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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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Register Now: Preparing and Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application Webinar

NursingCAS is hosting our Preparing and Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application webinar on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET. Register to attend this webinar and stay well-informed on applicant best practices.

Webinar content includes:

  • Detailed overview of the NursingCAS application
  • Guidance on requesting transcripts and submitting coursework entry
  • Answers to FAQs (application statuses, references, etc.)
  • Tips to avoid common mistakes
  • Recommendations to ensure quick application processing times
  • Resources available for NursingCAS applicants

The event is open to current and future NursingCAS applicants and will be led by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and NursingCAS. The webinar will be recorded and shared with registrants following the event.


Baldwin Wallace University

The deadline to apply for Baldwin Wallace University’s Accelerated BSN (ABSN) is May 1, 2024.

The ABSN is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in an area outside of nursing and are interested in earning their BSN. The program is 15 months long and based near Cleveland, Ohio. Additional highlights of the program include:

  • Outstanding NCLEX-RN pass rates, with an average first-time pass rate of 94%
  • Clinical opportunities with world-renowned research hospitals and medical centers, such as the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals
  • Individualized faculty mentorship and collaboration with fellow cohort members
  • Access to state-of-the-art labs

If you are interested in starting a successful career in nursing, we would highly encourage you to apply for the ABSN at Baldwin Wallace University. For more information on how to apply, please visit this webpage.

Questions? Please contact or (440) 826-2915.

Barnes Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing

Graduate programs to power your nursing career – with guaranteed preceptor placement!

Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing graduates have gone on to lead, educate, inspire, and innovate in advanced roles across the country. That’s because our graduate programs are designed to take your nursing career to the next level:

  • Flexible programs geared toward the busy professional
  • A faculty that includes expert clinicians, educators, and nurse executives
  • Cutting-edge simulation and virtual reality labs
  • Personalized approach to clinical practice hours
  • Guaranteed preceptor placements
  • Online and hybrid programming
  • Three start times per year
  • Unlimited career prospects
  • Full accreditation by CCNE

We are currently accepting applications for our BSN, MSN, DNP, and Post-Graduate Certificate programs. Multiple tracks are available.

Learn more about our St. Louis-based programs here or contact Admissions for more information.

Bellarmine University

The Bellarmine University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has open seats for our May 2024 cohort (May 6, 2024). We offer a 12-month, fast-paced, intensive nursing program with over 750 hours of clinical experience. 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 also 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 NursingCAS!

Get more information now at our Accelerated BSN Program webpage or contact us for advising at or by phone at (502) 272-7100.

California State University, East Bay

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2024 through June 1, 2024. 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 us at

Charles R. Drew University

The Summer priority deadline to apply for Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science’s BSN and MSN programs for Summer 2024 is Friday, March 30.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Designed for students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and wish to earn their BSN. Our students are prepared for the NCLEX-RN exam and can apply for the Public health nurse certification. Graduates of this program are prepared for a successful career in nursing. The program consists of part-time and full-time tracks. Now admitting in Summer, Fall, and Spring. Please contact our office for deadline information.
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Available to registered nurses with a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing and higher degrees, this program prepares 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, and Summer. Please contact our office for deadline information.

Additional highlights of our programs include:

  • Through a culturally sensitive approach, students are trained in high-fidelity learning environments
  • Collaborative cohort learning and individualized faculty mentoring
  • Access to state-of-the-art labs and learning opportunities with standardized and simulated patients
  • Students are prepared to alleviate health inequities and increase patient advocacy in historically underserved communities

For admission requirements and instructions on how to apply through NursingCAS, please contact our lead Enrollment Specialists, Jasmine Verges (BSN) at or (323) 563-3675, and David Franco (MSN) at or (323) 563-3634.

Concordia University Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin  has open seats for the online RN to BSN Completion program for the Summer (May or June) and Fall (August or October) semesters! Apply and submit your NursingCAS application today! This program requires you to have your RN through an associate’s degree program and you must be working as an RN. Classes are online in an 8-week format with an option to attend year-round, allowing you the flexibility you need to complete your BSN. 

There are also open seats for the following online and certificate programs for Fall 2024:

  • Certificate After Graduate Education (CAGE)
  • FNP
  • Psych Mental Health NP
  • Post BSN to DNP
  • Post MSN to DNP

Submit your NursingCAS application by July 1 for these Fall (August 26) programs! Learn more about these graduate options by visiting Concordia’s School of Nursing website.

Concordia University Wisconsin has open seats for the hybrid Accelerated Second-Degree BSN program for Spring 2025 (January)! Check now to make sure you have all the pre-requisites needed for this accelerated 15-month BSN program. This 15-month accelerated hybrid program is located in WI, and requires applicants to have completed a non-nursing bachelor’s degree with a cumulative undergrad GPA of a 2.75 or greater. Students will need to be in Southeastern WI near Milwaukee for their clinicals and lab/simulation classes while learning online. 

Have questions? Register for an upcoming (March or April) virtual info session. More information can be found on the NursingCAS School Events Calendar. You can also connect with our admissions counselor, Heidi Sternig at or via phone at 262-243-4313 to request additional information.

Davenport University

Nursing remains one of the highest-growth occupations today, and Davenport University is accepting applications for our Fall 2024 BSN-PL program. Don’t miss the April 12, 2024 application deadline!

Davenport University offers the following nursing programs:

Unlike some nursing schools, acceptance into Davenport University’s BSN-PL program guarantees you a seat in the nursing program. This guarantee is made without prerequisite requirements or waiting lists. Davenport’s nursing program is accredited by the CCNE, the gold standard of accreditation. CCNE accreditation means you can be assured of the quality and integrity of our program. We feel confident that our nursing program will lead to a career as a nurse within six months of graduation, and we back this up with the Davenport Employment Guarantee.

Our BSN-PL program prepares you for licensing exams and builds a solid foundation for your future in nursing. You’ll begin your clinical courses during the sophomore year, for a total of three complete years of real-life experience, so you graduate feeling confident in your ability to provide excellent patient care. What’s more, every new student enrolled in qualified nursing programs at our Great Lakes Bay, Lansing, or Warren campuses is eligible to receive an $8,000 scholarship per academic year.

Ready to learn more? Contact our admissions team at

Harding University

The application is open for Harding University’s Master of Science in Nursing programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Master’s Entry Level into Professional Nursing. Scholarships are available for eligible admitted students. Apply now!

  • Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner: Available to registered nurses with a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing and higher degrees, 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, and Summer. Please contact our office for deadline information.
  • 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. 

For MEPN – Choose from two tracks:

  1. Traditional track for those with bachelor’s degree in any field.*
  2. Early entry track for those with 90 undergraduate credit hours.*

*Both MEPN tracks require Arkansas nursing prerequisites

Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s local-to-global mission means that we partner with people in Baltimore and around the world to improve health. As a top-ranked graduate school in the nation, 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.

We are still accepting Fall 2024 Applications for the following programs:

  • MSN Entry into Nursing
  • MSN Healthcare Organizational Leadership*
  • MSN Healthcare Organizational Leadership /Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Degree*
  • 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 Psychiatric Mental Health NP*
  • Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate*
  • Post-Master’s Healthcare Organizational Leadership Certificate*
  • Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health NP Certificate*

*online options

Questions? Please visit our website for more information, or contact the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Office of Admissions at (410) 955-7548 or

Oregon Health & Science University

The OHSU School of Nursing is also accepting applications for Fall 2024 in the following programs:

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program | This DNP program will prepare you to provide acute and primary care to children, and to advocate for patients and their families. View the admissions requirements for this program on our webpage. Apply before March 30!
  • Ph.D. program | We offer both post-bachelor’s and post-master’s tracks in Portland, Oregon. All applicants to the Ph.D. program will be given full consideration for an award to cover their tuition, fees, and a monthly stipend for the first four years of the program. No additional scholarship application is required. If you are interested in furthering your career and advancing research in healthcare, consider applying today! Learn how to apply for the Ph.D. program on our webpage.
  • Master’s in Nursing Education program | If you want to teach the next generation of nurses, join our MNE 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. Learn more about the admissions requirements on our website.
  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program | If you are interested in furthering your career in this hybrid program and learning how to care for adults who have acute, critical, and complex chronic conditions, apply today! Please visit our website to learn more about the admissions requirements.

Additionally, the OHSU School of Nursing RN-to-BS Completion program is accepting applications to start in Summer 2024. The RN to BS online program is designed for Registered Nurses who have an associate degree in nursing and want to earn a bachelor’s in nursing. Complete this online program in as little as nine months. View the admissions requirements for this program here. Enroll before April 30 to join the Summer cohort!

For more information, please email or call (503) 494-7725. Visit our website for information on how to apply.

Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer University offers a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree and is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2024 class. We have space available and are accepting applications on a rolling basis until all seats are filled or until May 1, 2023. As a small liberal arts university, we offer students a high-quality, personalized education experience. We accept transfer students who can complete pre-requisite courses prior to program entry. In addition to our traditional pre-licensure students, we offer a track for LPNs who want to pursue their BSN. Please visit our page on the NursingCAS application for details about our program.

If you have additional questions, you can contact Martha Bramlett, PhD, RN, Chairperson of the Department of Nursing at or visit our website for more information.

Regis College

Regis College is accepting applications to the full-time Direct Entry Master’s in Nursing for Non-Nurses program. The program starts in the Fall semester only, with clinicals starting that same semester.

We  require seven prerequisites (Chemistry I and II, Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Microbiology, Statistics, and Human Development). You may apply and be accepted without all prerequisites having been completed; however, all must be completed by the start of the program in September. We are currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis for Fall 2024.

Please contact Brian Dixon at with any questions.

Research College of Nursing

Research College of Nursing (RCoN), located in Kansas City, Missouri, still has open seats for our Fall 2024 Traditional BSN track start! Pre-requisite coursework totaling 60 hours in sciences and liberal arts is required. Application deadline is April 15, 2024.

For more information about RCoN and our deadlines, please visit our website or contact our Admissions Officer Jess Popescu 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.

For more information, please contact Mary Hancock, PhD, RNC-OB, Director, School of Nursing, Shepherd University at (304) 876-5688 or at Please visit our website for more Information on our Doctor of Nursing Practice program. We look forward to seeing your application!

University of Houston

The Gessner College of Nursing offers excellent, affordable, and flexible graduate degree programs for those individuals interested in advancing their career in nursing. UH graduate programs are designed to work around your busy schedule with face-to-face and web-enhanced classes. We are currently accepting applications for our associate’s degree program, 2nd Degree BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. Multiple tracks are available for graduate degrees.

Join the UH College of Nursing for an Information Session and apply to the UH Gessner College of Nursing through NursingCAS.

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Choose a world-class nursing education at a leader in healthcare research and innovation. Why Choose UMSN?

  • We find your clinicals
  • No coursework entry required
  • No RN experience required
  • Interdisciplinary & global experiences available

Transcripts and references are not required to submit the NursingCAS fee. These have five days after the posted deadlines to arrive at NursingCAS. Comprehensive admissions requirements are available on the UMSN Admissions and Aid webpage. Admissions decisions are released on a semi-rolling basis.

Fall 2024 NursingCAS Deadlines:

  • May 1, 2024: Leadership, Analytics, & Innovation MSN Deadline

Please visit the UMSN Academics page and select your degree level to view offerings by state. Visit the UMSN Concentrations UMSN Certificates pages for ways to add value to your degree after acceptance.

We are here to help! Contact the Recruiting & Admissions team at if you have any questions. Go Blue!

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 30 (all degrees) and January 31 (all degrees) every year. The graduate certificate program only admits for Fall. 

  • 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 (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, please visit our website or contact Dr. Miriam Butler at, Esther Ellis at, or Leslie McPeak at (573) 882-0200 or


Oakland University

Be among the next generation of researchers. The Oakland University School of Nursing will prepare you with the highest-level nursing degree with full faculty support and mentorship. Oakland University’s 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 includes an annual “Ph.D. Immersion Week.” This three day hybrid event consists of networking opportunities, intensive coursework, distinguished speakers & student presentations. The flexibility of this format provides convenient coursework options, student networking, and small cohorts while cultivating a community of scholars.

We have open seats and have extended our application deadline through April 15, 2024. Oakland University offers in-state tuition rates for out-of-state PhD in Nursing students, Graduate Research Assistantships and the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP).*

Three tracks are offered:

  • BSN to PhD/80 credits
  • MSN to PhD/60 credits
  • DNP to PhD/48 credits.

For more information about Oakland University, please visit our website

*The NFLP is federally funded and can make the PhD program more affordable for our students. The program is designed to increase the number of nursing students who pursue careers as full-time faculty teaching in schools of nursing. Up to 85% of the total loan amount will be forgiven if the graduate works full-time for four consecutive years in a nurse faculty position (commit to a faculty/educator role within 12 months of degree completion).

Oregon Health & Science University

The application deadline for OHSU School of Nursing’s Post-Master’s DNP (starting September 2024) has been extended until June 1, 2024. Please visit our website to view the admissions requirements.

Contact the Admissions Office at or (503) 494-7725 with any questions.


Oregon Health & Science University

The OHSU School of Nursing Health Systems and Organizational Leadership (HSOL) program has re-opened and is accepting applications to start in Fall 2024! If you have your bachelor’s in nursing and are looking for a program to expand your leadership potential and further your career in nursing, this online program is for you. The HSOL program prepares nurses for management and leadership roles in a variety of organizational settings.

Learn how to apply and review the admissions requirements on our website. Apply through NursingCAS and join us from wherever you are in the world!

Questions? Please reach out to the Admissions Office by email at or by phone at (503) 494-7725.

Roseman University

Roseman University College of Nursing offers a variety of nursing programs, including the bachelors, masters, and doctoral level. We are currently accepting applications for the following degree programs that start in 2024:

  • Accelerated 17-month Hybrid BSN Program (June 2024)
  • Accelerated 17-month in-person BSN Program (August 2024)
  • 23-month MSN-FNP Program (July 2024)

Moreover, we are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our newly-added Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Program:

  • 36-month Doctor of Nurse Practice-Nurse Anesthesia Program

Contact us for additional information.

Get more out of 2024 with Roseman University Nursing!