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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.

Attend the Discover Nursing Virtual Fair to Learn More about Graduate & Second Degree Nursing Programs

Are you interested in starting or advancing your career in nursing? This is your opportunity to meet with nursing school representatives to learn more about graduate nursing education and second degree nursing programs. Register for this free event hosted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and NursingCAS to connect with nursing school admissions counselors and advisors and to learn more about your education options. The Discover Nursing Virtual Fair  will be held on September 19, from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM ET. This event is designed to easily connect nursing schools with prospective students via an online platform, no travel required. For more information on the event, visit the virtual fair page.

Open Seats

Andrews University

Andrews University continues to recruit applicants into the Fall 2019 cohorts of our online RN-BSN and DNP programs. It is not too late to apply. With a BSN degree, you can complete the DNP program with FNP focus in 4.5 years. We also admit prospective students with MSN degrees to our DNP program with FNP or Nursing Education focus. As a Registered Nurse, you can complete your BSN online in as little as 2 years, taking one course at a time to accommodate your working schedule and busy life. As one of the top ten most ethnically diverse universities in the nation, we meet the needs of students from 92 countries of the world. Ask us about which tuition discounts you may be eligible for. We invite you to join our Andrews University’s team.

Contact us at: 269-471-3312 or

Barry University

Barry University is a Catholic institution situated in sunny Miami Shores, Florida. The University is home to a diverse body of students from a variety of geographic, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds, and is committed to the highest academic standards in undergraduate and graduate education. Our nursing programs are accredited both nationally and regionally (CCNE, SACS). We are currently accepting applications for our 6-semester Traditional Option BSN, starting in January 2020. If accepted to the Traditional Option, you will also have the opportunity to apply for admission to the Baptist Scholar’s Program. A selected group of students complete their studies at Baptist Hospital in Kendall and may be provided with an opportunity for employment within the Baptist Healthcare system upon completion of the program. Tuition for these highly-qualified and motivated students is substantially reduced. We are also accepting applications for our January 2020 Accelerated Option BSN. The Accelerated Option program is designed for those who already have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing. Ready to start your nursing career? Please contact our specialist nursing advisor, Ms. Nichole Sando, at or telephone 305-981-5135. Please see the Barry University BSN Program NursingCAS page for more information about the program and our University in general or go to

Eastern Mennonite University

EMU currently is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) cohort. EMU will be participating in the upcoming NursingCAS virtual fair held on September 19th. 

EMU nursing graduates develop a personal art of nursing, having a sense of the sacred in moments and places, and a profound sense of respect for all people. EMU nurses are concerned with the “whole” person, family and community. They learn to work in any setting where nurses are needed. For more information please visit or contact Melody Cash at

Edgewood College

A Catholic college in the Dominican intellectual tradition and home to the Henry Predolin School of Nursing, a leader in Wisconsin’s nursing community. Offering small class sizes, exceptional faculty, diverse clinical sites and impressive NCLEX pass rates, Edgewood College helps nursing students and alumni pursue fulfilling careers in a diverse array of healthcare facilities. We offer a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program as well as an accelerated 12-month post-baccalaureate Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for students pursing a second bachelor’s degree. Our advanced degree programs are designed to address the needs of working professionals. We offer six Master of Science in Nursing concentrations including administration, education, clinical nurse specialist, clinical nurse specialist in adult gerontology, family nurse practitioner, and adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner. We also offer an online Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership program. All programs receive the benefit of our engaging instruction and community partnerships.

We currently have openings in the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing with concentrations in administration, education, clinical nurse specialist, adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist and adult gerontology nurse practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Please submit your applications as soon as possible to be considered for admission to our next semester beginning August 21, 2019.

Johns Hopkins University

Excellence. Community. Diversity. These are more than words at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. They are part of the blood that flows through the heart of the school, its students, faculty, and staff. As a top-ranked graduate nursing program, we take our positions as leaders in research, education, and practice and our roles as global citizens seriously. Our faculty and students come from different backgrounds, locations, and cultures to bring their own experiences into their learning and practice. We hope you’ll consider becoming a Hopkins nurse.

Accepting Spring 2020 Applications for the Following Programs:

MSN Entry into Nursing

MSN Health Systems Management*

Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate*

*online options

Questions? Contact the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Office of Admissions at 410-955-7548 or

Holy Names University

Holy Names University currently has Open Seats for Fall 2019 in the Following Programs:

MSN/Nurse Educator (Logan Scholarship Opportunity)

MSN/Nurse Administration


MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)


Please contact Travis Berman for more information 510-436-1682 or or visit us online at

King University

King University has open seats for Fall 2019 in our pre-licensure BSN program. Students are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as they meet eligibility requirement. Please contact Dr. Amy Edmison, BSN Program Coordinator, for additional information at

– King University has small class sizes
– The Nursing program of study is only four semesters
– Clinical experiences are completed in acute care hospital and community settings and includes simulation labs

For more information about King University (

Messiah College

Messiah College Graduate Program in Nursing is excited to announce that we have open seats for the 2019-2020 academic year in our DNP and MSN programs. We look forward to receiving your application!

MGH Institute of Health Professions

We are now accepting applications for the Spring (January) 2020 entry! The deadline to apply is August 15, 2019. Please visit our website for additional application information, and requirements: Please contact the Office of Admission ( with any questions.

North Dakota State University

NDSU Nursing at Sanford Health is accepting applications for Fall 2019 or Spring 2020!

NDSU Nursing at Sanford Health in Bismarck, ND and in Fargo provide an opportunity to embark on a fulfilling journey through a high-quality accredited nursing program within a welcoming community.

We’ll help you prepare to be team ready and practice ready for today’s professional health care settings. Pursue your nursing degree with small class sizes and personal attention in this high-quality, nationally accredited program.

Please go online to for more information about NDSU Nursing at Sanford Health or online to for information about Admission Requirements.

To learn more about how NDSU Nursing at Sanford Health can help prepare you for your future, college transfer options, or to schedule a visit, contact: Amanda Miller, Academic Advisor,

North Park University

Compassionate Care. Innovative, Transformative Leadership. North Park’s DNP graduates complete this postmaster’s program equipped with the valuable credentials and specific skills required to meet the demands of today’s healthcare system. DNP candidates become effective leaders who are prepared to implement innovative change while practicing with compassionate care. We hope you join North Park’s community.  Questions? Contact Viviana Belisle, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at 773-244-5508/ 872-772-9103 or Visit for more information.

Research College of Nursing

Seats are still open for our online MSN program.

Leadership and management roles in a complex health care environment

  • 36 Credit Hours
  • Duration 1.5 – 2 years
  • RN-MSN entry-point
  • 100% online

Apply Today:

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Roseman University of Health Sciences is proud to announce the inaugural cohort for the Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP) program will begin January, 2020. Applications are open for the online program that offers students the ability to complete clinical hours in their current state of residence* and the flexibility to continue to work full time. Roseman University is known for its commitment to educational mastery and is excited to implement our Six-Point Mastery Learning Model in this program. This means students will take courses in a block structure, graduate prepared to take required exams for APRN licensure, and ready to enter the field as Family Nurse Practitioners. The demand for Advance Practice nurses is rising and Roseman University is proud to help prepare nurses to fill that need.

Come run with us! For more information, inquire at*Prior approval is required for clinical locations

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

Is now accepting application for the Spring 2020 term. Seats are available in the following programs:

MSN Programs
– MSN Family NP (onsite & online*)
– MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP (onsite & online*)
– MSN Women’s Health NP (online)
– MSN Nurse Midwifery (online with some campus visits)

Post-MSN Certificate Programs
– Post-MSN Family NP (onsite & online*)
– Post-MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP (onsite only)
– Post MSN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (onsite only)

*MSN Family NP, Post MSN Family NP and MSN Adult-Gero Primary Care NP: Residents of Ohio counties of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton & Warren; and Kentucky counties of Boone, Campbell & Kenton who wish to take 100% online coursework will still need to apply for the ONSITE application. 100% of your coursework CAN be completed online.

Apply today at NursingCAS to follow your path as a Leader!

Questions? Email

University of Miami

August 1st is almost here! Transcripts do not need to be verified for our team to review applications. Your application will be reviewed as long as you submit your application and supporting documents by August 1st. Submit your application today to be considered!

BSN Programs – Spring 2020

Accelerated BSN

MSN Programs – Spring 2020

MSN, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track

MSN, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track

MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner track

DNP Programs – Spring 2020

MSN-to-DNP, 1 year or 2 year track

Please reach out to the Office of Student Services (OSS) if you have any questions or would like more information at either 305-284-4325 or

University of South Florida

The post-master’s DNP program application for Spring 2020 entry is now open with a priority deadline of August 15, 2019! We are reviewing and interviewing applicants who submit applications prior by the priority deadline. The DNP program prepares graduates to exercise advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and expanded responsibility and accountability in planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based strategies to improve individual patient and population health outcome. For additional details, including admission criteria and information sessions, please visit our website:

William Jewell College

I am so excited to share with you that William Jewell College is still accepting Transfer Nursing Applications for Fall 2019. If you have started earning your degree elsewhere but are interested in pursuing your BSN at a four-year institution, consider William Jewell College! To be eligible for our program applicants must: Have a cumulative GPA of 2.8. Complete the application packet. Complete the pre-requisite courses before the term start date. If you have any questions, please contact Traci Parker-Gray, Transfer and International Admission Counselor at 816-415-7507 or . Or you can check out our informational web page here: .

We are also still accepting applications for our January 2020 (16 month) and May 2020 (12 month) Accelerated Track BSN programs for students who have already completed a Bachelor’s degree. If you have any questions about either of those programs, please contact Rebecca Broadbent, Accelerated Track Nursing Admission Counselor, at 816-415-7678 or . Or check out our informational web page here: We invite any students to attend our Accelerated Track and Transfer Nursing Preview day on June 25th, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 pm on William Jewell College’s campus. We will host a meet-and-greet with refreshments, a question and answer session, and a tour of the Nursing facilities and labs. If you would like to attend, please register here: We’d love to see you there!


Deadline Extensions

South Dakota State University

The South Dakota State University Accelerated BSN in Aberdeen, South Dakota has extended its application on a rolling basis until August 15th.


 New Programs

Abilene Christian University

ACU is excited to announce a new online program — a BSN to DNP pathway that gets students to their completed Doctor of Nursing Practice in a shorter period of time. This program is designed for students who currently have their BSN and are looking to move quickly into a DNP program. While this 18-credit hour bridge does not result in a stand-alone Master of Science in Nursing degree, it does allow students to transition directly into the DNP coursework with no additional admission process. In addition, students will be able to obtain clinical hours during the bridge program. The first BSN to DNP program cohort will start on August 27, 2019. Applications can be submitted now through August 12.

Florida International University

The world needs more heroes. Become one. Complete your Nurse Practitioner Education with FIU: Our Post-BSN to DNP program curriculum is streamlined to award the MSN degree (i.e. Adult-Gerontology, Pediatric, Psychiatric-Mental Health, or Family Health clinical specialty), allowing the students to sit for Advanced Practice Nursing national certification at the MSN level and continue enrollment into the last semesters of doctoral preparation; our designated clinical department assists students with one-on-one clinical placements. We are now accepting applications for Spring (January) 2020 BSN to DNP programs through Sep 2nd, 2019. Questions? Contact Nancy Viera, Admissions Coordinator at 305-348-7703 or