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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.

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Abilene Christian University
Abilene Christian University is currently accepting applications to our online Pre-Nursing, RN to BSN, BSN to DNP, and DNP programs for the Spring 2022 term. Enroll today and receive a $500 scholarship in your first course! New students that begin classes in our Spring 1 session will automatically receive the scholarship (see full award rules and disclaimers). Visit to apply or to learn more about these programs.

Ready to enroll? Please call 855-219-7300 or complete this form.

Baldwin Wallace University
Baldwin Wallace University has open seats for the Fall 2022 cohort of our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program!

Our ABSN program is a 15-month, in-person program that prepares our students for a successful career in nursing. This full-time program is specifically designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and are interested in earning their BSN. The ABSN program includes classroom, skills lab, and clinical experiences. Located near Cleveland, OH, our students gain comprehensive clinical experiences through local, renowned healthcare facilities, such as the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals.

Ready to apply for our ABSN program? Check out our ABSN admission page for application requirements. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by January 15, 2022. Want to learn more about our ABSN program? Register for one of our virtual or on-campus visit opportunities. To learn more, check out our ABSN visit page.

Contact Lauryn Rosinski, admission counselor, at or 440-826-2915 for any questions!

Bellarmine University
The Bellarmine University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has open seats for two cohorts:

  • Spring 2022 start (January 6, 2022)
  • Summer 2022 start (May 9, 2022)We offer FREE summer housing on our beautiful campus in the heart of Louisville, perennially ranked one of America’s most livable cities.

We offer a classroom-based, 12-month, intensive nursing program with over 750 hours of clinical experience. Get a great job quickly thanks to eager employers and our 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.

Apply now through your NursingCAS profile. Get more information now at our Accel BSN FAQ page or contact Julie Armstrong-Binnix for advising at or 502-272-8364.

California State University, East Bay
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2022 through May 15, 2022. 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 procedure, or upcoming information sessions, please visit our website. For questions or assistance, please contact

Centra College 
The deadline for ADN and LPN Fall 2022 application is March 31, 2022. Contact with any questions! 

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science 
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, CA has open seats available for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing- Direct Phase program (Spring 2022 semester). The Spring 2022 semester begins in January 2022, the deadline to submit applications in NursingCAS is December 3, 2021. Students are eligible for admission if they’ve passed the TEAS exam with a 75% or higher cumulative, module, and submodule sections. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “B” or higher. Prerequisite courses and the TEAS exam can be in progress at the time of application, however, all requirements must be completed prior to the start of the semester.

List of required prerequisite courses:

  • General Chemistry with lab (4-semester units)
  • English Composition (3-semester units)
  • Introduction to Sociology (3-semester units)
  • Critical Thinking (3-semester units)
  • U.S. History (3-semester units)
  • Humanities (2 courses 3-semester units each)
  • Public Speaking (3-semester units)
  • College Algebra (3-semester units)
  • Human Anatomy with lab (4-semester units)
  • Human Physiology with lab (4-semester units)
  • General Psychology (3-semester units)
  • General Microbiology with lab (4-semester units)
  • Art (3-semester units)
  • U.S. Political Science

Additional Requirements:

  • Personal Statement: 1 page, describe why you want to attend CDU & what you can do with your degree to serve the underserved communities
  • Resume: shows proof of extracurricular activities (i.e. Volunteer services, Mentorship, Religious group services, Homeshelter aid, Foodbank volunteer, Covid-19 relief, Sports, etc.)
    • Hours do not need to be current or verified, a simple list of activities would be sufficient
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (Academic or Employer)

For application requirement questions, contact Schedule an advising session today!

DePaul University
MENP program (for aspiring nurses)

The Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP) degree is for those who have a bachelor’s degree in any field other than nursing and want to enter the nursing profession as a Registered Nurse (RN). This program is offered at DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus and the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine campus in North Chicago.

  • We are currently reviewing applications for the Spring 2022 cohort (starting March 28, 2022) at the Lincoln Park campus
  • Apply for Summer 2022 at Lincoln Park: Early deadline is January 15, 2022
  • Apply for Fall 2022 at Lincoln Park or Rosalind Franklin: The early deadline is January 15, 2022

DNP program (for BSN or MSN-prepared RNs)

DePaul’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program will give you the leadership, business, and research skills you need to work effectively with advanced health care providers, administrators, and researchers. The DNP tracks include: Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner.

  • Apply for Spring 2022: The deadline is February 1, 2022
  • Apply for Summer 2022: The deadline is April 15, 2022
  • Apply for Fall 2022: The deadline is July 15, 2022

MS in Nursing (for ADN or BSN-prepared RNs)

If you’re a registered nurse, DePaul’s MS in Nursing program will help you develop the skills and credentials you need to become a nurse administrator, nurse educator, family nurse practitioner, or adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. The program can be completed 100% online with clinical placements in your state of residence (some states excluded- email for more information).

  • Apply for Spring 2022: The deadline is February 1, 2022
  • Apply for Summer 2022: The deadline is April 15, 2022
  • Apply for Fall 2022: The deadline is July 15, 2022

DeSales University
Do you hold a bachelor’s degree (or will have one by May 2022) and have an interest in Nursing? Our Accelerated 15-month 2nd degree BSN program’s fast, flexible, and affordable format will prepare you for beginning a nursing career.

We are currently enrolling for May 2022:

  • Early action deadline: December 20, 2021*
  • Application Deadline: January 10, 2022

*Receive an offer of acceptance and deposit by December 1, 2021 to enter for a chance to win one of five $500 gift cards to put towards your books at our campus store!

DeSales Nursing has a long history of delivering high-quality nursing education.
NCLEX first-time pass rate of 100% for 2020 graduates of the Accelerated Nursing program! To learn more visit our website, or contact us at or 610-282-1100 x2838.

Edgewood College
Edgewood College has open seats in our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program beginning January 18, 2022.

Whether you have always dreamed of becoming a nurse or you are taking a leap to change careers, Edgewood College is ready to support your goals. If you already have your bachelor’s degree, our Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated Nursing Program will fast-track your education to complete your BSN in just 11 months!

This intensive, hands-on program equips students to be capable and self-sufficient nurses. Your education will be founded on theory and applied in an array of experiential learning settings. With one of the best clinical student to faculty ratios in the nation, at 7:1, and clinical experiences at highly respected regional hospitals, the learning experience at Edgewood College in Madison, WI is exceptional. Earn your BSN from our engaging and missioned focused program located in a remarkable city. Madison is continually ranked one of the top places to live in the country!

To learn more, please contact Rachel Icke at We look forward to hearing from you!

Ferris State University
Applications are open for Fall 2022. For more information about the Doctor of Nursing Practice at Ferris State University in Big Rapids Michigan, visit our website. Schedule an appointment to talk to the DNP coordinator today!

Holy Family University
We offer DNP/FNP and Leadership Tracks with various entry points. We have a DNP Program with several tracks!

We also offer Post Graduate Certificates available in Nurse Education and Nurse Administration! Obtaining first your MSN then going right into the MSN to DNP is another option providing a short break between programs. Read more from one of our alumni Bryan Hill. Look at our website for future information sessions!

For more information, contact Marie TC Leonard, MBA, the Associate Director of Graduate and Professional Studies at 267-341-3024 or

MGH Institute of Health Professions
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:

  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, Spring (January) 2022 entry
  • Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing program, Fall (September) 2022 entryThe Priority Application Deadline is December 1, 2021.

Our intensive curriculums build upon the skills and knowledge that you have accomplished in other degrees and careers and prepare 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 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 health care and patient outcomes.

Submit your application today! Please visit our Apply Page for specific application information, requirements, and links to the appropriate NursingCAS cycle. Please contact the Office of Admissions ( with any questions. We look forward to receiving your NursingCAS application!

Manchester University, Fort Wayne
Manchester University, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, offers a full-time, 16-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Second Degree Program that can get you on the fast track to a new, meaningful, and rewarding career. The NursingCAS application is now open for Fall 2022!

The application deadline is April 1, however, the admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis until the class is filled. If you are interested in the Fall 2022 program, submit your application as soon as possible to be considered for a seat in the class for Fall 2022! For more information, visit our website or email

Medical University of South Carolina
Looking to further your nursing education? The online Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) at MUSC is a practice-focused doctoral degree designed to prepare advanced practice nurses in a population focus and is one of the highest levels of educational preparation for nurses. The DNP program consists of five post-baccalaureate clinical specializations all with a primary care focus, which includes adult-gerontology, pediatric, family, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and 2 post-master’s options for advanced practice nurses.

We are currently accepting applications until March 15, 2022. To learn more about our DNP programs, please visit our website or contact Alexis Cunliffe at

Mercy College of Health Sciences
Ready to jump-start your Nursing career this Spring? Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) major will prepare you in as little as three years to take the NCLEX-RN® examination. There are no prerequisite courses which means you can begin classes even sooner! Offered at our downtown Des Moines, Iowa campus, the BSN program provides close access to MercyOne Medical Center, where students obtain hands-on experience and priority clinical placement right away in their first semester! If you meet our admissions requirements, we’ll see you in January! Classes start on January 4, 2022.

Missouri State University
Already an RN? Complete your RN to BSN online. There is still time to apply and start in January!

  • Flexible, with 5 start times and 8-week blocks
  • Affordable with competitive tuition rates and transfer scholarships available
  • Seamless transfer process

Looking for a four-year BSN program? Students in our BSN program can 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 application for Fall 2022 will open in December 2021.

Advance your career and knowledge with a graduate degree. Get your Master of Science in Nursing with an option in either:

Take your nursing practice career to the next level.

  • BSN-DNP students prepare for entry-level primary care practice as family nurse practitioners.
  • Post-Master’s DNP students learn how to improve patient outcomes and reduce health disparities as a leader in health care.
  • Post-Master’s graduate certificates are also available.

For questions and assistance on any of our programs, please contact We are here to help!

Pfeiffer University
Pfeiffer University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and is accepting applications for our Fall 2022 class. The application deadline is February 1, 2022.

As a small liberal arts university, we offer students a high-quality personalized education experience. We accept transfer students who can complete prerequisite 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 Pfeiffer University on NursingCAS for details about our program.

For additional questions, contact Martha Bramlett, Ph.D., RN, Chairperson of the Department of Nursing at Pfeiffer University ( or visit our website.

Roseman University of Health Sciences
Already have a BSN and want to advance your career?  Roseman University offers 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. We are currently accepting applications for our July 2022 cohort. Contact Portia Spann, our Graduate Admissions Specialist at to schedule an appointment. Additional information can also be found on our website.

Rush University
Ranked No. 1 overall for Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and No. 13 for Master of Science in Nursing programs by U.S. News & World Report, Rush University College of Nursing offers MSN, DNP, and PhD degree options for 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. We invite you to take the next step in your nursing career and apply to Rush University today!

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Master’s Entry in Nursing (MSN) for Non-Nurses: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN Nursing Leadership Program: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) for RNs

Doctor of Philosophy – available to both BSN, MSN-prepared nurses, and non-nurses who hold a graduate degree in a health-related field to apply

  • PhD in Nursing Science

Doctor of Nursing Practice – available to both BSN and MSN-prepared nurses

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care* (CNS and NP)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (NP)
  • Anesthesia (CRNA)
  • Family (NP)
  • Neonatal* (CNS and NP)
  • Pediatric Acute Care* (NP)
  • Primary Care Pediatric (CNS and NP)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health (NP)
  • Public Health (APHN)

*certificate option available

Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

  • Transformative Leadership: Population Health
  • Transformative Leadership: Systems

Questions? Contact the Rush University College of Nursing at

Schreiner University
Schreiner University Nursing Program has OPEN Clinical Rotations and is currently accepting applications for Fall 2022. Schreiner University’s 2021 BSN Graduate NCLEX Pass Rate was 100% for the 4th year in a row.

Located in the Heart of the Texas Hill Country, the Schreiner University Nursing Program provides excellent learning opportunities for its 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 four consecutive years of 100% NCLEX pass rate and a 97% employment rate prior to graduation. You will achieve more at Schreiner University.

Interviews and Rolling Admission Cycles will begin in January 2022. The deadline for submission of application and other required paperwork to the Schreiner University BSN program is April 15, 2022, 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.

Tennessee Wesleyan University
Tennessee Wesleyan University-Fort Sanders Nursing is still accepting students for Spring (January) 2022 RN-BSN and MSN programs. Each of these programs can be completed 100% online.

RN-BSN: The affordable online program can be completed in as little as 1 year. Since you’re already working as an RN the program is tailored to you, with flexible, manageable course schedules. Earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) fully online through TWU Fort Sanders Nursing Department RN-BSN degree.

MSN: The education track prepares students to work as nurse educators and faculty who develop an enriching and equitable curriculum. The administration track gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective leadership as a hospital administrator or executive. For those already holding an MSN degree, TWU also offers each track as a post-master’s certification (13 credit hours).

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley West, Associate Director of Allied Health Admission at or 423-746-3241.

Texas A&M University – Texarkana
Apply now for the Texas A&M University-Texarkana BSN Fall 2022 program. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2022.

Texas A&M University-Texarkana is a comprehensive regional university committed to Academic Excellence, Student Success, and Community Leadership. As a member of The Texas A&M University System, one of the largest and most distinguished higher education systems in the nation, we provide students with an affordable educational experience and a world-class degree in a family atmosphere known as a “community” of higher education. Our nursing program graduates are accountable and knowledgeable leaders in the rapidly changing healthcare system, contributing to and strengthening nursing as a profession.

A&M-Texarkana is uniquely positioned to serve a four-state area. The Texarkana metropolitan area is located only one hour from Shreveport, LA, two hours from Little Rock, AR, and a little less than three hours away from Dallas, TX. No matter where you’re coming from, A&M-Texarkana is the perfect location to complete a four-year degree. Students can experience the best of both university worlds at A&M-Texarkana, finding resources characteristic of a large university with the personalized attention of a small college.

How do you apply?

Step 1. Submit an application for admission to Texas A&M University-Texarkana via the link of the Admissions webpage.

  • Designate BSN as your major
  • Meet all University admission requirements and submit all university required documentation

Step 2. Submit an application to the nursing program by the deadlines listed above. The online application verification process takes up to two weeks. All applications and all required documents must be submitted 4 weeks before the program deadline.

For a list of nursing program admission requirements, prerequisites, or more details, visit or contact Kristie Avery, Admissions Coordinator at

Union University
Come join us at Union University and make your goal of earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing a reality! Our 15-month, full-time Accelerated BSN program provides extensive clinical rotations and simulation lab practice with state-of-the-art technology so that our students graduate as excellent and skilled nurses. Our program is also unique in that our undergraduate students get hands-on experience learning from cadavers in our gross anatomy lab! Nursing students graduating from Union have a 100% employment rate upon graduation and a 96% NCLEX pass rate, making you competitive in the job market! We also have excellent faculty who care about our students’ academic achievement, as well as their personal growth.

Our Hendersonville (Nashville, TN) and Germantown (Memphis, TN) campuses have available spots in the cohorts beginning in Spring 2022! We admit applicants who have already earned a bachelor’s degree, and applicants who are over the age of 24 who do not hold a bachelor’s degree. Take a look at our admissions criteria and prerequisites requirements on our website!

We operate on a rolling admission process, as soon as you complete the application and we see that you meet the admission criteria, we can offer you acceptance into the program. Apply today until December 15, 2021 (application deadline) so that you can realize your dream of being a BSN!

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
UAMS College of Nursing is excited to accept graduate applications for our programs. Grow your nursing career today and reach a new level of patient care. Learn more about our program options.

Do you have questions? Email or call 501-686-5224. We look forward to assisting you on your nursing educational journey!

University of Cincinnati
UC Nurses. We See Leaders.
100% Online Course Options | Nationally-Ranked Quality | Flexible Schedules

DEADLINES—Programs close before deadlines once capacity is reached.

  • SUMMER 22
    • MSN & Certificate: PRIORITY 2/1/2022 | NursingCAS Fee 3/1/22
  • FALL 22
    • DNP PRIORITY: 1/15/22 | NursingCAS Fee 4/15/22
    • PhD NursingCAS Fee 2/15/22
    • MSN & Certificate PRIORITY: 4/1/22| NursingCAS Fee 5/1/22
  • SPRING 23 (Nurse Anesthesia)
    • Nurse Anesthesia: NursingCAS Fee 12/1/21


  • A-G Acute NP (OH, KY, IN only)
    • Fall: DNP, MSN & Post-MSN
  • A-G Primary NP
    • Summer: MSN & Post-MSN 
    • Fall: DNP, MSN & Post-MSN
  • Family NP (primary care)
    • Summer: MSN & Post-MSN
    • Fall: DNP, MSN & Post-MSN
  • Midwifery
    • Summer & Fall: MSN
  • Neonatal NP
    • Fall: MSN & Post-MSN
  • Nurse Anesthesia
    • Spring 2023: DNP
  • Nurse Educator
    • Spring, Summer, and Fall: Post-bac cert
  • Peds Acute NP
    • Fall: DNP & Post-MSN
  • Post-MSN DNP
    • Fall
  • Psych Mental Health NP
    • Summer: Post-MSN
    • Fall: DNP & Post-MSN
  • Public Health Nursing
    • Fall: DNP
  • Systems Leadership
    • Fall: DNP & MSN
  • Women’s Health NP
    • Summer & Fall: MSN

*CINCINNATI AREA RESIDENTS for MSN & Post-MSN Family NP and MSN AGPC NP: Select the *Cincinnati Metro Application*. Residents of all other areas select the *Distance Learner* application. Metro Area Counties:

  • Ohio: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren
  • Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, Kenton

Contact for additional information.

University of Evansville
University of Evansville’s Dunigan Family School of Nursing provides both a scientific and creative learning environment. Students engage in evidence-based, hands-on-learning experiences in their freshman year and enter the workforce familiar with state-of-the-art technology made available to them in the Dunigan Family Nursing Simulation Labs.

University of Evansville accepts applicants who meet the following required standards directly into the University of Evansville Bachelor of Science in Nursing program:

  • ACT score of 22 or above or SAT score of 1100 or above
  • Minimum of four years of English and three years of mathematics
  • Minimum three years of science, including grades of C or above in two semesters of chemistry

Seats are still open for Fall 2022. Highlights of your experience include:

  • Simulations throughout the curriculum from freshman through senior year
  • Six full semesters of clinical experience
  • Low faculty to student ratios
  • Students can study abroad their senior year and still graduate in 4 years
  • Minimum of $20,000 of total scholarship offerings for those students who meet Direct Entry requirements

University of Miami
Deadlines are quickly approaching for the following programs – apply today!

Questions? Reach out to the Office of Student Services at or 305-284-4325.

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 next admission cycle is summer/fall except for Graduate Certificate who starts in the Fall only. For more information on becoming a MIZZOU Nurse, visit our website or contact Dr. Miriam Butler ( or Esther Ellis ( or Leslie McPeak 573-882-0200 (

Hear more about our program from one of our students.

Christine Harris, Nursing Leadership and Innovations in Health Care DNP

Ursuline College
Ursuline College’s Breen School of Nursing, is one of 10 programs nationally, and the only program in Ohio named as a “Center of Excellence” by the National League for Nursing. Recognized for its enhanced student learning and professional development, explore our 15-month, Second Degree Accelerated BSN Program. Spots are still available for the Summer 2022 Cohort, beginning in May.

The 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.

Request information today! 


Rush University
The Fall 2022 deadline for the PhD in Nursing Science program has been extended until December 1, 2021.

*Nurses who hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree are eligible to apply. We also encourage non-nurses who hold a graduate degree in a health-related field to apply.


Missouri State University
Missouri State School of Nursing is excited to offer two new graduate certificate programs.

Post-Master’s Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

  • 100% online.
  • Prepare to care for the acutely ill, complex adult and gerontology population.
  • Learn to manage multifaceted patients with acute and complicated chronic issues in a variety of settings.
  • Prepare to take the National AGACNP certification exam.

Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

  • Hybrid (online and seated courses).
  • Prepare to assess, diagnose, treat, educate, and manage patients throughout their lifespan.
  • Obtain skills to practice as an FNP in primary care.
  • Prepare to take the National FNP certification exam.

Applications for these programs are now open in NursingCAS! For questions and assistance on any of our programs, please contact We are here to help!

Shepherd University
Shepherd University is pleased to offer a post-graduate certification program for individuals who have national certification as APRN and hold a PhD or DNP. Two tracks will be available: Family Nurse Practitioner and Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

In addition, the Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program is being offered as a new BSN to DNP track beginning Fall 2021. For more information, please contact Sharon Mailey PhD, RN, Director, School of Nursing, Shepherd University at 304-876-5344 or Please visit our website for more information on our Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

University of Cincinnati
DNP Public Health Nursing

The need for public health nurse leaders is expected to grow significantly in the coming decade due to the increasing frequency of natural and environmental disasters and public health emergencies, climate change, an aging population, and growing concerns about health disparities and social justice issues. COVID-19 has revealed deep gaps within an already fragmented U.S. health care system, heightening the need for team-based care, infection control, person-centered care, and other skills that capitalize on the strengths of nurses.

The DNP in Public Health Nursing prepares nurses to apply knowledge, skills, and abilities to respond to these events using evidence from research to design, implement, and evaluate population-based interventions and to lead efforts to advance public health initiatives at the local, state, tribal, federal and global levels. This program has Advanced Public Health Nursing and Occupational Health Nursing tracks (both tracks use the same application).

REQUIREMENTS: No RN experience required!

  • Students with no RN experience at the time of the start of the program are expected to work as an RN for at least the first year of the program
  • Recommended GPA of 3.25

Questions? Contact

NursingCAS Customer Service
For application-related questions, contact NursingCAS Customer Service by chat via the icon in the lower right corner of your NursingCAS application, by phone at 617-612-2880, or by email at

Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM ET. For the quickest response, contact Customer Service by chat. Customer Service typically provides responses to emails within two business days; however, response times can take up to three business days during peak times. Be sure to have your CAS ID number (located under your name in the upper-right corner of the application) when contacting NursingCAS.