clusters such as gerontology and chronic illness. Recently, a collaboration between the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence and NEXus was formalized. This collaboration prepares faculty to address an aging population.
  • doctoral education,
  • financial,
  • collaboration
Publication Date
March, 2016
Publisher Statement
First published in the Journal of Professional Nursing.
Citation Information
Barbara K Haas, Debra D. Mark, Sandra A. LeVasseur, Aeza Hafalia, et al.. "NEXus: Making Efficient Use of Limited Resources" Journal of Professional Nursing (2016)
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