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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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Reminder: 2022-2023 Academic Update Window is Open

As a reminder, the 2022-2023 Academic Update (AU) window is open:

  • 2022-2023 cycle: December 15, 2022 – February 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m. EST

Please review and complete the three-step process to submit an AU request by the designated deadline above.

The AU allows applicants to update final grades for previously entered planned/in-progress coursework (i.e. Fall 2022) or enter newly planned coursework (i.e. Spring 2023) since NursingCAS verification. Applicants are eligible for AU if at least one of their programs is in ‘Verified’ status by the AU request deadline. Application status can be viewed under the Check Status tab in NursingCAS. Upon submission of the AU request, NursingCAS will verify the applicant’s new grades, calculate an updated GPA, and send this information to their programs. While an AU is optional, some programs require this information for admissions consideration. Students are encouraged to submit their request for new transcripts to their Registrar’s Office ASAP to allow plenty of processing/mailing time.

Questions? Please contact the NursingCAS Customer Service Team at


Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University has open seats for the Fall 2023 cohort of the BSN program, Accelerated Track.

The mission of the ABSN program is to provide an outstanding learning opportunity for non-nursing baccalaureate graduates who desire to expand their knowledge and skills. Over the course of 15 months, students will have access to the following:

  • Comprehensive classroom education through the Health Sciences Building on BW’s campus (located near Cleveland, OH)
  • Opportunities to practice simulated patient care in state-of-the-art labs and work with standardized patients
  • Outstanding clinical experiences through renowned healthcare facilities and organizations in northeast Ohio, including the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals
  • Individualized faculty mentoring

Upon completion of the program, our students are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. For more information on our superior NCLEX-RN passage rate, visit this page.

For more information on applying for the ABSN program, visit the ABSN admission page. Questions on the program can be directed to Lauryn Rosinski at or (440) 826-2915.

DeSales University

Attention BSN and MSN prepared nurses! Advance your career with a DNP degree at DeSales University.

Advancing your education is the best thing you can do in today’s complex world of nursing and healthcare. The DeSales DNP Program offers a quality, practice-based education designed for nurses seeking to expand their roles in the delivery of clinical practice and leadership in healthcare.

Applications now open for Fall 2023.

BSN – DNP NP track options:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family/Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


  • Clinical Leadership
  • Clinical Leadership + MBA
  • Executive Leadership
  • Executive Leadership + MBA

For more information, visit our website, attend a virtual information session, or have a one-on-one with the DNP Program Director.

Questions? Contact Jordan Manini, Director of Recruitment & Marketing at

Harding University

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

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 2023!
  • 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

Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s local to global mission means we partner with people in Baltimore and around the world to improve health. As the No. 1 ranked graduate school in the nation, we serve as leaders both in the acute setting and in the community to improve health equity and advocate for people, their families, and entire populations. We hope you’ll consider becoming a Hopkins nurse.

Still Accepting Summer and Fall 2023 Applications for the Following Programs:

Summer 2023 Start Term:

  • DNP Executive Track*
  • DNP Executive Track/Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Degree*

Fall 2023 Start Term:

  • DNP Adult-Gerontological Acute Care NP*
  • DNP Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP*
  • DNP Family Primary Care NP*
  • DNP Pediatric Primary Care NP*
  • DNP Pediatric Dual Acute/Primary Care NP*
  • DNP Adult-Gerontological Health CNS*
  • DNP Adult-Gerontological Critical Care CNS*
  • DNP Pediatric Critical Care CNS*
  • DNP Psychiatric Mental Health NP*
  • MSN Healthcare Organizational Leadership*
  • MSN Healthcare Organizational Leadership /Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Degree*
  • Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate*
  • Post-Master’s Pediatric Acute Care NP Certificate*
  • Post-Master’s Healthcare Organizational Leadership Certificate*
  • Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health NP Certificate*

*Online Options

Questions? Visit our website or contact the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Office of Admissions at 410-955-7548 or

Mary Baldwin University

Apply today! Verified applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Mary Baldwin University is accepting applications for our dynamic Doctor of Nursing Practice program. This entry-to-practice degree is designed to prepare BSN-qualified nurses who are ready to advance their careers. Choose from tracks for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner.

The Mary Baldwin difference:

  • Part-time or full-time degree plans
  • Online coursework
  • One weekend-long clinical intensive each year (yep, not once a month or once a semester)

We also offer a DNP completion option for nurses who hold an MSN. This part-time plan can be completed in six semesters with no on-campus residency required.

Contact Lisa Cohe, Associate Director of Admissions, at or at (540) 887-7123 with any questions.

Midwestern University, Glendale

The Graduate Nursing Programs at Midwestern University are actively accepting applications for Fall 2023.

Midwestern University’s graduate nursing programs can help you prepare for an advanced career in nursing with an affordable, flexible hybrid format to support working nurse professionals. Most of the didactic coursework is completed online, and students can complete practicum/residency hours in their respective states (as approved). Students benefit from a diverse community of healthcare professionals, students, and experienced faculty who are focused on teaching and mentoring. Tuition scholarships are available for nurses employed by our clinical preceptor hospitals/health systems. Our Director of Clinical Education (DCE) assists with locating preceptors/placement of practicum experiences.

Our Graduate Nursing Programs:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program – 18 months
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program – 24 months
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)/Nurse Leadership in Global Health Program – 18 months
  • Post-Masters Certificate/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track – 12 months

The application deadline is July 15, 2023. 

For more information about our graduate nursing programs and possible scholarship opportunities, please visit our website.

If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact our Program Director, Dr. Misty L. Pagán at (623) 537-6502 or

Oregon Health & Science University

The OHSU School of Nursing Ph.D. program is still accepting applications to start in Fall 2023. We offer both post-bachelor’s and post-master’s tracks in Portland, Oregon.

If you are interested in furthering your career and advancing research in healthcare, apply before January 31, 2023Please visit our website for steps on how to apply.

In addition, any applicant to the Ph.D. program will also be considered for the Dean’s Alumni Scholarship, which covers tuition, fees, and a monthly stipend for the first four years of the program. No additional scholarship application required.

Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023. The application deadline for priority admission is February 1. After this date, if seats are available, we will go to rolling admissions.

As a small liberal arts university, we offer students a high-quality personalized education experience. We accept transfer students who can complete pre-requisite 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 our page on NursingCAS for additional details about our program.

If you have additional questions, you can contact Martha Bramlett, PhD, RN, Chairperson of the Department of Nursing at or visit our website.

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Nursing is currently accepting applications for open seats in the various programs listed below.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) | Accelerated, 16-month hybrid, and on-campus options | 4 start dates per year: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall terms | Early experiential learning – learn by engaging with clinicals early in the program.
  • RN-BSN (Online) | 9-month, full-time, asynchronous online program | 2 start dates per year: Fall and Spring terms. | Earn as you learn. | Only $8,000 for the full program.
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP) | 23-month, full-time, asynchronous online program | 2 start dates per year: January and July | Earn as you learn.

Schedule an appointment with an admissions representative.

Innovative Education Meets Real World Care.

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 APRN and hold a PhD or DNP.

Two tracks are available:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

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. 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 Summer 2023 deadline is May 15, 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.

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) 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 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 Dr. Miriam Butler at, Esther Ellis at, or Leslie McPeak at (573) 882-0200 or

  • 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.

Western Connecticut State University

The Master of Science (MS) 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 evidence-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 education-focused. According to 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 about and/or assistance with our graduate nursing programs, please contact Dr. Doreen Graham (graduate coordinator) at (203) 837-8965 or

Westmont College

Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA) is accepting applications for the Fall 2023 cohort of our ABSN program!

Westmont’s ABSN allows applicants with a baccalaureate degree to complete the intense education and clinical training to become a registered nurse within 16 months. This in-person, full-time program includes the following features:

  • Strategic partnership with Cottage Health, a system of hospitals and clinics serving the Central Coast, will provide state-of-the-art clinical training for Westmont students and a pathway to a career in nursing
  • A facility located a mile from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, providing students with easy access to their clinical rotations throughout the various nursing services at the hospital and ambulatory care settings. The facility features a state-of-the-art simulation lab, a team-based learning environment, and progressive healthcare facilities
  • Comprehensive preparation for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam

Questions about the ABSN program at Westmont can be directed to Karl Fredrickson at


Research College of Nursing

Deadlines have been extended for our Accelerated BSN (ABSN) May 2023 start date and our traditional BSN August 2023 start date! Visit our website for more details.


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 procedures, or upcoming information sessions, please visit our website.

For questions or assistance, please contact