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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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Belmont University

Belmont’s graduate nursing programs – the BSN-to-DNP for Family Nurse Practice (FNP), the MSN-to-DNP, the MSN for Family Nurse Practice (FNP), and post graduate APRN for Family Nurse Practice – all have open seats for Fall 2018.

Union College – Nebraska

Union College, the best nursing program in Nebraska, has open seats for our 5 semester Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program starting this January 2018 – APPLY TODAY!

Here’s why Union College’s nursing program is one of the best:

Our nursing graduates had the highest NCLEX-RN pass rate in the state of Nebraska for 2016 (97%) and 2015 (94%) and consistently score at least 10% above the national average!

The nursing curriculum is only five semesters long! – If you start in January 2018, you would be done by May 2020!

Clinical rotations begin the first semester of the nursing program and are held in all the major hospital systems in Lincoln as well as in the community. Small class sizes of 30 students in a lecture and an average of 6 students in a clinical group 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.
A minor in leadership can be completed simultaneously with the BSN degree.

The Global Health Nursing elective course creates an opportunity to travel to Nicaragua over Spring Break to provide care to the Miskito Indians.
As the first BSN program in the state of Nebraska, our students and graduates are part of a long-standing tradition of excellence.
We have LPN to BSN and RN to BSN tracks available if you’re already a nurse and want to finish your BSN.

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! Apply today! Visit our website for more information.

Questions? Please feel free to contact John Luckiesh, Admissions Coordinator, at or 402.486.2674.

University of Miami

The application for the BSN-to-DNP, Nurse Anesthesia Program for the Spring 2019 term is opening on December 1st! We encourage you to apply early as this is a highly competitive program. If you have any questions regarding the application process or required items, please contact our admission personnel at (305)284-4325 or

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Baylor University

Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing has had an increase in number of applicant inquiries for the second degree FastBacc May 2018 program. We have decided to extend the May 2018 deadline to January 15th, 2018.

Please visit our website for more information about the program and admissions requirements.

For further information please contact Elaine Lark, Coordinator of Recruitment and Enrollment (

Bellarmine University

The Bellarmine University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is extending the application deadline for May 2018 until December 15.

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.

Limited FREE summer housing available 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 or contact Julie Armstrong-Binnix for advising at or 502-272-8364.

Rush University College of Nursing

Chicago’s top rated Rush University College of Nursing offers Master’s (CNL), DNP and PhD degree options. Known for its excellence in graduate nursing education, the DNP programs are ranked 4th and the MSN programs are ranked 18th in the most recent US News and World Report rankings. Rush also ranked in the top ten in the nation in eight graduate specialty programs and ranked 7th for best online graduate nursing programs. 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. We invite you to consider becoming a “Rush nurse” and hope you will explore with us the next step in your career trajectory.

Rush University College of Nursing is pleased to announce that we have extended our application deadlines for the following programs:

  • Adult-Gero Primary Care NP DNP – Summer 2018 & Fall 2018 to January 2nd
  • Adult-Gero Acute Care NP DNP, CNS & certificate – Summer & Fall 2018 to December 8th
  • Acute Care Pediatric NP DNP & certificate – Summer 2018 to December 1st
  • CNL MSN – Summer 2018 to December 1st

University of Miami

The application deadline for the MSN-to-DNP Program for the Spring 2018 term has been extended to December 1st, 2017. Submit your application and supporting documents today! If you have any questions regarding the application process or required items, please contact our admission personnel at (305)284-4325 or

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