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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 ExtensionsPrograms 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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Abilene Christian University
Abilene Christian University is currently accepting applications to our online BSN to DNP program for the Fall 2021 term. Visit to apply or to learn more about the program.

New, first-time students starting in our online BSN to DNP program may qualify for a $5,000 DNP Scholarship. To be eligible, students must apply before September 13, 2021, and begin class on October 19, 2021. Terms and Conditions apply.

Ready to enroll? Please call 855-219-7300 or complete this form.

Arkansas Tech University
It’s not too late to apply for admission for Spring 2022 at Arkansas Tech University! If you are a resident of a state that borders Arkansas or are active duty military, a veteran, or a dependent of either, you qualify for in-state tuition.

The only of its kind in the state of Arkansas, ATU’s 100% online Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Emergency Management offers a unique focus that will set graduates apart and prepare students to assume administrative roles in healthcare systems. More relevant now than ever, the program also provides training and insight to help students lead in planning and coordinating emergency response strategies related to healthcare. See how ATU helps its graduates become innovative leaders.

Baldwin Wallace University
Baldwin Wallace University is now accepting applications for its 15-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program beginning Fall 2022.

BW’s intensive program spans four semesters and combines rigorous classwork and lab work with extensive clinical experience that starts your first semester. Clinical rotations are conducted at some of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations including University Hospitals and The Cleveland Clinic.

The application deadline for priority consideration is January 15, 2022. Interviews begin in November and candidates are encouraged to apply early.

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 Spring 2022 Applications for the Following Program:

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Entry into Nursing

Questions? Contact the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Office of Admissions at 410-955-7548 or

King University
King University has open seats for Spring 2022 in our pre-licensure BSN program. Students are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as they meet eligibility requirements.

  • King University has small class sizes with no more than 40 students per cohort.
  • NCLEX pass rate is above the national average.
  • Students experience meaningful interaction with instructors.
    • Students receive individualized remediation with scores below 80.
    • Students are mentored by a faculty member post-graduation until successful completion of NCLEX.
  • The nursing program of study is only four semesters.
  • Clinical experiences are completed in acute care hospitals and community settings and include simulation labs.
    • Clinical placements range from acute care settings to long-term settings.
    • Specialty placement in pediatrics, obstetrics, and mental health.
    • Student input/request for placement in capstone – 120 precepted hours.
  • Guaranteed admission to the MSN program for students meeting certain requirements.
  • 100% job placement within 6 months of graduation.

Please contact Dr. Amy Edmison, BSN Program Coordinator, for additional information at For more information about King University, visit our website.

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans
LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing (LSUHNO SON) is a nationally recognized 2019 Center of Excellence (COE) for Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN) and is the only nursing school in Louisiana within an academic health sciences center.

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for LSUHNO SON nursing programs:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN):

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN):

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP):

  1. Advanced Practice Roles
  2. Aggregate, Systems Roles

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) New!

Please contact us with any questions:

For more information please visit our website.

Manchester University Fort Wayne
Manchester University, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, offers a full-time, 16-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Second Degree Program that can get you on the fast track to a new, meaningful, and rewarding career.

The NursingCAS application is now open for Fall 2022! The application deadline is April 1, 2022, however, the admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis until the class is filled. If you are interested, submit your application as soon as possible to be considered for a seat in the class for Fall 2022!

For more information, visit our website or email

Mary Baldwin University
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences –INTERPROFESSIONAL BY DESIGN. Learn on your terms. Apply now for an August or January start! Decisions are sent within days of application submission and verification!

Invest in the future of healthcare by joining our interprofessional School of Nursing, where all programs are designed to meet the needs of working nurses.

RN-BSN – $10K for 30 nursing credits! Plus….Get credit for what you know. MBU offers RN-BSN students a portfolio review for prior learning credits at no cost. Complete our 100% online program in as few as 3 semesters or up to 5 years.


Medical University of South Carolina
The Post-MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate Program will allow current acute or primary care certified nurse practitioners or psychiatric mental health certified clinical nurse specialists to attain a second certification in psychiatric mental health nursing. The didactic coursework will provide the knowledge and skills psychiatric mental health APRNs require to be successful and follows the required competencies. The clinical experiences will allow psychiatric mental health students to refine the role-specialized skills, behaviors, and attitudes in the care of patients with psychiatric disorders across the life span.

The application for the Spring 2022 cohort is now available with a deadline of September 15,2021. For more information visit our website or contact Alexis Cunliffe at

Mercy College of Health Sciences
Ready to jump-start your Nursing career this Spring? With one of the most affordable Accelerated BSN programs in the country, Mercy College of Health Sciences offers all required nursing coursework over 5 terms of intensive study, allowing students to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in only 12 months. The program is designed for students with a previous baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing major or at least 68 hours of college credit.

If you meet our admissions requirements, we’ll see you in January! Classes start on January 3, 2022. Submit your application and all official transcripts by September 1, 2021, to be considered for our Spring 2022 semester! For more information, contact Casey Smith at or 515-218-9659.

MGH Institute of Health Professions
At MGH Institute of Health Professions (Boston, MA), we prepare practitioners to lead the next generation of interprofessional, compassionate care. We are currently accepting applications for the following programs:

Our intensive curricula builds upon the skills and knowledge that you have accomplished in other degrees and careers preparing you to become a nurse or nurse practitioner. Our programs are designed specifically for college graduates with no prior nursing experience. Throughout the 16-month curriculum in the ABSN program, you will learn the essential skills and knowledge to deliver outstanding patient care as well as to advance in the profession of nursing. There is a 1:6 clinical faculty-to-student ratio, giving students personalized attention from excellent clinicians in prime clinical settings. We hope you consider applying to the MGH Institute of Health Professions and become a member of an interprofessional health care team preparing to improve the quality of healthcare and patient outcomes.

Submit your application today! Please visit our 
website for specific application information, requirements, and links to the appropriate NursingCAS cycles. Please contact the Office of Admissions ( with any questions. We look forward to receiving your NursingCAS application!

Roseman University of Health Sciences
BSN Success Rates :

  • 91.38% NCLEX Pass rates
  • 96.95% Completion rate
  • 95.29% Job Placement rates

Already have a BSN and want to advance your career? We offer a 23-month MSN/FNP program for those seeking educational, developmental, and professional growth opportunities as a nurse practitioner. This asynchronous program allows you to work full-time and complete clinical hours in your current location, with prior approval.

Whether you’re looking to jump-start your career with a BSN or advance your career with an MSN/FNP, Roseman University College of Nursing is here for you. Now is the time to make your mark as a future Roadrunner! Connect with your personal admissions representative today.

South Dakota State University
RN to B.S.N.: The RN to B.S.N. program is a fully online, flexible, and affordable option designed to help associate and diploma registered nurses move ahead in their nursing careers. Application is open with revolving start times every 7 weeks. For more information, contact Cami Veire at

The SDSU College of Nursing boasts a 97.52% pass rate on the NCLEX among its four campuses: Brookings, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Aberdeen. Visit our website for more information.

University of Cincinnati
UC Nurses. We See Leaders.
100% Online Course Options | Nationally-Ranked Quality | Flexible Schedules

DEADLINES—Programs close before deadlines once capacity is reached.

  • SPRING 2022:
    • Pre-AMSN: NursingCAS Fee 11/1/21
    • Accelerated MSN (generalist): NursingCAS Fee 10/1/21
    • MSN & Certificate: PRIORITY 9/1/21 | NursingCAS Fee 10/15/21
  • SUMMER 22
    • MSN & Certificate: PRIORITY 2/1/2022 | NursingCAS Fee 3/1/22
  • FALL 22
    • DNP PRIORITY: 1/15/22 | NursingCAS Fee 4/15/22
    • PhD PRIORITY: 10/1/21 | NursingCAS Fee 2/15/22
    • MSN & Certificate PRIORITY: 4/1/22| NursingCAS Fee 5/1/22
  • SPRING 23 (Nurse Anesthesia)
    • Nurse Anesthesia: PRIORITY 11/1/21 | NursingCAS Fee 12/1/21

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY (*Denotes 100% online coursework)

  • Accelerated MSN (generalist) & Pre-Accelerated MSN
    • Spring
  • A-G Acute NP (OH, KY, IN only)
    • Spring: Post-MSN
    • Fall: DNP & MSN
  • A-G Primary NP*
    • Spring & Summer: MSN & Post-MSN
    • Fall: DNP
  • Family NP* (primary care)
    • Spring & Summer: MSN & Post-MSN
    • Fall: DNP
  • Midwifery*
    • Spring & Summer: MSN
  • Neonatal NP*
    • Fall: MSN & Post-MSN
  • Nurse Anesthesia
    • Spring 2023: DNP
  • Nurse Educator*
    • Spring & Summer: Post-bac cert
  • Peds Acute NP*
    • Fall: DNP & Post-MSN
  • Post-MSN DNP*
    • Spring & Fall
  • Psych Mental Health NP*
    • Spring & Summer: Post-MSN
    • Fall: DNP
  • Public Health*
    • Fall: DNP & Post-bac cert
  • Systems Leadership*
    • Fall: DNP & MSN
  • Women’s Health NP*
    • Spring & Fall: 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

Contact for additional information.

University of Miami
Apply to our MSN-to-DNP program for the Spring 2022 term! 1-2 year tracks are available in this hybrid, executive-style program. Check out publications and presentations by our students to learn more about the DNP program.

Questions? Reach out to us at either or 305-284-4325.

University of Missouri – Columbia

The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is a land grant university centrally located in mid-Missouri with a long history of serving rural and underserved populations. We accept students from across the country to our online DNP programs as well as our *NEW* MS(N) and post-graduate certificate programs. We are CCNE accredited, require limited on-campus visits, and charge in-state tuition to all students making completion of your degree affordable and convenient. Our next admission cycle is summer/fall except for Graduate Certificate students who start in the Fall only. For more information on becoming a MIZZOU Nurse, visit our website or contact Dr. Miriam Butler ( or Leslie McPeak 573-882-0200 (

Hear more about our program from one of our students.

Christine Harris, Nursing Leadership and Innovations in Health Care DNP

Ursuline College
The National League for Nursing has designated the Breen School of Nursing at Ursuline College a national Center of Excellence and U.S. News & World Report ranks Ursuline’s MSN program among the nation’s top graduate nursing programs.

Apply today to join our award-winning nursing programs!

Wheeling University
We are accepting applications for the following programs:

  • Second Degree BSN: The Accelerated BA/BS to BSN program at Wheeling University provides a pathway for individuals who are looking to make a career change into the field of nursing. The 16-month program is structured to allow those who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in another major to complete Wheeling University’s nursing curriculum and are eligible to apply for licensure as a registered nurse. 
  • RN-to-BSN: Wheeling University’s online RN-BSN degree program provides an integrated curriculum of liberal arts and nursing courses to meet the needs of Registered Nurses who graduated from diploma or associate degree programs. The program can be completed in 3 semesters fully online (providing pre-requisites are met). We have rolling admission and continually accept applications to the RN-BSN/MSN program.
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): The Master of Science in Nursing program offers two major tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Nursing Administration (NA). The MSN-FNP prepares nurses for the advanced practice family nurse practitioner role and national certification. The MSN-NA curriculum is designed through the integration of concepts from nursing, business, and management. We have rolling admission and continually accept applications to the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program and Nursing Administration program.
  • Post-Master’s Certificate: Wheeling University offers two Post-Master’s Certificates: Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Administration.

For more information on our nursing programs, please email or visit our website.


South Dakota State University
Accelerated B.S.N./Second Degree Program:

South Dakota State University (SDSU) College of Nursing offers a 12-month Accelerated B.S.N. for students with a degree in another field who wish to become a Registered Nurse on the Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls campuses. The Aberdeen/Rapid City program has extended the application for Spring (January) 2022 and is currently accepting applications on a rolling basis until September 1, 2021, or until the program is filled with qualified applicants. Applicants interested in a Spring (January) 2022 start date should apply to the Aberdeen/Rapid City application in NursingCAS. For more information, contact Sara Olson at

The Sioux Falls Accelerated BSN will open its application in October 2021 for the Fall (August) 2022 program in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. For more information, contact Cami Veire at

William Jewell College
We are accepting applications for our January 2022, 16-month BSN program. This is a program for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree or will complete it before January 2022. The priority application deadline for this program was August 2, 2021, but we will continue to admit students for this cohort until November 15, 2021, or until the cohort is full. 

We are also accepting applications for our May 202212-month BSN program. The priority application deadline for this program is December 15, 2021, but we will continue to admit students for this cohort until March 15, 2022, or until the cohort is full.

We are also inviting students to attend our Accelerated Track Nursing Information Nights. Please check the NursingCAS calendar for dates, links, and times.

Our programs feature:

  • 85% employment rate prior to graduation
  • 100% employment rate within 3-months of graduation
  • 93% Accelerated Track first-time NCLEX pass rate in 2019
  • 100% 4-year BSN first-time NCLEX pass rate in 2019

If you are interested in either of our Accelerated Programs, please contact Rebecca Broadbent, Admission Counselor for Accelerated Track Nursing at William Jewell College. She can be reached at 816-415-7678 (phone call), 816-579-0032 (text line), or via email at


Abilene Christian University
ACU’s Graduate Certificate in Precision Medicine Administration teaches students key scientific, leadership, and operations skills necessary for the administration of precision medicine technologies and clinical applications. This certificate will provide an introduction to the science of precision medicine through teaching the biology of cancer, while also emphasizing major concepts in healthcare administration, such as health policy, revenue cycle management, informatics, and innovations and trends in healthcare.

Apply by September 13, 2021, to start class on October 19, 2021! To learn more about this certificate program or submit an application, please visit

Palm Beach Atlantic University
NEW Orlando-based Nursing Program of Palm Beach Atlantic University!

Palm Beach Atlantic School of Nursing is expanding and has added a new Orlando, Florida campus which is now accepting applications for Fall and Spring semesters for its Traditional Undergraduate BSN program.

  • Upper Division (Transfer) BSN program for students who have completed prerequisite courses
  • Traditional daytime undergraduate degree
  • Some hybrid style courses
  • Institutional and state scholarship opportunities are available

Please call 561-803-2897 for Orlando information, and visit our website for details about our philosophy, history, and more.

Shepherd University
Beginning Fall 2021, 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 beginning Fall 2021. Please visit our website for more information on our Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

For more information, please contact Sharon Mailey PhD, RN, Director, School of Nursing, Shepherd University at 304-876-5344 or

University of Cincinnati
DNP & Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Public Health

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 and Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Public Health 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. The DNP program has Advanced Public Health Nursing and Occupational Health Nursing tracks (both tracks use the same application).

REQUIREMENTS: No RN experience required!

DNP: DNP Students are expected to work as an RN throughout the program. Recommended GPA of 3.25.

The Post-Bachelor’s Certificate is for people with a background in ANY healthcare field! Recommended GPA 3.0.

Questions? Contact

University of St. Thomas-Houston
Now Offering a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Degree and Certificate

The University of St. Thomas has added a nurse practitioner track designed to prepare Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) as part of a PMHNP track within the established Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) program. In addition to the DNP PMHNP track, UST offers Post-APRN and Post-Master’s PMHNP Certificate Programs.

If you are interested in furthering your nursing education in the coming year, the deadline for next Spring 2022 is December 1, 2021. Review a list of our graduate nursing programs below!


  • Designed for students who have an Associate’s degree and carry their RN license
  • Students will take undergraduate bridge courses to prepare them for the MSN courses

MSN in Nursing and Healthcare Simulation; MSN in Nursing Education; MSN in Nursing Leadership

  • Students will study the MSN Core and then specialize in their concentration
  • Courses are hybrid which includes a combination of online and on-site labs at our main campus

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP): Transformational Leadership

  • Two tracks for the working professionals: Post-Masters and Post-Bac
  • One-on-one mentoring through the program

Doctorate of Nursing Practice: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

  • Two tracks for the working professionals: Post-Masters and Post-Bac
  • One-on-one mentoring through the program

Post-APRN and Post-Master’s PMHNP Certificate

  • As a hybrid program, students will have the opportunity to meet on campus during the semester as needed; the remainder of the coursework is completed online.
  • Students may pursue either part-time or full-time enrollment.

Questions? Please email us at: or call 832-350-3950 or visit our website.

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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.