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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.

 Open Seats


Ashland University

Ashland University has open seats in all undergraduate and graduate nursing programs; apply today!

  • Traditional BSN—a four-year, on-campus program with interactive, state-of-the-art, simulation labs along with core, and clinical nursing coursework that prepares students to become Registered Nurses.
  • Accelerated Nursing Second Degree Program (Fall Cohort full; Spring Cohort has open seats)—designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in another field, but wish to become a Registered Nurse (15 months/4 semesters).
  • RN to BSN (online)—designed for working professionals who are licensed as Registered Nurses or preparing to complete their RN licensure. *RN-BSN new tuition rates are $265 per credit hour; $215 per credit hour for Corporate Partners.
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)—flexible, online format with residency requirements throughout the program. Specialty tracks include Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP), Health Systems Leadership (BSN or MS/MSN to DNP), and Advanced Practice Nurse (MS/MSN to DNP).
  • School Nurse Program—post-bachelor’s certificate program consisting of online coursework and a 160 to 320-hour internship in a school setting. Completion prepares students to practice as a professional School Nurse in alignment with the ANA and NASN Scope and Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice.
  • Nurse Educator Certificate Program—teaches nurses how to teach in a nursing education program or healthcare setting. 12 credit hours graduate-level coursework and 48-hour practicum/project. Completers eligible for Certified Nurse Educator (CNE ®) Examination (National League for Nursing).

For start dates and deadlines, call 419-289-5738 or visit our website.

Holy Names University

We currently have Open Seats for the following programs:

Undergraduate Degrees:

  • ADN(RN) to BSN

Master’s Degree Programs:

  • ADN (RN) to MSN
  • MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN/Nurse Educator
  • MSN/Administration/Management
  • MSN/Care Transition Management
  • MSN/Nursing Informatics

Visit our website for more information.

University of Miami

Seats are still open for our Spring 2019 part-time FNP cohort. This part-time program gives you the flexibility to work and earn your MSN. Apply today!

  • Rank = #32 by US News & World Report
  • Part-time = 5 semesters
  • Preceptors = Provided by the program
  • GRE = Not required
  • Deadline to apply = August 1st!

Contact the Office of Student Services at either (305) 284-4325 or with any questions. We look forward to receiving your application!

 Deadline Extensions

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 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 14th 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 Spring 2019 application deadline to August 1st, 2018 for the following programs:

  • CNL MSN for RNs
  • Neonatal/Pediatric CNS DNP
  • Acute Care Pediatric NP post-graduate certificate

For more information, visit our website. If you have any questions, please contact us at

 New Programs