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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.

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Ashland University

Seats are available in Ashland University’s Online RN-BSN program. Spring courses start March 12 and are designed for working professionals— quality courses, strong support from nursing faculty, full and part-time options, and six start times per year.

Accredited by CCNE, AU nursing students are committed to nursing practice, leadership, and service. They learn and demonstrate I CARE values (Integrity, Caring, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) which gives them an edge in the job market.
AU’s focus is on the individual—we are committed to providing a stimulating and supportive environment. Our online programs are no exception.

Studying nursing at AU will prepare you professionally, and personally, to manage the challenges of today’s most exciting healthcare profession!

Apply today! Let us know how we can help in your search to further your education: Michelle Failor, RN-BSN Recruiter,

Bellarmine University

The highly acclaimed Bellarmine University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program still has a few open seats for May 2018. 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, or contact Julie Armstrong-Binnix for advising at or 502-272-8364.

Harding University

Online Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Harding University, is now available to Tennessee residents. We have open seats for Fall 2018 admission.

We offer a primarily online format, but also require on campus intensives once a semester (skills training, Health Assessment, guest speakers, class get togethers, and additional opportunities to meet face to face with the faculty).

Please contact Dr. Dona Clarin or Mrs. Stephanie Adcock to learn about the opportunities at Harding University!

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is still accepting applications for fall 2018 for our Masters in Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner and Masters of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration. For more information, please visit our website.

You can also contact Sarah Boswell at

Palm Beach Atlantic University

The Deadline for applications for Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Nursing’s BSN Program for the Summer 2018 start is approaching!

Deadline for First Look/Best Look is March 1, 2018.

Applications can be accepted after that date, but will not be considered in the initial round.

Allow us to give you a quick overview of why PBA School of Nursing is a great choice:

  • Our 95% average pass rate on the NCLEX over the past five years demonstrates that we prepare our students well.
  • We are located right on the Intracoastal Waterway in warm, sunny West Palm Beach, Florida–just a short walk to the beach!
  • We have affiliations with most major hospitals in southeast Florida, which facilitates landing a job after graduation.
  • Our small size means more individualized attention by our faculty whose primary passion is teaching.
  • We have a BSN to DNP program that allows for seamlessly moving on to graduate school after obtaining your BSN.
  • We are a Christian university with a strong commitment to the teachings of Christ and to welcoming students of all faiths.

Our Minimum Requirements:

  • GPA of 3.0 or better on prerequisite courses
  • GPA of 2.7 or better on Science & Math courses
  • TEAS Total Individual Score of 68.7% or better

Our First Look/Best Look deadline is March 1, 2018.

Visit our website today.

Contact Nancy Peifer at with any questions about our program.

University of Miami

Up to $30,000 of tuition support available for the Fall 2018 MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP program through the Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)! Apply today!

Contact our recruiter at for more details regarding the Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) or with any questions regarding the application process.

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Rush University College of Nursing

Chicago’s top rated Rush University College of Nursing offers Master’s (CNL), DNP and PhD degree options. Known for its excellence in graduate nursing education, the DNP programs are ranked 4th and the MSN programs are ranked 18th in the most recent US News and World Report rankings. Rush also ranked in the top ten in the nation in eight graduate specialty programs and ranked 7th for best online graduate nursing programs. Through our carefully designed programs, students experience the Rush commitment to clinical scholarship and the art of nursing in action. As a leader in nursing education Rush is a top choice among nurses seeking to progress professionally. We invite you to consider becoming a “Rush nurse” and hope you will explore with us the next step in your career trajectory.

Rush University College of Nursing is pleased to announce that we have extended our Fall 2018 application deadlines for the following programs:

  • Adult-Gero Primary Care NP DNP – March 1st
  • Acute Care Pediatric NP DNP & certificate – April 1st
  • CNL MSN for RNs – Summer 2018 to March 1st & Fall 2018 to April 1st
  • Neonatal & Pediatric CNS DNP – April 1st
  • Neonatal NP DNP & certificate – March 1st
  • Pediatric Primary Care NP DNP – March 1st
  • Transformative Leadership: Systems DNP – March 1st
  • PhD in Nursing Science – April 1st

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