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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.

Attend the GNSA Virtual Career Fair to Explore Nursing Employment Opportunities

Are you in a graduate nursing program and thinking about your next nursing role? If you are interested in speaking to employers who want to hire you, then join the GNSA Virtual Career Fair which will be held on March 6 and 7 from 8:00 – 5:00 PM ET each day. Connect with these employers from the comfort of your home for an easy way to explore your next career move. For more information on the event, visit the virtual fair page.

 Open Seats

Bellarmine University

The highly acclaimed Bellarmine University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program still has a few open seats for May 2019. 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 is 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.

Belmont University

Belmont 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%.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is still accepting applications for Fall 2019 in our Masters of Science in Nursing Administration and Masters of Science in Nursing-Family Practitioner programs. These programs are 100% online and definitely tailored to the working nurse!

For more information, please see our website.

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 Summer and Fall 2019 Applications for the Following Programs:

Summer 2019 Start Term

  • DNP Executive Track*
  • DNP Executive Track/MBA Dual Degree*

Fall 2019 Start Term

  • DNP Adult-Gerontological Acute Care NP
  • DNP Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP*
  • DNP Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP with HIV Primary Care Certificate
  • DNP Family Primary Care NP*
  • DNP Family Primary Care NP with HIV Primary Care Certificate
  • DNP Pediatric Primary Care NP*
  • DNP Adult-Gerontological Health CNS*
  • DNP Adult-Gerontological Critical Care CNS*
  • DNP Pediatric Critical Care CNS*
  • MSN Health Systems Management*
  • MSN Health Systems Management/MBA Dual Degree*
  • Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate*
  • Post-Master’s Pediatric Acute Care NP Certificate*
  • Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health NP Certificate*

*online options

Questions? Contact the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Office of Admissions at 410.955.7548 or

Nebraska Methodist College

Earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice in Public Health Policy

Are you passionate about public health and want to utilize your skills and know-how as a health care professional to create positive change and shape future health care reforms?

Advanced nurses are needed more than ever to start conversations in their local communities to improve public health programs, develop new programs and coordinate care. Ultimately, these discussions can lead to reform at the regional and national levels. Nurses with a terminal degree in nursing, at the height of their profession, will be uniquely qualified to translate years of experience into a transformation of public health policy at a systems level.

Nebraska Methodist College is currently accepting applications for one of the nation’s only Doctor of Nursing Practice in Public Health Policy. Applications are due March 1st for the August 2019 cohort. If interested in learning more please contact Enrollment Services at 402.354.7200 or

Northeastern University

Our mission in the School of Nursing is to educate our students and to provide evidence-based, culturally and linguistically competent, ethical health care that is high quality. The Northeastern School of Nursing offers a broad mix of experience-based programs including co-op, student research, service learning, and global learning. The need has never been greater for nurses to be leaders in health care. Our talented faculty and staff are committed to excellence and dedicated to innovation. Please feel free to send your inquiries to or search our website for specific program information.

We are still accepting applications for the following programs:

MS Programs

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (MS, CAGS)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP (MS, CAGS)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (MS)
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (MS, CAGS)
  • Pediatric Acute and Primary Care NP (MS, CAGS)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health NP (MS, CAGS)

Doctoral Programs

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
  • Nurse Anesthesia (DNP)

We also have open seats available in our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit our website today.

  • 16-month program for those with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree
  • Three start dates a year/no wait list/more spots available for qualified students
  • Rolling admissions, faster decisions
  • Admissions counselors work 1:1 with each student
  • Diverse student body from around the country, with relocation resources available
  • Curriculum blends online courses, in-person labs at our beautiful Charlotte campus, and clinical experiences at Charlotte-area hospitals
  • Top-50 nationally ranked university known for innovation in nursing

Accelerate your nursing career by earning your BSN from a prestigious, nationally ranked university in just 16 months. And if you’re on a wait list or live in an area where nursing programs have limited capacity, this may be the answer.

University of Cincinnati

PhD in Nursing Research:

The University of Cincinnati’s PhD in Nursing Research prepares you to advance the science and practice of the nursing profession. Working closely with faculty advisors, students tackle complex health care questions and become an expert in the field with the ability to assume leadership roles in a variety of academic and clinical settings.

The rich learning environment of our program includes:

  • Scholarship and funding opportunities
  • One-on-one mentorship with experienced research faculty
  • Interprofessional collaboration opportunities through the Academic Health Center and university at large
  • Strong research support through our Institute for Nursing Research and Scholarship
  • Small cohorts that promote collegiality, stimulating dialogue and scholarly growth
  • The option to add a Nurse Educator Certificate to your degree
  • Many accepted students receive full funding

Admissions Requirements:
The program accepts bachelor’s- and master’s-prepared nurses, along with individuals with a master’s degree in a science-related field. The GRE is no longer required for admission.

Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2019!

Visit our program website for additional details or, contact Bobby Rue, Admissions Counselor, at

University of Miami

Now is the time! At the School of Nursing & Health Studies, we offer a range of programs to help you advance your career. Feel free to review all of our available programs.

In addition to providing students with clinical preceptors, we’re proud to share with you some of our accomplishments.

Contact our Office of Student Services today at either 305.284.4325 or

 Deadline Extensions

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

There is still time to submit an application! The following programs are still accepting applications for Fall 2019:

Systems, Populations & Leadership MSN: This program prepares students to lead and effect change in a variety of complex organizations to improve health care across the lifespan. Focus areas within the program include Leadership and Informatics. Learn more about the exciting opportunities of this degree path on our website! The application deadline will be April 15, 2019.

Post-Master’s DNP: This program will prepare you to translate evidence into practice in a variety of settings. Our graduates lead changes in health care delivery and impact public policy. Our grads are also highly sought after by the world’s best health care systems. Learn more about the Post Master’s DNP on our website! The application deadline will be April 15, 2019.

We are here to help! Please contact the Recruiting and Admissions Team if you have any questions at or 734.763.5985.

 New Programs

University of Cincinnati

MSN or DNP in Nursing Administration:
Health care in the 21st century is more complex than ever before, and that complexity of care requires nurses to transition from skill-based to knowledge-based competencies that integrate health policy, system improvement, research, evidenced-based practice, interprofessional collaboration, complex decision-making, and leadership.

As research supports the connection between higher levels of nursing education and better patient outcomes, our MSN & DNP in Nursing Administration prepares nurses to succeed as practice leaders in roles involving organizational systematic leadership. Graduates are ready to:

  • Develop and implement health policy
  • Plan, manage and evaluate programs for health promotion, risk reduction, and health restoration
  • Translate the best available evidence into practice for improved outcomes in health care
  • Formulate and implement strategies in the health care setting
  • Apply theories and models in nursing, administration, and organizational management to nursing administration practice

The MSN program can be completed in 6 semesters and the DNP program in 8 semesters. Part-time options are available for both programs. Applications for the Fall 2019 term for both MSN and DNP is May 1st, 2019.

Contact Bobby Rue, Admissions Counselor, at for more information.

For additional details, please check our website.

MSN Program

DNP Program