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The NursingCAS Applicant Newsletter is a monthly newsletter intended to keep you informed about programs with available space, deadline extensions, and new programs added to NursingCAS. The newsletter will feature:

  • Open Seats: One of the benefits of NursingCAS is to provide notifications to applicants about programs that have available space. 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 on a continual basis. Discover and learn about new program offerings available to you by reviewing the listings below.

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Baldwin Wallace University
Baldwin Wallace University still has open seats for the fall 2022 cohort of our Accelerated BSN track!

Baldwin Wallace is a liberal arts and sciences university located near Cleveland, OH. The accelerated track of our BSN program is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and are interested in a second degree in nursing. Features of this program include innovative skills lab and classroom experiences, comprehensive clinical rotations in northeast Ohio, small class sizes, NCLEX-RN preparation, and more.

We have a rolling admission process for this program. For this reason, we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. The deadline to apply for our program is May 15, 2022. The deadline to complete all prerequisite requirements has been extended to August 10, 2022.

For more information on how to apply, please visit our ABSN Admission page. Questions? Contact Lauryn Rosinski via email or call at 440-826-2915!

Centra College
The applications for Centra College’s Spring 2023 ADN and LPN programs are now live – start your application early! The deadline for Spring 2023 programs is August 31, 2022.

Contact Centra College Admissions with any questions.

Ferris State University
Ferris State University currently has open seats for fall 2022. Ferris State University offers an all online program with small cohorts. The small cohorts offer more personalized attention to enhance your learning. The Ferris State University faculty will mentor each student during proposal development and project implementation. Learn more on the Ferris State University website.

Required Application Materials

You will need to submit the following with your application.

  • Proof of licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • Official transcripts from an accredited Master’s of Nursing program
  • A professional resume for curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Three letters of professional reference
  • One writing sample demonstrating knowledge of APA style

You should also be prepared to complete a brief phone interview with a DNP program faculty member.

Harding University
Apply NOW on NursingCAS – Master of Science in Nursing Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner or Master’s Entry Level into Professional Nursing *Application Deadline Extended*

Scholarships available for eligible admitted students!

Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner: Available to registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, this program prepares family nurse practitioners for outpatient settings across the lifespan. The program consists of online courses with on-campus intensives three times throughout the entire program. Part-time and full-time tracks are available. Now admitting in Fall, Spring, & Summer!

Second MSN option: For registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses with a Master of Science in nursing in another area, up to 15 hours of essential courses may count toward the 45-hour degree completion.

Post-graduate Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner: This option is available to registered nurses or advanced practice registered nurses with a Master of Science in nursing in another area. Students may complete up to 32 credit hours in the program. Upon completion of required courses, students are eligible to sit for the family nurse practitioner national certification exam.

For more information see the Family Nurse Practitioner webpage  or email

Master of Science in Nursing-Master’s Entry into Professional Nursing: Harding offers the first prelicensure program in Arkansas, preparing students to become advanced entry-level professional nurses who graduate with a Master of Science in nursing. The master’s entry into professional nursing will include a focus on health care administration and leadership. The five-semester program is offered year-round.

Choose from two tracks:

1) Traditional track for those with bachelor’s degree in any field.*

2) Early entry track for those with 90 undergraduate credit hours.*

*Both tracks require Arkansas nursing prerequisites

For more information visit our website or email

Johns Hopkins University
Excellence. Community. Diversity. These are more than words at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. They are part of the blood that flows through the heart of the school, its students, faculty, and staff. As a top-ranked graduate nursing program, we take our positions as leaders in research, education, and practice and our roles as global citizens seriously. Our faculty and students come from different backgrounds, locations, and cultures to bring their own experiences into their learning and practice. We hope you’ll consider becoming a Hopkins nurse.

Still Accepting Fall 2022 Applications for the Following Programs:

DNP Adult-Gerontological Health CNS*

DNP Adult-Gerontological Critical Care CNS*

DNP Pediatric Critical Care CNS*

MSN Healthcare Organizational Leadership*

MSN Healthcare Organizational Leadership /Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Degree*

Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate*

Post-Master’s Healthcare Organizational Leadership Certificate*

*online options

Questions? Contact the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Office of Admissions at 410-955-7548 or, or visit our website.

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
The application deadline for MTSA (Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia) is approaching soon. If you are a practicing CRNA looking to receive your doctorate or enhance your knowledge and skillset, MTSA offers a wide variety of programs to help you reach your goals.

DNAP Completion
The DNAP Completion program is specifically designed with the working CRNA in mind and is in an online format. All students accepted into the program must be currently licensed CRNAs. The program can be completed over two years.

Nurse Educator Certificate Program
The Nurse Educator Certificate program is a 12-month course of study that prepares students to function in the Nurse Educator role. Students learn about the theoretical foundations of nursing education, how to assess educational needs, various evidence-based teaching and assessment strategies, curriculum design and development, and program evaluation. In addition, students in the program may be eligible for the HRSA Faculty Nurse Loan program (FNLP).

Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship
Make plans to join the next cohort of MTSA’s Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) fellowship, which will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skill sets in this growing area of specialization.

From medical management approaches, such as multimodal therapies and opioid sparing strategies, to advanced interventional techniques, including continuous catheter utilization, CRNAs acquire the knowledge to treat patients with confidence and skill.

Please contact the MTSA Admissions Office with questions.

Missouri State University
Already an RN? Complete your RN to BSN online. Apply now and start this summer! Email our BSN-C Coordinator to get your transcripts evaluated.

  • Flexible, with 5 start times and 8-week blocks
  • Affordable with competitive tuition rates and transfer scholarships available
  • Seamless transfer process

Looking for a four-year BSN program? Students in our BSN program can have a traditional university experience while completing an exceptional clinical program. Our program is selective, but student-centered, allowing you to receive more one-on-one attention from faculty members who help students make professional connections that will last long after graduation. The application for Spring 2023 start will open June 1, 2022.

Advance your career and knowledge with a graduate degree. Get your Master of Science in Nursing with an option in either:

Take your nursing practice career to the next level.

  • BSN-DNP students prepare for entry-level primary care practice as family nurse practitioners.
  • Post-Master’s DNP students learn how to improve patient outcomes and reduce health disparities as a leader in health care.
  • Post-Master’s graduate certificates are also available.

For questions and assistance on any of our programs, please contact We are here to help!

Pfeiffer University
Pfeiffer University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and is accepting applications for our 2022 Fall class. We still have space available and are accepting applications on a rolling basis until May 1, 2022.

As a small liberal arts university, we offer students a high-quality personalized education experience. We accept transfer students who can complete pre-requisite courses prior to program entry. In addition to our traditional pre-licensure students, we offer a track for LPNs who want to pursue their BSN. Please visit Pfeiffer University on NursingCAS for details about our program.

For additional questions, contact Martha Bramlett, Ph.D., RN, Chairperson of the Department of Nursing at Pfeiffer University or visit our website.

Roseman University of Health Sciences
Looking to advance your nursing career? Well look no further, as Roseman University of Health Sciences is your premiere destination for accelerated nursing programs. Whether you’re just starting your journey or looking to advance within the nursing profession, Roseman University offers various accelerated nursing programs to help you achieve your goals. We are now accepting applications for the following degree programs:

  • 9 month RN-BSN program online (Must possess a valid RN license in the US)
  • 16-18 month BSN program (Hybrid & Classroom options)
  • 23 month MSN/FNP program online (Limited residencies)

To learn more about our programs fill out an Inquiry Form. Your future nursing career starts NOW!

Seton Hall University
Seton Hall University is still accepting applications for its undergraduate nursing programs.

Accelerated Second Degree B.S.N.: This 14-month program for students who already hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree is held in two locations: Lakewood, N.J., (September start) and Nutley, N.J. (January start). For more information, visit our website, or contact Megan Kushner at or (732) 987-2289.

Texas A&M University – Texarkana
Apply now for the ADN to BSN program – deadline for Summer 2022 is May 15, 2022!

Texas A&M University-Texarkana is uniquely positioned to serve a four-state area- only one hour from Shreveport, LA, two hours from Little Rock, AR, and three hours away from Dallas, TX. No matter where you’re coming from, A&M-Texarkana is the perfect location to complete your four-year degree. We are ranked 3rd best BSN program out of 127 programs in the state of Texas by Incredible Health and in the top ten affordable nursing programs by Best Value Schools.

Benefits of Texas A&M University-Texarkana:

  • Quality Nursing Education
  • Highly qualified faculty (academically and experientially)
  • Low faculty-to-student ratio
  • Individualized attention
  • Focus on student success through academic coaching, peer tutoring, writing center, faculty office hours (face-to-face or virtual)
  • A firm educational foundation for pursuing graduate-level nursing education (Administration, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education)
  • All ADN to BSN Nursing courses are online

Process for ADN to BSN program:

  1. Submit an application for admission to Texas A&M University-Texarkana via the link on the Admissions webpage and designate BSN as your major. You must meet all University admission requirements and submit all required documentation.
  2. Submit an application on NursingCAS to the nursing program by the deadline listed above. The online application verification process takes up to two weeks. All applications and all required documents must be submitted 4 weeks before the program deadline.

For a list of nursing program admission requirements, prerequisites, or more details, visit our website or email Kristie Avery, Admissions Coordinator.

Texas Wesleyan University

Graduate Nursing Programs
Whether you have a BSN or MSN, you can start calling the shots in your career and apply for
your online graduate nursing degree from Texas Wesleyan. Seats for the fall 2022 semester are open — but the priority deadline is coming up soon for our programs:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Apply before May 15 and have the best chance at being in the first round of interviews and securing your seat before other applicants. You’re ready to do more with your patients, and Texas Wesleyan’s graduate nursing programs can get you there. We offer:

  • Online classes
  • Hands-on clinicals for the FNP programs
  • Skip the GRE and get straight to class
  • One-on-one attention from expert professors
  • Learn a holistic approach and focus on relationship-centered care
  • Get self-care techniques to prevent compassion fatigue

CRNA program

Ready to go from RN to CRNA? Hit the gas on your career with your Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice from Texas Wesleyan. Apply now to start in fall 2023.

In this program, you’ll have:

  • Full access to our newly renovated state-of-the-art simulation center and expert faculty who work directly with you, not through a T.A.
  • Clinical options closer to home with clinical sites in multiple states
  • A 20-month clinical phase to increase practice experience
  • The support you need to complete the program through networking opportunities with your support partner, classmates and their families

Open the door to a more advanced and specialized career as a nurse anesthetist. You’ll graduate with the skills you need to work as a highly qualified CRNA in the anesthesia department of any hospital. Learn more about the program.

Questions about one of Texas Wesleyan University’s nursing programs? Contact Kat Anderson at or 817-531-4422.

Trine University
We are currently accepting applications for our fully accredited RN to BSN program, Nursing certificates and MSN program.

Applications are open for Summer 2022 (6-week terms, classes start in May 2022) and Fall 2022 (8-week terms, classes start in August 2022).

· Our programs are fully online with no set class times allowing you to work around your busy schedule.
· Our program has 6 start dates each year
· Competitive tuition rates
· Financial Aid is available
· Low student to faculty ratio
· Individualized attention
· The degree can be completed in as little as 12 months if full time. Part-time track is also an option!

We accept up to 78 transfer credits from a regionally accredited university or college. This includes 28 general education requirements, 14 general education electives and 36 nursing courses taken in your ASN or diploma program.

Clinical hours are completed in two RN to BSN courses with a practicum component of 45 hours each. The practicum includes working with a preceptor at your current employer or community healthcare agency for development of a course-related project.

Visit the Trine University website or email or to learn more about our programs.

University of Cincinnati
UC Nurses. We See Leaders

100% Online Course Options | Nationally-Ranked Quality | Flexible Schedules

Fall 2022 NursingCAS Fee Deadlines
Applications close once programs fill!

  • DNP 4/15
  • PhD 5/1
  • MSN 5/1

Transcripts and references are not due until ONE MONTH after NursingCAS fee deadline.

Programs not listed have filled for Fall 2022

  • Adult-Gero Acute NP (OH, KY, IN only)
    • DNP, MSN & Post-MSN cert
  • Adult-Gero Primary NP
    • DNP, MSN & Post-MSN cert
  • Family NP (primary care)
    • DNP, MSN & Post-MSN cert
  • Neonatal NP (OH, KY, IN only)
    • MSN & Post-MSN cert
  • Nurse Educator
    • Post-bachelor’s cert—add to DNP, MSN, or PhD!
  • Nurse Midwifery
    • MSN
  • Peds Acute NP—DNP PNP-AC currently ranked #2 in the nation!
    • DNP & Post-MSN cert
  • Post-MSN DNP
    • Add a certificate to the Post-MSN DNP with no additional fee! Email for details
  • Psych Mental Health NP
    • DNP & Post-MSN cert
  • Public Health Nursing
    • DNP & Post-bachelor’s cert—add to DNP, MSN, or PhD!
  • Systems Leadership
    • DNP & MSN

*Cincinnati area residents for MSN & Post-MSN Family NP and MSN AGPC NP: Select the Cincinnati Metro Application. Residents of all other areas select the Distance Learner application. Metro Area Counties:

  • Ohio: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren
  • Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, Kenton

Visit our website or email for additional information.

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Advance your career with the Michigan Difference! The University of Michigan School of Nursing is currently accepting applications for the Leadership, Analytics & Innovation MSN program for Fall 2022. This program educates BSN-prepared nurse leaders to move healthcare forward. If you are ready to learn how to lead decision-making in healthcare, then you are ready to earn your MSN at the University of Michigan!

The application deadline for this program is June 1, 2022. More information on admission requirements and upcoming events can be found on our website. We are here to help! If you have any questions please let us know by emailing or calling 734-763-5985.


Manchester University Fort Wayne
Hear from a current Manchester University ABSN Student: Eri Tamada says nursing has been a dream since she was little. Moving from California to Indiana to enroll in Manchester’s ABSN Program was a bold move, and “making history” as the program’s inaugural class helps drive her to her goal. Hear what Eri has to say here!

On-Campus ABSN Program – Fall 2022
The application deadline has been extended to May 15, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester. Remember to report all attended institutions on your NursingCAS application and have official transcripts sent directly to NursingCAS. Important note: the admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis until the class is filled. If you are interested in the Fall 2022 program, submit your application as soon as possible to be considered for a seat in the class for Fall 2022! Need an application fee waiver? Enter for a chance to win one here!

Schedule a Virtual or On-Campus Visit
Do you have questions about Manchester University or the ABSN program? You can schedule a virtual visit or on-campus visit. You can also contact us at 260-470-2678 or

Apply now on NursingCAS!

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Fall 2022 deadline extended to May 15, 2022!

Ready to launch your Nursing career? Mercy College of Health Sciences is still accepting applications for the Fall 2022 cohort of our Accelerated BSN program. Fall classes begin August 29, 2022, and limited seats remain so APPLY TODAY!

With a program cost for tuition and fees under $40,000, hands-on learning at 150+ clinical and preceptor sites, and state-of-the-art nursing labs – you will not want to miss the opportunity to obtain your BSN in just one year!

Our 12-month program has attracted students from almost 30 states across the country who are excited to start or advance their nursing career at our campus in Des Moines, Iowa. Cohort starts are available 3 times per year in Fall, Spring and Summer.

Priority deadlines for the ABSN program:

(Fall cohort) Deadline extended to May 15!

August 1 (Spring cohort)

January 1 (Summer cohort)

All application materials must be received by this date to be reviewed in the first round of applications.

For more information, email us at admissions@mchs.ed or call 515-635-1133. We look forward to working with you!

Oregon Health & Science University
OHSU School of Nursing’s Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice fall 2022 application has been extended until May 1, 2022! This program is designed for those who have a master’s degree in an advanced nursing practice (APRN) specialty or a background in management, leadership, or administration.

Download our brochure to learn more about the admissions requirements and application process. Questions? Email


Cal State East Bay
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2022 through May 15, 2022. The CSU East Bay’s online/hybrid MSN program offers practice concentrations in Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership and Administration.

The program offers high-quality, accessible, online graduate education over four semesters as well as annual two-day campus immersion meetings that give critical support for student success. Graduates in Nursing Education will be well equipped to work as educators in clinical or academic settings. Graduates in the Leadership & Administration Concentration will be prepared for mid-level management and leadership positions in a variety of healthcare settings.

For more information on the MSN program, application procedure, or upcoming information sessions, please visit our website.

For questions or assistance, please contact

Palm Beach Atlantic University
Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Nursing announces the addition of an upper-level track BSN program at our Orlando Campus. 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.

The Orlando campus upper level track BSN program is a traditional 16-week daytime format. This program will allow students who have already taken their science requirements to enter into upper-level nursing courses and complete the program in about two and half years. Our BSN program offers students a holistic approach to the nursing profession where you’ll have abundant opportunities to apply what you learn in local hospitals, clinics, and community outreach programs.

Applicant transcripts will be reviewed for transfer credits and an initial degree plan developed. Although an AA degree or prior bachelor’s degree is preferred, it is not a requirement. With our BSN/MSN dual enrollment option, students can complete up to two graduate level courses that will be applied toward the completion of our MSN. With this greater efficiency, students can lower the overall cost of earning both degrees. Pursing a graduate degree in nursing broadens opportunities in clinical or administrative settings.

For more information on the Orlando BSN program visit our website or contact our Orlando Campus Admissions Counselor, Martha Christlieb.

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is excited to announce the launch of our new online Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program. Applicants are currently being reviewed and admitted for our June 6, 2022 start date. Thereafter, additional start dates will be available for October, January, April and July each year. The program will be offered fully online, with only one campus visit required. Students will complete their clinicals in approved states at a self-identified location near them (although assistance is available through the college as needed).

All of our Nurse Practitioner programs are available as part of an MSN or as post-graduate certificates. Apply now to be considered for June. Have questions? Contact an online admissions counselor today to learn more. Call 800-752-4723 or email with questions, or schedule an appointment to talk with a counselor via Our online admissions office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm ET, along with some evening hours Monday to Thursday.

Shepherd University
Shepherd University is pleased to offer a post-graduate certification program for individuals who have national certification as APRN and hold a PhD or DNP. Two tracks will be available: Family Nurse Practitioner and Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. In addition, the Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is being offered as a new BSN to DNP track as of Fall 2021. For more information regarding our programs, please visit our website and register for one of our monthly Informational DNP Webinars or contact Sharon Mailey PhD, RN, the Director of School of Nursing at 304-876-5344 or

University of Cincinnati

DNP & Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Public Health Nursing

The need for public health nurse leaders is expected to grow significantly in the coming decade due to the increasing frequency of natural and environmental disasters and public health emergencies, climate change, an aging population, and growing concerns about health disparities and social justice issues. COVID-19 has revealed deep gaps within an already fragmented U.S. health care system, heightening the need for team-based care, infection control, person-centered care, and other skills that capitalize on the strengths of nurses.

The DNP in Public Health Nursing prepares nurses to apply knowledge, skills, and abilities to respond to these events using evidence from research to design, implement, and evaluate population-based interventions and to lead efforts to advance public health initiatives at the local, state, tribal, federal and global levels. This program has Advanced Public Health Nursing and Occupational Health Nursing tracks (both tracks use the same application).

The Post-MSN Public Health Nursing Certificate enhances your nursing education, increasing your job prospects and helping you better serve your community. The four 100% online courses can either be taken alone or in conjunction with any DNP, MSN, Post-MSN NP, or PhD program. If adding to another program at UC, we can do this in NursingCAS for no extra cost or extra documents! Email for details.

REQUIREMENTS: No RN experience required!

Students with no RN experience at the time of the start of the program are expected to work as an RN for at least the first year of the program

  • DNP recommended GPA of 3.25
  • Post-MSN Certificate recommendation GPA 3.0
  • Visit the UC Nursing DNP Admissions or Certificate Admissions pages for deadlines & other requirements

Questions? Contact

Ursuline College
Ursuline College is now offering the post-master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program online! In addition, the post-master’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is now offered as distance learning. Come to campus only twice per class and complete the rest online. Visit our website for more information or contact Melanie Steele at

NursingCAS Customer Service

For application-related questions, contact NursingCAS Customer Service by chat via the icon in the lower right corner of your NursingCAS application, by phone at 617-612-2880, or by email at

Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM ET. For the quickest response, contact Customer Service by chat. Customer Service typically provides responses to emails within two business days; however, response times can take up to three business days during peak times. Be sure to have your CAS ID number (located under your name in the upper-right corner of the application) when contacting NursingCAS.