Students enrolled in the PhD program at OUCN are required to complete 9 credits of cognate coursework. Students may select course offerings available through NEXus to meet this requirement with approval from their advisor and the PhD Program Director.
Students who are taking a NEXus course to meet the 9 credits of cognate coursework that are required AND who have advisor approval along with Program Director approval, will pay the OUHSC tuition rate. The College of Nursing will provide additional funds to cover the gap between the OUHSC tuition and the NEXus common price if there is in fact a gap. PhD students are limited to a maximum of 9 credits of tuition assistance for NEXus courses.
Students may choose to take additional courses beyond the coursework required by either of the doctoral programs. In this situation, the student is responsible for the full OUHSC NEXus tuition at the actual NEXus common price.
NEXus courses may not be used as substitute courses for required core courses in the PhD Program without specific approval of the Program Director and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. In general, students are expected to take the required core courses at OUCN. Students with extenuating circumstances may submit a petition to the Program Director requesting permission to take a NEXUS course as a substitute for a required core course taught at OUCN. Courses are subject to the maximum allowable number of courses for tuition assistance by program [PhD program: 9 credits].
OUHSC CON students need to also complete the NEXus Approval to Enroll form. This form is to be completed and submitted to your Advisor and Program Director for approval.