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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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Recording Now Available: Preparing and Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application Webinar

Were you unable to attend our Preparing and Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application webinar? You can still access a recording of this webinar to stay well-informed on applicant best practices. You will need to enter your name and email to access the recording. Webinar content includes:

  • Detailed overview of the NursingCAS application
  • Guidance on requesting fee waivers, 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

 The webinar provides current and future applicants the opportunity to hear from NursingCAS and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) representatives. Stay posted for our next one!

The 2023 – 2024 NursingCAS Application Cycle opened on August 10, 2023.

The 2023 – 2024 NursingCAS application cycle opened on August 10. Applicants are able to create a new account or log back into an existing account using the “Re-Applicant” feature. The Re-Applicant Feature allows you to carry over your data and transcripts from your previous NursingCAS application to the 2023 – 2024 application. The “Re-Applicant” feature is available to all users who had an active NursingCAS account during the previous application cycle regardless of whether your application was verified or even submitted to a program during that time. 


Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University is still accepting applications for the Accelerated BSN Fall 2024 cohort.

If you have earned a bachelor’s degree outside of nursing and are seeking to earn your BSN (in just 15 months), we would highly encourage you to explore BW’s ABSN! Highlights of the program include:

  • Superior first-time NCLEX-RN passage rates
  • Individualized faculty mentoring and collaborative cohort learning
  • Comprehensive clinical experiences through renowned health facilities in northeast Ohio, such as University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic
  • Opportunities to practice in state-of-the-art labs, located in our Cleveland-based Health Sciences Building

Instructions on how to apply through NursingCAS can be found here. Questions on the program can be directed to Lauryn Rosinski at or (440) 826-2915.

Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing

Earn your BSN in 12 months at Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing! Goldfarb is accepting applications for the Accelerated BSN program for Spring 2024.

Our St. Louis-based program allows qualified students to earn their BSN in just 12 months! Highlights include: clinical experiences through nationally recognized Barnes-Jewish Hospital, outstanding preparation for the NCLEX-RN examination, individualized faculty mentoring, opportunities to learn and collaborate in our brand-new, state-of-the-art labs, and more!

Candidates can still have in-progress prerequisite coursework when applying. The application deadline is December 10, 2023.

Learn more about the program and application requirements by emailing or calling (314) 454-7055.

California State University, East Bay

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2024 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 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 procedures, or upcoming information sessions, please visit our website.

For questions or assistance, please contact

Carroll College – Montana

Carroll College in Helena, Montana is still accepting applications for our 15-month program in Accelerated Nursing, beginning May 2024. Students applying now can still be considered for our 20-seat cohort.

Our Nursing students are sought after by some of the nation’s best hospitals and clinics because our students are exceptionally well-prepared for a nursing career. Our Accelerated Nursing students class NCLEX first-time pass rates are 100%, and our students are socially and technically skilled to handle whatever an adventure in nursing throws at them. For more information, please visit our website.

If you have any questions, please contact Katelynn Eberhardt at

College of Saint Benedict / Saint John’s University

The College of Saint Benedict has open seats for our Doctor of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner program with a Spring 2024 start.

Don’t delay! Submit your application in NursingCAS today as we only have 6 seats available for the January cohort! Our program runs on a hybrid format – students should expect to attend 2-3 class sessions on campus in St. Joseph, Minnesota each semester.

For more information on the curriculum or to discuss admission requirements, please connect with Teri Durbin, Director of Graduate Nursing Admission at Learn more about our graduate nursing programs, including curriculum plans, on our website.

Concordia University Wisconsin

Are you considering a second career as a nurse and have a bachelor’s degree in another academic field? Now is the time to apply to Concordia University Wisconsin’s Accelerated Second Degree BSN program that starts January 29, 2024! We still have seats available in Concordia’s annual cohort!

This is a 15-month program that does require some time on campus and in WI for clinicals and simulation classroom experiences. 60% of the program is online and 40% is in-person. The application deadline is December 15, 2023 in NursingCAS. Students must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of a 2.75+, plus the following pre-reqs: College Algebra, Anatomy & Physiology 1 and 2, Chemistry, and Microbiology. Students will need to have taken a Nursing Assistant or EMT class and have a recent American Heart Association BLS course.

Have questions? Connect with Concordia’s Admission Counselor, Heidi Sternig, today! Email Heidi at or call (262) 243-4313.

Emory & Henry College

The Emory & Henry School of Nursing has opens seats for transfers to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN-BSN, and MSN-Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) programs. We welcome your application!

Harding University

Apply now! The application is open for Harding University’s Master of Science in Nursing programs: Family Nurse Practitioner or Master’s Entry Level into Professional Nursing. Scholarships are available for eligible admitted students!

  • Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner: Available to registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in nursing or higher, 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, & 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. Application Deadline – February 1, 2024

For MEPN – Choose from two tracks:

  1. Traditional track for those with bachelor’s degree in any field.*
  2. Early entry track for those with 90 undergraduate credit hours.*

*BothMEPN 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

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Learn. Lead. Care. Together.

12-Month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program:

  • MGH Institute’s 12-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing welcomes applications from individuals holding a bachelor’s degree in any field. Prior nursing education or experience is not required. The MGH Institute’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares highly motivated college graduates with non-nursing degrees who are seeking a career as a professional registered nurse (RN). In this intensive 12-month program, starting each January and May, you’ll learn the essential skills and knowledge to deliver outstanding patient care as well as to advance the profession of nursing. Join us to become a member of an interprofessional health care team preparing to improve the quality of health care and patient outcomes. Apply Now for Summer (May) 2024! We are now accepting applications for the Summer (May) 2024 entry.

Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing Program:

  • In our three-year Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing (DEN-Masters) program, you’ll join other students from a range of academic and professional backgrounds who share a passion for helping people. You’ll select one advanced specialty nursing track, learn team-based skills from renowned practicing nurse clinicians, and have clinical placements with greater role responsibility as you increase your knowledge and skills throughout the program. Apply Now for Fall (September) 2024! Please visit our website for more information.

Upcoming Admissions Events at MGH Institute of Health Professions can be found here. Are you local to the Boston area? Join us for an upcoming on-campus tour!

Contact with any questions you may have. We look forward to receiving your verified application!

Oregon Health & Science University

The OHSU School of Nursing RN to BS Completion program is accepting applications to start in Winter 2024. The RN to BS online program is designed for Registered Nurses who have an associate degree in nursing and want to earn a bachelor’s in nursing. Complete this online program in as little as nine months. View the admissions requirements for this program here.

Enroll before December 1 to join the winter cohort! Learn how to apply on our website.

Questions? Email or call (503) 494-7725.

Pfeiffer University 

Pfeiffer University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2024 class. Our priority admission deadline is February 1, and we are currently seeking more applicants for priority admissions. After February 1 we accept students on a rolling admission basis until all seats are full.

As a small liberal arts university, we offer students a high-quality, personalized education experience. We accept transfer students who can complete pre-requisite 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 our page in the NursingCAS application for additional details about our program.

If you have additional questions, you can contact Martha Bramlett, PhD, RN, Chairperson of the Department of Nursing by email at or visit our website.

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, with clinicals starting that same semester.

We do require 7 prerequisites (Chemistry I and II, Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Microbiology, Statistics, and Human Development) which could be fulfilled through undergraduate course work or after at other institutions. You may apply and be accepted without all prerequisites having been completed; however, all prerequisites must be completed by the start of the program in September.

Our deadlines for applications to the Fall 2024 cohort are December 1 and February 1, with rolling admissions on a space-available basis beyond February 1.

For more information, please contact Brian Dixon at with any questions.

Shepherd University

Shepherd University is pleased to offer two DNP tracks:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

In addition, a post-graduate certification program is offered for individuals who have national certification as APRN and hold a PhD or DNP. Two tracks are available:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

For more information, please contact Mary Hancock, PhD, RNC-OB, Interim Director, School of Nursing, Shepherd University at (304) 876-5688 or . Please visit our website for more information on our Doctor of Nursing Practice program. We look forward to seeing your application!

Stephen F. Austin State University 

Stephen F. Austin State University, a member of the University of Texas System, is accepting applications for the Traditional & Accelerated Fall & Summer 2024 cohort! This Texas-based accelerated (ABSN) face-to-face program allows students to earn their BSN in just 15 months!

Highlights of this program include: a wide variety of clinical experiences including the rural setting, outstanding preparation for the NCLEX-RN Examination with program pass rates consistently 97% and above, individualized faculty mentoring, opportunities to learn and collaborate in state-of-the-art SIM labs, and more.

The traditional (TBSN) Fall semester program can be completed in four semesters and offers the same quality of experiences as our accelerated program above, just at a slower pace.

The priority consideration deadline to apply for the ABSN is January 15, 2024, and for the TBSN is February 1, 2024. Please note candidates can still have in-progress prerequisite coursework by the time they apply for this program. Please refer to our website for prerequisite requirements.

Questions regarding this program and the application requirements can be directed to Dr. Katy Trotty by email at or by phone at (936) 468-7742.

The University of Arizona

Apply now for the University of Arizona’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Integrative Health (BSN-IH) program or Master’s Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MS-MEPN) Program!

Master’s Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MS-MEPN) Program

  • Benefit from a rigorous, nationally renowned, and highly ranked Master of Science, Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MS-MEPN) degree program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • This MS-MEPN program is for students holding undergraduate degrees in other fields who want to become registered nurses. Located on the University of Arizona Main Campus in Tucson or Distance Campus in Gilbert, the MS-MEPN program teaches conventional medicine. This 16-month, 4-semester pathway offers courses in Summer, Fall, and Spring.
  • The MS-MEPN program is community-oriented and technologically advanced. From engaging lectures and exceptional faculty to simulations and clinical practice, we focus on helping you to achieve your degree and prepare you to pass the NCLEX to become a successful registered nurse. The UArizona MS-MEPN degree will set you apart in a growing workforce and prepare for you for a diverse range of career opportunities. Visit our MS-MEPN program page for detailed program information. 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing- Integrative Health (BSN-IH) program!

  • Join our rigorous, nationally renowned, and highly ranked Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Located 104 miles north of Tucson at the University of Arizona distance campus in Gilbert, our BSN-Integrative Health pathway (BSN-IH) blends conventional medicine with complimentary approaches to Mind-Body-Spirit-Wellbeing. This 15-month, 4-semester pathway offers courses in Fall, Spring and Summer (summer enrollment is required).
  • From engaging lectures and exceptional faculty to simulations and clinical practice, we focus on helping you achieve your degree and preparing you to pass the NCLEX in order to become a successful Registered Nurse. The BSN program is community oriented and technologically advanced, and this degree will set you apart in a growing workforce and prepare for you for a diverse range of career opportunities. Final deadline is February 1, 2024. Visit the BSN-IH program page for detailed program information.

Applications are now open in NursingCAS for Summer 2024 Admissions (May 13, 2024 start)! For best consideration, apply by our December 1, 2023 priority deadline. Questions? Contact

The University of Tennessee Knoxville

The University of Tennessee’s College of Nursing is still accepting applications for the BSN Scholar Program! Apply today for Spring 2024. Email any questions to or visit our website.

University of Evansville

The University of Evansville’s Nurse Anesthesia priority application cycle for the cohort that will begin January 2025 is open, and will remain open until December 31, 2023. All well-qualified applications received during the priority application cycle will be awarded an interview. We will be holding interviews on-campus and in-person on January 12, 2024 for those who are invited. All admission application requirements MUST be met to qualify for a priority decision.

Visit our website to view admission requirements and to apply through NursingCAS. The regular application cycle will open January 2024 through the beginning of April 2024. Please email Missy Holzmeyer, Operations Administrator, at with questions.

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Choose a world-class nursing education at a leader in healthcare research and innovation.

Why Choose UMSN?

  • We find your clinicals
  • No coursework entry required
  • No RN experience required
  • Interdisciplinary & global experiences available

Transcripts and references are not required to submit the NursingCAS fee. These have one week after the posted deadlines to arrive at NursingCAS. Comprehensive admissions requirements are available on the UMSN Admissions and Aid webpage. Admissions decisions are released on a semi-rolling basis.

Fall 2024 NursingCAS Deadlines:

  • January 15, 2024: Priority deadline for all NP program
  • March 15, 2024: Final deadline for all NP programs
  • May 1, 2024: Leadership, Analytics, & Innovation MSN Deadline

Program Availability: Most programs are available on campus, with programs marked with * also available online. Visit the UMSN Academics page and select your degree level to view offerings by state.

  • Adult-Gero Acute Care NP: MSN, DNP, and Post-Master’s Certificate
  • Adult-Gero Primary Care NP: MSN*, DNP, and Post-Master’s Certificate
  • Leadership, Analytics & Innovation: MSN (online only)
  • Nurse-Midwifery: MSN, DNP, and Post-Master’s Certificate
  • Nurse-Midwifery/Primary Care FNP Combined Program: MSN and DNP
  • Post-Master’s DNP
  • Primary Care Family NP: MSN*, DNP, and Post-Master’s Certificate (The UMSN FNP program is not designed for ED/ER or any critical care settings)
  • Primary Care Pediatric NP: MSN (online only)

Add value to your degree. Visit the UMSN Concentrations & UMSN Certificates pages for ways to add value to your education. These can be added after acceptance with no NursingCAS application required.

We are here to help! Contact the Recruiting & Admissions team at if you have any questions. Go Blue!

University of Missouri – Columbia

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing Online Doctor of Nursing Practice, 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, 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 deadlines are September 30 (all degrees) and January 31 (all degrees) every year. Graduate Certificate program only admits for Fall.

For more information on becoming a MIZZOU Nurse, visit our website or contact Dr. Miriam Butler at, Esther Ellis at, or Leslie McPeak at (573) 882-0200 or

Hear more about our program from one of our students, Christine Harris, Nursing Leadership and Innovations in Health Care DNP.

University of Providence

Exciting news! We still have some seats available in our RN-BSN program, as well as our Traditional BSN program for Spring 2024. The application deadline of December 20 is quickly approaching, so be sure to get your applications in.

We understand that everyone learns differently, and after much thought and consideration, the Department of Nursing has decided to offer instruction for our RN-BSN program that caters to your unique learning style. Beginning in Spring 2024, we will now offer both asynchronous and synchronous learning opportunities for our RN-BSN program.

Applications are now open for our Spring 2025 Accelerated BSN program located in both Lewistown, MT and Anchorage, AK. Those applications will be open until June 15, 2024.

If you have any questions regarding any of the nursing opportunities here at UP, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Admissions Office at (406) 791-5202 or

Westmont College

Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA) is accepting applications for the Spring 2024 cohort of our ABSN Program!

Westmont’s full-time ASBN program allows applicants with a baccalaureate degree to complete in-person clinical training and become a registered nurse in just 16 months. Students will learn from registered nursing professors chosen for their dedication to the ministry of health and wellness through the theory of compassionate care.

The following features make Westmont’s ABSN program unique:

  • Strategic partnership with Cottage Health, a system of hospitals and clinics serving the Central Coast, will provide state-of-the-art clinical training for Westmont students and a pathway to a career in nursing
  • A facility located a mile from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, providing students with easy access to their clinical rotations at the hospital and in ambulatory care settings, featuring a state-of-the-art simulation lab, a team-based learning environment, and progressive healthcare facilities
  • Comprehensive preparation for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam

Questions about Westmont’s ASBN program can be directed to


Concordia University Wisconsin

Have you decided you want to get started sooner than later on your MSN or a Post-Master’s Certificate? You’re in luck! Concordia University Wisconsin’s MSN and CAGE applications are still being accepted, so you can start your program January 8! Don’t delay your new year goals! Complete your application today for Spring 2024!

The deadline to apply and complete your application in NursingCAS is December 4, 2023. These are online programs that offer you life, work, and school balance. Connect with the Concordia’s admissions counselor, Heidi Sternig today to learn more. Email Heidi at or call (262) 243-4313.

Union College – Nebraska

There is still time to enroll in the January 2024 nursing class! Contact Missy, your nursing enrollment counselor, right away to see what your options are. Your nursing education may start sooner than you think! Our extended deadline is December 1, 2024.

Email us at,text us at (402) 607-8201, or visit our website for additional details. 


Concordia University Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin offers a flexible online RN to BSN Completion program perfect for nurses with an ADN looking to complete their BSN. This program is 120 credits, and Concordia accepts up to 84 transfer credits. Classes start every 8 weeks and are offered year-round. This program’s application just launched in NursingCAS, so apply today! Spring start options are January 8 and March 11. Don’t delay, start your BSN journey today to ensure your continued success as a nurse!

Connect with Concordia’s School of Nursing’s Admission Counselor, Heidi Sternig. Email Heidi at or call (262) 243-4313.

National Louis University

National Louis University, a leader in higher education for over 135 years, is pleased to announce the opening of the School of Nursing, which offers several pathways to the BSN degree. If you have been thinking about moving into a nursing career or advancing your nursing career, NLU is the answer for you!

We have two pathways: one to assist students with a bachelor’s degree in another field, and one to help nurses with a Diploma or Associate’s Degree in Nursing achieve their BSN in an accelerated timeframe, with online coursework but in-person clinical experiences to promote critical thinking and clinical judgment.

Learn how to apply and review admission requirements on our website. Apply through NursingCAS. 

Questions? Please reach out to our Nursing Enrollment and Outreach Specialist, Laura Beal, at either (630) 874-4051 or

Oregon Health & Science University

The OHSU School of Nursing Health Systems and Organizational Leadership (HSOL) program has re-opened and is accepting applications to start in Fall 2024! If you have your bachelor’s in nursing and are looking for a program to expand your leadership potential and further your career in nursing, this online program is for you. The HSOL program prepares nurses for management and leadership roles in a variety of organizational settings.

Learn how to apply and review the admissions requirements on our website. Apply through NursingCAS and join us from wherever you are in the world!

Questions? Please reach out to the Admissions Office by email at or by phone at (503) 494-7725.