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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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Nebraska Methodist College

Nebraska Methodist College is excited to introduce the Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist track as a part of their growing Doctor of Nurse Practice Program.

The Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) option prepares you to become an evidence-based and theory-guided advanced practice nurse, capable of facilitating quality systemic and patient care. Successful graduates will become expert clinicians, able to work in a variety of practice settings to provide community, acute, critical and end-of-life care.

As a clinical nurse specialist with a certification in Adult Gerontology, you’ll be uniquely qualified to help people across the spectrum of the post-adolescent lifecycle. The DNP degree emphasizes a commitment to population health awareness and care improvement, with graduates able to lead teams of healthcare professionals, practice collaboratively and apply advanced concepts in a variety of healthcare settings.

The BSN to DNP program requires a nurse to complete a total of 75 credit hours. Of these, 57 credit hours can be obtained via synchronous and asynchronous online learning and 18 credit hours (1,080 contact hours) are devoted to clinical practice. Clinical practice requirements are completed in a preceptor experience.

A full-time student in the DNP program can graduate in 36 months; a part-time student can finish in four to five years. The priority deadline for this program is December 15, 2016.

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is still accepting applications and has seats available for the following programs:

PhD in Nursing: The PhD in Nursing prepares scientists for a lifetime of discovery and leadership in nursing research, academia and health systems improvement. We seek to admit students with exceptionally strong backgrounds in a major field of study such as nursing or the physical or behavioral sciences. Our PhD program provides full funding for the first two years of study through a combination of graduate assistantships and scholarships for students devoted full-time to their studies.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

For more information, please go to our website ( or email us at

  • Post Masters DNP: For nurses who already hold a master’s degree in a nursing specialty from a fully-accredited institution. The program can be completed in three semesters of full time study.
  • Post Baccalaureate DNP: For registered nurses who have an entry level degree in nursing such as a BSN or professional master’s entry-level nursing degree. This program can be completed in three years of full time study. The following specialties are still accepting applications:
  • Adult Health/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Innovation and Leadership
  • Integrative Health and Healing
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan)
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Our DNP programs are primarily completed online, with the exception of on-campus class sessions once per semester.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

For more information, please go to our website ( or email us at

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Nursing is currently accepting BSN applications for those with an AA or previous BA/BS for the Summer 2017 semester (graduation date of 5/2019).

Allow us to give you a quick overview of why PBA School of Nursing is a great choice:

Our 94% average pass rate on the NCLEX over the past nine years demonstrates that we prepare our students well.

We are located right on the Intracoastal Waterway in warm, sunny West Palm Beach–just a short walk to the beach! We have affiliations with most major hospitals in southeast Florida, which facilitates landing a job after graduation.

Our small size means more individualized attention by our faculty whose primary passion is teaching.

We have a BSN to DNP program that allows for seamlessly moving on to graduate school after obtaining your BSN.

We are a Christian university with a strong commitment to the central role of the teachings of Christ but we welcome students of all faiths.

Our First Look/Best Look deadline is March 1, 2017.

See our website.

Contact Nancy Peifer at with any questions about our program

Columbia College of Nursing

Immediate openings available for our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program for Spring 2017! Columbia College of Nursing (CCON) offers guaranteed clinical placements and no waiting lists. The CCON BSN Program is an upper division “2 plus 2” program.

Students complete their first 60 prerequisite and general education credits at accredited institutions of higher learning. Upon successful completion, students can be admitted directly into the nursing program, where the final 60 nursing credits for the BSN degree are completed. See the CCON BSN Program NursingCAS page for more information and application, or visit

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