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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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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


Davenport University

Davenport University in Michigan is still taking applications for traditional BSN Prelicensure students for Fall 2023 on the Lansing, Warren, and Great Lakes Bay campuses! We also have some Winter 2024 (January) seats open on our Grand Rapids-Lettinga campus. Check out the personalized attention, outstanding faculty, and excellent hands-on clinical experiences that the Davenport University Nursing Program has to offer.

For more information, please visit our program website. We hope to see you on campus soon!

Harding University

The application is open for Harding University’s Master of Science in Nursing Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner or Master’s Entry Level into Professional Nursing. Apply through NursingCAS today! Scholarships are available for eligible admitted students!

  • Master of Science in Nursing – Master’s Entry into Professional Nursing: Harding offers the first prelicensure program in Arkansas, preparing students to become advanced entry-level professional nurses who graduate with a Master of Science in nursing. The master’s entry into professional nursing will include a focus on health care administration and leadership. The five-semester program is offered year-round. Completed applications are reviewed upon submission. Application Deadline: July 1, 2023
  • 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!
  • 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.

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 and MEPN program pages, or contact us by email at or

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Learn. Lead. Care. Together.

MGH Institute’s 12-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing welcomes applications from individuals holding a bachelor’s degree in any field. Prior nursing education or experience is not required. The MGH Institute’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares highly motivated college graduates with non-nursing degrees who are seeking a career as a professional registered nurse (RN). In this intensive 12-month program, starting each January and May, you will learn the essential skills and knowledge to deliver outstanding patient care as well as to advance the profession of nursing. Join us to become a member of an interprofessional health care team preparing to improve the quality of health care and patient outcomes. Apply through our NursingCAS application for January 2024 admission!

Please visit our website for more information. Discover upcoming Admissions Events, sign up to chat with a current student, or join us for an on-campus tour!

Contact us by email at with any questions.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (MCPHS)

Interested in becoming an RN or building upon your nursing career? The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) offers programs for you! The next start date is Fall (September) 2023. Seats and scholarships are still available. Apply today!

Undergraduate Nursing Programs:

  • Postbaccalaureate BSN (16-months) — designed for students who hold a non-nursing related degree, this is an on-campus program available at our Boston, Worcester, and Manchester (NH) campuses.

Graduate Nursing Programs:

Questions? Contact us at

Mount St. Joseph University

We are accepting applications for Fall 2023 to our MSN and DNP programs. NFLP funds are available!

  • MSN tracks: Education & Administration
  • DNP Focus: Health Systems Leadership

If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Quilla-Deza, Program Director, by email at or by phone at (513) 244-4811.

Oregon Health & Science University

The OHSU School of Nursing’s RNBS Completion program and Master’s in Nursing Education program are accepting applications to start in Fall 2023.

The RNBS program for OCNE community college graduates is designed for Registered Nurses who have an associate degree in nursing from an OCNE partner school. View the admissions requirements hereEnroll before June 30 to join the Fall cohort!

If you want to teach the next generation of nurses, join our Master’s in Nursing Education program to become a nurse educator and start working as nursing faculty in the academic setting or a staff nurse educator in a healthcare organization. This online program is offered both full-time and part-time. View the admissions requirements here. Apply before July 14 to be considered for the Fall cohort.

Learn more about how to apply on our website.

Questions? Contact us by email at or by phone at (503) 494-7725.

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)

Visit our School of Nursing website and our Orlando campus website for more information.

Roseman University of Health Sciences

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.

Innovative Education Meets Real-World Care.

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.

For more information on our Doctor of Nursing Practice program, please visit our website. You may also contact Shepherd University School of Nursing Director Sharon Mailey, PhD, RN, by phone at (304) 876-5344 or by email at We look forward to seeing your application!

University of Missouri – Columbia

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
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Leadership & Innovations in Healthcare (DNP)
  • MS Care Management Online
  • MS Nurse Educator
  • MS Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Systems

Hear more about our program from one of our students in the following video.

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), 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 deadlines are September 30 (FNP, PMHNP, Nurse Ed) and January 31 (all degrees) every year. Graduate Certificate programs only admit for Fall.

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

University of Providence

UP to Launch Traditional BSN Program, Fall 2023!

Thanks to a generous gift from the Vander Werff Family, we are so excited to launch our first ever Traditional BSN program this Fall 2023! We still have seats available, but act quickly as the deadline for applications is quickly approaching – July 15, 2023.

The University of Providence’s traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program (BSN) is a 4-year, on-campus nursing program designed to prepare students for a rewarding career as a registered nurse. The traditional BSN program will immerse students in a didactic learning experience through a foundational education in liberal arts, curated nursing courses, and enhanced skills training through an innovative, on-campus simulation lab designed to elevate nursing students educations.

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

Classes begin August 28, 2023 and we hope to see you as part of our first ever BSN class. If you have any questions regarding the program or admissions process, please contact Admissions at (406) 791-5202 or and we will be happy to support you!

William Jewell College

William Jewell still has open seats for our Spring 2024 start.

Whether you want to complete your degree in as little as 12 months or prefer the 16-month start that lets you take Pathophys & Nutrition as part of the program instead of as pre-requisites, it’s not too late! Please apply through NursingCAS. For more information, please contact Mark Robison by email at or by phone at (816) 415-7678 for additional information.


Concordia University, Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin has extended its application deadline from July 1st to July 14th. This will give students a bit more time to complete the application process. We look forward to working with you on your educational goals!

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 July 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. When you graduate from Manchester’s nursing program, you will be equipped as a highly-skilled and caring professional with an appreciation for the greater good and the know-how to ensure positive patient, family, and community health outcomes.

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

Want to hear from our current students? Eri Tamada says nursing has been a dream since she was little. Moving from California to Indiana to enroll in Manchester’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Program was a bold move, and “making history” as the program’s inaugural class helps drive her to her goal. Hear what else she has to say by checking out this video!

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.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Nursing leaders are needed! Earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with the first nursing school in Texas, UTMB School of Nursing! BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP pathways offered! The BSN-DNP pathway offers three nurse practitioner tracks and is the first and only DNP program in Texas to offer a dual FNP-AGACNP track to provide graduates with a broad scope of practice. The MSN-DNP program focuses on leadership and accepts APRNs, CNLs, ENLs, and Nurse Administrators. This online program has a classroom feel and is supported by outstanding, student-centered faculty!

MSN Programs

Whether you want to work directly with patients or influence health care on a broader scale, UTMB School of Nursing’s CCNE-accredited MSN program can help you reach your goals. This program, which includes seven different tracks, is currently ranked #10 in Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs category according to U.S. News and World Report! Our seven MSN tracks include:

BSN Programs

Are you a licensed registered nurse or a soon-to-be ADN graduate seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing? Take your nursing career to the next level and earn your bachelor’s degree online! UTMB School of Nursing offers licensed nursing professionals a two-semester RN-BSN program, with a staggered course load designed for working nurses.

The Fall 2023 application deadline for these programs has been extended to July 1st or until all seats have been filled! To learn about requirements, program curriculum, the application process, and more, please visit our website.


Alliant International University

Have you heard the news? We’ve launched a brand-new school in Arizona with all new nursing programs!

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) at Alliant International University is a new school in an established university with a legacy of providing academic excellence. Alliant is an accredited, professional-practice university with a long history of preparing students for licensed positions.

SNHS offers programs that align with the very latest American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials and focuses on helping you develop vital nursing competencies. It has a state-of-the-art simulation center and lab in Phoenix, Arizona, which allows for hands-on practice through small class sizes, six simulation bays, and eight clinical beds. To ensure that nursing students have all the resources to become a registered nurse practitioner, SNHS provides all necessary applications, courses, books, test preparation, etc. on an iPad Air.

Programs and Degrees:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing – The bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) nursing program will provide the education and experience needed to prepare you to sit for the NCLEX exam to earn a license as a registered nurse (RN).
  • Master’s of Science in Nursing, Direct Entry – The master’s of science in nursing, direct entry (MSN-DE) program provides a high level of knowledge and skills, leadership training, paving the way to earn your nursing degree and RN license.

Application Deadline: July 15

Start Date: September 2023

There’s no waitlist for Fall nursing classes! Plus, you may qualify for the Alliant Phoenix Nursing grant, which could give you access to $2,500 for BSN and $3,750 for MSN students.

Visit our website to learn more about our Admissions Criteria or contact us at (866) 825-5426.

North Central College

North Central College School of Education and Health Sciences is excited to announce the launch of a Master of Science in Nursing degree in Fall 2023. The program endeavors to inspire future leaders in the advancement of the profession and to promote the art and science of nursing in an inclusive, culturally sensitive, and evolving health care environment. The program will provide advanced education and specialization for current licensed registered nurses.

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2023 term. The deadline is July 31, 2023. Apply Here.

The MSN program at North Central College offers the following Specialty Tracks and Certificates

Questions? Contact Georgine Maisch at or visit our Nursing webpage for more information.

Oregon Health & Science University

Exciting update from the OHSU School of Nursing! The RNBS Completion program now offers year-round admissions. What’s the benefit? We’re ready when you are. Apply to start in Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall term.

If it’s a good time to earn your bachelor’s in nursing, then join this convenient and cost-effective program the next term and complete your degree in less than a year.

Apply by June 30 to begin in September. Future application deadlines will be available on our website soon. Questions? Email us at or by phone at (503) 494-7725.

William Jewell College

Staring January 2024, William Jewell will be offering both a 16-month and 12-month Spring cohort start. Students interested in our accelerated track BSN can now complete the degree in as little as 12 months whether they start January or May.

Please contact Mark Robison at for more information.