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Open Seats One of the benefits of NursingCAS is to provide notifications to applicants about programs that have available space. Did you know that more than 14,000 seats go unfilled annually? Review the listing below to determine if you would like to apply to one of these programs.

Deadline Extensions Programs often extend their deadlines in order to allow applicants more time to complete the admissions process. Review the list below to see if any programs you are interested in have extended their deadline.

New Programs New programs are added to NursingCAS frequently so in order to help you discover and learn about new offerings please review the updated list below.

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Open Seats


Bellarmine University

The highly acclaimed Bellarmine University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program still has a few open seats for May 2017. 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.

Limited FREE summer housing available on our beautiful campus in the heart of Louisville, perennially ranked one of America’s most livable cities. Apply now through your Nursing CAS profile. Get more information now at, or contact Julie Armstrong-Binnix for advising at or 502-272-8364.

Barry University

Barry University: 6 Things You Should Know

  1. Through a partnership with Baptist Health South Florida, qualified students can save up $20,000 in tuition costs and greatly increase their chances of direct hire upon graduation.
  2. Barry University was just announced as #26 in Top Nursing Schools according to the Community for Accredited Online Schools who conduct research into a nursing program’s student support services, flexible learning options, technology and quality of education.
  3. NCLEX-RN pass rates consistently above the state average for the past five years.
  4. Students typically enter the workforce within 6 months of graduation.
  5. When compared with average BSN salaries posted on Glassdoor, our graduates typically garner 5% higher earnings.
  6. Barry University nursing programs are fully accredited by the CCNE.

Now accepting applications for the upcoming fall and spring semesters.

  • Traditional BSN: This program can be completed in 6 semesters and is designed to comprehensively prepare the student for nursing practice. Barry offers many scholarships to qualified applicants in the traditional BSN option to offset the cost of tuition.
  • Accelerated Option BSN: Our popular accelerated option is designed for second-degree seekers wishing to complete a BSN. This program can be completed in just 4 semesters and is competitively priced at $7500/semester. We are accepting applications for Spring 2018.
  • RN-to-BSN: This is for Registered Nurses who wish to complete their baccalaureate degree. The program allows you to take just two online nursing courses a semester and finish your degree in 15 months. This program is offered at a flat tuition rate of $12,400 for the entire program.

Interested? Please visit our webpage for more details and contact our specialist nursing advisors today.

Belmont University

100% First-time Pass Rate on the National FNP Certification Exam for the Last 12 Years.

That’s the standard set by graduates of Belmont University’s programs for advanced nursing practice – BSN-to-DNP, MSN-to-DNP, MSN and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate for Family Nurse Practice – in Nashville, Tennessee.

Open seats available for Fall 2017. Learn more at

Come to our next Information Session on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. Sign up on the web page linked above.

Oregon Health and Science University

OHSU School of Nursing: Master of Nursing in Nursing Education

The Masters in Nursing Education at OHSU offers the opportunity for students to advance their leadership and professional nursing career goals in several ways. The curriculum is tailored to each student’s specific learning interests and needs. Besides completing core education courses, students choose a clinical population focus from one of three areas: adult gerontological nursing, community health nursing, or psychiatric mental health nursing.

In addition to our graduates being employed as faculty in schools of nursing, many find new and rewarding work as staff nurse educators in a variety of health settings from acute care to community health, and several have gone on to fulfill professional practice leader roles in acute and public health settings.

Application deadline: April 15, 2017

Roseman University of Health Sciences-Nevada

Greetings from Roseman University of Health Sciences!

Roseman University of Health Sciences has two campuses that offer nursing programs. Our home campus is located outside the Las Vegas Valley in Henderson, NV. Our sister campus is located just 20 minutes south of Salt Lake City, UT. Roseman University offers an 18-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing program designed to prepare students for entry level registered nurse positions in a variety of health care environments. Graduates will use critical thinking skills for effective problem solving, decision making, and independent judgment to provide culturally competent and developmentally appropriate care in the practice of nursing and to function as a member of a health care team.

We are currently accepting applications for the following program offerings:

  • 18-month BSN Program Henderson, NV- (Cohort begins August 2017, 48 spots available)
  • 18-Month BSN Program South Jordan Utah- (Cohort begins August 2017, 48 spots available)


For more information about our program visit our site at For an advising session please contact Erik Dillon at 702-968-2075 or send unofficial transcripts to Be sure to indicate your campus of interest in the email.

Keiser University

Keiser University’s traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree prepares students to provide compassionate, patient-centered and culturally competent nursing care. While utilizing the most current healthcare technologies, graduates practice in partnership with patients, and as members and leaders of interprofessional healthcare teams. Using evidence-based knowledge and skills related to wellness, health promotion, disease management, and end-of-life care, they are well prepared to improve healthcare outcomes for individuals, families, groups and communities in a variety of settings. Successful completion of the program qualifies graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. All Keiser University BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The Flagship campus located in West Palm Beach, Florida still has availability in our program for Fall 2017 term. If you want to learn more about our program, contact Flagship admissions at 866-944-3456. To learn more about program prerequisites and outline visit us online.

University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing has open seats for the Summer 2017 DNP and Fall 2017 PhD programs.  Both programs are offered online and feature convenient full-time and part-time enrollment options.  A $100,000 scholarship is currently available for PhD applicants.  Please see our website for additional details regarding admission and the scholarship.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

We are still accepting applications for all of our graduate Nursing programs:

  • Doctor in Nursing Practice
  • MSN in Nursing Administration
  • MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner

We will also be offering a $150.00 application fee credit to your student account, should you choose to attend Jefferson College! If you attend Jefferson College, you will get your application fee back.

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Harding University


The deadline for Fall admission to Harding University’s Online Family Nurse Practitioner Program has been extended to April 1, 2017. Please complete the Nursing CAS application and Harding University’s supplemental application by this date. Applications for open seats will be taken on a first come basis.


Please contact our office at 501-279-4859 if you have additional questions.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing has open seats for Fall 2017 admission in Accelerated BSN, DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nursing, and Post-graduate Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Certificate programs. The deadline has been extended to April 15, 2017. We look forward to reviewing your application.
The accelerated BSN program is a 17-month on-campus program that prepares students for initial RN licensure. We are proud to inform you that we have 100% passing rate on the NCLEX-RN exam from our BSN graduates two years consecutively!


DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nursing program and Post-graduate Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Certificate program are primarily delivered in an online format. Post-BSN applicants who are seeking an initial certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care must reside in the Tri-State area of Tennessee, Mississippi or Arkansas and must complete their clinical training in those states. Applicants who already hold an APRN license should contact the Office of Student Affairs at 901-448-6139 or for questions on state authorization as the rules concerning distant education for each state can vary.


Admission Requirements:
Accelerated BSN
DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nursing
Post-graduate Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Certificate


New Programs


Palm Beach Atlantic University


Palm Beach Atlantic School of Nursing announces the addition of a new track in our graduate program. Beginning this Fall, 2017 we are offering a DNP Executive Leadership Track. Due to the turbulent, ever-changing world of healthcare the demand for nurse executives has been escalating. Nurse leaders in executive practice set the vision for nursing practice in the delivery of safe, timely, efficient, equitable and patient-centered care. Working within an interprofessional environment, the nurse in executive practice is influential in improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations and decreasing the per capita of healthcare cost. Palm Beach Atlantic School of Nursing now offers an Executive Leadership degree which prepares nurses to function in leadership and management roles at the department and senior executive level.


The curriculum focuses on developing the knowledge and skills to effectively lead in complex clinical environments. Core courses provide a foundation in evidence based practice and research, nursing outcomes, use of technology, finance, organizational theory and health policy. This knowledge is then expanded upon through courses in strategic leadership, leadership in complex systems, and clinical systems analysis and design. Students will have a uniquely designed clinical residency with a senior-level mentor. During residency, students will complete a DNP Project designed to synthesize and apply knowledge gained throughout the program.

Faculty include individuals with extensive experience in leadership of clinical systems, executive practice, professional communication and development, and health policy. For more information contact Mr. King at Bruce_king