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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.

 Open Seats

Ashland University

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 that prepares students to become Registered Nurses.

Accelerated Nursing Second Degree Program—an on-campus program designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in another field, but wish to become a Registered Nurse (15 months/4 semesters).

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 $265 per credit hour; $215 per credit hour for Corporate Partners.

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)—flexible, online format with occasional on-site requirements throughout the program. Specialty tracks include Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP), Health Systems Leadership (BSN or MSN to DNP), and Advanced Practice Nurse (MSN to DNP). *Nurse Faculty Loan Program 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.

Nurse Educator Certificate Program—teaches nurses how to teach in a nursing education program or healthcare setting. 12 credit hours of graduate-level online coursework and 48-hour practicum/project.

For start dates and deadlines, call 419-289-5738 or visit our website.

Belmont University

Belmont University is located in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 2004 (14 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 of 84%.

Each of our graduate nursing programs – the BSN-to-DNP for Family Nurse Practice (FNP), the MSN-to-DNP, the MSN for Family Nurse Practice (FNP), and postgraduate APRN for Family Nurse Practice – have open seats for Fall 2019. All of these programs, except the MSN-to-DNP, are offered in a traditional classroom format on our campus. The MSN-to-DNP program is offered in a hybrid format that combines online study with once-a-month classes on Friday afternoons & Saturday in Nashville.

Holy Names University

We have a very limited number of open seats for our Family Nurse Practitioner program for Spring 2019. All other MSN programs are open for enrollment. We are accepting applications now for our BSN program and will begin to review them this December. The BSN program will begin in May 2019, in our summer semester.

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Greetings from Roseman University of Health Sciences!

Roseman University offers an 18-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing program designed to prepare students for entry-level registered nurse positions in a variety of healthcare environments. Roseman University of Health Sciences has two campuses; our home campus is located outside the Las Vegas Valley in Henderson, NV. Our sister campus is located just 20 minutes south of Salt Lake City, UT. Graduates will use critical thinking skills for effective problem solving, decision-making, and independent judgment to provide culturally competent and developmentally appropriate care in the practice of nursing and to function as a member of a healthcare team.

We are currently accepting applications for the following program:

  • 18-month BSN Program Both Campuses – (Cohort begins August 2019, up to 48 seats available at each campus)
  • No Current Waitlist
  • Interview and Admissions decisions as early as January 2019

For more information about our program, visit us at For additional advising, please submit unofficial transcripts to one of the following email addresses: Henderson Campus – or Utah Campus –

Union College – Nebraska

Union College, one of the top nursing programs in Nebraska, is currently accepting applications for our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program for August 2019 – APPLY TODAY!

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

  • 100% NCLEX-RN (national licensure exam) pass rate for 2018, all of our December 2017 and May 2018 graduates took and passed on their first attempt! Our graduates also achieved the highest NCLEX-RN pass rate in Nebraska and the Seventh-day Adventist higher educational system for 2015 & 2016 – we’re extremely proud of our graduates!
  • The nursing curriculum is only five semesters long!
  • Clinical rotations begin the first semester of the nursing program and are held in all the major hospital systems in Lincoln and 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.
  • The Global Health Nursing elective course creates an opportunity to travel to a developing country over Spring Break to provide care.
  • 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, Enrollment Counselor, at or 402.486.2674.

University of Miami

PhD Program:

  • Full funding: 100% tuition waiver, $3,000 monthly stipend, full health insurance coverage
  • Inter-disciplinary research opportunities in Miami’s multi-ethnic healthcare environment
  • Research and teaching assistantships (20 hours/week)
  • BSN-to-PhD and MSN-to-PhD options


  • BSN-to-PhD (Summer 2019)
    • UM Fellowship Support Consideration = December 1, 2018
    • Other Financial Support Consideration = February 1, 2019
    • Regular Decision = April 1, 2019
  • MSN-to-PhD (Fall 2019)
    • UM Fellowship Support Consideration = December 1, 2018
    • Other Financial Support Consideration = February 1, 2019
    • Regular Decision = April 1, 2019

Interested in a practice-based program, check out our DNP Program.

 Deadline Extensions

University of Miami


  • Ranked top 50 by US News & World Report
  • Direct learning from and networking with leading community partners
  • Combines online and one weekend per month on-campus learning, which is convenient for working professionals
  • Flexible Study Options: 1 year (Spring) and 2 year (Spring) tracks
  • No GRE required


  • Spring 2019 = November 1, 2018 – Apply today!

Interested in a research-based program & full funding, check out our PhD in Nursing Program.

 New Programs

University of California – Irvine

Doctor of Philosophy Program

The UC Irvine, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing offers a course of study leading to the doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree. The purpose of the PhD in Nursing Science is to:

  • Advance the scholarly discipline through innovative empirical research and theory development
  • Contribute to the growing body of knowledge in the field
  • Create the future academic leaders of the profession

As a PhD graduate of the UC Irvine School of Nursing, you will be equipped to advance the science of nursing as well as to address the critical shortage of nursing faculty with PhDs.

Program Highlights:

  • Highly accessible hybrid core courses
  • Leading research faculty who incorporate interdisciplinary integrative health approaches to promote population health
  • Strong collaborative relationships across schools — from engineering to the arts — to create novel solutions for the health challenges facing underserved communities
  • Commitment to using community-informed and community-based research methods to tackle population health needs with compassion, determination, and a keen understanding of the need for appealing, user-friendly approaches to providing healthcare
  • One-on-one mentorship in research and teaching

Applications are accepted between September 4th and March 1st for the following fall quarter entry. The priority deadline for applicants who would like to be considered for School of Nursing scholarships is December 1st. Applications will be reviewed and admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis after the December 1st deadline.

For more information about our PhD, please visit our website.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is proud to announce our opening of three Post-DNP Certificate programs for Fall 2019.

Admission: Post-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Post-DNP Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate, and Post-DNP Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate.

The Post-DNP certificates are offered online to DNP-prepared APRNs who are certified in another specialty. Please read detailed program information and admission requirements on our website.

This is the first time the College offers the Post-DNP Certificate for Fall admission. To be considered for Fall (August) 2019 entry, Please submit your NursingCAS application by January 15, 2019. Applicants who are outside of TN, AR, or MS, please contact Office of Student Affairs at 901.448.6139 or for questions on state authorization. For any other questions regarding the Post-DNP Certificate program, please contact 901.448.1302 or