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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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2022-2023 Cycle Close

The 2022-2023 NursingCAS application cycle closed on January 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

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. 

Register Now: Preparing and Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application Webinar

NursingCAS is hosting our Preparing and Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application webinar on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET. Register to attend this webinar and stay well-informed on applicant best practices.

Webinar content includes:

  • Detailed overview of the NursingCAS application
  • Guidance on requesting transcripts and submitting coursework entry
  • Answers to FAQs (application statuses, references, etc.)
  • Tips to avoid common mistakes
  • Recommendations to ensure quick application processing times
  • Resources available for NursingCAS applicants

The event is open to current and future NursingCAS applicants and will be led by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and NursingCAS. The webinar will be recorded and shared with registrants following the event.


Baldwin Wallace University

The Spring priority deadline to apply for Baldwin Wallace University’s Accelerated BSN (ABSN) Fall 2024 cohort is Friday, March 1.

The ABSN is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a field outside of nursing and wish to earn their BSN in just fifteen months! With an average first-time pass rate of 94% on the NCLEX-RN exam, graduates of this program are prepared for a successful career in nursing.

Additional highlights of this program include:

  • Exceptional clinical experiences through renowned healthcare facilities, such as the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals
  • Collaborative cohort learning and individualized faculty mentoring
  • Access to state-of-the-art labs and learning opportunities with standardized and simulated patients

For admission requirements and instructions on how to apply through NursingCAS, please visit this page.

Questions about this program can be directed to or (440) 826-2915.

Barnes Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing

Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing is the Midwest region’s most prestigious nursing school. Goldfarb is affiliated with BJC HealthCare, home of the world-renowned Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals, as well as Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Choose from:

Don’t wait until Fall to start on your path towards a nursing degree! Goldfarb is now accepting Summer applications, and multiple scholarship opportunities are available. Learn more and apply today. Contact an Admissions Advisor by emailing

Bellarmine University

The Bellarmine University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has open seats for our May 2024 cohort (May 6, 2024). We offer a twelve-month, fast-paced intensive nursing program with over 750 hours of clinical experience. 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.

We offer free summer housing on our beautiful campus in the heart of Louisville, which is perennially ranked one of America’s most livable cities.

Apply now through your NursingCAS profile. Get more information now at our Accelerated BSN Program page or contact us for advising at or (502) 272-7100.

Carlow University

Carlow University is excited to announce that there are still seats available for the Fall 2024 Accelerated Nursing BSN Second Degree program! Carlow University offers highly competitive pricing for the Nursing BSN Second Degree program, making us one of the most affordable programs in this region. Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, Carlow University is situated in the Eds, Meds, and Tech region of the city. With world-renowned hospitals and premier clinical experiences within walking distance of our campus. as well as a 100% first-time NCLEX pass rate, there is no better place to earn your BSN than at Carlow University! We are proud to share that we have had the region’s highest NCLEX pass rate for the last right years, higher than the national and Pennsylvania average. 

Our School of Nursing has been educating nurses for 75 years. At Carlow, you learn not only how to be an exceptionally competent and skilled nurse, but also how to deliver compassionate and person-centered care. Through small class sizes, individualized faculty advising, and collaboration, our accelerated students receive the support they need to successfully complete the rigorous program in the context of real-life responsibilities. Our graduates are highly sought after and receive multiple job offers prior to graduation. In just fifteen months, you can have a new career in a high demand field.

There is no better time than now to apply for the program! The University admits on a rolling basis, but the earlier you apply, the easier it is to complete outstanding pre-requisites and acquire your clearances.

If you are curious about your prerequisite status, our enrollment counselor, Ian Pollock will gladly help you with an evaluation. You are not required to have your pre-requisites completed to apply.

Florida International University

Florida International University is accepting applications for our undergraduate and graduate programs for Fall 2024!

FIU Nursing’s Generic BSN program at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences is a five-semester, full-time, upper-level program comprised of didactic coursework and clinical practice, enriched with simulation education activities in our S.T.A.R. Center and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Students are admitted into the Generic BSN program twice a year in the Spring and Fall semesters. Please register to attend an information session to learn more about our program.

The deadline to apply to the Generic BSN program is March 15, 2024. For any questions, call us at (305) 348-7703 or email

FIU’s Graduate Nursing Programs at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences are designed to elevate the competencies of nursing professionals to become leaders in nursing practice, education, and management; to become advocates and writers of healthcare policy; and to become valued researchers seeking to improve the health and well-being of entire populations. Nationally-ranked among U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools, the FIU Graduate Nursing unit of the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences offers accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees, and post-graduate certificates for the following concentrations:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator (Scholarships Available!)

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024. If you have any questions, call us at (305) 348-7703 or email For more information, please register to attend an information session:

  • Dual MSN Nurse Practitioner & Nurse Educator Certificate, BSN to DNP, MSN NP, Post-Graduate Certificate NP
    Date: Second Tuesday of every month
    Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
    Location: via Zoom
  • Dual MSN Nurse Practitioner & Nurse Educator Certificate, DNP – Post MSN, MSN Nurse Educator, Post-Graduate Certificate – Nurse Educator, DNP – Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA)
    Date: Fourth Tuesday of every month
    Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
    Location: via Zoom

Harding University

The application is open for Harding University’s Master of Science in Nursing programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Master’s Entry Level into Professional Nursing. Scholarships are available for eligible admitted students. Apply now! 

  • Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner: Available to registered nurses with a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing and higher degrees, 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, and Summer. Please contact our office for deadline information.
  • Master of Science in Nursing 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: February 1, 2024

For MEPN – 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 MEPN tracks require Arkansas nursing prerequisites

Oregon Health & Science University

The OHSU School of Nursing is still accepting applications for Fall 2024 in the following programs:

  • Ph.D. program | We offer both post-bachelor’s and post-master’s tracks in Portland, Oregon. All applicants to the Ph.D. program will be given full consideration for an award to cover their tuition, fees, and a monthly stipend for the first four years of the program. No additional scholarship application is required. If you are interested in furthering your career and advancing research in healthcare, consider applying today!
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program | This DNP program will prepare you to provide acute and primary care to children, and to advocate for patients and their families. View the admissions requirements for this program on our webpage. Apply before March 30! 
  • Master’s in Nursing Education program | If you want to teach the next generation of nurses, join our MNE program to become a nurse educator and start working as nursing faculty in the academic setting or a staff nurse educator in a healthcare organization. This online program is offered both full-time and part-time. Learn more about the admissions requirements at our website. 
  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program | If you are interested in furthering your career in this hybrid program and learning how to care for adults who have acute, critical, and complex chronic conditions, apply today! Please visit our website to learn more about the admissions requirements.

For more information, please email or call (503) 494-7725. Visit our website for information on how to apply.

Regis College

Regis College is accepting applications to the full-time Direct Entry Master’s in Nursing for Non-Nurses program. The program starts in the Fall only, with clinicals starting that same semester.

We do require seven prerequisites (Chemistry I and II, Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Microbiology, Statistics, and Human Development) which can be fulfilled through undergraduate coursework or after at other institutions. You may apply and be accepted without all prerequisites having been completed; however, all must be completed by the start of the program in September. We are currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis for Fall 2024.

Please contact Brian Dixon at with any questions.

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Roseman University College of Nursing offers a variety of nursing programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level. We are currently accepting applications for the following degree programs that start in 2024:

  • Accelerated 17-month Hybrid BSN Program (June 2024)
  • Accelerated 17-month in-person BSN Program (August 2024)
  • 23-month MSN-FNP Program (July 2024)

Get more out of 2024 with Roseman University-Nursing! For additional information, please contact us through our inquiry form.

The College of St. Scholastica

PBN Open Seats | Don’t wait to apply! The priority application deadline for a Fall 2024 start in St. Scholastica’s Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program is coming up on March 1. This twelve-month program is designed for individuals who have already earned a college degree, providing a fast-track route to a new and rewarding career as a registered nurse.

  • Three-semester twelve-month curriculum
  • Online coursework and in-person labs and clinicals in Duluth and St. Cloud
  • Prepare for a leadership role in nursing or graduate school
  • State-of-the-art nursing skills labs
  • Clinical opportunities in acute care, ambulatory care and community settings

DNP Open Seats | Last call! Our BS-DNP and Post-Grad DNP applications at St. Scholastica close March 1. These programs are designed for working nurses, as they are flexible in format and focus on integrating research and innovation to improve health outcomes of future patients.

  • Three specialties: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • BS-DNP: Program can be completed in three years full-time, minimal on-campus requirements
  • Post-Grad DNP: Four-semester completion with part-time option, optional on-campus learning

Your journey toward an enhanced nursing career begins here.

Touro University California

The Touro University California School of Nursing offers exciting opportunities for you to advance your career in Nursing. If you currently hold an Associate’s degree in Nursing, you can advance to a Master of Science in Nursing and become eligible to sit for the Clinical Nurse Leader exam in as little as eighteen months! If you currently hold a Bachelor’s in Nursing, you can do it in as few as twelve months!

Perhaps you are a master’s level nurse, and you are ready to tackle a post-graduate certificate program to advance into the nurse practitioner work force. Our Master of Science in Nursing and Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate programs utilize hybrid formats, and they are designed for working nurses! We are currently accepting applications for the following upcoming terms:

  • ADN/MSN: Fall (July) 2024
  • BSN/MSN: Spring (January) 2025
  • FNP Certificate: Summer (May) 2024 and Spring (January) 2025

For more information, please visit our website. You can also contact Natalie Cvetic-Jones, University Recruiter and Outreach Specialist, at

Become part of the Touro family today!

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Choose a world-class nursing education at a leader in healthcare research and innovation.

Why Choose UMSN?

  • We find your clinicals
  • No coursework entry required
  • No RN experience required
  • Interdisciplinary & global experiences available

Transcripts and references are not required to submit the NursingCAS fee. These have one week after the posted deadlines to arrive at NursingCAS. Comprehensive admissions requirements are available on the UMSN Admissions and Aid webpage. Admissions decisions are released on a semi-rolling basis.

Fall 2024 NursingCAS Deadlines:

  • March 15, 2024: Final deadline for all NP programs
  • May 1, 2024: Leadership, Analytics, & Innovation MSN Deadline

Program Availability: Most programs are available on campus, with programs marked with * also available online. Visit the UMSN Academics page and select your degree level to view offerings by state.

  • Adult-Gero Acute Care NP: MSN, DNP, and Post-Master’s Certificate
  • Adult-Gero Primary Care NP: MSN*, DNP, and Post-Master’s Certificate
  • Leadership, Analytics, & Innovation: MSN (online only)
  • Nurse-Midwifery: MSN, DNP, and Post-Master’s Certificate
  • Nurse-Midwifery/Primary Care FNP Combined Program: MSN and DNP
  • Post-Master’s DNP
  • Primary Care Family NP: MSN*, DNP, and Post-Master’s Certificate (The UMSN FNP program is not designed for ED/ER or any critical care settings)
  • Primary Care Pediatric NP: MSN (online only)

Visit the UMSN Concentrations & UMSN Certificates pages for ways to add value to your degree after acceptance.

We are here to help! Contact the Recruiting & Admissions team at if you have any questions. Go Blue!

University of Providence

At the University of Providence, our Traditional BSN program offers incoming freshmen and transfer students a strong education, supported by a robust and holistic nursing curriculum. Our goal is to create leaders in healthcare. Graduates will be excellent communicators, clinicians, and leaders of change. A graduate is a lifelong learner and will enhance the nursing profession by providing nursing evidence-based practice that is population-centered, as well as grounded in spiritual, ethical, and compassionate care. Check out our website to learn more about our Traditional BSN program today!

Interested in learning more? Contact our Office of Admissions at (406) 791-5202 or We are happy to answer any questions you may have!

William Jewell College

The deadline for the Summer 2024 ABSN cohort is rapidly approaching. Seats are still available for our twelve-month program. Engage in incredible, hands-on focused learning. Discover what it means to be a nurse and apply for our partnership deal with Liberty Hospital (includes a $9,000 scholarship and job offer!).

For additional information, please visit our website or contact us by email at or by phone at (816) 415-7678. 

Yale University

Join the Yale School of Nursing (YSN) community this Fall and fast-track your nursing career.

Why choose YSN?

  • A 100-year tradition of excellence directly responsible for many milestones: the first university-based model for nurse training, the first direct graduate entry nursing program (GEPN), the birthplace of the American hospice movement, the first professorship in psychiatric nursing, and more.
  • A state-of-the-art education, including over 10,000 square feet of newly renovated simulation space and cutting edge virtual reality technology.
  • A world-class faculty of active clinicians who maintain active practices and bring a real-world approach to the classroom and lab.
  • A school-wide commitment to health equity, social justice, and training nurses who will actively work to reduce health disparities among vulnerable populations.
  • An emphasis on hands-on clinical training via strong relationships with renowned healthcare institutions, offering practical experience in diverse clinical settings. Unlike many nursing schools, YSN identifies and secures clinical opportunities for students rather than requiring them to find their own clinical placements.

Fall 2024 NursingCAS Deadlines

  • March 1
    Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN)
    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
    Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC)
  • May 1
    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) – Clinical
    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) – Healthcare Leadership, Systems, and Policy

Financial aid is still available, but programs may close as space fills – apply early for your best opportunity to be admitted and receive scholarships.

Learn More about the application process | Come to an event | Schedule a Virtual Appointment


Oregon Health & Science University

The application deadline is extended for the OHSU School of Nursing’s three-year Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing program. If you’re applying to one of our regional campuses (Ashland, Klamath Falls, La Grande, or Monmouth), you now have until February 29 to apply! Learn how to apply and view the admissions requirements on our website.

The application deadline for OHSU School of Nursing’s Post Master’s DNP (starting September 2024) has been extended until June 1. Visit our website to view the admissions requirements.

Contact the Admissions Office at or (503) 494-7725 with any last-minute questions.

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), or post-graduate certificate programs. We are CCNE-accredited, require limited on-campus visits, and charge in-state tuition to all students – making completion of your degree affordable and convenient! Our deadline has been extended to March 15 for all degrees for Fall start. The Graduate Certificate program only admits for Fall. 

  • 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 (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, on the NursingCAS Leadership & Innovations in Healthcare DNP.

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


Oregon Health & Science University

The OHSU School of Nursing Health Systems and Organizational Leadership (HSOL) program has re-opened and is accepting applications to start in Fall 2024! If you have your bachelor’s in nursing and are looking for a program to expand your leadership potential and further your career in nursing, this online program is for you. The HSOL program prepares nurses for management and leadership roles in a variety of organizational settings.

Learn how to apply and review the admissions requirements on our website. Apply through NursingCAS and join us from wherever you are in the world!

Questions? Please reach out to the Admissions Office by email at or by phone at (503) 494-7725.

The University of Arizona

Join the first-ever BSN-Integrative Health program in Gilbert, Arizona, starting Summer 2024! Applicants who have completed their gen eds and want to become a nurse in fifteen months are encouraged to apply before March 15.

Visit the BSN-IH Program webpage to learn more or call (520) 626-3808 to speak with an admissions advisor immediately.