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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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Register Now: Discover Nursing Virtual Fair (Thurs. Nov. 17)!

Register to attend the Discover Nursing Virtual Fair on Thurs., Nov. 17 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST)! Last year, students chatted with over 110 nursing schools. This FREE event allows students to connect with multiple schools and speak with nurses, faculty, admission teams, and nursing students. Information on admission requirements, prerequisites, and the application process will be available for all degrees (undergraduate, graduate, and certificate).

During the Fair, attendees will be able to:

  • Chat with nurses, admission representatives, faculty, and current students
  • Discover what makes nursing one of the top health professions
  • Explore which nursing school is the right fit for them
  • Get tips from current nursing students
  • Hear first-hand information from nurses in the field
  • Ask questions about the profession and pathways, admission requirements, prerequisites, and elements of a strong application

Don’t miss out!



Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University has open seats for the accelerated track of our BSN program!

The ABSN program (located in Cleveland, Ohio) is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and are interested in earning a second bachelor’s degree in nursing. Our full-time, in-person program prepares students to become successful nurses… in just 15 months!

Features of the program include:

  • Innovative skills lab and classroom experiences based in our Health Sciences Building
  • Comprehensive clinical rotations through renowned healthcare facilities in northeast Ohio
  • Small class and clinical sizes, allowing for individualized attention from faculty members
  • Opportunities to prepare for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam

We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2023 cohort of our program. Candidates who apply by November 15, 2022 will receive priority application review and interview preference. For more information on applying for the ABSN program at Baldwin Wallace University, please visit our website.

Questions? Contact Lauryn Rosinski at (440) 826-2915 or, or sign up for a visit opportunity.

Bellarmine University

The Bellarmine University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has open seats for January 2023. We offer a 12-month, fast-paced, intensive nursing program with over 750 hours of clinical experience. 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 Program page or contact Julie Armstrong-Binnix for advising at or (502) 272-8364.

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Applications to CDU’s Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing programs are open for the Spring 2023 semester. The Spring 2023 semester begins on Jan 17, 2023 (Application Deadline Nov 30).

CDU Academic Nursing Program Offerings:

  • RN to BSN (Post-Licensure and Concurrent)
  • BSN (Pre-Nursing phase and Nursing Direct phase)
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice

For more information, we encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our programs and associated admissions requirements. Sign up to schedule an advising session with your Enrollment Specialist.

Harding University

Apply NOW – Master of Science in Nursing Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner or Master’s Entry Level into Professional Nursing *Application Open*

Scholarships available for eligible admitted students!

Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner: Available to registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, 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!

Post-graduate Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner: This option is available to registered nurses or advanced practice registered nurses with a Master of Science in nursing in another area. Students may complete up to 32 credit hours in the program. Upon completion of required courses, students are eligible to sit for the family nurse practitioner national certification exam.

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: March 1, 2023

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.*

*Both tracks require Arkansas nursing prerequisites

For more information: visit our website’s FNP and MEPN program pages, or email us at or

Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s local to global mission means we partner with people in Baltimore and around the world to improve health. As the No. 1 ranked graduate school in the nation, we serve as leaders both in the acute setting and in the community to improve health equity and advocate for people, their families, and entire populations. We hope you’ll consider becoming a Hopkins nurse.

Still Accepting Spring 2023 Applications for the Following Program:

  • MSN Entry into Nursing

Questions? Visit the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing website or contact the Office of Admissions at (410) 955-7548 or

King University

King University has open seats for Spring 2023 in our pre-licensure BSN program. Students are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as they meet eligibility requirements.

  • King University has small class sizes with no more than 40 students per cohort.
  • NCLEX pass rate is above the national average.
  • Students experience meaningful interaction with instructors.
    • Students receive individualized remediation with scores below 80.
    • Students are mentored by a faculty member post-graduation until successful completion of NCLEX.
  • The nursing program of study is only four semesters.
  • Clinical experiences are completed in acute care hospitals and community settings and include simulation labs.
    • Clinical placements range from acute care settings to long-term settings.
    • Specialty placement in pediatrics, obstetrics, and mental health.
    • Student input/request for placement in capstone – 120 precepted hours.
  • Guaranteed admission to the MSN program for students meeting certain requirements.
  • 100% job placement within 6 months of graduation.

Please contact Dr. Amy Edmison, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, for additional information at For more information about King University, visit our website.

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Learn. Lead. Care. Together.

MGH Institute’s 16-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 16-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 January 2023!

We are now accepting applications for the Spring (January) 2023 entry and Summer (May) 2023 cohort. Please visit our website for more information.

Upcoming Events can be found here: Upcoming Admissions Events at MGH Institute of Health Professions

Would you like to chat with a current MGH Institute of Health Professions Student? Sign Up here!

Are you local to the Boston area? Join is for an upcoming on-campus tour!

Contact with any questions.

Misericordia University

Misericordia University Graduate Nursing Program is part of a private liberal arts institution whose main campus is in Dallas, PA. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, the mission of the university and focus of the education is rooted in the core values of mercy, service, justice, and hospitality.

The MSN-DNP program is 27 credits and can be completed in 18-24 months. To meet the needs of working APRNs, the program is all online, asynchronous, and normally your DNP project is completed at your place of employment. The MSN-DNP program is CCNE accredited.

Accepting application for Spring 2023 and Spring 2024.

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Roseman University of Health Sciences – College of Nursing

    Accelerated, hybrid, and on-campus options | 4 start dates per year: February, June, August, and October | Early experiential learning – learn by engaging with clinicals early in the program.
    23-month, full-time, asynchronous online program | 2 start dates per year: January & July | Earn as you learn.
    23-month, full-time program | 100% online | 2 start dates per year: January & July | Earn as you learn.

Innovative Education Meets Real-World Care

Visit our website for more information.

Salisbury University

Salisbury University’s School of Nursing is now accepting applications for the Fall 2023 Cohort for the following programs:

  • Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Second Degree BSN
  • 16-month track
  • 12-month track

Our five-year average NCLEX Pass Rate is 94.79%, and ranked us as the #3 nursing program in Maryland.

Please visit Salisbury University’s School of Nursing website for information about our nursing programs, admission requirements and procedures.

Application deadline is January 15, 2023.

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University is still accepting applications for its Accelerated Second Degree BSN. This 14-month program for students who already hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree is held in two locations: Freehold, NJ (September start) and Nutley, NJ (January start).

For more information, contact Megan Kushner at (732) 987-2289 or

Shepherd University

Shepherd University is pleased to offer two DNP tracks: FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) and 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 and Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

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.

South University – Orlando Campus

South University – Orlando Campus has open seats for the January 2023 BSN Nursing program. We are a regionally accredited university with over 123 years of experience. Our nursing program is accredited by the CCNE.

Please visit our NursingCAS page to learn more and apply. The deadline to apply is October 28. No waiting list! For more information, contact the Director of Admissions, Chris Dorelien at (407) 393-3140 or you may visit our website.

Texas A&M University – Texarkana

Texas A&M University – Texarkana

Apply now for our BSN programs! The BSN Traditional Track Fall 2023 deadline to apply is March 15, 2023. The ADN to BSN program Spring 2023 deadline is January 5, 2023.

Texas A&M University – Texarkana is uniquely positioned to serve a four-state area: only one hour from Shreveport, LA, two hours from Little Rock, AR, and three hours away from Dallas, TX. No matter where you’re coming from, A&M – Texarkana is the perfect location to complete your four-year degree. We are ranked as the 3rd best BSN program out of 127 programs in the state of Texas by Incredible Health and in the top ten affordable nursing programs by Best Value Schools.

  • Quality Nursing Education
  • Highly qualified faculty (academically and experientially)
  • Low faculty-to-student ratio
  • Individualized attention
  • Focus on student success through academic coaching, peer tutoring, writing center, faculty office hours (face-to-face or virtual)
  • A firm educational foundation for pursuing graduate-level nursing education
  • A state-of-the-art simulation hospital, skills lab, and assessment lab
  • 100% student pass rate for the NCLEX exam for the last 3 years and our students have 100% job placement prior to graduating from our program
  • ADN-BSN nursing courses are 100% online and can be completed in either one or two years
  • Traditional BSN nursing courses are face-to-face and are completed in two years

For a list of nursing program admission requirements, prerequisites, or more details, visit our website, email Admissions Coordinator Kristie Avery, or call (903) 334-6747.

Touro University California

Are you looking to enhance your clinical and professional skills? Located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, the Touro University California School of Nursing has seats available for the Spring semester for our BSN to MSN and our Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner programs!

For more information, please contact Natalie Cvetic-Jones at Find your future at Touro University California!

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

UAMS College of Nursing is excited to announce that we will open our graduate program applications on October 1st. You can register for an information session to learn more about them. If you are ready to take your nursing career to the next level we have the program for YOU.

University of Cincinnati 

UC Nurses. We See Leaders.

100% Online Course Options | Nationally-Ranked Quality | Flexible Schedules

DEADLINES: See program availability list for start term options


  • February 1, 2023: Priority Deadline
  • March 1, 2023: NursingCAS fee due


  • January 15, 2023: DNP Priority Deadline
  • April 1, 2023: MSN & Certificate Priority Deadline
  • May 1, 2023: NursingCAS fee due


  • November 1, 2022: Priority Deadline
  • December 1, 2022: NursingCAS Fee due

Transcripts & References are not due until after NursingCAS fee deadline.


Adult-Gero Acute NP

  • DNP & MSN: Fall 2023
  • Post-MSN certificate: Fall 2023

Adult-Gero Primary NP

  • DNP: Fall 2023
  • MSN & Post-MSN certificate: Summer 2023

Family NP

  • DNP: Fall 2023
  • MSN & Post-MSN certificate: Spring & Summer 2023

Neonatal NP (OH, KY, IN only)

  • MSN & Post-MSN certificate: Fall 2023

Nurse Anesthesia

  • DNP: Spring 2024

Nurse Educator

  • Post-Bachelor’s certificate: Summer & Fall 2023

Nurse Midwifery

  • MSN: Spring & Summer 2023

Pediatric Acute Care NP

  • DNP & Post-MSN certificate: Fall 2023


  • Fall 2023

Psychiatric Mental Health NP

  • DNP: Fall 2023
  • Post-MSN certificate: Spring & Summer 2023

Public Health Nursing

  • DNP: Fall 2023
  • Post-Bachelor’s certificate: Summer & Fall 2023

Occupational Health

  • DNP: Fall 2023

Systems Leadership

  • DNP & MSN: Fall 2023

Women’s Health NP

  • MSN: Spring & Summer 2023

*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 Michigan – Ann Arbor

Applications are open for the Fall 2023 term! The University of Michigan School of Nursing will be hosting in-person and virtual events over the next few months where you can learn more about the programs, application process, and have your questions answered!

There are several event types to choose from:

  • Graduate Open House (In-Person on November 5)
  • Application Information Sessions (Virtual)
  • Program Webinars (Virtual)
  • One-on-One Coffee Chats (Virtual)

Register here! The U-M School of Nursing is excited to offer new online MSN programs:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
  • Family NP
  • Primary Care Pediatric NP
  • Leadership, Analytics, & Innovation MSN

The Fall 2023 early application deadline is January 15. We are here to help! Contact the Recruiting & Admissions team at if you have any questions. Go Blue!

University of Missouri – Columbia


Online DNP, 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), and post-graduate certificate programs. We are CCNE accredited, require limited on-campus visits, and charge in-state tuition to all students, making the completion of your degree affordable and convenient. Our deadlines are September 30 (FNP, PMHNP, Nurse Ed) 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

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult-Gerontology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Leadership & Innovations in Healthcare (DNP)
  • MS Care Management Online
  • MS Nurse Educator
  • MS Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Systems

Hear more about our program from one of our students:

Christine Harris, Nursing Leadership and Innovations in Health Care DNP

University of New England

UNE’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program has open seats for our January 2023 cohort. The application deadline is October 31, 2022. Apply to UNE today.

UNE’s School of Nursing and Population Health is part of a comprehensive health sciences university recognized internationally for interprofessional, collaborative practice. By working with graduate students and faculty across the health sciences, you are uniquely prepared for modern, team-based health care.

  • State-of-the-art Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center
  • Situated close to greater Portland’s Magnet-designated health system and other hospitals, health agencies, and community-based organizations
  • NCLEX-RN licensing exam pass rate significantly above state and national average since 2013

Our ABSN application for summer 2023 will open November 1. Questions? Please contact Pete Heeley at (207) 602-2385 or

University of the Pacific

Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing (ELMSN)
24 months | Sacramento, CA | No GRE Required

Begin your Nursing career with the University of the Pacific! Earn your ELMSN degree in only 24 months in California’s capital city of Sacramento. At Pacific, you’ll benefit from:

  • 24-month curriculum
  • Entry with a BA or BS in ANY field
  • State-of-the-art facility and simulation labs
  • Hands-on experience and internships
  • No GRE or other standardized test requirement

Now accepting applications for Fall 2023.

Early Decision Deadline: December 1, 2022

Regular Application Deadline: January 31, 2023

Learn more at our website, or contact the Nursing program at (916) 340-6187 or

Ursuline College

Open seats and an exceptional value for ABSN candidates

Ursuline College in Cleveland, Ohio has a few open seats for our January 2023 cohort for ABSN students.

  • With a 100% job placement rate and an almost perfect NCLEX pass rate, you’ll find exceptional outcomes that are affordably priced at $39,000 for our 15-month, in-person program.
  • You’ll benefit from partnerships with world-ranked hospital systems such as the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospital systems.
  • Clinical groups are not our style! You will complete almost all your clinical rotations one-on-one with a nurse preceptor.

Apply now and begin in January at Ursuline College.

William Jewell College

Still looking for a seat to join this spring? William Jewell College’s 16-month accelerated BSN program has a few seats available. Does one have your name on it?

Our next cohort begins in January and the deadline to apply is November 15. In addition to the application in NursingCAS, you will also need to submit official copies of all your previous school transcripts and test score from the TEAS, Kaplan, or HESI exam. We also need a letter of reference uploaded and a resume. Once all that has been turned in and submitted, our nursing department will reach out if they want to set up an admission interview.

Come join a high-performance program in an intimate setting! Check us out at WJC Accelerated Nursing Program. Got questions? Call or text (816) 408-6949 to speak with our admissions office. We look forward to hearing from you!



Creighton University

Creighton University Accelerated BSN – Application Deadline Extended to Nov. 1!

Application Materials:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (instructor, employer and other)
  • Resume (Optional)
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended

Additional information on program requirements and prerequisites can be found on our website. For more information, please contact Maggie Franco at or at (402) 280-3845.

Lewis-Clark State College

Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho has extended the deadline for its Spring 2023 Pre-Licensure BSN to November 27.

Applicants must have a valid CNA by December 17 or commit to taking a skills course offered January 3 – 13, 2023. Pre-requisites include Pathophysiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Statistics, full Anatomy/Physiology series, Nutrition, Oral Comm, College Writing, Research Writing, and 9 credits of general education classes meeting Idaho GEM 6 & 7 core. Financial Aid and Tuition Waivers are available for this major. For questions, please contact Tiffany Pilon at or call (208) 792-2087.

University of Cincinnati

UC Nurses. We See Leaders.

100% Online Course Options | Nationally-Ranked Quality | Flexible Schedules

Deadlines for selected Spring 2023 programs have been extended to November 7, 2022! Applications must be at VERIFIED status by December 7, 2022 to be eligible for the Spring 2023 start. Applications that are not verified in time for Spring 2023 may be deferred to the Summer 2023 start term. Complete your NursingCAS application right away to take advantage of this opportunity! Visit the UC Nursing Admissions page for requirements.

Admitted Spring 2023 applicants must confirm their acceptance by December 16, 2022.

AVAILABLE SPRING 2023 PROGRAMS (programs not listed have filled for Spring 2023)

  • Adult-Gero Acute Care NP: Post-MSN Certificate
  • Adult-Gero Primary Care NP: MSN & Post-MSN Certificate
  • Family NP: MSN & Post-MSN Certificate
  • Nurse Midwifery: MSN

Questions? Contact



California State University, East Bay

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2023 through June 1, 2023. 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

University of Cincinnati

UC Nurses. We See Leaders.

DNP Occupational Health

Occupational health advanced-practice nurses plan, implement, and track health and safety programs and services to employees, worker populations, and association groups. Acting as advocates for the rights of employees, OHNs work closely with employers and management to ensure that health and safety standards are met and employee productivity and overall health safety are maximized in corporate, industrial, governmental, or academic settings. OHNs hold multi-faceted positions ranging from clinicians to educators, case managers to corporate directors, and consultants.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Occupational Health Nursing prepares nurses to apply knowledge, skills, and abilities to use evidence from research to plan, implement, and track health and safety programs and services to employees, worker populations, and association groups.


UC offers generous funding, such as the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP), the Graduate Incentive Award (GIA), and we are planning special NIOSH funding for the DNP Occupational Health program!


  • One year of RN experience at the time of application
  • Recommended GPA of 3.25


  • Priority Deadline: January 15, 2023
    • The application will close once the program fills anytime between the Priority Deadline and Final NursingCAS fee deadline
  • Final NursingCAS fee deadline: May 1, 2023

Questions? Contact