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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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Over 100 programs have an August 1, 2021 NursingCAS application deadline. Register today to attend an upcoming webinar, Preparing and Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application, on Tues. July 27, 2pm EST! Don’t miss out and register now! This webinar will be led by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and NursingCAS.

Webinar content includes:

  • An overview of the NursingCAS application portal
  • Tips to ensure quick application processing times
  • Guidance for requesting transcripts and submitting coursework entry
  • Advice for requesting letters of recommendation
  • Answers to FAQs (application statuses, standardized tests, etc.)
  • Dedicated time for Q&A!

Unable to attend at this time? Register to receive a copy of the webinar recording.


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 Fall 2021 term. Visit to apply or to learn more about these programs.

New, first-time students starting in our online BSN to DNP or DNP programs may qualify for a $5,000 DNP Scholarship. To be eligible, students must apply before August 16, 2021, and begin class on August 24, 2021. Terms and Conditions apply.

Ready to enroll? Please call 855-219-7300 or complete this form.

Arkansas Tech University
Arkansas Tech University is still accepting applications for Fall 2021! You qualify for in-state tuition if you are a resident of a state that borders Arkansas or are active duty military, a veteran, or a dependent of either.

The only of its kind in the state of Arkansas, ATU’s 100% online Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Emergency Management offers a unique focus that will set graduates apart and prepare students to assume administrative roles in healthcare systems. More relevant now than ever, the program also provides training and insight to help students lead in planning and coordinating emergency response strategies related to healthcare. See how ATU helps its graduates become innovative leaders at

Ashland University
Ashland University has open seats in all undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Corporate Partner employees save 10% – apply today!

Accelerated Nursing Second Degree Program—an on-campus program that prepares students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields 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 $295 per credit hour.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)—flexible, online format with occasional on-site requirements throughout the program. Specialty tracks include Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP), Advanced Practice (MSN to DNP), and Health Systems Leadership (BSN to DNP and MSN to DNP). *HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program is also available!

School Nurse Program—post-bachelor certificate program for RNs consisting of online coursework and a 160 to 320-hour internship in a school setting. Completion prepares nurses to practice as professional School Nurse in alignment with the ANA and NASN Scope and Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice.

Nurse Educator Certificate Program— for RNs with a BSN, MSN, or DNP or who are working on their DNP. Prepares nurses to teach in a nursing education program or healthcare setting. 12 credit hours of graduate-level, online coursework, and a 48-hour practicum/project.

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

DePaul University
MENP program (for aspiring nurses)

The Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP) degree is for those who have a bachelor’s degree in any field other than nursing and want to enter the nursing profession as a Registered Nurse (RN). This program is offered at DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus and the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine campus in North Chicago.

  • We are currently taking applications for the Winter 2022 cohorts (starting January 3, 2022) at the Lincoln Park and Rosalind Franklin locations.
  • Apply for Spring 2022: Priority deadline Oct. 1

DNP program (for BSN or MSN-prepared RNs)

DePaul’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program will give you the leadership, business, and research skills you need to work effectively with advanced health care providers, administrators, and researchers. The DNP tracks include: Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner.

  • Apply for Winter 2022: Deadline Nov. 8
  • Apply for Spring 2022: Deadline Feb. 1

MS in Nursing (for ADN or BSN-prepared RNs)

If you’re a registered nurse, DePaul’s MS in Nursing program will help you develop the skills and credentials you need to become a nurse administrator, nurse educator, family nurse practitioner, or adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. The program can be completed 100% online with clinical placements in your state of residence (some states excluded- email for more information).

  • Apply for Winter 2022: Deadline Nov. 8
  • Apply for Spring 2022: Deadline Feb. 1

Florida International University
Florida International University is currently accepting applications for our Spring 2022 admission cycle. We are accepting applications for the Post-BSN to DNP and Post-MSN DNP programs.

A little about our programs:

Our Post-BSN to DNP confers an MSN NP in route to the DNP, allowing students to become licensed APRNs during their final semesters, as they complete their DNP. This program is designed for students who have obtained a BSN and are looking for a direct path on their journey to obtaining the DNP. Our Post-MSN to DNP focuses on improving healthcare by facilitating a culture of patient safety, evidence-based practice, culturally competent care for diverse patients/populations, and by providing the additional skills necessary to develop advanced practice nursing leaders for the future.

Application deadline: August 1

To learn more visit our website or email

Holy Family University
Holy Family University welcomes applications on rolling admissions for our Nursing Programs!

We offer competitive tuition, excellent student resources, and have a clinical coordinator on staff to assist in clinical placements!

We welcome you to attend future information sessions! Learn more on our website or contact Marie Leonard, Associate Director of Graduate and Professional Studies at 267-341-3024 or email

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.

Still Accepting Spring 2022 Applications for the Following Program:

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Entry into Nursing

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

Loyola University New Orleans
Loyola University New Orleans has open seats and is still accepting applications for Fall 2021!

Whether you are someone interested in becoming a nurse, or an RN looking to further your education with an MSN or DNP degree, Loyola offers programs of study to fit your educational and career goals. The pre-licensure BSN program is a traditional on-campus program where you can begin as a traditional first-year student, or transfer in pre-requisites to begin nursing coursework as a second-year student (Transfer applications for the traditional BSN program are closed, but first-year applications are still open). The RN-BSN and graduate programs are online to allow flexibility for working nurses. Seats are available for Fall 2021, apply today.

Registered nurses make a profound impact on the care and wellbeing of patients. A degree from Loyola can open up new career possibilities, enabling you to make an even greater difference in the lives of others and the healthcare field as a whole.

Visit our website for more information about your program of interest (select the online tab for more information about RN-BSN or a graduate nursing program). Program tuition and fees are eligible for generous federal financial aid packages (including federal loans) and other limited tuition assistance programs, such as employer tuition assistance programs.

Manchester University Fort Wayne
Manchester University is currently accepting applications for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Second Degree Program that begins August 30, 2021.

The ABSN program is for future nurses who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field and would like to pursue a path toward becoming a registered nurse. Manchester offers a full-time, 16-month program that can get you on the fast track to a new, meaningful, and rewarding career.

The application deadline is August 1; however, the admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. If you are interested in the Fall 2021 program, submit your NursingCAS application as soon as possible to be considered for a seat in the class for Fall 2021!

Mary Baldwin University
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences –INTERPROFESSIONAL BY DESIGN. Learn on your terms. Apply now for an August or January start! Decisions are sent within days of application submission and verification!

Invest in the future of healthcare by joining our interprofessional School of Nursing, where all programs are designed to meet the needs of working nurses.

RN-BSN $10K for 30 nursing credits! Plus….Get credit for what you know. MBU offers RN-BSN students a portfolio review for prior learning credits at no cost. Complete our 100% online program in as few as 3 semesters or up to 5 years.

BSN-DNP $5K in scholarships for admitted students to our inaugural cohort! A DNP that sets you free. Our FNP and AG-ACNP tracks are the only hybrid programs in Virginia and are designed with you in mind. Complete our full-time, cohort-based, advanced practice program in 3 years or 9 semesters.

Post-MSN DNP $5K in scholarships for admitted students to our inaugural cohort! Enhance your leadership skills and clinical experience. Our Post-MSN DNP opens the door to even more career advancement opportunities. Complete our part-time, hybrid program in 2 years or 6 semesters.


Mercy College of Health Sciences
Ready to jump-start your Nursing career this Fall? Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) major will prepare you in as little as three years to take the NCLEX-RN® examination. There are no prerequisite courses which means you can begin classes even sooner! Offered at our downtown Des Moines, Iowa campus, the BSN program provides close access to MercyOne Medical Center, where students obtain hands-on experience and priority clinical placement right away in their first semester! If you meet our admissions requirements, we’ll see you in August! Classes start on August 30.

Become a nursing leader in just 12 months for $10,000. Are you a licensed, registered nurse with a diploma or ASN degree? If so, Mercy College PLUS’s RN-BSN program helps prepare you for advanced leadership roles. Start classes this Fall! Classes begin October 4.

  • 100% online
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer start dates
  • 10-week courses to fit your busy schedule
  • 26 major credits

For more RN-BSN information contact Alexis Atkinson at or 515-635-1354. For all other Nursing programs contact Grace Dunn at or 515-635-1178.

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 Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, Spring (January) 2022 entry – Rolling Admission.

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. Throughout the 16-month curriculum in the ABSN program, 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, requirements, and links to the appropriate NursingCAS cycles. Please contact the Office of Admissions ( with any questions. We look forward to receiving your NursingCAS application!

Missouri State University
Already an RN? Complete your RN to BSN online. There is still time to apply and start in August!

  • Flexible, with 5 start times and 8-week blocks
  • Affordable with competitive tuition rates and transfer scholarships available
  • Seamless transfer process

Looking for a four-year BSN program? Students in our BSN program can have a traditional university experience while completing an exceptional clinical program. Our program is selective, but student-centered, allowing you to receive more one-on-one attention from faculty members who help students make professional connections that will last long after graduation. The application for Spring 2022 is open now and will close on July 31, 2021.

Advance your career and knowledge with a graduate degree. Get your Master of Science in Nursing with an option in either:

Take your nursing practice career to the next level.

  • BSN-DNP students prepare for entry-level primary care practice as a family nurse practitioner.
  • Post-Master’s DNP students learn how to improve patient outcomes and reduce health disparities as a leader in health care.
  • Post-Master’s graduate certificates are also available.

For questions and assistance on any of our programs, please contact We are here to help!

South Dakota State University
Accelerated B.S.N./Second Degree Program: South Dakota State University (SDSU) offers a 12-month Accelerated B.S.N. for students with a degree in another field who wish to become a Registered Nurse on the Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls campuses. The Aberdeen and Rapid City locations are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2022 program that begins in January 2022 in Aberdeen and Rapid City, South Dakota. For more information, contact Sara Olson at For more information on the Sioux Falls program that begins in Fall 2022 (August 2022), contact Cami Veire at

RN to B.S.N.: The RN to B.S.N. program is a fully online, flexible, and affordable option designed to help associate and diploma registered nurses move ahead in their nursing careers. Application is open with revolving start times every 7 weeks. For more information, contact Cami Veire at

The SDSU College of Nursing boasts a 97.52% pass rate on the NCLEX and 90% job placement among its four campuses: Brookings, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Aberdeen. Visit our website for more information.

Texas Wesleyan University
Texas Wesleyan University Entry-Level DNAP Program Open for Fall 2022

Go from an RN to a CRNA in 36 months in our entry-level Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program. Apply now to start in Fall 2022. Our expert professors will work with you directly to get the hands-on training you need to become an independent practitioner and handle any O.R.

Questions? Contact our graduate admissions counselors for more information.

Union College – Nebraska
Now accepting applications for January 2022 entry in the BSN program at Union College! We’re eager to help you achieve your goal and get out into the world to make a difference as a professional nurse.

Union College’s Nursing Program is one of the best and here’s why:

  • 97% first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate for five of the past six graduating cohorts.
  • The acceptance rate for the Spring 2021 cohort was over 90% for qualified applicants.
  • The average cumulative GPA of our students at acceptance is 3.2, and 100% of our graduates taking the NCLEX-RN in 2020 passed on their first attempt.
  • Transfer scholarships of up to 1/2 price tuition and no out-of-state tuition expenses!
  • In-person classes and clinicals with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • No waiting list – the nursing curriculum is only five semesters long and clinical rotations begin the first semester of the nursing program.
  • Clinicals are in all the major hospital systems in Lincoln, Nebraska, and in the local community (don’t worry, we’re in the capital city of Nebraska which is full of college student opportunities).
  • Small class sizes ensure that you will get individualized attention and your professor will know you by your first name.
  • Every student in each clinical course utilizes the state-of-the-art Simulation Center multiple times each semester.
  • Our program prepares students to care for patients holistically – mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically, and all faiths are welcome.
  • The Global Health Nursing elective course creates an opportunity to travel to a developing country over Spring Break to provide care.

If you’ve been searching for a nursing program with a tradition of excellence, small class sizes, and professors committed to your success, you’ve found it! Questions? Contact Yary Jimenez, Health Sciences Enrollment Counselor, at or 402-486-2674. Let’s work together to get you on your way to becoming a nurse!

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.

  • Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN:
    • SPRING 2022:
      • Pre-AMSN: NursingCAS Basics November 1
      • AMSN: Priority August 15 | NursingCAS Basics October 15
    • SPRING 2022:
      • October 15: PART 1 NursingCAS Basic Info
      • November 15: PART 2 Transcripts & References
      • December 1: PART 3 UC Graduate School Application Fee

GRAD PROGRAM AVAILABILITY100% Online Courses unless otherwise noted. Programs not listed have been filled.

*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 Miami
Last chance to apply for the following programs for the Spring 2022 term! Apply today! The following programs have an application deadline of August 1:

 Spring 2021

For admission requirements and application deadlines, please visit Feel free to contact the Office of Student Services at (305) 284-4325 or if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application!

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is accepting applications for the Leadership, Analytics & Innovation MSN program for the Winter 2022 term! If you want to work on creating a long-term, sustainable impact in health care at the team, system, and national policy levels – this program is for you.

The Winter 2022 application is currently open with an early application deadline of August 1, 2021, and the final deadline will be October 15, 2021.

Program Highlights:

  • #11 Nursing Master’s program (U.S. News and World Report)
  • 2 and 3-year program options are available
  • 4-day on-campus immersion once per year

The Recruiting and Admissions team is here to help! Contact us at or 734-763-5985 if you have any 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 programs as well as our *NEW* MS(N) and 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 Leslie McPeak 573-882-0200 (

Hear more about our program from one of our students.

Christine Harris, Nursing Leadership and Innovations in Health Care DNP

University of St. Thomas-Houston
University of St. Thomas-Houston: Educating Nurses Needed in this Growing Healthcare Workforce

There is still time to apply for Fall 2021 Admissions. Our admissions deadline has been extended to August 15, 2021Apply today for the RN to Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice.


  • Designed for students who have an Associate’s degree and carry their RN license
  • Students will take undergraduate bridge courses to prepare them for the MSN courses
  • Emerging Nurse professionals can obtain their MSN at the end of their studies

MSN in Nursing and Healthcare Simulation; MSN in Nursing Education; MSN in Nursing Leadership

  • Students will study the MSN Core and then specialize in their concentration
  • Courses are hybrid which include a combination of online and on-site labs at our main campus
  • The MSN degree will allow students to continue their development in the Nursing profession

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP): Transformational Leadership

  • Two tracks for the working professionals: Post-Masters and Post-Bac
  • Online with three on-campus seminars
  • One-on-one mentoring through the program

If you are interested in learning more about the Nursing admissions process, please email Sara Johnson, Senior Nursing Admissions Counselor at or call 713-313-6067. 

Follow us on social media at @NursingAtUST on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Wheeling University
We are accepting applications for the following programs:

  • Second Degree BSN: The Accelerated BA/BS to BSN program at Wheeling University provides a pathway for individuals who are looking to make a career change into the field of nursing. The 16-month program is structured to allow those who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in another major to complete Wheeling University’s nursing curriculum and are eligible to apply for licensure as a registered nurse. We are accepting applications for Fall 2022.
  • RN-to-BSN: Wheeling University’s online RN-BSN degree program provides an integrated curriculum of liberal arts and nursing courses to meet the needs of Registered Nurses who graduated from diploma or associate degree programs. The program can be completed in 3 semesters fully online (providing pre-requisites are met). We have rolling admission and continually accept applications to the RN-BSN program.
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): The MSN-FNP prepares nurses for the advanced practice family nurse practitioner role and national certification. We have rolling admission and continually accept applications to the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Post-Master’s Certificate: Wheeling University offers two Post-Master’s Certificates: Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Administration.

For more information on our nursing programs, please email or visit our website.

William Jewell College
We are accepting applications for our January 2022, 16-month BSN program. This is a program for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree or will complete it before January 2022. The priority application deadline for this program is August 2 but we will continue to admit students for this cohort until November 15, or until the cohort is full. We are accepting applications for our May 202212-month BSN program. The priority application deadline for this program is December 15 but we will continue to admit students for this cohort until March 15, or until the cohort is full.

We are also inviting students to attend our Accelerated Track Nursing Information Nights. Please check the NursingCAS calendar for dates, links, and times.

Our programs feature:

  • 85% employment rate prior to graduation
  • 100% employment rate within 3-months of graduation
  • 93% Accelerated Track first-time NCLEX pass rate in 2019
  • 100% 4-year BSN first-time NCLEX pass rate in 2019

If you are interested in either of our Accelerated Programs, please contact Rebecca Broadbent, Admission Counselor for Accelerated Track Nursing at William Jewell College. She can be reached at 816-415-7678 (phone call), 816-579-0032 (text line), or via email at


Ashland University
Ashland University extended the application for its 2021 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) cohort. Spots are still available for the August 30 start date.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Deadline Extension!
Application Materials due by July 31
$300 Enrollment Deposit due by August 6

A flexible, online format with occasional on-site requirements throughout the program, DNP specialty tracks include Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP), Advanced Practice (MSN to DNP), and Health Systems Leadership (BSN to DNP and MSN to DNP). *HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program is also available! Corporate Partner employees save 10% – apply today!

For more information, call 419-289-5738 or visit our website.

Nova Southeastern University
Due to high demand, Nova Southeastern University’s Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing has extended their application deadline to August 15 for the following programs:

  • Traditional M.S.N.
    • Executive Nurse Leadership
    • Nursing Education
    • Nursing Informatics
  • M.S.N. A.P.R.N.
    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • B.S.N. to D.N.P.
  • D.N.P.
  • Ph.D. in Nursing

Apply today for our Fall 2021 cohort! If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 954-262-1975 or at

Simmons University
The application deadline for the on-campus BSN-MSN FNP program has been extended to July 30. Apply today for Fall 2021!

Located in Boston’s renowned Longwood Medical Area, the School of Nursing provides rigorous academic preparation, exceptional clinical experiences, and research opportunities.

Our 2-year full-time (3 years for part-time) program is designed for Registered Nurses with degrees in nursing or a related field who wish to advance their careers. This program consists of three components – foundational courses, primary care, and research.

We have close relationships with the world-renowned teaching hospitals and research facilities that surround the Simmons campus like Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our students expand their knowledge by completing clinical practicums, attending lectures, and taking advantage of research opportunities.

Questions? Contact the Office of Graduate Admission at

South Dakota State University
Accelerated B.S.N./Second Degree Program:

South Dakota State University (SDSU) College of Nursing offers a 12-month Accelerated B.S.N. for students with a degree in another field who wish to become a Registered Nurse on the Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls campuses. The Aberdeen/Rapid City program has extended the application for Spring (January) 2022 and is currently accepting applications on a rolling basis until September 1 or until the program is filled with qualified applicants. Applicants interested in a Spring (January) 2022 start date should apply to the Aberdeen/Rapid City application in NursingCAS. For more information, contact Sara Olson at

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


The SPRING 2022 deadline for our 100% ONLINE Post-MSN DNP program has been extended to OCTOBER 15Transcripts & References are not due until NOVEMBER 15, so there is plenty of time to apply!

Contact for additional information.


Helene Fuld College of Nursing
Attention! Helene Fuld College of Nursing will now have a January 2022 start term for the LPN to RN (AAS) Program. Applications are now available on NursingCAS. For instructions on how to apply, please visit our school’s website.

The application deadline for the January 2022 AAS start term is September 20. For any questions regarding the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Department by emailing

Shepherd University
Beginning Fall 2021, 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 beginning Fall 2021. Please visit our website for more information on our Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

For more information, please contact Sharon Mailey PhD, RN, Director, School of Nursing, Shepherd University at 304-876-5344 or

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.