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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.

 Open Seats

Ashland University

Ashland University has open seats in all undergraduate and graduate nursing programs; apply today!

Traditional BSN—a four-year, on-campus program with interactive, state-of-the-art simulation labs along with core, and clinical nursing coursework that prepares students to become Registered Nurses.

Accelerated Nursing Second Degree Program—an on-campus program designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in another field, but wish to become a Registered Nurse (15 months/4 semesters).

RN to BSN (online)—designed for working professionals who are licensed as Registered Nurses or preparing to complete their RN licensure. *RN-BSN new tuition rates are $265 per credit hour; $215 per credit hour for Corporate Partners.

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)—flexible, online format with occasional on-site requirements throughout the program. Specialty tracks include Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP), Health Systems Leadership (BSN or MSN to DNP), and Advanced Practice Nurse (MSN to DNP). Application materials due March 31 for May 2019 cohort. *HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program also available!

School Nurse Program—post-bachelor certificate program consisting of online coursework and a 160 to 320-hour internship in a school setting. Completion prepares students to practice as a professional School Nurse in alignment with the ANA and NASN Scope and Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice.

Nurse Educator Certificate Program—prepares nurses to teach in a nursing education program or healthcare setting. 12 credit hours of graduate-level online coursework and 48-hour practicum/project.

For start dates and deadlines, call 419.289.5738 or visit our website.

Belmont University

Belmont University is currently accepting applications. The University is located in Nashville, Tennessee and offers on-campus programs for advanced nursing practice. Since 2004 (14 years) 100% of our MSN and DNP graduates have passed the national certification exam for FNPs on their first attempt, well above the national average pass rate of 84%.

Kentucky State University

The Kentucky State University School of Nursing & Health Sciences online RN-BSN and BSN-DNP programs are currently accepting applications for fall 2019 admission. Seats remain available for qualified applicants. The application deadline for both programs is March 15, 2019. Admission criteria for both programs can be found on our website.

Mississippi College

Mississippi College School of Nursing is inviting applications for RN-BSN student seats. Competitively priced, we have a rolling admission process with six (6) intakes per year (January, March, May, June, August, and October). Online or hybrid applications welcome.

Mississippi College School of Nursing is also inviting applications for the Accelerated BSN (with a non-nursing first degree). The closing date to create an account in NursingCAS is February 1st for fall 2019, and Sept 1st for spring 2020. Applications that are started in NursingCAS prior to the closing date will have 6 weeks to finish the transcript verification process (March 15 for fall 2019; Oct 15 for spring 2020).

Contact with questions.

Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College, a Catholic institution in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame, educates a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. As a small liberal arts college, we value low student-faculty ratio that fosters a warm personal atmosphere and the individual attention that contributes to success, with a vibrant campus on 48 picturesque wooded acres, tucked away in a quiet suburban neighborhood just outside Cleveland, Ohio.

In the Division of Nursing, we strive to create a rich academic environment that is engaging for the learning community, faculty and students alike. We are committed to preparing our students with a respect for the unique life experiences that have shaped the health and wellbeing of each person, their family, and their community. The nurses of the future will require an education that prepares them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities for effective leadership as we address the increased demand for high quality and high-value care in an increasingly complex health system. The Cleveland Clinic, University Hospital Systems, and MetroHealth System are just a few examples of the finest patient care facilities in the nation our students will have the opportunity to work with.

Applications are being accepted now through NursingCAS thru February 1, 2019 for pre-licensure students for our fall 2019 program.

Please visit our website for prerequisites details.

Should you have questions please contact

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Greetings from Roseman University of Health Sciences!

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 healthcare environments. We have two campuses, our home campus is located outside the Las Vegas Valley in Henderson, NV and our sister campus it located just 20 minutes south of Salt Lake City, UT. We are currently accepting applications for our August 2019 start date. With up to 100 seats between our two campuses, and no current waitlist, Roseman University is here to help jump-start your nursing career. For more information, please visit our website. For immediate advisement, please submit unofficial transcripts to or

Union College – Nebraska

Union College, one of the top nursing programs in Nebraska, is currently accepting applications for our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program for August 2019 – Apply today!

Union College’s nursing program is one of the best and here’s why:

  • 100% NCLEX-RN (national licensure exam) pass rate for 2018; all of our December 2017 and May 2018 graduates took and passed on their first attempt! Our graduates also achieved the highest NCLEX-RN pass rate in Nebraska and the Seventh-day Adventist higher education system for 2015 and 2016 – we’re extremely proud of our graduates!
  • The nursing curriculum is only five semesters long!
  • Clinical rotations begin the first semester of the nursing program and are held in all the major hospital systems in Lincoln and in the community.
  • Small class sizes of 30 students in a lecture and an average of 6 students in a clinical group ensure that you will get individualized attention and your professor will know you by your first name.
  • Every student in each clinical course utilizes the state-of-the-art Simulation Center multiple times each semester.
  • Our faith-based program prepares students to care for patients holistically – mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
  • The Global Health Nursing elective course creates an opportunity to travel to a developing country over Spring Break to provide care.
  • As the first BSN program in the state of Nebraska, our students and graduates are part of a long-standing tradition of excellence.
  • We have LPN to BSN and RN to BSN tracks available if you’re already a nurse and want to finish your BSN.

If you’ve been searching for a nursing program with a tradition of excellence, small class sizes, and professors committed to your success, you’ve found it! Apply today!

Visit our website for more information.

Questions? Please feel free to contact John Luckiesh, Enrollment Counselor, at or 402.486.2674.

University of Miami

Apply today to be considered for financial support for the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (PhD) program.

What does financial support entail?

  • A full tuition waiver
  • $3,000.00 monthly stipend
  • Research or teaching assistantships (20 hours/week)
  • Student health insurance

Feel free contact the Office of Student Services at (305) 284-4325 if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application!

 Deadline Extensions

Bellarmine University

The Bellarmine University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is extending the application deadline for May 2019 until December 15.

We offer a 12-month, fast-paced intensive nursing program with over 750 hours of clinical experience. Get a great job quickly thanks to our high NCLEX pass rates, eager employers and outstanding reputation. Small class sizes and specialty clinical experiences in critical care, trauma, ER, mother-baby, pediatrics, community public health, psychiatric mental health and nursing leadership/management set Bellarmine nurses apart.

Limited FREE summer housing available on our beautiful campus in the heart of Louisville, perennially ranked one of America’s most livable cities. Apply now through your NursingCAS profile. Get more information now at our Accel BSN FAQ page or contact Julie Armstrong-Binnix for advising at or 502.272.8364.

MGH Institute of Health Professions

The application deadline has been extended to January 15, 2019, for the summer (May) 2019 Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Please visit our website for additional application information and requirements.

Please contact the Office of Admission ( with any questions.

University of Tennessee – Knoxville

There are still seats available for the June 2019 Accelerated BSN Cohort! We have extended our application deadline to January 2, 2019. The University of Tennessee Accelerated BSN is a 12-month program that starts in summer 2019: (June – May), to be completed in three full-time semesters.

  • Direct transfer of previous baccalaureate degree credits
  • Minimum prerequisite course requirements
  • Excellent clinical experiences at major hospitals, community clinics, health departments, schools, and other health care facilities in the region
  • Highly qualified faculty who are experienced teachers, researchers, and leaders in nursing and health care
  • Technology-enhanced classrooms and accredited simulation laboratory facilities
  • Outstanding preparation for the NCLEX, the national licensing exam for RNs—UT College of Nursing graduates consistently exceed both the state and national pass rates

Check out information about our program and new curriculum or dates and times for our information sessions.

Please contact the Student Services office for questions at or 865.974.2743 (ask for Jackie).

 New Programs

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

This unique and innovative full-time academic program was developed with funding through the HRSA Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention (NEPQR) Program. The program, 1) is an intensive, accelerated four semester program with students graduating with a BSN, 2) coursework consists of hybrid, on-campus and online courses, 3) includes nine semester hours of graduate coursework – dual credit, and 4) is enriched through art integration.

Please visit our website for program deadlines and information.

Eligibility to the TAMUCC CONHS Accelerated BSN program:

  • Hold an earned baccalaureate degree in any field from a national/regional accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in all prerequisite courses.
  • Complete or be on track to complete all core curriculum and nursing prerequisites prior to the expected semester of entry to the nursing program.
    NOTE: Courses do not have to be completed prior to application. You must indicate any courses in-progress or planned for future semesters on your NursingCAS application. Failure to include this information will deem your application incomplete.
  • Meet Essential Qualifications for Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Students located under the Undergraduate Students Tab on this page.
  • You must have a completed TAMUCC application in NursingCAS prior to the deadline.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all eligibility requirements are met and all requirements for the application have been completed.

Contact for questions:

Angelica Santillan;; 361.825.2461.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is proud to announce our opening of a Post-DNP Certificate program for Fall 2019 Admission: Post-DNP Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate. The Post-DNP certificate is offered online to DNP-prepared APRNs who are certified in another specialty. Please read detailed program information and admission requirements on our website (select Post-DNP Pediatric Acute Care on the left).

This is the first time the College offers the Post-DNP Pediatric Acute Care Certificate for Fall admission. To be considered for Fall (August) 2019 entry, Please submit your NursingCAS application by January 15, 2019. For any questions regarding this program, please contact 901.448.1302 or