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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

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

Holy Names University

The following programs have available space: ADN (RN) to BSN. MSN – Nurse Educator / Masters in Nursing Education. MSN – Masters in Nursing Administration. MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner Masters. Nursing Certificate Programs. Master of Science in Nursing Administration/ Master of Business Administration (joint degree).

 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 Fall 2019 Applications for the Following Programs:

Until 7/1/2019
MSN Health Systems Management*
MSN Health Systems Management/MBA Dual Degree*
Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate*

Until 6/25/2019
Post-Master’s Pediatric Acute Care NP Certificate

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 (

MGH Institute of Health Professions

We are now accepting applications for the Spring (January) 2020 Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program at MGH Institute of Health Professions. We look forward to reviewing your NursingCAS application! The deadline to apply is July 1, 2019. Please visit our website for additional application information, and requirements: Please contact the Office of Admission ( with any questions.

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.

University of Miami

Be a part of University of Miami’s Inside Scoop on DNP Programs webinar on June 27th to learn more about our highly ranked DNP program. Sign up here:

Seats are still open in our Spring 2020 MSN-to-DNP cohort. Here are a few reasons why you should apply today:
• Ranked #28 by US News & World Report
• Direct learning from and networking with leading community partners
• Combines online and one weekend per month on-campus learning, which is convenient for working professionals
• Flexible Study Options: 1 or 2 year track
• No GRE required
• Deadline for Spring 2020 = August 1, 2019

Feel free contact the Office of Student Services at either (305) 284-4325 or if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application!

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 webpage 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 webpage 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

North Park University

North Park University is Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2019. Program: DNP (online) – Deadline has been extended until July 1, 2019.

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.

University of California – Irvine

University of California – Irvine’s PhD application deadline has been extended from June 1 to June 30, 2019

 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.