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.
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 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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View the NursingCAS School Events Calendar to learn about virtual and in-person student recruitment events taking place across the country! Over 275 NursingCAS schools offer events throughout the year.
Abilene Christian University
Abilene Christian University is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2020 term of our online BSN to DNP and DNP programs. Our BSN to DNP pathway program is designed for students who currently have their BSN and are looking to move quickly into a DNP program. Our DNP program is designed to help students develop their clinical and leadership skills through two distinct tracks — Executive Nursing Leadership and Advanced Practice Nurse. Visit acu.edu/online to learn more about these CCNE-accredited programs.
Ashland University has open seats in all undergraduate and graduate nursing programs; apply today
Traditional BSN – a four-year, on-campus program with interactive, state-of-the-art, simulation labs along with core, and clinical nursing coursework that prepares students to become Registered Nurses.
Accelerated Nursing Second Degree Program – an on-campus program designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in another field but wish 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 $250 per credit hour; $200 per credit hour for Corporate Partners.
Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) – flexible, online format with occasional on-site requirements throughout the program. Specialty tracks include Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN or MSN to DNP) and Health Systems Leadership (BSN or MSN to DNP). Application materials are due March 31 for May 2020 cohort. *HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program spots also available!
School Nurse Program – post-bachelor certificate program consisting of online coursework and a 160 to 320-hour internship in a school setting. Completion prepares students to practice as a 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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree or Master of Science in Nursing Degree or Doctoral Degree. Prepares nurses to teach in a nursing education program or healthcare setting. 12 credit hours of graduate-level online coursework and 48-hour practicum/project.
For start dates and deadlines, call 419-289-5738 or visit our website
The highly acclaimed Bellarmine University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program still has a few open seats for May 2020. We offer a 12-month, fast-paced intensive nursing program with over 750 hours of clinical experience. Get a great job quickly thanks to our high NCLEX pass rates, eager employers and outstanding reputation. Small class sizes and specialty clinical experiences in critical care, trauma, ER, mother-baby, pediatrics, community public health, psychiatric mental health and nursing leadership/management set Bellarmine nurses apart.
We offer FREE summer housing on our beautiful campus in the heart of Louisville, perennially ranked one of America’s most livable cities. Apply now through your NursingCAS profile. Get more information now at our Accel BSN FAQ page or contact Julie Armstrong-Binnix for advising at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-272-8364.
Belmont University is in Nashville, Tennessee and offers on-campus programs for advanced nursing practice. Since 2004 (16 years) 100% of our MSN and DNP graduates have passed the national certification exam for FNPs on their first attempt, well above the national average pass rate. For more information on each of our degrees and FNP programs, go to belmont.edu/gradnursing
. Admission is granted on a rolling basis. We welcome your questions via email to email@example.com or by phone to 615-460-6752.
California State University, East Bay
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2020. Cal State East Bay’s Hybrid Master of Science in Nursing program prepares you for advance practice as health educators, consultants, and administrative leaders. Throughout the program, you’ll broaden your knowledge and skills so that you can serve as an effective leader in various educational and health care settings. The online courses are designed to give working nurses the greatest access to education with flexible delivery.
The MSN Program provides two practice concentrations: Nursing Education & Nursing Leadership and Administration.
The Hybrid MS in Nursing degree online program is open to applicants with a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited US institution and are licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in California.
Fall application for 2020 is now open through May 1, 2020. For more information on the MSN program, application procedure, or upcoming information sessions, please visit our website.
For Zoom/Information sessions, click here. For questions or assistance, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSN, Online – 3 concentration opportunities
For those with a BSN, our MSN program will help you build on the knowledge base and skill set you already have. We offer three concentrations – generalist, family nurse practitioner or nurse educator. Learn more about each concentration here
. Completed online, so you can work while you study, this accredited program will equip you with the high-level skills desired in today’s advanced nursing roles.
BSN – several pathways offered
Davenport offers several pathways to a BSN. Whether you’re a high school student, LPN, currently finishing up your associates at a community college or coming from a different profession, we have a pathway to launch or advance your nursing career. With small class sizes, state-of-the-art simulation labs, and plenty of clinical opportunities in everything from the operating room to critical care to nursing leadership and veteran care, our programs offer hands-on learning and real-life experience to prepare you for a successful career. Our graduates pass the NCLEX exams at higher rates than others, too.
Stop waiting to get accepted. We have a spot ready for you. To make your journey more affordable, Davenport offers nursing-specific and academic scholarships, and almost everyone who’s accepted into the program receives at least one scholarship. We also award more transfer and professional credits than most other schools.
Have questions or ready to enroll? Apply here or call 800-686-1600 today. Classes are offered online in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Detroit and Midland. All of Davenport’s nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
If you already have an associate’s degree in nursing and wish to advance your career, this program is just what you’ve been looking for! Currently available to Illinois and Wisconsin residents, our ADN to MSN program allows you to complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as little as 21 months while integrating 12 credits of MSN coursework into your curriculum! Upon completion, students can earn their MSN in as few as 18 additional credits. This program is entirely online with the exception of public health clinical hours. At time of admission into the ADN to MSN program, students who wish to continue with their MSN will be able to choose from six concentrations:
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Gerontology
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Practitioner Adult Gerontology Primary Care
Edgewood College is a Catholic college in the Dominican intellectual tradition and home to Henry Predolin School of Nursing, a leader in Wisconsin’s nursing community. We have been awarding nursing degrees since 1983 and have a stellar reputation among professional nursing organizations. Offering small class sizes, exceptional faculty, diverse clinical sites and impressive NCLEX pass rates, Edgewood College helps nursing students and alumni pursue fulfilling careers in a diverse array of healthcare settings. Nursing graduates of Edgewood College are knowledgeable, accountable, responsible, ethical, and culturally sensitive as they provide quality nursing care.
Please submit your application as soon as possible to be considered for admission for Fall 2020 or contact Quinn Mullikin, email@example.com, with any questions!
Houston Baptist University
Houston Baptist University has Open Seats in the New MSN Summer session!
MSN – Houston Baptist University has a new June 1, 2020 start date with open seats available for the MSN program, allowing a pathway to complete your MSN program sooner. The program is for the Texas residents only and has TWO learning options available. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care (PNP-PC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Learn more about our hybrid* MSN Program
*The MSN program requires two one-day sessions on campus for orientation and skills training.
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 Fall 2020 Applications for the Following Programs:
- DNP Adult-Gerontological Acute Care NP*
- DNP Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP*
- DNP Family Primary Care NP*
- DNP Pediatric Primary Care NP*
- DNP Pediatric Dual Acute/Primary Care NP*
- DNP Adult-Gerontological Health CNS*
- DNP Adult-Gerontological Critical Care CNS*
- DNP Pediatric Critical Care CNS*
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Health Systems Management*
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Health Systems Management/Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Degree*
- Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate*
- Post-Master’s Pediatric Acute Care NP Certificate*
- Post-Master’s Health Systems Management*
Questions? Contact the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Office of Admissions at 410-955-7548 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website.
Mary Baldwin University
Invest in the future of healthcare by joining our interprofessional School of Nursing
. The research is clear, an interprofessional approach to healthcare results in more competent clinicians and better healthcare delivery. MBU sets the standard for online education. Our nursing programs are 100% online and designed to meet the needs of working nurses.
Learn to provide holistic, ethical, and evidence-based nursing care within an environment that fosters critical thinking, reflection, and self-assessment for personal and professional growth. Get credit for what you know. MBU offers RN to BSN students portfolio review for prior learning credits at no cost. Complete the program in as few as 3 semesters or up to 5 years.
Learn effective leadership skills necessary for influencing healthcare outcomes. Complete the program in as few as 4 semesters or up to 5 years. Choose from 3 concentrations:
- MSN in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality
- MSN/Master of Healthcare Administration
- MSN/Master of Business Administration
Do it all! MBU offers an accelerated track. Complete your BSN while enrolled in an MSN program by taking dual-credit courses. Complete the program in as few as 7 semesters or up to 7 years.
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Ready to jump-start your Nursing career this Fall? With one of the most affordable Accelerated BSN programs in the country, Mercy College offers all required nursing coursework over 5 terms of intensive study, allowing students to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in only 12 months. The program is designed for students with a previous baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing major or at least 68 hours of college credit.
If you meet our admissions requirements, we’ll see you in August! Classes start August 24, 2020. Apply by April 15th for priority consideration! For more information, contact Grace Dunn at email@example.com or 515-643-6634.
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 one program:
- Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (May 2020 entry) – Rolling Admission
Our intensive curriculum builds upon the skills and knowledge that you have accomplished in other degrees and careers and prepares you to become a nurse or nurse practitioner. Our program is 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 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 and requirements. Please contact the Office of Admissions
) with any questions. We look forward to receiving your NursingCAS application soon!
Roseman University of Health Sciences
Roseman University of Health Sciences is currently accepting applications for our BSN and MSN-FNP programs beginning in the year 2020!
Our 18-month BSN program operates in Henderson, NV and the Salt Lake Valley of Utah. With two campus locations, students can obtain a plethora of clinical based experiences within various settings. Our collaborative learning environment affords students the opportunity to fully engage in the nursing experience. Conducting full clinical shifts, Roseman students will complete approximately 696 clinical hours. Other highlights include:
- 92.47% NCLEX Pass rates
- 96% Completion rate
- 95% Job placement rates
In addition to our undergraduate program, Roseman offers a 23-month MSN-FNP program online with limited residencies. The MSN-FNP program offers students the ability to work full-time and complete clinical hours in their current state, with prior approval. Whether you’re looking to jump start your career as a BSN or advance your current skills through an MSN-FNP, Roseman University College of Nursing is here to help. Come run with us!!! For more information, inquire at http://gonursing.roseman.edu/.
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is now accepting applications in NursingCAS to all their online nursing programs. Available programs include: RN-BSN, MSN with Administrative, Education, FNP and AGACNP tracks, dual MSN/MHA and MSN/MBA, and post-graduate FNP and AGACNP certificate programs. Please refer to each individual program page on our website to review application deadlines and admission requirements.
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is a non-profit, private college that was founded in 1912. The College began offering distance education programs in 1976. Today, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine provides certificates as well as undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program that operates in collaboration with the College’s Sebago Lake campus.
Saint Mary’s College – Indiana
In this primarily online program, we infuse your nursing education with courses on social entrepreneurship, data analytics, and leadership helping you view the field with a well-rounded understanding of how to make it better—for patients, for other healthcare practitioners, and for the quality of the field as a whole.
Advance your nursing practice at Saint Mary’s College. With just 2-3 classes per term, the program is designed to allow you to work and complete your course assignments just about anywhere, all with the support of the Saint Mary’s community. The DNP is available in three tracks:
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-PCNP)
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
To apply for the fall, submit your application through NursingCAS. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Click here to learn more.
University of Cincinnati
UC Nurses. We See Leaders.
Online Course Options | Nationally-Ranked Quality | Flexible Schedules
The University of Cincinnati is currently admitting for the following programs. Programs may close early once capacity is reached, so APPLY TODAY!
100% Online RN to BSN—Fall 2020
- 9 Courses
- 9, 12, or 18 Months
- 6 Start dates per year
- No Clinicals
- July 1: NursingCAS application & fee deadline
- August 1: Transcripts & Recommendations deadline
Post-BSN Certificate—Fall 2020
- Nurse Education Certificate
- Case Management Certificate
Graduate Programs & Post-MSN Certificates—Fall 2020
- Adult-Gero Acute Care NP (DNP, MSN, and Post-MSN NP) Required weekly onsite labs
- Adult-Gero Primary Care NP (DNP, MSN*, and Post-MSN NP)
- Family NP (DNP, MSN*, and Post-MSN NP*)
- Neonatal NP (MSN and Post-MSN NP)
- Nurse Midwife (MSN)
- Nursing Administration (DNP and MSN)
- Pediatric Acute Care NP (MSN and Post-MSN NP)
- Post-MSN DNP (and those interested in a Post-MSN DNP with extra NP certification)
- Women’s Health NP (MSN)
All Available Fall 2020 Graduate Programs Deadlines (Programs not listed above have already closed for Fall 2020):
- April 1: NursingCAS application & fee
- May 1: Transcripts & Recommendations
- Mid-May: UC Graduate School Application (sent after NursingCAS verification)
*Cincinnati Area Residents for MSN & Post-MSN Family NP and MSN AGPC NP: Select the *Cincinnati Metro Resident Application* to avoid online fees!
All DNP programs have two required onsite visits: Orientation & DNP presentation. Nurse Midwifery students attend occasional onsite intensives. Neonatal, Peds Acute Care NP, and post-MSN AGPC NP programs are only available to residents of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Visit the UC Nursing Academics website for comprehensive program information and requirements. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
University of Kentucky
There is a critical need for expert clinical leaders in health care today. This program can provide you with additional knowledge and skills in clinical practice and leadership to make a more profound difference in improving health outcomes both locally and abroad. In this program you will not only learn how to exert leadership to change care delivery for populations, but you will also learn the outcomes research skills needed to evaluate clinical practice.
The DNP program is an online program with on campus required immersion meetings. Students will be on campus for one to three days at the beginning and end of each fall and spring term for immersion activities. The dates and times you are required to be on campus are based on the courses you are enrolled in each term. The majority of course content is online and clinical rotations are a precepted arrangement.
Still Accepting Fall 2020 Applications for the Following Programs through MARCH 31:
Post BSN Entry –
- DNP Executive Leadership in Healthcare
- DNP Family Nurse Practitioner
- DNP Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- DNP Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Post MSN Entry-
- DNP Executive Leadership in Healthcare
- DNP Clinical Leadership in Healthcare
University of Miami
April 1st is almost here – submit your application today to be considered for the following programs:
MSN Programs, Full-time
Contact our admission personnel at (305) 284-4325 if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application!
University of Missouri – Columbia
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SINCLAIR SCHOOL OF NURSING ONLINE DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE with *NEW* MS(N) and post graduate certificate options.
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. With a rolling application process, you’ll know after your interview if you’re accepted so you can begin planning your future. Priority deadline is January 31, 2020, and final deadline is April 1, 2020 for June start.
For more information on becoming a MIZZOU Nurse, visit our website or contact Dr. Miriam Butler (email@example.com) or Leslie McPeak 573-882-0200 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 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
Hear more about our program from one of our students:
University of South Florida
The NursingCAS application for the 2021 cohort of the DNP Nurse Anesthesia program opened on March 15, 2020! Applicants who reach Verified status by the priority deadline of August 15, 2020 will receive maximum consideration.
Admission is highly competitive. The number of highly qualified applicants surpasses the number of available seats for each cohort. We encourage prospective applicants to review our program website, and attend an information session as well as the Nurse Anesthesia Open House.
- DNP: 100% online, self-paced – learn from the convenience of your home!
- BSN to DNP: Earn your MSN in Leadership to DNP all online.
For more information, please contact Melanie Steele in Graduate Admission at 440-646-8146 or email@example.com.
Family Nurse Practitioner program at Harding University has extended the deadline for Fall 2020 admission to April 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Harding University Carr College of Nursing is a faith based program that offers a primarily online format with required on campus time each semester based on a full-time or part-time plan of study. On campus time is used to enhance hands-on skills, network with faculty and students, and provide individualized instruction as needed.
HCCN has a strong history of educating nurses with a focus on providing a holistic, caring approach to the patient. Students are educated by men and women dedicated to providing an advanced education embraced by Christian values and God’s Word. Our online program strives to maintain a close relationship with students studying to become family nurse practitioners. Faculty actively maintains close relations with our FNP students and works to help each one achieve their goal of becoming an advanced practice registered nurse. Students will gain a better understanding of how to serve as Christian healthcare providers by being surrounded by faculty who are active missionaries in many foreign lands as well as local outreach.
Please contact Dr. Dona Clarin, FNP Program Director, at 501-279-4859 or on her personal cell (call or text) 901-355-4394.
Seattle Pacific University
The application deadline for the DNP-Clinical Nurse Specialist program at Seattle Pacific University has been extended to May 15, 2020!
Enrolling in the Clinical Nurse Specialist track will help you advance the practice role of a specific patient group or population focus. You’ll further your clinical expertise within your area of focus. Coursework and clinical experiences provide individualized learning to refine collaborative skills and interaction with the health care team to improve the quality of patient care.
If you’re a practicing BSN- or MSN-prepared nurse, and you are committed to improving clinical outcomes, advancing direct care through care coordination, evaluating quality indicators, and collaborating with the health care team, you may want to pursue the DNP Clinical Nurse Specialist track. Apply through NursingCAS or request more information
Arkansas Tech University
Arkansas Tech University is making it easier for nursing leaders to apply to graduate school. The university is joining NursingCAS for Fall 2020 to provide enhanced opportunity for students to consider a graduate nursing degree at Arkansas Tech.
The ATU Master of Science in Nursing Administration offers a unique focus that will set graduates apart. The program prepares students to assume administrative roles in healthcare systems. The program also provides training and insight to help students lead in planning and coordinating emergency response strategies related to healthcare.
Come see how ATU helps its graduates become innovative leaders. Learn more at https://www.atu.edu/grad/nursing/.
University of Cincinnati
UC Nurses. We See Leaders.
DNP Priority Funding | Nationally-Ranked Quality | Flexible Schedules
NEW PROGRAM: MSN to DNP with NP Certificate Option
Deadlines have been extended and not all programs are available, so APPLY TODAY!
Save Time & Money by combining the Post-MSN DNP and Post-MSN NP certificate programs! This path makes you eligible for Federal & University funding for the duration of the program. Post-MSN NP certificate programs are not eligible for Federal or University funding. Eligible applicants will be considered for advanced standing (transfer credits) for core NP courses completed during their MSN program. Credit evaluations will take place after acceptance & confirmation. View sample schemas via the respective College of Nursing DNP page.
Apply to the applicable full BSN to DNP nurse practitioner program on NursingCAS before the April 1, 2020 deadline and receive advanced standing for your completed MSN courses! Transcripts & recommendations are not due until May 1.
MSN to DNP NP Pathways
- DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP—On-Campus
- DNP Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP—100% online coursework
- DNP Family NP—100% online coursework
- (Reached Capacity) DNP Psych Mental Health NP—100% online coursework
- (Reached Capacity) DNP Pediatric Acute Care NP—100% online coursework
Eligibility and Requirements
- MSN with NP certification (NP preferred) from a fully-accredited institution with at least one year of full-time APRN experience preferred
- Active, unrestricted APRN and RN licenses
- Recommended cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Start your UC DNP NursingCAS application today! Questions? Contact Bobby Rue, Admissions Counselor, at Bobby.Rue@uc.edu.
*MSN nurses who are seeking to add DNP credentials without additional NP certification should apply to the Fall 2020 Post-MSN DNP program. The NursingCAS deadline for this program is April 1, 2020.
University of Michigan – Flint
Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentration is offering new student scholarships for this fall. Learn more here
. For more information, please contact Office of Graduate Programs at
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