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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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Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University (located near Cleveland, OH) is actively seeking applications for the Fall 2023 cohort of our BSN program, Accelerated Track (ABSN)!

The second-degree ABSN program prepares students for a successful career in nursing in just 15 months. This in-person, full-time program includes the following features:

  • Comprehensive clinical opportunities through renowned healthcare facilities and organizations in northeast Ohio, including the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals
  • Collaborative classroom and lab experiences through BW’s innovative Health Sciences Building
  • Outstanding preparation for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam (details regarding our NCLEX-RN pass rates can be found on our website)

Candidates who apply by our winter priority deadline of January 15, 2023 will receive priority application review and interview preference. For information on applying to the ABSN program, please visit our admissions page.

Questions about the ABSN at Baldwin Wallace can be directed to Lauryn Rosinski at (440) 826-2915 or

Bellarmine University

Due to high demand, Bellarmine University has added more information sessions for the DNP Nurse Anesthesia program to the schedule in January. Please visit our website to register your attendance for the January 10 or January 17 sessions. We can’t wait to see you there!

The deadline for applying is February 15. For more information about the DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program, please visit our website

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College has open seats:

  • Open seats for transfers to our upper-division BSN major are available for Fall 2023 admissions.
  • Open seats for RN-BSN and MSN programs are available for Spring and Fall 2023 admissions.

Email with any questions you may have.

DePaul University

Apply Now: (Spring 2023)

Apply Now: (Summer & Fall 2023)

Aspiring Nurses:

  • Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP): Available to students with a bachelor’s degree in any field outside of nursing. This program takes 8 quarters (24 months) to complete. Two campus/format options:
    • Lincoln Park: In-person classes, labs & clinicals in Chicago; Admitting for Spring (March 27, 2023 start), Summer (June 11, 2023 start), or Fall (September 6, 2023 start).
    • Rosalind Franklin: Online classes with in-person labs, and clinicals in North Chicago; Admitting for Fall only (September 6, 2023 start)

Current Registered Nurses:

  • RN to MSN: Admitting for Spring (March 27, 2023 start), Summer (June 11, 2023 start), or Fall (September 6, 2023 start).
  • Post-Master’s Certificate: Admitting for Spring (March 27, 2023 start), Summer (June 11, 2023 start), or Fall (September 6, 2023 start).
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: Admitting for Spring (March 27, 2023 start), Summer (June 11, 2023 start), or Fall (September 6, 2023 start).

For more information, email us at or find an upcoming information session on our website.

Harding University

Apply Now. Master of Science in Nursing Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner or Master’s Entry Level into Professional Nursing. Applications Open.

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!
  • 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. Completed applications are reviewed upon submission. Application Deadline – March 1, 2023

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.

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 our FNP and MEPN programs on our website, or email us at or

Misericordia University

Misericordia University Graduate Nursing Program is part of a private liberal arts institution whose main campus is in Dallas, PA. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, the mission of the university and focus of the education is rooted in the core values of mercy, service, justice, and hospitality.

The MSN-DNP program is 27 credits and can be completed in 18-24 months. To meet the needs of working APRNs the program is all online, asynchronous, and normally your DNP project is completed at your place of employment. The MSN-DNP program is CCNE accredited.

Accepting applications for Spring 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024.

Pacific Lutheran University

The Doctor of Nursing program at Pacific Lutheran University is accepting applications for the Summer 2023 cohort. The DNP program prepares graduates in one of two advanced practice specialty areas:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

We understand that pursuing your doctorate degree may seem financially overwhelming, but completing your degree now could open doors to higher-paying positions. To help make this opportunity a reality for you, we are offering a $9,000 Build Your Career Scholarship for new students who join the Summer 2023 cohort. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must apply for admission by January 15, 2023. With the “Build Your Career Scholarship”, you will find it more affordable to achieve your goals. Apply now to get your $9,000 scholarship.

Visit the DNP website to learn more about the program or sign up for an information session.

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University has open seats at the West Palm Beach campus!

The West Palm Beach campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University – located right on the Intracoastal Waterway in beautiful South Florida – has a few seats left in the Spring 2023 start, and we are now accepting applications for the Fall 2023 start!

  • Upper Division (Transfer) BSN program for students who have completed all or most prerequisite courses
  • Traditional daytime undergraduate degree
  • In-person courses with clinical experiences at a variety of hospitals
  • Institutional, state, and local scholarship opportunities

Visit our website for details about our philosophy, history, and more!

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University is still accepting applications for its Accelerated Second Degree BSN, a 14-month program for students who already hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree. We are excited to announce our new location in Freehold, NJ (September start) as well as our location in Nutley, NJ (January start).

For more information, contact Megan Kushner at (732) 987-2289 or

Shepherd University

Shepherd University is pleased to offer two DNP tracks: FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

In addition, a Post-Graduate Certification program is offered for individuals who have national certification as an APRN and hold a PhD or DNP. Two tracks are available: Family Nurse Practitioner and Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

For more information, please contact Sharon Mailey, Ph.D., RN, Director, School of Nursing, Shepherd University at (304) 876-5344 or

Please visit our website for further information on our Doctor of Nursing Practice program. We look forward to seeing your application!

Texas A&M University – Texarkana

Apply now for our BSN programs! The BSN Traditional Track Fall 2023 deadline to apply is March 15, 2023. The ADN to BSN program Spring 2023 deadline is January 5, 2023.

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, Texas A&M University – Texarkana is the perfect location to complete your four-year degree. We are ranked the 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.

  • 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
  • A state-of-the-art simulation hospital, skills lab, and assessment lab
  • 100% student pass rate for the NCLEX exam for the last 3 years and our students have 100% job placement prior to when they graduate from our program
  • ADN-BSN nursing courses are 100% online and can be completed in either one or two years
  • Traditional BSN nursing courses are face-to-face and are completed in two years

For a list of nursing program admission requirements, prerequisites, or more details, visit our website. Contact Admissions Coordinator Kristie Avery at or (903) 334-6747.

Touro University California

As you finish off 2022 and prepare to launch into 2023, have you considered what you will accomplish in the new year? If you are looking to further your career in nursing, Touro University California can help!

We are still accepting applications for our Spring start MSN and Post-Master’s FNP Certificate programs. For more information, please contact Ms. Natalie Cvetic-Jones at We wish you a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

University of Cincinnati

UC Nurses. We See Leaders.

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


Summer 23

  • Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN
    • January 15, 2023: Priority Deadline
    • February 15, 2023: NursingCAS fee due
  • All other MSN & Certificates
    • February 1, 2023: Priority Deadline
    • March 1, 2023: NursingCAS fee due

Fall 23

  • January 15, 2023: DNP Priority Deadline
  • April 1, 2023: MSN & Certificate Priority Deadline
  • May 1, 2023: NursingCAS fee due

Transcripts & References are not due until after the NursingCAS fee deadline.

Program Availability

  • Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN:
    • Summer 2023
  • Adult-Gero Acute NP
    • DNP & MSN: Fall 23
    • MSN & Post-MSN certificate: Fall 23
  • Adult-Gero Primary NP
    • DNP: Fall 23
    • MSN* & Post-MSN cert: Summer & Fall 23
  • Family NP
    • DNP: Fall 23
    • MSN & Post-MSN cert: Spring & Summer 23
  • Neonatal NP(OH, KY, IN only)
    • MSN & Post-MSN Cert: Fall 23
  • Nurse Educator
    • Post-Bachelor’s cert: Summer & Fall 23
  • Nurse Midwifery
    • MSN: Summer & Fall 23
  • Occupational Health
    • DNP: Fall 23
  • Pediatric Acute Care NP
    • DNP & Post-MSN cert: Fall 23
  • Post-MSN DNP
    • Fall 23
  • Psych Mental Health NP
    • DNP: Fall 23
    • Post-MSN cert: Summer & Fall 23
  • Public Health Nursing
    • DNP: Fall 23
    • Post-Bachelor’s cert: Summer & Fall 23
  • Systems Leadership
    • DNP & MSN: Fall 23
  • Women’s Health NP
    • MSN: Summer & Fall 23

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 Missouri – Columbia

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice, MS(N), and Post-Graduate Certificate options.

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

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult-Gerontology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Leadership & Innovations in Healthcare (DNP)
  • MS 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.

Ursuline College

With over 75 years of experience educating nurses, Ursuline College in Cleveland, Ohio is the top choice for thousands of nursing alums and is proud to be an NLN Center of Excellence.

Why should Ursuline College be your #1 choice for a Second Degree in Nursing?

  • 3 starts per year (January, May, and August) means you can begin whenever you are ready
  • 15-month, in-person program located in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Average cohort sizes of 25 students for maximum support
  • Almost a 100% first-time NCLEX pass rate
  • 100% job placement rates
  • Alumnae in significant leadership roles (like the Chief Nursing Officer at the Cleveland Clinic and the President of the Ohio Board of Nursing)
  • State-of-the-art facilities (including 25 VR HoloLens headsets)
  • One-on-One clinical rotations in our signature Dedicated Education Units style at world-ranked hospital systems such as the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospital systems
  • Affordably priced at $39,000 for the total program

Why not you? Why not now? Why not Ursuline College?

Apply now and begin in May at Ursuline College.

Western Connecticut State University

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Nursing program prepares nurses for leadership positions in the nursing practice. The program requires completion of 41 to 47 credits of specialized professional course work. Students may prepare for either the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner role. All students complete a sequence of clinical and role component courses, including a minimum of 500 hours of clinical practicum experiences under the guidance of a preceptor, and an evidenced-based research project. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the certification examination for their chosen role.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is designed for advanced practice nurses who wish to seek a terminal degree in nursing practice that is not research or educational focused. According to the AACN the DNP is an academic degree not a role that allows graduate nurses to define, explore and translate research into practice at the bedside. This program will prepare the DNP graduate in both quantitative and qualitative research, evidence-based practice, foundations of policy and practice design, and implementation of practice initiatives that can advance translational healthcare practices and services to significantly impact the delivery of healthcare services within communities. The DNP focuses on understanding research and applying it to practice. Rather than completing a dissertation, DNP students typically complete a DNP project that evaluates a health care program or identifies clinical strategies for improving quality control and patient care.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2023 semester.

For questions and/or assistance about our graduate nursing programs please contact: Dr. Doreen Graham (graduate coordinator) at 203-837-8965 or

William Jewell College

Looking for something to do this summer? William Jewell Nursing’s 12-month Accelerated Nursing program still has seats available and we’d love to have you join us! Our school is a small community, nestled in the hills northeast of Kansas City, Missouri, allowing you access to a variety of face-to-face clinical experiences – urban hospitals, rural care, and specialty care among others, all within a short drive away.

Our faculty practice as well as teach, bringing in real-world experience from sectors as diverse as legal medical advising, prison nursing, family clinical care, psychiatric hospital care and so much more. This active practice also means that by starting as a Jewell nurse, you will be brought into a professional network that is respected, and highly sought after, rather than having to start one from scratch. Over 85% of our nursing students have jobs waiting for them before they graduate, and 100% of our nursing students have jobs within 3 months of completing the program!

For more information, please call our admission office at (816) 415-7678 or email for assistance. It’s a great day to be a Cardinal!


California State University, East Bay

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2023 through June 1, 2023. The CSU East Bay’s online/hybrid MSN program offers two practice concentrations: Nursing Education & 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

University of Cincinnati

UC Nurses. We See Leaders.

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

DNP Occupational Health

Occupational health advanced-practice nurses plan, implement, and track health and safety programs and services to employees, worker populations, and association groups. Acting as advocates for the rights of employees, OHNs work closely with employers and management to ensure that health and safety standards are met, and that employee productivity and overall health safety are maximized in corporate, industrial, governmental, or academic settings. OHNs hold multi-faceted positions ranging from clinicians to educators, case managers to corporate directors and consultants.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Occupational Health Nursing prepares nurses to apply knowledge, skills and abilities to use evidence from research to plan, implement, and track health and safety programs and services to employees, worker populations, and association groups.


  • One year of RN experience at the time of application
  • Recommended GPA of 3.25.

Questions? Contact