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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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Allen College

Allen College School of Nursing has space available! Apply through NursingCAS now!

Accepting BSN and Graduate Nursing applications on a rolling basis for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024.

Allen College offers three ways to complete your BSN degree:

The Graduate Nursing programs at Allen College prepare nurses for a wide variety of specializations.

MSN options starting Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

BSN to DNP options starting Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

DNP options starting Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

  • Post-Graduate DNP for MSN graduates

Questions? Contact Tracy Carey by email at or by phone at (319) 226-2014.

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College has Open Seats in our pre-license BSN upper division major, RN-BSN, and MSN.

Carroll College – Montana

Carroll College is actively accepting and reviewing for our 15-month Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program, with classes beginning May 2023.

Building on a long history of excellence in nursing education at Carroll College, the small cohort size of our Accelerated nursing track includes coursework and clinical experiences designed to ensure our graduates immediately employable, with 100% of our 2022 ABSN graduates that tested having passed the NCLEX on the first attempt!

Also, Carroll College has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the state of Montana through its investment in the Accelerate Montana rapid workforce training program. The application for this $12,500 scholarship can be submitted by any student who has been accepted to begin the Accelerated Nursing program in the Summer 2023.

Reach out to the Carroll Admission team and the Financial Aid Office for more information.

DeSales University

Attention BSN and MSN prepared nurses! Advance your career with an MSN or DNP degree at DeSales University.

Advancing your education is the best thing you can do in today’s complex world of nursing and healthcare. The DeSales MSN and DNP programs offer a quality, practice-based education designed for nurses seeking to expand their roles in the delivery of clinical practice and leadership in healthcare.

Applications are now open for the following programs:

  • MSN & NP track options | Summer 2023, Fall 2023
  • BSN to DNP NP track options | Fall 2023
  • Post-MSN DNP Leadership | Fall 2023

For more information, applicants can visit our website, attend a virtual information session, or schedule a one-on-one appointment with the DNP Program Director.

Questions? Contact Jordan Manini, DeSales University’s Director of Recruitment & Marketing, by email at

Harding University

Apply now through NursingCAS – Master of Science in Nursing Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner or Master’s Entry Level into Professional Nursing

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.

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 for Fall 2023 & Summer 2023! 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.
  • 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.

Two tracks are available for the MEPN program:

  1. Traditional track for those with 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, visit our website or contact us by email at or

Mary Baldwin University

Mary Baldwin University is accepting applications for our dynamic Doctor of Nursing Practice program. This entry-to-practice degree is designed to prepare BSN-qualified nurses who are ready to advance their careers. Choose from two possible tracks:

We also offer a DNP completion option for nurses who hold an MSN. This part-time plan can be completed in six semesters with no on-campus residency required.

The Mary Baldwin difference:

  • Part-time or full-time degree plans
  • Online coursework
  • One weekend-long clinical intensive each year (yep, not once a month or once a semester)

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

Contact Lisa Cohe, Associate Director of Admissions, by email at or by phone at (540) 887-7123 with any questions.

Mount St. Joseph University

Mount St. Joseph University offers top-ranked nursing programs. We offer a 16-month entry into practice MSN program, a post-licensure MSN program with two specialty tracks, and a post-licensure DNP program that focuses on health system leadership. At Mount St. Joseph University, you’ll find endless opportunities and inspiration to go further, climb higher, and contribute to the common good—more than you ever thought possible!

Still Accepting Applications for the Following Programs:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Questions? Contact the Mount St. Joseph University Office of Admissions by email at or by phone at (513) 244-4531

Oakland University

Ph.D. in Nursing – Open Seats Available – Application Deadline is April 15.

Our Ph.D. in Nursing program is designed to prepare scholars to respond to the escalating health care needs of society, enhance nursing knowledge through research, and steward the nursing discipline. 

Our fully online program uses technology to increase student connectedness and also includes an in person “Doctoral Week.” Flexibility of this format provides convenient coursework options, student networking opportunities, and small cohorts while cultivating a community of scholars.

Oregon Health & Science University

The OHSU School of Nursing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program is accepting applications to start in Fall 2023.

This DNP program will prepare you to provide acute and primary care to children and advocate for botpatients and their families. Learn more about the admissions requirements for this program by visiting the OHSU website. Apply before March 30!

For information on how to apply, visit the OHSU website. Questions? Email us at or call us at (503) 494-7725.

Pacific Lutheran University

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Pacific Lutheran University is still accepting applications for Summer 2023.

The program prepares graduates in the advanced-practice specialty concentrations of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). It has been ranked as one of the top 120 Doctor of Nursing Practice programs by the U.S. News and World Report.

Both the PMHNP and FNP programs are designed to meet the demand for additional advanced practice providers in the region and state. The program qualifies students to sit for national certification examinations, making them eligible under Washington State law for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) licensure. In the State of Washington, ARNPs have independent practice and prescribing authority.

The PLU difference:

  • PLU is known for its high quality nursing education.
  • Cohort sizes are small to ensure a high quality, personable PLU experience.
  • All clinical placements are arranged by the PLU faculty.
  • Full-time and part-time options for nurses with either a BSN or master’s in nursing.

Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year on a rolling basis. Apply now through your Nursing CAS profile. For more information visit our website or contact Graduate Admission by phone at (253) 535-8570.

Palm Beach Atlantic University

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

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 Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP Track)

To learn more about these programs, applicants can visit our School of Nursing website or the Orlando campus website.

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.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) | Accelerated, 16-month hybrid, and on-campus options | 4 start dates per year: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall | Early experiential learning – learn by engaging with clinicals early in the program.
  • RN-BSN (Online) | 9-month, full-time, asynchronous online program | 2 start dates per year: Fall & Spring terms. | Earn as you learn. | Only $8,000 for the full program.
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP) | 23-month, full-time, asynchronous online program | 2 start dates per year: January & July | Earn as you learn.

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 an APRN and hold a PhD or DNP.

Two tracks are available:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

For more information, please

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

South University – Orlando Learning Site

There are still open seats available for our Summer BSN program at the Orlando Campus for South University. Our program is an accelerated program, designed for non-registered nurse students. Students may complete prerequisite courses in as few as seven quarters (21 months). After successful completion of the nursing program, the graduate must pass the National Council Licensure Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) in order to obtain licensure and begin practice as a registered nurse. Once someone is accepted into the clinical portion of the nursing program, the schedule becomes structured. Clinical nursing classes are currently being offered on campus Monday – Friday, daytime hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET 

Texas A&M University – Texarkana

Apply now for our BSN programs! The BSN Traditional Track Fall 2023 deadline to apply is April 30, 2023. The ADN to BSN program Summer 2023 deadline is May 15, 2023.

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, Texas A&M University – Texarkana is the perfect location to complete your four-year degree. We are ranked the 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.

  • 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, and faculty office hours (face-to-face or virtual)
  • A firm educational foundation for pursuing graduate-level nursing education
  • A state-of-the-art simulation hospital, skills lab, and assessment lab
  • 100% student pass rate for the NCLEX exam for the last 3 years and our students have 100% job placement prior to when they graduate from our program
  • ADN-BSN nursing courses are 100% online and can be completed in either one or two years
  • Traditional BSN nursing courses are face-to-face and are completed in two years

For a list of nursing program admission requirements, prerequisites, or more details, visit our website. Contact Admissions Coordinator Kristie Avery at or (903) 334-6747.

The University of Arizona

Applications are open for the University of Arizona’s Master of Science, Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MS-MEPN) program and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for Fall 2023.

Master of Science, Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MS-MEPN)

Our accelerated Master of Science in Nursing – Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MS-MEPN) program is tailor-made for students holding university degrees in other fields who want to become registered nurses. Students complete the program in 17 months with program options in our two Arizona locations (Gilbert and Tucson). Enrolled in both a pre-licensure and master’s generalist program, graduates earn a Master of Science in Nursing degree and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam. The Fall 2023 semester starts August 21, 2023.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Benefit from a rigorous, nationally renowned, and highly-ranked Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). From engaging lectures and exceptional faculty to simulations and clinical practice, we focus on helping you achieve your degree and preparing you to pass the NCLEX in order to become a successful Registered Nurse. The University of Arizona has two pathways for students to earn their degree: a conventional pathway in Tucson and an integrative health pathway in Gilbert.

  • BSN – Conventional | Located on the University of Arizona Campus in Tucson, our BSN-Conventional (BSN) pathway teaches conventional medicine in a traditional BSN program. This 24-month, 4-semester pathway offers courses in the Fall and Spring. Visit the BSN Conventional program webpage for detailed program information.
  • BSN – Integrative Health | Located 104 miles north of Tucson at the University of Arizona distance campus in Gilbert, our BSN-Integrative Health pathway (BSN-IH) blends conventional medicine with complimentary approaches to Mind-Body-Spirit-Wellbeing. This 16-month, 4-semester pathway offers courses in Fall, Spring, and Summer (Summer enrollment is required). Visit the BSN-IH program web page for detailed program information.

The Fall 2023 semester starts August 21, 2023. Applications for Fall 2023 admission are now available in NursingCAS through April 1, 2023 at 11:59pm EST. Information on admissions criteria is available on our MS-MEPN admissions website. Visit our BSN Program Admissions and FAQ webpages for more information on our BSN programs. Questions? Contact us via email at

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 program only admits 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

Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University’s Bronson School of Nursing has open seats for the Fall 2023 cohorts of both the MSN Nurse Educator and MSN Addiction specialty. Anyone with a BSN or nurses with bachelor’s degree in another discipline and a current unencumbered license to practice as an RN in a US state or territory is welcome to apply.

Please visit our website for more information, or contact Elissa Allen at for any questions.


Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University has extended its application deadline for the Ph.D. in Nursing Program to April 1, 2023.

Oregon Health & Science University

The application deadline for OHSU’s hybrid Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program (starting September 2023) has been extended until August 1. To learn more about the admissions requirements for this program, 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.

The application deadline for OHSU’s Ph.D. in nursing (starting September 2023) has been extended until August 1. To learn more about the admissions requirements for this program, please visit the OHSU website.

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

South Dakota State University

The application admission to SDSU College of Nursing Graduate Programs (Master of Science, Postgraduate Certificate, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Doctor of Philosophy) for fall 2023 is open and the application deadline has been extended to May 1, 2023. Visit the SDSU Department of Graduate Nursing webpage to learn more about the program offerings and eligibility requirements.

View the application instructions for complete details. Following review of the applications, eligible applicants will be invited to participate in an online interview and online written assessment.

For questions, please contact Cami Veire, Professor Academic Advisor/Graduate Program Specialist, at or (605) 367-8400


California State University – East Bay

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2023 through June 1, 2023. The CSU East Bay’s online/hybrid MSN program offers two practice concentrations:

  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Leadership and Administration.

The program offers high-quality, accessible, online graduate education over four semesters as well as annual two-day campus immersion meetings that give critical support for student success. Graduates in Nursing Education will be well-equipped to work as educators in clinical or academic settings. Graduates in the Leadership & Administration Concentration will be prepared for mid-level management and leadership positions in a variety of healthcare settings.

For more information on the MSN program, application procedures, or upcoming information sessions, please visit our website.

For questions or assistance, please contact

Colorado Mesa University

The Colorado Mesa University (CMU) Graduate Nursing Program offers Master of Science in Nursing degrees in family nurse practitioner and new adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner tracks. CMU also offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner dual track. Both the MSN and DNP degrees are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Part-time and full-time attendance options exist for all degrees and tracks. Courses are offered online, allowing students to reside in their home communities; however, some travel to campus is expected as students move through the program.

CMU’s family nurse practitioner program has been ranked as one of the most affordable programs in the country according to Online U. At CMU, students have access to relatively small class sizes, allowing for meaningful interactions with peers and course faculty. CMU graduates perform at or above the national average for nurse practitioner certification pass rates and employment following graduation. Through mentoring by faculty who are nationally recognized nurse leaders, students can expect a rigorous, yet personalized graduate nursing experience at CMU.

The application deadline is April 1st, 2023 for the Fall 2023 term. For more information visit our website.

Samuel Merritt University

Leading the way to a better mind, body and soul! Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses are changing the landscape of healthcare. PMHNP’s are passionate about patient-centered, holistic and collaborative approaches to care. If you are looking in advancing your practice in the field of Psychiatric Mental Health, apply to Samuel Merritt University’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, today!

The application for PMHNP-DNP Fall 2023 is now open. The Fall 2023 cohort application deadline is Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 8:59 p.m. PT. To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • BSN or MSN degree from a CCNE accredited program
  • BSN degree GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (as listed on BSN transcript.)
  • Active, unencumbered California RN license.
  • One year of full-time RN experience at the time of application. Psychiatric nursing experience is preferred but not required.
  • Two letters of reference from individuals who can attest to your clinical expertise and preparedness for graduate level study.

Join us during our Graduate Nursing Drop-In Q&A sessions, held every Monday, 5:30pm-6:00pm on Zoom.

If you would like to schedule a one on one admission appointment, feel free to reach out to Chantelle Comeau at or by scheduling an appointment.

We look forward to connecting!