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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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California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate program beginning August 15, 2022 for a Spring 2023 start. CSU Channel Islands’ Post-Master FNP Program is an online program with one on-campus intensive course in May each year. Students in the program complete 21 units of FNP specialty courses including 12 units (570 hours) of clinical practicum over 18 months. For more information about the program please visit the CSU Channel Islands webpage. Applications for the program will close on November 30, 2022.

DePaul University
DePaul University is currently accepting applications to our Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP) program for winter 2023 (January 2, 2023 start) at our Lincoln Park and Rosalind Franklin locations. The Rosalind Franklin winter courses will be offered mostly online with on campus labs and clinicals.

The MENP program is designed for college graduates who want to become nurses. It is a full-time 2-year program resulting in an MSN and eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN.

Visit our website to learn more about the program and application requirements. The final deadline for winter applications is November 1, 2022.

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 Spring 2023 Applications for the Following Program:

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

Midwestern University – Glendale
Midwestern University is currently accepting applications and conducting interviews for Fall 2022.

We proudly offer the following Graduate Nursing Programs on our Glendale, Arizona Campus:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Post-Master’s Certificate/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)/Nurse Leadership in Global Health Program

Are you ready to be pushed beyond extraordinary? Let us challenge you.

To learn more about our programs, please visit our website.

Missouri State University
Already an RN? Complete your RN to BSN online. There is still time to apply and start in August! Email our BSN-C Coordinator to get your transcripts evaluated.

  • 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 2023 is now open and will close July 31, 2022.

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 family nurse practitioners.
  • 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!

Seton Hall University
Seton Hall University is still accepting applications for its Accelerated Second Degree B.S.N. This 14-month program for students who already hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree is held in two locations: Lakewood, N.J., (September start) and Nutley, N.J. (January start). For more information, contact Megan Kushner at (732) 987-2289 or

Texas A&M University – Texarkana
Apply now for our BSN programs! The BSN Traditional Track spring 2023 deadline to apply is October 15, 2022.

The ADN to BSN program fall 2022 deadline is August 1, 2022.

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.

Benefits of Texas A&M University-Texarkana:

  • 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 (Administration, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education)
  • All ADN to BSN Nursing courses are online

Process for ADN to BSN program:

  1. Submit an application for admission to Texas A&M University-Texarkana via the link on the admissions webpage and designate BSN as your major. You must meet all University admission requirements and submit all required documentation.
  2. Submit an application on NursingCAS 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 email Kristie Avery, Admissions Coordinator.

Trine University
Trine University Nursing program is specifically designed for working registered nurses. We are currently accepting applications for our fully accredited RN to BSN program.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2022 (8 week terms).

  • Our programs are fully online with no set class times allowing you to work around your busy schedule.
  • Our program is 6 start dates each year
  • Competitive tuition rates
  • Financial Aid is available
  • Low student to faculty ratio
  • Individualized attention
  • The degree can be completed in as little as 12 months if full time. Part time track is also an option!

We accept up to 78 transfer credits from a regionally accredited university or college. This includes 28 general education requirements, 14 general education electives and 36 nursing courses taken in your ASN or diploma program.

Clinical hours are completed in two RN to BSN courses with a practicum component of 45 hours each. The practicum includes working with a preceptor at your current employer or community healthcare agency for development of a course-related project.

Learn more about our programs.

University of Cincinnati
UC Nurses. We See Leaders.

100% Online Course Options | Nationally-Ranked Quality | Flexible Schedules

SPRING 2023 DEADLINES—Applications close once programs fill!

  • Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN (Generalist)
    • AUGUST 1, 2022: Priority Deadline
      • Submitting your NursingCAS fee by the Priority Deadline helps to ensure that you can be considered, should your program fill early
    • SEPTEMBER 1, 2022: Deadline to submit your NursingCAS application fee
  • All other NP and Certificate programs
    • SEPTEMBER 1, 2022: Priority Deadline
      • Submitting your NursingCAS fee by the Priority Deadline helps to ensure that you can be considered, should your program fill early
    • OCTOBER 15, 2022: Deadline to submit your NursingCAS application fee

Transcripts & References are not due until ONE MONTH after NursingCAS fee deadline.

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY—Programs not listed have filled for Spring 2023

  • Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN (Generalist)
  • Adult-Gero Acute NP (OH, KY, IN only)
    • Post-MSN certificate
  • Adult-Gero Primary NP
    • MSN & Post-MSN cert
  • Family NP (primary care)
    • MSN & Post-MSN cert
  • Nurse Educator
    • Post-bachelor’s cert—add to DNP, MSN, or PhD!
  • Nurse Midwifery
    • MSN
  • Post-MSN DNP
    • Add a certificate to the Post-MSN DNP with no additional fee! Email for details.
  • Psych Mental Health NP
    • Post-MSN cert
  • Public Health Nursing
    • Post-bachelor’s cert—add to DNP, MSN, or PhD!

*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


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

Deadline has been extended until August 15, 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

Missouri Western State University
The application deadline to apply for the upcoming Fall 2022 BSN Pre-Licensure Program has been extended for late applicants to July 31, 2022. Applicants must meet minimum admission requirements. For more information and application instructions please visit our Application Process and Deadlines website.

For additional information please contact Jessica Adkins, Admission/Advisement Director at, or by phone at 816-271-5845.

Harding University
Apply NOW – Master of Science in Nursing Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner or Master’s Entry Level into Professional Nursing

*Application Deadline Extended*

Scholarships available for eligible admitted students!

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!

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 website or email

Oregon Health and Science University
OHSU School of Nursing’s RNBS Completion fall 2022 application has been extended until July 15, 2022! This program is designed for those who have an associate degree in nursing from an OCNE partner community college and want to pursue a bachelor’s in nursing.

Download our brochure to learn more about the admissions requirements and application process. Questions? Email


Palm Beach Atlantic University
Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Nursing announces the addition of an upper-level track BSN program at our Orlando Campus. The program complements the University’s current nursing degree offerings and responds to the demand for baccalaureate-prepared nurses to provide better patient outcomes and reduce the total cost of care.

The Orlando campus upper level track BSN program is a traditional 16-week daytime format. This program will allow students who have already taken their science requirements to enter into upper level nursing courses and complete the program in about two and half years. Our BSN program offers students a holistic approach to the nursing profession and where you’ll have abundant opportunities to apply what you learn in local hospitals, clinics and community outreach programs.

Applicant transcripts will be reviewed for transfer credits and an initial degree plan developed. Although an AA degree or prior bachelor’s degree is preferred, it is not a requirement. With our BSN/MSN dual enrollment option, students can complete up to two graduate level courses that will be applied toward completion of our MSN. With this greater efficiency, students can lower the overall cost of earning both degrees. Pursing a graduate degree in nursing broadens opportunities in clinical or administrative settings.

For more information on the Orlando BSN program visit our website or contact our Orlando Campus Admissions Counselor, Martha Christlieb, 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 are 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. 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.

Ursuline College

Ursuline College is now offering the post-master’s Psychiatric Mental Health NP online starting fall 2022! In addition, the post-master’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP is offered in a distance learning format (all online with each class only meeting twice during the semester).

Ursuline’s Breen School of Nursing has been designed as a national Center of Excellence by The National League of Nursing and U.S. News & World Report ranks Ursuline’s nursing programs among the nation’s top nursing programs. Join us! Learn more at

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.