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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.

Applicants can also view the NursingCAS Events Calendar, where NursingCAS schools provide prospective students with information on events like upcoming webinars and information sessions throughout the application cycle.

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The 2023 – 2024 NursingCAS Application Cycle opened on August 10, 2023.

The last date to submit to the 2022 – 2023 Cycle is January 31, 2024. You will need to submit your application for the current cycle by 11:59 PM EST on January 31 for it to be considered by your program of interest (note you must abide by your selected program’s deadline).

The 2023 – 2024 NursingCAS application cycle opened on August 10. Applicants are able to create a new account or log back into an existing account using the “Re-Applicant” feature. The Re-Applicant Feature allows you to carry over your data and transcripts from your previous NursingCAS application to the 2023 – 2024 application. The “Re-Applicant” feature is available to all users who had an active NursingCAS account during the previous application cycle regardless of whether your application was verified or even submitted to a program during that time. 

To simplify the transition to the new cycle, frequently asked questions and answers are outlined on our website.

Register Now: Discover Nursing Virtual Fair – Tues., Oct. 3

Register to attend the free Discover Nursing School Virtual Fair taking place Tuesday, October 3, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET. This event is a unique opportunity to connect with a growing list of nursing schools.

Speak with deans, faculty, admissions reps, and current students to answer your questions from the ease of your laptop! RSVP for this live, FREE, online event today and let programs know you are interested!

At the Discover Nursing School Virtual Fair, you will be able to:

  • Learn about all degrees! (e.g., 2nd degree, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs)
  • Gain insight on writing personal statements and completing your application
  • Discover what makes nursing one of the top health professions
  • Explore which nursing school is the right fit for you
  • Hear from faculty about their areas of research
  • Get tips from current nursing students
  • Ask questions about the nursing profession, admission requirements, prerequisites, and elements of a robust application!

Don’t miss out!

Reminder: 2022-2023 Academic Update Window open through August 26

The 2022-2023 Spring/Summer Academic Update (AU) window opened on Friday, May 26 and will close on Saturday, August 26.

  • 2022-2023 cycle: May 26, 2023 – August 26, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET

Please review and complete the three-step process to submit an AU request by the designated deadline above.

The AU allows applicants to update final grades for previously entered planned/in-progress coursework (i.e. Spring 2023) or enter newly planned coursework (i.e. Fall 2023) since NursingCAS verification. Applicants are eligible for AU if at least one of their programs is in ‘Verified’ status by the AU request deadline. Application status can be viewed under the Check Status tab in NursingCAS. Upon submission of the AU request, NursingCAS will verify the applicant’s new grades, calculate an updated GPA, and send this information to their programs. While an AU is optional, some programs require this information for admissions consideration.

Students are encouraged to submit their request for new transcripts to their Registrar’s Office ASAP to allow plenty of processing/mailing time.

Questions? Please contact the NursingCAS Customer Service Team at


Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University is now accepting applications for the accelerated track of our BSN program (ABSN).

The ABSN is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in an area outside of nursing and wish to earn their BSN. This 15-month program is offered in-person, near Cleveland, OH. Highlights of the program include:

  • Exceptional clinical opportunities through renowned healthcare facilities, such as the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals
  • Comprehensive learning experiences in the classroom and through our state-of-the-art labs
  • Individualized faculty mentoring and collaborations with fellow cohort members
  • Outstanding first-time NCLEX-RN exam pass rates

While applications to the ABSN are reviewed on a rolling basis, preferred application review for our Fall 2024 cohort will begin on November 15, 2023. Details on our application process can be found on our website.

Questions? Please email or contact us by phone at (440) 826-2915.

Carroll College – Montana

Carroll College, a school that sits within eyesight of the Continental Divide in Helena, Montana, is pleased to announce that applications for our 15-month program in Accelerated Nursing opened on August 10.

Our Nursing students are sought after by some of the nation’s best hospitals and clinics because our students are exceptionally well-prepared for a nursing career. Employers know our Accelerated Nursing students’ NCLEX first-time pass rates are 100%, and that our students are socially and technically skilled to handle whatever an adventure in nursing throws at them! For more information, please visit our website.

Creighton University

Creighton University’s Accelerated BSN application deadline for the Spring 2024 (January) entry term is quickly approaching! Be sure to submit your completed application and all application materials by September 1 to be considered with the priority application deadline.

  • Application Requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Official transcripts from every college/university attended
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement

Prerequisites can be in-progress when you apply to the program, but applicants must have one of the following course sequences completed before the application deadline:

  • General Chemistry and Anatomy (A&P I)
  • General Chemistry and Physiology (A&P II)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (A&P I and A&P II)

Common questions regarding the program and application can be found on our website.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the application or program, please do not hesitate to reach out to the College of Nursing by email at or by phone at (402) 280-2703.

Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s local to global mission means that we partner with people in Baltimore and around the world to improve health. As a top-ranked graduate school of nursing, we serve as leaders both in the acute setting and in the community to improve health equity and advocate for people, their families, and entire populations. We hope you’ll consider becoming a Hopkins nurse.

Still accepting Spring 2024 applications for the following program:

  • MSN Entry into Nursing

Questions? Contact the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Office of Admissions by phone at (410) 955-7548 or by email at Learn more about our programs on our website.

Oak Point University

The Fall 2023 admission cycle for Oak Point University’s DNP program will be closing soon. Apply today!

Prospective students can join us for the DNP Mix and Mingle on Thursday, August 17 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. CT at the Oak Brook campus. Enjoy drinks and appetizers, and take the opportunity to mingle with faculty and apply at the event or online.

Oakland University

Find your future. Explore Oakland University’s graduate degree programs.

The School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing program prepares professional nurses for advanced nursing practice, leadership in the nursing profession, and future doctoral study. Below are the MSN tracks offered:

The Nurse Anesthesia Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares advanced practice nurses (APRNs) with a specialization in nurse anesthesia:

Graduates who possess a DNP degree are prepared to assume clinical and leadership roles in both academic and clinical settings. Those who obtain a Ph.D. in Nursing are prepared for  academic and research settings:

Application deadlines are approaching, and open seats remain! Learn more about Oakland University’s graduate programs on our website.

Oregon Health & Science University

OHSU School of Nursing applications are open, and we’re ready to answer your questions! 

Learn about our programs on our website, join an online information session, schedule an advising call with an Admissions Counselor, or send a quick email to

We’re looking forward to helping you advance your nursing career!

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University has open seats at both our West Palm Beach campus and our Orlando campus.

Undergraduate Degrees:

  • Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (West Palm Beach)
  • RN to BSN (Online)
  • Upper-level track BSN program | a traditional 16-week daytime format and allows students who have already taken their science requirements to enter into upper-level nursing courses and complete the program in about two and a half years. Applicant transcripts will be reviewed for transfer credits and an initial degree plan will be developed. Although an AA degree or prior bachelor’s degree is preferred, it is not a requirement. (West Palm Beach and Orlando)

Graduate Degrees:

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Health Systems Leadership (BSN to MSN Track)
  • Health Systems Leadership (BSN/MSN Dual Enrollment Track)
  • Health Systems Leadership (RN to MSN Track)

Doctor of Nursing Practice

  • DNP Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP-AGPCNP Track)
  • DNP Executive Leadership (DNP-EXL Track)
  • DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP-FNP Track)
  • DNP Post-Master’s (DNP-PM Track)
  • DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP Track)

Visit our website to learn more about our School of Nursing and our Orlando campus.

Roseman University of Health Sciences

The Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Nursing is currently accepting applications for open seats in the various programs listed below.

Schedule an appointment with an admissions representative by filling out an inquiry form.

Innovative Education Meets Real-World Care.

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, 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 the completion of your degree affordable and convenient. Our deadlines are September 30 (FNP, PMHNP, Nurse Ed) and January 31 (all degrees) every year. Graduate Certificate program only admits for Fall. 

The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing online Doctor of Nursing Practice, MS(N), and Post-Graduate Certificate options include:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult-Gerontology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care (MSN or DNP)
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Leadership & Innovations in Healthcare (MS or DNP)
  • Graduate Certificate Care Management Online
  • MS Nurse Educator
  • MS Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Systems

Hear more about our program from one of our students, Christine Harris, Nursing Leadership and Innovations in Health Care DNP.

For more information on becoming a MIZZOU Nurse, visit our website or contact Dr. Miriam Butler (, Esther Ellis (, or Leslie McPeak (573) 882-0200 (

Westmont College

Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA) is accepting applications for the Spring 2024 cohort of our ABSN Program!

Westmont’s full-time ASBN program allows applicants with a baccalaureate degree to complete in-person clinical training and become a registered nurse in just 16 months. Students will learn from registered nursing professors chosen for their dedication to the ministry of health and wellness through the theory of compassionate care.

The following features make Westmont’s ABSN program unique:

  • Strategic partnership with Cottage Health, a system of hospitals and clinics serving the Central Coast, will provide state-of-the-art clinical training for Westmont students and a pathway to a career in nursing
  • A facility located a mile from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, providing students with easy access to their clinical rotations at the hospital and in ambulatory care settings, featuring a state-of-the-art simulation lab, a team-based learning environment, and progressive healthcare facilities
  • Comprehensive preparation for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam

Questions about Westmont’s ASBN program can be directed to

William Jewell College

William Jewell College still has seats available for the January 2024 accelerated track BSN-RN start. In addition to this, the program will be offering both a 16-month and 12-month option for this start. A previous bachelor’s degree is required for this program, but nursing experience is not.

The deadline to apply is November 1. For more details on what is required for admission, please visit our website. If you have questions, please reach out to Mr. Mark Robison, admission counselor, at (816) 408-6949 (call or text) or by email at Please remember to complete your application through the 22-23 NursingCAS portal.

Yale University

Our mission is better health for all people – are you ready to join us?

Yale School of Nursing is now accepting applications from candidates starting in Fall 2024:

  • Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Post Master’s APRN Certificate (PMC)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Want to learn more?

The world is calling. We answer. We are Yale nurses.


Check next month’s Applicant Newsletter for additional deadline extensions!


National Louis University

For over 135 years, National Louis University (NLU) has been providing a high-quality education to students in the Chicago, IL area with a passion for making a difference in people’s lives. This is an exciting time for NLU – we are pleased to launch new Nursing degree paths to B.S. in Nursing!

Now available is a post-licensure RN-BSN (online) program. In addition, there is an Upper Division Admit (on-campus) program for transfer students and an Accelerated BSN (hybrid) program for those already possessing a bachelor degree in another field, as well as a traditional freshman entry 4-year program for those likely right out of high school.

We invite you to check out NLU and see why NLU may be the right fit for you! We are now accepting applications for all degree paths for Fall 2023 with a start date of September 25, 2023. Please direct any questions to Laura Beal at

University of Missouri – Kansas City

The University of Missouri – Kansas City’s School of Nursing and Health Studies Nursing Programs is excited to announce the addition of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to our Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program!

In addition to the Psychiatric Mental Health track, we also offer Adult Gerontology, Women’s Health, Family, Pediatric (Acute & Primary), and General for those already master-in-nursing-practice-prepared.

Another big announcement is that our DNP program is now considered a Professional program! Check us out and email for more information.