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Open Seats One of the benefits of NursingCAS is to provide notifications to applicants about programs that have available space. Did you know that more than 14,000 seats go unfilled annually? Review the listing below to determine if you would like to apply to one of these programs.

Deadline Extensions Programs often extend their deadlines in order to allow applicants more time to complete the admissions process. Review the list below to see if any programs you are interested in have extended their deadline.

New Programs New programs are added to NursingCAS frequently so in order to help you discover and learn about new offerings please review the updated list below.

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Open Seats


Pacific Lutheran University

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Pacific Lutheran University is still accepting applications for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program.

The PLU DNP program, which prepares graduates in the advanced-practice specialty concentrations of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), has been ranked as one of the top 120 graduate nursing programs in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.

Both the PMHNP and FNP program are designed to meet the demand for additional advanced practice providers in the region and state. The program qualifies students to sit for national certification examinations, making them eligible under Washington State law for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) licensure. In the State of Washington, ARNPs have independent practice and prescribing authority.

The PLU difference:

  • PLU is known for its high quality nursing education.
  • Cohort sizes are small to ensure a high quality, personable PLU experience.
  • All clinical placements are arranged by the PLU faculty.
  • There are full-time and a part-time option for nurses with either a BSN or master’s in nursing for the FNP and the PMHNP program.

Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year on a rolling basis. Apply now through your NursingCAS profile. For more information visit our website or contact Graduate Admissions at 253-535-8570.

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Greetings from Roseman University of Health Sciences!

Roseman University of Health Sciences South Jordan, UT campus is located just 20 minutes south of Salt Lake City, UT. Roseman University offers an 18-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing program designed to prepare students for entry level registered nurse positions in a variety of health care environments. Graduates will use critical thinking skills for effective problem solving, decision making, and independent judgment to provide culturally competent and developmentally appropriate care in the practice of nursing and to function as a member of a health care team.

We are currently accepting applications for the following program:

18-Month BSN Program South Jordan Utah- (Cohort begins August 2017, 48 spots available)


For more information about our program visit our site at For an advising session please contact Kiley North at 801-878-1063 or send unofficial transcripts to

Keiser University

Keiser University’s traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree prepares students to provide compassionate, patient-centered and culturally competent nursing care. While utilizing the most current healthcare technologies, graduates practice in partnership with patients, and as members and leaders of interprofessional healthcare teams. Using evidence-based knowledge and skills related to wellness, health promotion, disease management, and end-of-life care, they are well prepared to improve healthcare outcomes for individuals, families, groups and communities in a variety of settings. Successful completion of the program qualifies graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. All Keiser University BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The Flagship campus located in West Palm Beach, Florida still has availability in our program for Fall 2017 term. If you want to learn more about our program, contact Flagship admissions at 866-944-3456. To learn more about program prerequisites and outline visit us online.

Augusta University

Seats available for RN to BSN and RN to CNL

RNs! Earn your BSN or CNL with 100% online coursework and excellent clinical experiences with mentoring by dedicated faculty. Full and part time options.

Advance your nursing career at Augusta University in nationally-ranked nursing programs.

Tailored for the RN with an ADN, the curriculum is modern and dynamic, building on your existing expertise and experience.

Visit our website.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

We are still accepting applications for all of our graduate Nursing programs for Fall 2017!

  • MSN in Nursing Administration
  • MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner

We will also be offering a $150.00 application fee credit to your student account, should you choose to attend Jefferson College! If you attend Jefferson College, you will get your application fee back.

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Rush University

Chicago’s top rated Rush University College of Nursing offers Master’s (CNL), DNP and PhD degree options. Known for its excellence in graduate nursing education, the DNP programs are ranked 4th and the MSN programs are ranked 18th in the most recent US News and World Report rankings. Rush also ranked in the top ten in the nation in seven graduate specialty programs and ranked 7th for best online graduate nursing programs. Through our carefully designed programs, students experience the Rush commitment to clinical scholarship and the art of nursing in action. As a leader in nursing education Rush is a top choice among nurses seeking to progress professionally. We invite you to consider becoming a “Rush nurse” and hope you will explore with us the next step in your career trajectory.

Rush University College of Nursing is pleased to announce that we have extended the following deadlines to May 1, 2017:

• MSN for RNs: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) – Fall 2017
• DNP: Systems Leadership – Fall 2017

Please visit our website for more information about our programs. You may also contact us at with questions.


New Programs


Saint Mary’s College-Indiana
Saint Mary’s College is pleased to announce new areas of focus in the DNP curriculum. Beginning this fall you can become an advanced practice nurse practitioner by earning your DNP at Saint Mary’s with a focus in:
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) (*new*)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-PCNP) (*new*)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

For each track, the curriculum includes innovative courses including social entrepreneurship, patient-focused communication and leadership, and data analytics. Additionally, your track specific coursework, clinical practice, and practice innovation project will focus on the track’s population preparing you for advanced practice care.

With just 2-3 classes per term, the primarily online program is designed to allow you to work and complete your course assignments just about anywhere, all with the support of the Saint Mary’s community.

Application Deadline: June 15

Palm Beach Atlantic University
Palm Beach Atlantic School of Nursing announces the addition of an RN to BSN program. The program complements the University’s current nursing degree offerings and responds to the demand for baccalaureate-prepared nurses to provide better patient outcomes and reduce the total cost of care.

“Palm Beach Atlantic offers one of the few faith-based RN to BSN nursing programs in the state at a competitive price. This quality as well as the personal relationships that students have with faculty that we provide in a convenient online environment are the most significant differentiators of this program,” School of Nursing Dean Dr. Joanne Masella said. All coursework can be completed online except for the capstone course that students can complete in their communities. Applicants to the program minimally hold an associate degree in nursing (ADN) and an active Florida registered nurse license.Graduates of Palm Beach Atlantic’s RN to BSN program will have a streamlined pathway to pursue graduate degrees at the University, which will give them even broader opportunities in clinical or administrative settings.

For more information on the RN to BSN program visit or contact Mr. Bruce King at