NEXus: Making Efficient Use of Limited ResourcesJournal of Professional Nursing (2016)
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,
Publication DateMarch, 2016
Citation InformationBarbara 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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