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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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Arkansas Tech University
It’s not too late to apply for admission for Spring 2022 at Arkansas Tech University! If you are a resident of a state that borders Arkansas or are active duty military, a veteran, or a dependent of either, you qualify for in-state tuition.

The only of its kind in the state of Arkansas, ATU’s 100% 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, visit our website.

Ashland University
Ashland University has open seats in all undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Corporate Partner employees save 10%; apply today!

Accelerated Nursing Second Degree Program—an on-campus program that prepares students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields 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 tuition rates are $295 per credit hour.

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 to DNP and MSN to DNP). *HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program also available!

School Nurse Program—post-bachelor certificate program for RNs consisting of online coursework and a 160 to 320-hour internship in a school setting. Completion prepares nurses 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— for RNs with a BSN, MSN, or 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.

Augusta University
Established in 1943, the College of Nursing at Augusta University is the flagship nursing school for the University System of Georgia. We provide leadership through excellent and innovative nursing education, research, practice, and service in diverse environments. Our applications for our nursing programs are open!

  • Bachelor of Science In Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader concentration – A 16-month program specifically for those with a Bachelor’s degree in any other subject than nursing and are looking to pursue the RN route.
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (including the following concentrations)
    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
    • Family NP
    • Nursing Anesthesia
    • Pediatric NP
    • Psychiatric Mental Health NP
    • Nurse Executive Leadership (post-MSN)
    • DNP – No Concentration (post-MSN)
  • Post-Graduate certificates (post-MSN)
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing

Check out our “Visit Us page to register for an upcoming information session.

Baldwin Wallace University
Baldwin Wallace University is accepting applications for the Fall 2022 cohort of our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Our ABSN program is designed for students who have earned their bachelor’s degree and are interested in earning their BSN. Our full-time, in-person program prepares our students for a successful career in nursing… in just 15 months. Located in Cleveland, OH, students gain comprehensive clinical experiences through renowned healthcare facilities, such as Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. Additionally, students have the opportunity to complete their curriculum and lab work through a newly renovated health sciences building on-campus.

Upon completion of the program, our ABSN students enjoy an average first-time pass rate of 95% on the NCLEX-RN exam. Graduates of BW find employment through healthcare organizations across northeast Ohio, and many of our graduates later enroll in nurse practitioner programs.

Ready to apply? Visit our ABSN admission page for more information. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by January 15, 2022. Questions? Contact Lauryn Rosinski at or call 440-826.2915.

Bellarmine University
The Bellarmine University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has open seats for our Summer 2022 start (May 9, 2022). 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.

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 our Accel BSN FAQ page or contact Julie Armstrong-Binnix for advising at or 502-272-8364.

Harding University
The Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN) program at Harding University has open seats for the Spring 2022 cohort (January start). The program offers the curriculum over 7 semesters for students who start in the Spring. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2021. Harding University is a faith-based university, and the courses are presented from a Christian perspective. Please contact Dr. Dona Clarin (FNP Program Director) at 501-279-4859 or

  • Apply now for 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 during the entire program; or
  • 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.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Holy Family University
If you are interested in a different Nursing program, (i.e., Traditional or transfer BSN, 2nd degree BSN, or MSN and MSN Post Grad Certs) let us know and we’ll be sure to respond quickly to share information! Holy Family University offers DNP/FNP and Leadership Tracks with various entry points.

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. This path also offers a tuition benefit as the online MSN is being offered at an 18% discount. Join us for MSN/DNP and 2nd Degree BSN information sessions.

Questions? Contact Marie Leonard at 267-341-3024 or email

Keiser University
Keiser University’s Nurse Anesthesia program still has a few seats available for the January 10, 2022 class! We encourage you to complete your applications for submission. We will be holding virtual interviews through early December. Please contact the Admissions Office at 239-513-1135, or via email at We look forward to assisting you in your goal of becoming a CRNA!

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, 2022, 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!

For more information, visit our website or email

Medical University of South Carolina
The Medical University of South Carolina offers a variety of nursing programs. The College of Nursing’s Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) degree program is an online program designed to create and educate research scientists in the field of nursing science. We currently offer full-time and part-time Post-Bachelors and Post-Masters tracks. Applications are now open and have a deadline of March 15, 2022, for the Fall 2022 cohort.

We will be hosting information sessions with our Assistant Dean of PhD in Nursing Science, Dr. Susan Newman. Please join us at one of the sessions listed below to learn more about the program, admissions requirements, and application process. Register now!

  • November 19 at 1:00pm EST
  • January 17 at 10:00am EST

If you are unable to attend a session but would like to schedule a time to chat 1:1, please contact Dr. Susan Newman at or at (843) 792-9255.

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 the following programs:

  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, Spring (January) 2022 entry – Rolling Admission
  • Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing program, Fall (September) 2022 entry – 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!

Milwaukee School of Engineering
Did you end up enrolling in Nursing school this fall? If not, please continue to consider MSOE University for a variety of reasons:

  • Spring 2022 (March) Accelerated Nursing program – seats available!
  • Winter 2021 (November) or Spring 2022 (March) intake for traditional transfer Nursing students
  • State-of-the-art Nursing simulation hospital, classrooms, and lab spaces to prepare Nursing students for guaranteed clinicals
  • NCLEX pass rates for MSOE Nursing students:
    • 2021: 90%
  • Grants and scholarships guaranteed for Accelerated Nursing students and traditional transfer Nursing students

And many more reasons! Please take a look at our website for more information. If you have additional questions or would like to move forward, please let Samantha Kammers know by sending an email to or calling 414-277-7431. 

Roseman University of Health Sciences
Roseman University College of Nursing 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 rates
  • 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

Salisbury University
Seats open in Second-Degree “Fast Track” completion option at Salisbury University. We are excited to announce the launch of a “fast track” option for qualified individuals who hold a bachelor’s or higher degree in another field and wish to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 12 months of full-time study (August – August including summer). Students accepted into this “fast-track” will have an August graduation date. We will continue to offer our 16-month Second-Degree BSN curriculum with courses completed over three semesters with no summer coursework (December graduation).

Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2022 for the 12-month and 16-month Second-Degree BSN completion options. Interested individuals should apply to the Second-Degree program at Salisbury University through NursingCAS. Upon review of applications, candidates will receive communication regarding their track preference. The application deadline is January 15, 2022.

Touro University California
Located in Northern California in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Touro University California School of Nursing is currently accepting applications for Spring (January) starts for our BSN to MSN program and for our Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certification program! To request more information or to request an appointment to discuss how we can help you achieve the next level in your professional career, please complete our Interest Form or contact Natalie Cvetic-Jones ( Happy Halloween!

Trinity Washington University
Located in Washington DC, Trinity Washington University offers certificate programs and degrees in both undergraduate and graduate-level nursing. Through clinical experiences at DC area hospitals and community settings, students are prepared for a career in nursing. We are accepting applications for the following programs:

RN-to-BSN (100% ONLINE): The Trinity Nursing Program offers advance placement for Registered Nurses (R.N.s) holding an Associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. This program gives the opportunity to R.N.s who wish to advance their careers by attaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N) degree.

RN-to-MSN: Registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma or associate degree in nursing can choose the RN to MSN Program to earn a bachelor’s degree while working towards a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N). We offer a concentration in either the Nursing Education track or the Nursing Administration track.

Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN): Trinity offers BSN nurses two tracks to continue their education as advanced nurses: Nursing Education and Nursing Administration. Become a career educator for academic nursing education or nursing professional development in a clinical setting. Part-time or full-time coursework in a hybrid format with online courses and weekend face-to-face sessions. Dual MSN/MPH program also offered.

For further information please contact us at

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.

  • SPRING 2022 – Extended!!!
    • SELECT MSN & Certificate: NursingCAS Fee 11/8/21
  • 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 PRIORITY: 10/15/21 | NursingCAS Fee 2/15/22
    • MSN & Certificate PRIORITY: 4/1/22| NursingCAS Fee 5/1/22
  • SPRING 23 (Nurse Anesthesia)
    • Nurse Anesthesia: PRIORITY 11/1/21 | NursingCAS Fee 12/1/21


  • A-G Acute NP (OH, KY, IN only)
    • Spring: Post-MSN
    • Fall: DNP & MSN
  • A-G Primary NP
    • Spring: MSN & Post-MSN (Post-MSN is OH, KY, IN only)
    • Fall: DNP
  • Family NP (primary care)
    • Spring: MSN & Post-MSN
    • Fall: DNP
  • Midwifery
    • Summer: 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
  • PhD Nursing Research
    • Fall
  • Post-MSN DNP
    • Spring & Fall
  • Psych Mental Health NP
    • Summer: Post-MSN
    • Fall: DNP
  • Public Health Nursing
    • Fall: DNP
  • Systems Leadership
    • Fall: DNP & MSN
  • Women’s Health NP
    • Summer: 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 Miami
Last chance to apply for the Spring 2022 term for the following programs:

Don’t miss your chance and apply today! Questions? Reach out to us at 305-284-4325 or

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 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 has been designated as a National League for Nursing’s National Center of Excellence. U.S. News & World Report ranks Ursuline’s MSN program among the nation’s top graduate nursing programs. Ursuline’s programs include BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, DNP, and post-master’s certificates. Find your match here. All Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Contact Melanie at or 440-646-8146.


Rush University
Rush University College of Nursing Deadline Extention:

The Spring 2022 deadline for the Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP), Transformative Leadership: Population Health, and Clinical Nurse Leader for RNs have been extended until November 1, 2021.

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

SPRING 2022 DEADLINE EXTENSION: November 7, 2021

The SPRING 2022 deadline for SELECT programs has been extended to NOVEMBER 7. Transcripts & References are not due until NOVEMBER 22, so there is plenty of time to apply! Start your NursingCAS application and submit the NursingCAS fee to ensure that you can be considered for the Spring term. Applications will close at any point before November 7 as programs fill.

Available Spring 2022 Programs

  • Adult-Gero Acute Care NP (OH, KY, IN only)
    • Post-MSN Cert
  • Adult-Gero Primary Care NP
    • MSN
    • Post-MSN Cert (cert is OH, KY, IN only)
  • Family NP
    • MSN
    • Post-MSN NP Cert
  • Post-MSN DNP
    • Post-MSN NP Cert Co-enrollment available for AG ACNP, AG PCNP, and FNP

Contact for additional information.


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

Medical University of South Carolina
The Medical University of South Carolina is now offering the 1st Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Lifespan Palliative Care in the country. The Post-Master’s DNP in Lifespan Palliative Care program offers an opportunity for advanced practice nurses to obtain expertise and gain a deeper understanding of the physical, psychological, spiritual, and social needs of patients and families living with serious illness throughout their lifespan. Like all our graduate programs, the palliative care track will be offered in an accessible, asynchronous online format.

Applications are now available with a deadline of March 15, 2022, with the Fall 2022 cohort.

We will be hosting lunch & learn information sessions with our Lead Faculty, Dr. Carrie Cormack. Please join us at one of the sessions listed below to learn more about the program, admissions requirements, and application process. Register now!

  • November 15 at 12:00pm EST
  • January 13 at 12:00pm EST

If you are unable to attend a session but would like to schedule a time to chat 1:1, please contact Dr. Carrie Cormack at

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
For RNs: Advanced Physiologic Foundations

Application period opened: October 1

The Advanced Physiologic Foundations course discusses advanced human physiologic concepts at the system, organ, cellular, and subcellular levels, with the overall goal to enhance the learner’s foundation for nursing practice. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge! Class begins January 2022. Watch this video to learn more.

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.