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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.

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Abilene Christian University
Abilene Christian University is currently accepting applications to our online Pre-Nursing, RN to BSN, BSN to DNP, and DNP programs for the Spring 2022 term.

All-new, first-time students who enroll in our BSN to DNP or Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are eligible for a $5,000 scholarship and those admitted to our RN to BSN program will receive a $3,500 scholarship. Must meet all admission requirements and start class on March 8.

Ready to get started? Please contact an ACU Online admissions advisor at 855-219-7300 for full award rules and disclaimers, or complete this form.

Baldwin Wallace University
Baldwin Wallace University has open seats for the Fall 2022 cohort of our Accelerated BSN program!

Our second-degree ABSN program includes many unique features for our students, including:

  • A convenient location near Cleveland, Ohio.
  • In-person skills lab and clinical experiences based in our newly renovated Health Sciences Building.
  • Comprehensive clinical opportunities through renowned healthcare facilities such as the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals.
  • Small class and clinical sizes, allowing for individualized attention from faculty members.
  • An accelerated curriculum, allowing our students to become successful nurses during the course of 15 months.

We have a rolling admission process for our program – for this reason, we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. For more information on how to apply, please visit our ABSN admission page. Questions? Contact Lauryn Rosinski at or 440-826-2915!

Bellarmine University
The Bellarmine University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has open seats for our Summer 2022 start (May 9).

We offer a classroom-based, 12-month, intensive nursing program with over 750 hours of clinical experience. Get a great job quickly thanks to eager employers and our 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.

We offer FREE summer housing 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.

Davenport University 
The deadline is quickly approaching to apply for Davenport University’s Nursing programs! Davenport has open seats for our Fall 2022 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing programs – apply by February 11.

Stop waiting to get accepted. We have a spot ready for you. To make your journey more affordable, Davenport offers nursing-specific and academic scholarships, and almost everyone who’s accepted into the program receives at least one scholarship. We also award more transfer and professional credits than most other schools.

  • MSN, Online – 3 concentration opportunities
    • For those with a BSN, our MSN program will help you build on the knowledge base and skill set you already have. We offer three concentrations – generalist, family nurse practitioner, or nurse educator. Learn more about each concentration hereCompleted online, so you can work while you study, this accredited program will equip you with the high-level skills desired in today’s advanced nursing roles.
  • BSN – several pathways offered
    • Davenport offers several pathways to a BSN. Whether you’re a high school student, LPN, Veteran with Combat medic training, currently finishing up your associates at a community college, or coming from a different profession, we have a pathway to launch or advance your nursing career. With small class sizes, state-of-the-art simulation labs, and plenty of clinical opportunities in everything from the operating room to critical care to nursing leadership and veteran care, our programs offer hands-on learning and real-life experience to prepare you for a successful career. Our graduates pass the NCLEX exams at higher rates than others, too.

Have questions or ready to enroll? Apply here or call 800-686-1600 today. All of Davenport’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Ferris State University
Apply today to start your DNP in the Fall of 2022. Ferris State University is an all-online program that can be completed in 5-6 semesters. If you have questions about this program, make an appointment today! For more program information, follow this link.

Harding University
Apply NOW for Master of Science in Nursing Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner or Master’s Entry-Level into Professional Nursing! FNP scholarships are available for applications completed by March 1!

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. **Application Deadline is March 1**

Second MSN option: For registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses with a Master of Science in nursing in another area, up to 15 hours of essential courses may count toward the 45-hour degree completion.

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.

For more information, visit our FNP page or email us at

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. **Application Deadline is February 15**

Choose from two tracks:

  1. Traditional track for those with a 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 MEPN page or email us at

Helene Fuld College of Nursing
Helene Fuld College of Nursing would like to take the opportunity to inform you that seats are still available for the April 2022 RN to BS Program. Please note that there has been a significant reduction in the tuition price for this program with tuition starting at $3,900 per semester!

The RN to BS Program is a bridge program for registered nurses who are interested in obtaining their Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Listed below are some significant reasons to consider applying to HFCN’s RN to BS Program.

  • Offered through an online format, which will provide working nurses the opportunity to better balance their work and class schedule.
  • Nursing candidates with their BSN will have a competitive advantage in being hired over candidates with their ASN.
  • For nurses working in the State of New York, hospitals will require each nursing employee to receive their Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing within ten years time.
  • Tuition has been reduced to a competitive cost compared with outside RNB Programs within the NYC area.

Applications for the April 2022 start term are now available through NursingCAS. Start your application today! TEAS entrance exams are not required for admission to the RNB Program. Please feel free to reach out to the HFCN Admissions Department with any questions by emailing or calling 212-616-7200.

MGH Institute of Health Professions
At MGH Institute of Health Professions (Boston, MA), we prepare practitioners to lead the next generation of interprofessional, compassionate care. We are currently accepting applications for the following programs:

  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, Summer (May) 2022 entry – Rolling Admission, suggested apply date is February 1.
  • Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing program, Fall (September) 2022 entry – Final Deadline is March 1.

Our intensive curriculum builds upon the skills and knowledge that you have accomplished in other degrees and careers preparing you to become a nurse or nurse practitioner. Our programs are designed specifically for college graduates with no prior nursing experience. You will learn the essential skills and knowledge to deliver outstanding patient care as well as to advance in the profession of nursing. There is a 1:6 clinical faculty-to-student ratio, giving students personalized attention from excellent clinicians in prime clinical settings. We hope you consider applying to the MGH Institute of Health Professions and become a member of an interprofessional health care team preparing to improve the quality of healthcare and patient outcomes.

Submit your application today! Please visit our website for specific application information and requirements. Please contact the Office of Admissions ( with any questions. We look forward to receiving your NursingCAS application!

Medical University of South Carolina
Looking to further your nursing education? The online Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) at MUSC is a practice-focused doctoral degree designed to prepare advanced practice nurses in a population focus and is one of the highest levels of educational preparation for nurses. The DNP program consists of five post-baccalaureate clinical specializations all with a primary care focus, which includes adult-gerontology, pediatric, family, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and two post-master’s options for advanced practice nurses.

We are currently accepting applications until March 15. To learn more about our DNP programs, please visit our website or contact Alexis Cunliffe at

MidAmerica Nazarene University
MNU has open seats for its March Accelerated BSN program. The TEAS score is no longer required, and there is no difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Contact or 913-971-3800 for more info.

Midwestern University – Glendale
Midwestern University is actively accepting applications for Fall 2022!

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Post-Master’s Certificate Track/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentration:

  •  24-month/72 quarter credit program in a hybrid learning environment (MSN Program).
  • 12-month/35 quarter credit program in a hybrid learning environment (Post-Master’s Certificate Track).
  • Didactic courses are offered in a flexible online format to support working nursing professionals.
  • Mandatory three-day on-campus intensives will take place in state-of-the-art facilities over a weekend.
  • Students complete 640 practicum hours within their respective states, at sites approved by the University.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)/Nurse Leadership in Global Health concentration

  • 18-month/45 quarter credit program in a hybrid learning environment.
  • Didactic courses are offered in a flexible online format to support working nursing professionals.
  • No on-campus requirements.
  • Students complete 160 leadership hours within their respective states, at sites approved by the University.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

  • Two specialty tracks:
    • Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track
    • Nurse Executive track
  • 18-month/56 quarter credit program in a hybrid learning environment.
  • Didactic courses are offered in a flexible online format to support working nursing professionals.
  • No on-campus requirements.
  • Students complete at least 600 residency hours within their respective states, at sites approved by the University.

For more information, please contact our Office of Admissions at 888-247-9277 or You may also contact Misty L. Pagan, DNP, APRN, AGNP-C, Program Director at 623-537-6502 or

Pfeiffer University
Pfeiffer University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and is accepting applications for our Fall 2022 class. The application deadline is February 1.

As a small liberal arts university, we offer students a high-quality personalized education experience. We accept transfer students who can complete prerequisite courses prior to program entry. In addition to our traditional pre-licensure students, we offer a track for LPNs who want to pursue their BSN. Please visit Pfeiffer University on NursingCAS for details about our program.

For additional questions, contact Martha Bramlett, Ph.D., RN, Chairperson of the Department of Nursing at Pfeiffer University ( or visit our website.

Texas A&M University – Texarkana
Apply now for the BSN Fall 2022 program. The deadline to apply is March 15.

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

Process for the BSN program:

  1. Submit an application for admission to Texas A&M University-Texarkana via the link on the Admissions webpage.
    • Designate BSN as your major
    • Meet all University admission requirements and submit all university required documentation
  2. Submit an application to the nursing program by the deadline listed above. The online application verification process takes up to two weeks. All applications and all required documents must be submitted 4 weeks before the program deadline.

For a list of nursing program admission requirements, prerequisites, or more details, visit our website or contact Kristie Avery, Admissions Coordinator at

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
UTHSC Nursing: A Legacy of Leadership. A Career for Life.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing utilizes rolling admissions for DNP and BSN programs. Apply Now for Fall, August 2022 start date!

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
UAMS College of Nursing is excited to accept graduate applications for our programs. Grow your nursing career today and reach a new level of patient care. Learn more about our program options.

Do you have questions? Email or call 501-686-5224. We look forward to assisting you on your nursing educational journey!

University of Cincinnati
UC Nurses. We See Leaders.
100% Online Course Options | Nationally-Ranked Quality | Flexible Schedules

DEADLINES—Programs close before deadlines once capacity is reached.

  • SUMMER 2022
    • MSN & Certificate: PRIORITY 2/1 | NursingCAS Fee 3/1
  • FALL 2022
    • DNP PRIORITY: NursingCAS Fee 4/15
    • PhD NursingCAS Fee 2/15
    • MSN & Certificate PRIORITY: 4/1 | NursingCAS Fee 5/1


  • A-G Acute NP (OH, KY, IN only)
    • Fall: DNP, MSN & Post-MSN
  • A-G Primary NP
    • Summer: MSN & Post-MSN
    • Fall: DNP, MSN & Post-MSN
  • Family NP (primary care)
    • Summer: MSN & Post-MSN
    • Fall: DNP, MSN & Post-MSN
  • Midwifery
    • Summer & Fall: MSN
  • Neonatal NP
    • Fall: MSN & Post-MSN
  • Nurse Educator
    • Summer and Fall: Post-bac cert
  • Peds Acute NP
    • Fall: DNP & Post-MSN
  • Post-MSN DNP
    • Fall
  • Psych Mental Health NP
    • Summer: Post-MSN
    • Fall: DNP & Post-MSN
  • Public Health Nursing
    • Fall: DNP & Post-Bac cert
  • Systems Leadership
    • Fall: DNP & MSN
  • Women’s Health NP
    • Summer & Fall: MSN

*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

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 next admission cycle is summer/fall except for Graduate Certificate students who start in the fall only. For more information on becoming a MIZZOU Nurse, visit our website or contact Dr. Miriam Butler ( or Esther Ellis ( or Leslie McPeak (573-882-0200 or

Hear more about our program from one of our students.

Christine Harris, Nursing Leadership and Innovations in Health Care DNP

Ursuline College
Are you considering a career in Nursing? Want to return to college for a Nursing degree? Join Ursuline College for the 3-day virtual Nursing open house called Inside Nursing! Hear from admissions on the application process, step inside our Nursing labs & classrooms right from your home and get the insider experience from our faculty & students!

  • Tuesday, January 25, from 6PM-7PM | Nursing Admission for First-Time, Transfer, and Returning students!
  • Wednesday, January 26, from 6PM-7PM | Virtually tour our NRC Labs & Compete in the Discover Nursing Virtual Escape Room!
  • Thursday, January 27, from 6PM-7PM | Listen to our esteemed faculty and Student Nurses of Ursuline College panel to see if Ursuline is the right fit!

What are you waiting for? Register today and take the next step into the profession of Nursing at Ursuline College, and let our staff & faculty help you Make Your World More!


Baylor University
The application deadline for the FastBacc® May 2022 ABSN Program has been extended to Monday, January 31. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST/10:59 p.m. CST. We encourage you to submit your application today! Please refer to our website for more information on admissions requirements or contact us at

DePaul University
The Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP) program is now accepting applications to start the program in Spring 2022 (March 28) until February 1. If you’re interested in starting this spring, please submit your application ASAP! We are also reviewing applications for Summer 2022 (June 13 start) and Fall 2022 (September 7 start).

Rush University
The Fall 2022 deadline for select DNP programs has been extended to May 2. Applications can close at any point before May 2 as programs fill.

Doctor of Nursing Practice – available to both BSN and MSN-prepared nurses

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care* (CNS and NP)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (NP)
  • Neonatal* (CNS and NP)
  • Pediatric Acute Care* (NP)
  • Primary Care Pediatric (CNS and NP)
  • Public Health (APHN)
    *certificate option available

Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

  • Transformative Leadership: Population Health
  • Transformative Leadership: Systems

Questions? Contact the Rush University College of Nursing at


Miami University
Miami University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree features three tracks designed to prepare you for the next step in your career: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, and Nurse Executive Leadership. Across all tracks, small class sizes create big benefits as our experienced faculty guide you to gain the skills you need to open doors to advancement and promotion. Our flexible, affordable online program empowers you to keep pace with work and family as you prepare to elevate your career to new heights.

We are currently accepting BSN applicants from OH, IN, KY and IL. Our deadline for first-round decisions is March 15. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed as space allows. Apply now! Contact Parker Gelinas for more information at

Shepherd University
Shepherd University is pleased to offer a post-graduate certification program for individuals who have national certification as APRN and hold a PhD or DNP. Two tracks will be available: Family Nurse Practitioner and Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. In addition, the Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is being offered as a new BSN to DNP track as of Fall 2021. For more information, please contact Sharon Mailey PhD, RN, Director, School of Nursing, Shepherd University at 304-876-5344 or Please visit our website for more information on our Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

University of Cincinnati
BSN to DNP & Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Public Health Nursing

The need for public health nurse leaders is expected to grow significantly in the coming decade due to the increasing frequency of natural and environmental disasters and public health emergencies, climate change, an aging population, and growing concerns about health disparities and social justice issues. COVID-19 has revealed deep gaps within an already fragmented U.S. health care system, heightening the need for team-based care, infection control, person-centered care, and other skills that capitalize on the strengths of nurses.

The DNP in Public Health Nursing prepares nurses to apply knowledge, skills, and abilities to respond to these events using evidence from research to design, implement, and evaluate population-based interventions and to lead efforts to advance public health initiatives at the local, state, tribal, federal and global levels. This program has Advanced Public Health Nursing and Occupational Health Nursing tracks (both tracks use the same application).

The Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Public Health Nursing is only four 100% online courses that overlap with the DNP option, giving you a thorough education in this important field. This can be combined with any other graduate program that is offered at the University of Cincinnati!

REQUIREMENTS: No RN experience required!

  • DNP: Students with no RN experience at the time of the start of the program are expected to work as an RN for at least the first year of the program. Recommended GPA of 3.25.
  • Post-Bachelor’s Certificate: No RN experience required for any applicants—open to anyone with a bachelor’s in a healthcare-related field! Recommended GPA of 3.0.

Questions? Contact

NursingCAS Customer Service

For application-related questions, contact NursingCAS Customer Service by chat via the icon in the lower right corner of your NursingCAS application, by phone at 617-612-2880, or by email at

Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM ET. For the quickest response, contact Customer Service by chat. Customer Service typically provides responses to emails within two business days; however, response times can take up to three business days during peak times. Be sure to have your CAS ID number (located under your name in the upper-right corner of the application) when contacting NursingCAS.