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.
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 are added to NursingCAS on a continual basis. Discover and learn about new program offerings available to you by reviewing the listings below.
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Abilene Christian University Right now, Abilene Christian University is offering over $250,000 in total scholarships to new ACU Online students. We are currently accepting applications to our online Pre-Nursing, BSN to DNP, and DNP programs for the Spring 2021 term. Visitacu.edu/onlineto learn more about these programs.
New, first-time students starting in our online BSN to DNP or DNP programs may qualify for a $10,000 DNP Scholarship. To be eligible, students must apply before November 23, 2020, and begin class on January 12, 2021. Terms and Conditions apply.
Arkansas Tech University is still accepting applications for the Spring 2021 term. ATU has WAIVED the GRE/MAT test requirement for all Spring 2021 applicants, and offers in-state tuition for residents of bordering states! The only of its kind in the state of Arkansas, ATU’s completely online Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Emergency Management offers a unique focus that will set graduates apart and prepare students to assume administrative roles in healthcare systems. More relevant now than ever, the program also provides training and insight to help students lead in planning and coordinating emergency response strategies related to healthcare. See how ATU helps its graduates become innovative leaders atbit.ly/atugradnursing.
Ashland University has open seats in all undergraduate and graduate nursing programs; apply today!
Traditional BSN—a four-year, on-campus program with interactive, state-of-the-art, simulation labs along with core, and clinical nursing coursework. Prepares students to become Registered Nurses.
RN to BSN (online)—designed for working professionals who are licensed as Registered Nurses or preparing to complete their RN licensure. *RN-BSN new tuition rates are $250 per credit hour; $200 per credit hour for Corporate Partners.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)—flexible, online format with occasional on-site requirements throughout the program. Specialty tracks include Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP), Advanced Practice (MSN to DNP), and Health Systems Leadership (BSN or MSN to DNP). Application materials due March 31 for May 2021 cohort. *HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program is also available!
School Nurse Program—post-bachelor certificate program consisting of online coursework and a 160 to 320-hour internship in a school setting. Completion prepares students to practice as a professional School Nurse in alignment with the ANA and NASN Scope and Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW PROGRAM: Master’s In Adult Education with School Nurse cognate!
Nurse Educator Certificate Program—for RNs with a BSN, MSN, DNP or who are working on their DNP. Prepares nurses to teach in a nursing education program or healthcare setting. 12 credit hours of graduate-level, online coursework, and a 48-hour practicum/project.
For start dates and deadlines, call 419-289-5738 or visit our website.
A highly educated nursing workforce is critical to meeting the nation’s nursing needs and delivering safe, effective patient care. OurMaster of Science in Nursing programwill prepare you to contribute to this important field. Online classes start on January 19, 2021.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT: APPLY BY DECEMBER 18! Choose from two tracks—nursing administration and nursing education—and start building the skills you need to shape the next generation of health care professionals.
The Bellarmine University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has open seats for our Summer 2021 start (May 3, 2021). 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.
We 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 your NursingCAS profile. Get more information now at ourAccel BSN FAQ page or contact Julie Armstrong-Binnix for advising at email@example.com 502-272-8364.
Belmont University is located in Nashville, Tennessee, and offers on-campus programs for advanced nursing practice. Since 2004 (16 years) 100% of our MSN and DNP graduates have passed the national certification exam for FNPs on their first attempt, well above the national average pass rate. For more information on each of our degrees and FNP programs, go to belmont.edu/gradnursing. Admission is granted on a rolling basis. We welcome your questions via email firstname.lastname@example.org by phone to 615-460-6752.
California State University, East Bay
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2021 through June 1, 2021. The CSU East Bay’s online/hybrid MSN program offers two 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.
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner: Available to registered nurses who have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, this program prepares nurses to practice as family nurse practitioners in a number of settings and across the lifespan. The program consists largely of online courses with on-campus intensives three times per year.
Second MSN option: For registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses who have completed an MSN in another area, up to 15 hours of essential MSN courses may count toward the 45-hour MSN-FNP degree completion.
Post Graduate Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner: This option is available to registered nurses or advanced practice registered nurses who have earned an MSN in another area of emphasis. Students in this option may complete up to 32 credit hours in the MSN-FNP program. Upon completion of the required courses, students will be eligible to sit for the FNP national certification exam. Part-time and full-time tracks are available.
King University has open seats for Spring 2021 in our pre-licensure BSN program. Students are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as they meet eligibility requirements.
King University has small class sizes.
Students experience meaningful interaction with instructors.
The nursing program of study is only four semesters.
Clinical experiences are completed in acute care hospital and community settings and include simulation labs.
Guaranteed admission to the MSNprogram for students meeting certain requirements.
Please contact Dr. Amy Edmison, BSN Program Coordinator, for additional information at email@example.com. For more information about King University, visit our website.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing is a nationally recognized2019 Center of Excellence (COE)for Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN) and is the only nursing school in Louisiana within an academic health sciences center. We are pleased to announce that the School of Nursing is accepting applications for Fall BSN 2021 cohort! Applications for Traditional BSN and Accelerated Career Alternative Registered Nurse Education (CARE) programs are now open in NursingCAS. RN to BSN and graduate program deadlines can be found on the School of Nursing’swebsite, or visit the links below for more information:
Mary Baldwin University INTERPROFESSIONAL BY DESIGN – Mary Baldwin University’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences. Learn on your terms. Apply nowfor a January or August start! Invest in the future of healthcare by joining our interprofessionalSchool of Nursing. Our programs are 100% online and designed to meet the needs of working nurses.
RN-BSN– $10K for 30 nursing credits! Plus….Get credit for what you know. MBU offers RN to BSN students portfolio review for prior learning credits at no cost.Complete the program in as few as 3 semesters or up to 5 years.
MSN – Complete the program in as few as 4 semesters or up to 5 years. Choose from3 concentrations.
RN-BSN-MSN– Earn your BSN while enrolled in an MSN program by taking dual-credit courses. Complete the program in as few as 7 semesters or up to 7 years.
The College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina has a long and distinguished history of more than 135 years preparing the finest professional nurses who care, cure, and create new knowledge in improving the health of individuals, families, and communities. Our Accelerated BSN degree program is a 16-month, four consecutive semester program, which includes a summer semester. It is an on-campus program, with classroom, clinical, and lab components. Our students have diverse backgrounds and bring richness to the learning environment. While approximately 72% of our students do have a bachelor’s degree in another area, it is not required to have a bachelor’s degree for admission. Some students apply and are admitted with only the 60 semester hours of prerequisite coursework.
The application deadline for our Fall 2021 cohort is January 15, 2021. Visit our webpageor contact Alexis Cunliffe firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
At MGH Institute of Health Professions (Boston, MA), we prepare practitioners to lead the next generation of interprofessional, compassionate care. We are currently accepting applications for two programs:
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Summer (May) 2021 entry – Rolling Admission
Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing (Fall 2021 entry) – December 1, 2020 Deadline
Our intensive curriculum builds upon the skills and knowledge that you have accomplished in other degrees and careers and prepares you to become a nurse or nurse practitioner. Our programs are designed specifically for college graduates with no prior nursing experience. Throughout the 16-month curriculum in the ABSN program, and the 32-month curriculum of the DEN program, you will learn the essential skills and knowledge to deliver outstanding patient care as well as to advance in the profession of nursing. There is a 1:6 clinical faculty-to-student ratio, giving students personalized attention from excellent clinicians in prime clinical settings. We hope you consider applying to the MGH Institute of Health Professions and become a member of an interprofessional health care team preparing to improve the quality of healthcare and patient outcomes.
Submit your application today! Please visit our website for specific application information, requirements, and links to the appropriate NursingCAS cycles:
Please contact the Office of Admissions (email@example.com) with any questions. We look forward to receiving your NursingCAS application!
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Applications are being reviewed for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at MNU. The Accelerated BSN program is designed for the LPN, paramedic/MICT, or adult student with previous college experience. At MNU, we combine faculty expertise and state-of-the-art laboratories with your personal motivation to provide you an unmatched opportunity for coursework and clinical completion in just 12 months. You will be prepared to successfully take the NCLEX-RN® exam and accomplish your ultimate goal of becoming a qualified registered nurse. Programs begin in March and August. Learn more by visiting ourwebsiteor joining us for a virtual info meeting or event!
Affordable with competitive tuition rates and transfer scholarships available
Seamless transfer process
Looking for a four-year BSN program? Students in ourBSN programcan have a traditional university experience while completing an exceptional clinical program. Our program is selective, but student-centered, allowing you to receive more one-on-one attention from faculty members who help students make professional connections that will last long after graduation. The next application cycle for the traditional BSN opens December 1, 2020, for a Fall 2021 start.
Northeastern University The Direct Entry Nursing Master’s program at Bouvé College of Health Sciences deadline is December 1, 2020. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are verified, so it is recommended that all documents are submitted well in advance of the December 1, 2020 deadline. Please be diligent in making sure your application materials are received and verified.
Northeastern University’s Direct Entry program allows students to complete intensive sequential classes and clinical work in preparation for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN). Our program prerequisites enable the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in the 16-month accelerated program. Upon receipt of their RN licensure, our students gain work experience as an RN before resuming graduate study. With approval, students may start non-clinical courses during their RN experience. During the Master’s Specialty Track, students complete professional, research, and clinical core classes, prior to their specialty clinical courses.
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We encourage you to apply to Northeastern University’s Direct Entry Nursing program and we look forward to reviewing your application.
Research College of Nursing Come chat withRCoNabout our accelerated and transfer/traditional BSN programs located in Kansas City, Missouri. Get your questions answered about our application process and the program as well as our loan forgiveness program with local Kansas City HCA hospitals! This will be an informal meeting with plenty of time for you to ask questions!
There are three dates to choose from for this event.Register now!After you register watch your email for confirmation info and the Zoom link for the event.
Current Application Deadlines for Undergraduate Program:
Traditional B.S.N. – September 1, 2020 – January 8, 2021 (for August 2021 start; class of 2023)
Accelerated B.S.N. – September 1, 2020 – April 1, 2021 (for January 2022 start; class of 2022)
Roseman University of Health Sciences Roseman University of Health Sciences is now accepting applications for our BSN and MSN/FNP programs. Our 18-month BSN program gives you the opportunity to gain extensive nursing experience while allowing adequate time for exploring the abundance of outdoor recreation, variety of entertainment, and rich culture of our Nevada and Utah locations. You’ll accumulate approximately 696 clinical hours through full clinical shifts and have the opportunity to work alongside veteran nurses in a variety of clinical settings.
BSN Success Rates (2019 avg.):
91.38% NCLEX Pass rates
96.95% Completion rate
95.29% Job placement rates
Already have a BSN and want to advance your career? We offer a 23-month MSN/FNP program for those seeking educational, developmental, and professional growth opportunities as a nurse practitioner. This asynchronous program allows you to work full-time and complete clinical hours in your current location, with prior approval.
Whether you’re looking to jump start your career with a BSN or advance your career with an MSN/FNP, Roseman University College of Nursing is here for you. Now is the time to make your mark as a future Roadrunner! Connect with your personal admissions representative today atgonursing.roseman.edu/ncas.
Rush University Offering MSN, DNP, and PhD degree options, Chicago’s Rush University College of Nursing prepares students to advance the quality of patient care and nursing practice. Through our carefully designed programs, students experience the Rush commitment to clinical scholarship and the art of nursing in action. As a leader in nursing education Rush is a top choice among nurses seeking to progress professionally. Among the nation’s 578 nursing colleges with graduate programs, Rush ranks in the top three percent overall for Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and top five percent for Master of Science in Nursing programs. Additionally, we’re ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for online graduate nursing programs. We invite you to take the next step in your nursing career and apply to be a Rush nurse today!
The Fall 2021 deadline is quickly approaching for the following programs:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GRE is optional for applicants applying to the PhD in Nursing Science for the fall 2021 cohort. The GRE requirements for future applications are subject to change. The deadline to apply for admission and a full-tuition scholarship for the PhD in Nursing Science is quickly approaching.Apply now!
Schreiner University Schreiner University’s 2020 BSN Graduate NCLEX Pass Rate was 100% for the 3rd year in a row. Prospective students may apply to the Schreiner Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program starting November 2, 2020. Interviews and rolling admission cycles will begin in January 2021. Deadline for submission of application and other required paperwork to the Schreiner University BSN program is April 30, 2021, for consideration of admission in the Fall semester. Applicants may contact the office of the Nursing Department at 830-792-7481 if they require assistance or visit the Schreiner Nursing webpage. Applicants must have all of the paperwork submitted and an interview scheduled prior to the April 30, 2021 deadline to be eligible for admission.
Located in the Heart of the Texas Hill Country, the Schreiner University Nursing Program provides excellent learning opportunities for their students. Accredited by the CCNE for 30 students, we provide a customized nursing experience. All of our faculty are Doctorally prepared nurses, teaching in their area of expertise. Our students have exclusive access to Peterson Regional Medical Center and Hill Country Memorial Hospital for various clinical rotations, in addition to multiple healthcare facilities in the surrounding area. Students travel to San Antonio Children’s Hospital and University Hospital for pediatric and intensive care rotations. We have had three consecutive years of 100% NCLEX pass rate and a 97% employment rate prior to graduation. You will achieve more at Schreiner University.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Wherever you are on your nursing journey, UTHSC has a degree for you! University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing has open seats for Fall 2021 including our new concentration of Dual Acute Pediatric and Primary Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Visit our website for more information.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Tennessee – Knoxville’s ABSN Program is still accepting applications for Summer 2021 start. Get your BSN in three semesters! Clinical experiences in and around the Knoxville, TN area. Visit our website today! Application Deadline: December 20th, 2020. Email: CONadvising@utk.edu with any questions.
Trine University is currently accepting applications for our online RN to BSN program. This program is designed for students who hold an unrestricted RN license and want to advance their career with a BSN. With our recently reduced tuition, you can finish your BSN in as little as 12 months for just $250 per credit hour. Classes start every eight weeks, with the next term beginning January 19, 2021. Learn more attrine.edu/bsn.
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Union College – Nebraska
We only have 10 open seats left in our January 2021 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) cohort, and one of those seats could be yours! Now, even more than ever, the world needs nurses, and the nursing profession needs YOU! Take the leap and go after your dream!
Union College’s nursing program is one of the best and here’s why:
100% first-time NCLEX-RN (national licensure exam) pass rate for five of the past six graduating cohorts.
96% first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate average over the past 5 years.
Transfer scholarships of up to 1/2 price tuition!
In-person classes and clinicals with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
No waiting list – the nursing curriculum is only five semesters long and clinical rotations begin the first semester of the nursing program.
Clinicals are in all the major hospital systems in Lincoln, Nebraska, and in the local community (don’t worry, we’re in the capital city of Nebraska which is full of college student opportunities).
Small class sizes ensure that you will get individualized attention and your professor will know you by your first name.
Every student in each clinical course utilizes the state-of-the-art Simulation Center multiple times each semester.
Our faith-based program prepares students to care for patients holistically – mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically, and all faiths are welcome.
The Global Health Nursing elective course creates an opportunity to travel to a developing country over Spring Break to provide care.
If you’ve been searching for a nursing program with a tradition of excellence, small class sizes, and professors committed to your success, you’ve found it! Questions? Contact Yary Jimenez, Health Sciences Enrollment Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-486-2674. Let’s work together to get you on your way to becoming a nurse!
University of Connecticut
TheCEIN/BS accelerated one-year program is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field. Upon the successful completion of the one-year CEIN/BS program, the student is awarded a bachelor’s degree in nursing, in addition to the post-baccalaureate certificate, and is eligible to take the NCLEX (the RN license exam). The application cycle for the 2020 cohort will be available in NursingCAS on November 15, 2020. Admissions will be rolling from February 1 – June 15, 2021.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Graduate School of Nursing offers an interprofessional education and a diverse clinical experience with an outstanding reputation while having flexible learning options. We strive to create an environment for our students that embraces diversity and promotes health equity to improve the quality of life and human health in the Commonwealth and beyond by leading and innovating in education, research, health care delivery, and public service. Our programs include Ph.D.; DNP; Graduate Entry Pathway; Continuing Education; Post Graduate Certificates: Psych Mental Health NP, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP. If you’re ready to advance your degree, apply today! No GRE’s required. Visit our websitefor more information and to apply.
The Fall 2021 application is open and the early deadline is approaching! The Fall 2021 application has an early deadline of January 15, 2021, and a final deadline of April 15, 2021. To assist you in the application process the School of Nursing will be hosting several virtual events prior to the early deadline, from one-on-one virtual Coffee Chats with the Admissions Team to virtual program webinars hosted by our world-renowned faculty. Check out our Visit Uspage for more details and register for an upcoming event today!
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SINCLAIR SCHOOL OF NURSING ONLINE DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE with *NEW* MS(N) and post-graduate certificate options.
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 programs as well as our *NEW* 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. With a rolling application process, you’ll know within weeks if you’re accepted so you can begin planning your future. We have rolling admissions except for Graduate Certificate who start in Fall only. For more information on becoming a MIZZOU Nurse, visit our website or contact Dr. Miriam Butler (email@example.com) or Leslie McPeak 573-882-0200 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
University of St. Thomas-Houston is preparing to educate the nurses needed in this growing healthcare workforce! Our Graduate Nursing Applications are all open: Master of Science in Nursing, RN to Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice. With our extended deadline of December 1st, there is still time to apply for Spring 2021.
Two tracks for the working professionals: Post-Masters and Post-Bac Online with three on-campus seminars
One-on-one mentoring through the program
If you are interested in learning more about the Nursing admissions process, please contact Sara Johnson, Assistant Director of Admissions, at email@example.com call/text 832-350-3950. Follow us on social media at @NursingAtUST on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
University of South Florida
Now accepting applications for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 admission! Learn more on ourwebsite.
Summer 2021: DNP Nurse Anesthesia
Nurse Practitioners certified in the field of anesthesia as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)
February 15, 2021 application deadline with space availability
94 credit hours, 3 years
Full-time residency program
Clinical placements coordinated for all students
Fall 2021: MSN and BSN-to-DNP Nurse Practitioner
Registered nurses with BSN degrees entering advanced practice as nurse practitioners and certified in a clinical specialty area
Part-time and full-time options, hybrid online/on-campus curriculum, and clinical placements coordinated for all students.
March 15, 2021 application deadline with space availability (Priority deadline is February 15, 2021, for maximum consideration)
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care / Occupational Health
Fall 2021: MSN-to-DNP
Highly individualized DNP Project and DNP Practicum prepare graduates for the highest level nursing practice degree in their subject area of expertise
March 15, 2021 application deadline with space availability (Priority deadline is February 15, 2021, for maximum consideration)
30 credit hours, 5 semesters
Fall 2021: PhD Nursing Science
Research-focused doctoral degree
Students from various academic and professional backgrounds contributing to the development of new knowledge and scholarly products to advance nursing science
July 1, 2021 application deadline with space availability (Priority deadline is December 15, 2020 for most funding options)
Various program plans available
Join us for aninformation session to discuss our programs and hear from current students, and an application workshop as you begin to apply!
Ursuline College Ursuline College’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will prepare you as an advanced practice nurse and confident leader in the nursing field. In this master’s in nursing program, you’ll seek to transform the health of your community through reflection and healing interaction with individuals and organizations.
Expand your leadership role with WilmU’s flexible and affordable M.S.N. in Nurse Leadership degree. This CCNE-accredited program equips you with the skills necessary to broaden your health care career mobility and earnings.
Choose from multiple tracks: Educator, Executive, Legal Nurse Consultant, and Public Health
NEW! Now accepting applications for for Fall 2021: Master of Science in Nursing, Master’s Entry into Professional Nursing! The Carr College of Nursing is pleased to announce the first prelicensure program in Arkansas that prepares students to become advanced entry-level professional nurses who graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing. The Master’s Entry into Professional Nursing (MEPN) will begin in Fall 2021 and will include an in-depth focus on health care administration and leadership. The program will be offered year-round and is 5 semesters in length.
Applicants can choose from two tracks:
The traditional track is available for those who have a B.S. or B.A. in any field*
The early entry track is available for those with 90 undergraduate credit hours*
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