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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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The 2023 – 2024 NursingCAS Application Cycle will open on August 10, 2023.

The last date to submit to the 2022 – 2023 Cycle is January 31, 2024. You will need to submit your application for the current cycle by 11:59 PM EST on January 31 for it to be considered by your program of interest (note you must abide by your selected program’s deadline).

Once the 2023 – 2024 NursingCAS application cycle opens on August 10 you will be able to create a new account or log back into an existing account using the “Re-Applicant” feature. The Re-Applicant Feature allows you to carry over your data and transcripts from your previous NursingCAS application to the 2023 – 2024 application. The “Re-Applicant” feature is available to all users who had an active NursingCAS account during the previous application cycle regardless of whether your application was verified or even submitted to a program during that time. 

To simplify the transition to the new cycle, frequently asked questions and answers are outlined on our website.

Reminder: 2022-2023 Academic Update Window open through August 26

The 2022-2023 Spring/Summer Academic Update (AU) window opened on Friday, May 26 and will close on Saturday, August 26.

  • 2022-2023 cycle: May 26, 2023 – August 26, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET

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. Spring 2023) or enter newly planned coursework (i.e. Fall 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


Avila University

Seats are still available in the Avila School of Nursing’s Traditional and Accelerated Nursing programs for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. Applications for Fall 2024 will open August 10.

For more information, please visit our website.

DePaul University

DePaul University is accepting applications for our advanced practice nursing degrees to start this Fall 2023 (September), Winter 2024 (January), or Spring 2024 (April).

RN-MSN for RNs with an ADN only, ADN + BA/BS in field outside of nursing, or BSN

  • Online courses
  • 3-4 years to completion depending on nursing degree
  • Tracks in: Nurse Admin, Nurse Educator, Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner & Family Nurse Practitioner

Doctor of Nursing Practice for RNs with a BSN or MSN

  • Online courses
  • 3 years to complete
  • Tracks in: Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner & Family Nurse Practitioner

Post-Master’s Certificates for RNs with a master’s degree

  • Online courses
  • 1.5 years to complete
  • Tracks in: Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner & Family Nurse Practitioner

For aspiring nurses, we are accepting applications for the Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP) for students with a bachelor’s degree in any field outside of nursing who want to become a Registered Nurse.

Lincoln Park campus

  • 100% face-to-face with classes, labs, and clinicals in-person
  • Reviewing applications for fall 2023 (September) and winter 2024 (January)

Rosalind Franklin campus

  • Online classes with in-person labs and clinicals in North Chicago
  • Reviewing applications for fall 2023 (September) and winter 2024 (January)

Apply through NursingCAS today! Verified applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions, please email or call (773) 325-7315.

Harding University

The application is open for Harding University’s Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner program. Apply through NursingCAS today! Scholarships are 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!

Choose from two tracks:

  1. Traditional track for those with a 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, please visit our FNP program page, or contact us by email 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 a top-ranked graduate school of nursing, 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 2024 Applications for the Following Program:

  • MSN Entry into Nursing

Questions? Contact the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Office of Admissions by phone at (410) 955-7548 or by email at

For more information, please visit our website.

Minneapolis School of Anesthesia

We are currently accepting applications through August 31, 2023 for our Summer 2024 DNP Nurse Anesthesia cohort. We look forward to reviewing your application for one of our 33 coveted spots.

Please visit our website for more detailed information about our program

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University has open seats at both West Palm Beach and Orlando campuses.

Undergraduate degrees:

  • Upper-level track BSN program is a traditional 16-week daytime format and allows 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. 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. (West Palm Beach and Orlando)
  • Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (West Palm Beach)
  • RN to BSN (Online)

Graduate degrees:

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Health Systems Leadership (BSN to MSN Track)
  • Health Systems Leadership (BSN/MSN Dual Enrollment Track)
  • Health Systems Leadership (RN to MSN Track)

Doctor of Nursing Practice

  • DNP Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP-AGPCNP Track)
  • DNP Executive Leadership (DNP-EXL Track)
  • DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP-FNP Track)
  • DNP Post-Master’s (DNP-PM Track)
  • DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP Track)

For more information, please visit our School of Nursing website or our Orlando campus website.

Roseman University

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

Schedule an appointment with an admissions representative by filling out an inquiry form.

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Rush University

Rush College of Nursing is still accepting applications for the Fall 2023 start. Rush University is known for its high-quality healthcare education, supportive learning environment, engagement with the urban community, and forward-looking education approach.

Accepting Fall 2023 Applications:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

  • Adult-Gero Acute Care NP & CNS
  • Adult-Gero Primary Care NP
  • Neonatal NP & CNS
  • Pediatric Acute Care NP

Postgraduate Certificate

Applications are reviewed as they arrive, and admissions decisions are delivered as soon as they are available.

Questions? Contact the Rush College of Nursing Office of Admissions at

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 and Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Shepherd University has received a grant that will help cover tuition for these programs! For more information, please contact Sharon Mailey, PhD, RN, Director, School of Nursing, Shepherd University by phone at (304) 876-5344 or by email at

Please visit our website for more Information on our Doctor of Nursing Practice program. We look forward to seeing your application!

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, 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 30th (FNP, PMHNP, Nurse Ed) and January 31 (all degrees) every year. Graduate Certificate program only admits for Fall. 

The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing online Doctor of Nursing Practice, MS(N), and Post-Graduate Certificate options:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult-Gerontology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care (MSN or DNP)
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Leadership & Innovations in Healthcare (MS or DNP)
  • Graduate Certificate Care Management Online
  • MS Nurse Educator
  • MS Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Systems

Hear more about our program from one of our students, Christine Harris, Nursing Leadership and Innovations in Health Care DNP.

For more information on becoming a MIZZOU Nurse, visit our website or contact Dr. Miriam Butler (, Esther Ellis (, or Leslie McPeak (573) 882-0200 (

University of Nebraska Medical Center

The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Nursing (UNMC CON) is offering a Spring 2024 start for our Traditional (4-semester) BSN program. This cohort will be on the Kearney campus in the Health Science Education Complex.

UNMC CON is the 15th ranked BSN program by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2022-2023. Applications accepted through November 15 for the class of 2024. Students from surrounding states now qualify for the Nebraska Neighbor scholarship that brings tuition down to that of an in-state student. Apply today!

The UNMC College of Nursing application information and instructions found on our website. Questions? Contact Sarah Jones at

University of Providence

Our 4-year Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accepting applications through August 21, 2023. Seats are filling up fast! If you’re passionate about nursing and want to start your journey toward making a difference in the lives of others, now is the time to act. Our Traditional BSN program still has seats available for our inaugural Fall 2023 intake.

Don’t miss your chance, apply today!

For more information visit our website. For any questions you may have, reach out to Admissions at or contact us at (406) 791-5202.

William Jewell College

William Jewell College still has seats available for our 16- or 12-month Spring 2024 accelerated BSN program. Apply through NursingCAS before our November 1 deadline for your spot in our cohort! Be sure to ask about our partnership with Liberty Hospital for scholarship information as well.

Questions? Please contact Mr. Mark Robison at



Manchester University, Fort Wayne

Open seats remain for the Fall 2023 Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program!

Manchester University, Fort Wayne has extended the ABSN application deadline to August 1, 2023. Manchester University’s Accelerated BSN Second Degree 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. This full-time, 16-month program can get you on the fast track to a new, meaningful, and rewarding career. 

Recently introduced institutional scholarships for both Indiana and out-of-state students help to make Manchester’s ABSN program more affordable!

Learn more about our admission requirements, curriculum, tuition, etc. by visiting our webpage!

Not sure if you’ve met the prerequisite requirements? Send your transcripts to, indicate that you are interested in the ABSN program, and we will get back to you about what, if anything, you might be missing!

Have follow-up questions? Contact the Manchester University Fort Wayne’s Office of Graduate Admissions by email at or by phone (260) 470-2703. We look forward to hearing from you!

Oregon Health & Science University

The application deadline for OHSU’s hybrid Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program and Ph.D. in Nursing (both starting September 2023) have been extended until August 1. To learn more about the admissions requirements for these programs, please visit the OHSU website. Please keep in mind that this is a rolling application process, so if the cohort is filled prior to the final deadline, the application will close early.

Have questions? Email us at or schedule an advising appointment with an Admissions Counselor using our online form.

University of Miami

The University of Miami has extended the application deadline to July 31, 2023 for all Fall graduate programs. These include MSN-FNP, Acute Care NP, BSN-DNP-FNP, and BSN-DNP acute. We are also currently accepting applications for our SDS scholarship, which is for those in our full-time MSN-FNP program.

Contact us by phone at (305) 284-4325 or email us at with any questions. You can also join us via Zoom on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET.

Plans of study, admission criteria, and cost can be found here on our website.

Rush University

Rush College of Nursing, known for its high-quality healthcare education, supportive learning environment, engagement with the urban community, and forward-looking education approach is accepting fall 2023 applications until August for multiple programs:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

  • Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) for RNs

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

  • Adult-Gero Acute Care NP & CNS
  • Adult-Gero Primary Care NP
  • Neonatal NP & CNS
  • Pediatric Acute Care NP

Postgraduate Certificate

  • Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Transcripts & references are not required to submit the NursingCAS application but must be verified and completed by August 11.

Admissions decisions are released on a rolling basis. The application will close before August 4 if the cohort is filled before the final deadline.

Questions? Contact the Rush College of Nursing Office of Admissions at


The 2023-2024 NursingCAS application cycle will open on August 10, 2023. Look out for new programs in next month’s newsletter!