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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: 2023-2024 Academic Update Window will open May 24

The 2023-2024 Spring/Summer Academic Update (AU) window will open on Friday, May 24:

  • 2023-2024 cycle: May 24, 2024 – August 23, 2024, 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 2024) or enter newly-planned coursework (i.e. Fall 2024) 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

Recording Available: Preparing and Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application Webinar

NursingCAS hosted our Preparing and Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application webinar last month. If you weren’t able to make it, you can still watch the recording to 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



Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing

The Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing is now accepting Fall term applications for our full slate of graduate programs. All qualified applicants accepted by July 8 will have their $150 deposit fee waived. 

The Goldfarb School of Nursing’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) program has been ranked #11 by the U.S. News & World Report as part of the “Best Grad Schools” 2024 rankings. Based on a survey of academics at peer institutions, this achievement signifies that Goldfarb is among the top nursing anesthesia programs in the country. Learn more about this outstanding accomplishment here.

For more information, please contact us by text at (314) 916-6159, or via email at

California State University, East Bay

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2024 semester 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 a 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. Please note that a BSN is required for admission.

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

For questions or assistance, please contact

Davenport University

Seats remain available in Davenport University’s Fall 2024 Bachelors in Nursing Pre-Licensure (BSN-PL) program. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) fully prepares you for licensing exams and builds a solid foundation for your future in nursing. Applications are due June 7, 2024.

Please visit our website for more information on the nursing program. If you have any additional questions, Davenport’s admissions team can be reached at  (800) 686-1600 or via email at

Emory & Henry College

Emory & Henry College has open seats in the Fall 2024 semester for our RN-BSN program. The RN-BSN (registered nurse to bachelor of science) nursing program at Emory & Henry in Southwest Virginia will equip you to understand the cultural, economic, political, and social concerns impacting patients and their healthcare. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to actively engage with and contribute to the nursing profession through lifelong learning, leadership, scholarship, and service. Submit your application today!

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Natalie Blankenship, Admissions Director, School of Nursing, by phone at (276) 698-9572 or via email at

Florida International University

Florida International University’s (FIU) Graduate Nursing programs will be accepting new applications starting May 1, 2024 for the Post-BSN to DNP Part-Time program (with accelerated options) and the Post-Master’s DNP Online program.

Nationally-ranked among the U.S. News & World Report best graduate nursing schools, the FIU Graduate Nursing unit of the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences offers accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees for the following concentrations:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (now fully online!)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (now fully online!)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Applications will be open for Spring 2025 admissions from May 1 – August 1, 2024. To learn more, or to register for one of our monthly information sessions, visit our website.

FIU Nursing’s Generic BSN program is a five semester, full-time, upper level program comprised of didactic coursework and clinical practice enriched with simulation education activities in our S.T.A.R. Center and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. Students are admitted into the Generic BSN program twice a year in the Spring and Fall semesters. Please register to attend an information session to learn more about our program.

The deadline to apply to the Generic BSN program for Spring admission is July 15, 2024.

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.

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 MEPN tracks require Arkansas nursing prerequisites

For more information on the FNP program, please visit our FNP program page or email For more information on the MEPN program, please visit the MEPN program page or email

Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte

Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC, is accepting applications for the Fall 2024 Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The university’s decades of hospitality and culinary excellence provide the foundation for JWU’s patient-centered, empathetic, and holistic approach to healthcare education. Program highlights include:

  • Cohort model 
  • Accelerated 16-month program
  • New, state-of-the-art simulation center
  • Clinical rotation affiliation agreements with Atrium Health, Novant Health, and more
  • Inclusive program cost (tuition, uniforms, textbooks, and more)
  • Scholarships available for eligible admitted students

Applications must be completed through NursingCAS by July 1, 2024. Pre-requisites can be in progress when applying, as long as they are completed before the program start date of August 26, 2024. Pre-requisites include:

  • Previously earned bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • The following courses completed within the last 10 years, receiving a “B” (80) or higher:  Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II with Labs; Microbiology with Lab; General, Organic, or Inorganic Chemistry; Developmental Psychology; Human Nutrition; Statistics

Questions? Check out more details on our website or reach out to Jessica Manglicmot, Admissions Counselor, at

Manchester University, Fort Wayne

Manchester University, Fort Wayne has open seats for the Fall 2024 start Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program!

Are you ready to take the next step in your health care career, or looking for a career change altogether? 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.

Learn more about our admission requirements, curriculum, tuition, etc. by visiting our website! Recently introduced institutional scholarships for both Indiana and out of state students help to make Manchester’s ABSN program more affordable!

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!

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!

Have follow-up questions? Contact the Manchester University Fort Wayne’s Office of Graduate Admissions at or (260) 470-2703. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 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) which can be fulfilled through undergraduate coursework or after at other institutions. 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.

Roseman University of Health Sciences

We are excited to announce that Roseman University is still accepting applications for remaining seats in the following programs:

  • Accelerated 16-month BSN Program (August 2024 start)
  • Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner (July 2024 start)

Visit our website to learn more about how you can start your academic journey to become a nurse or advance your career as a nurse practitioner. For more information, you can contact Roseman University of Health Sciences by Phone at (702) 968-6642 and find us on Instagram.

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 the completion of your degree affordable and convenient.

Our deadlines are September 30 and February 15 (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, visit our website or contact Dr. Miriam Butler at, Esther Ellis at, or Leslie McPeak at

University of Saint Francis

The University of Saint Francis has open seats for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. 

Our mission is to educate future nurses who have been called to care. The university’s Franciscan values, in line with the Nursing Code of Ethics, center our curriculum with a focus on revering the unique dignity of each patient and serving others. We are one of the most respected nursing education programs in the region, building off 85 years of experience. On board certification exams, our graduates have a 100% pass rate. The curriculum is rigorous, but is built to be flexible for working nurses as a hybrid program, with some courses delivered in eight weeks and online. For clinical tracks, students will only arrive on campus for “intensives” twice per semester, while the rest of the time combines synchronous and asynchronous online learning.

There are various DNP track lengths and concentrations:


  • ASN to DNP
  • BSN to DNP
  • MSN to DNP
  • Post-Graduate Certificate


  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Leadership (not offered for post-graduate certificate)

Application deadlines for the next available terms:

  • Fall 2024 – August 2, 2024
  • Spring 2025 – December 1, 2024

If you have questions about the program, please contact Dr. Megan Winegarden, Graduate Nursing Program Director and Associate Professor of Nursing, by email at or by phone at (260) 399-7700 ext. 8513. If you have questions regarding the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office by email at or by phone at (260) 399-8000.

Western Connecticut State University

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is designed for advanced practice nurses who wish to seek a terminal degree in nursing practice that is not research- or education-focused. This program will prepare the DNP graduate in quantitative and qualitative research, evidence-based practice, foundations of policy and practice design, and in the implementation of practice initiatives that can advance translational healthcare practices and services to significantly impact the delivery of healthcare services within communities. The DNP focuses on understanding research and applying it to practice.

Students that would enroll in this program include advanced practice registered nurses who have completed their studies within a practice domain and wish to obtain a practice doctorate specific to their field of study. This may include population foci in adult/gerontology, family, acute, and psychiatric nursing practice. Entry into the program may include APRNs that have recently graduated or have been in practice for many years.

Contact Dr. Doreen Graham at for more information.

William Jewell College

William Jewell College still has seats available for our January 2025, 12-month BSN program. Don’t miss out on your chance to qualify for our Liberty Hospital partnership program! We emphasize mind, body and spirit, both in the classroom and in life based upon our Nursing Hallmarks: Integrity, Compassion, Leadership, Scholarship, Excellence in Practice and Service to Others. 

For more information, please visit our website.

You may also reach out to Mark Robison by phone at (816) 408-6949 or via email at




Check next month’s Applicant Newsletter for more information on deadline extensions!




Check next month’s Applicant Newsletter for more information on new programs!