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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 accepting applications for the Accelerated BSN Fall 2024 cohort!

This Cleveland-based program allows students with a bachelor’s degree in a field outside of nursing to earn their BSN… in just 15 months! Highlights of this program include: clinical experiences through renowned healthcare organizations (such as University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic), outstanding preparation for the NCLEX-RN Examination, individualized faculty mentoring, opportunities to learn and collaborate in state-of-the-art labs, and more.

The priority consideration deadline to apply for the ABSN is November 15, 2023. Please note candidates can still have in-progress prerequisite coursework by the time they apply for this program.

Questions regarding this program and the application requirements can be directed to Lauryn Rosinski at or (440) 826-2915.

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. Employers know our Accelerated Nursing students class NCLEX first-time pass rates are nearly 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

Concordia University Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin still has open seats for graduate and post-graduate programs starting in Spring 2024! These include:

The Deadline to submit your application for these programs in NursingCAS is November 1, 2024! Don’t wait and explore Concordia University, WI’s School of Nursing options on our website. Connect with Heidi Sternig, School of Nursing Admissions Counselor, to learn more about admission requirements. Call Heidi at (262) 243-4313 or email

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, 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!
  • 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

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 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

Manchester University, Fort Wayne

Open seats for the Fall 2024 start Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program!

Manchester University’s Accelerated BSN Second Degree is for future nurses who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field and would like to pursue a path toward becoming a registered nurse. This full-time, 16-month program can get you on the fast track to a new, meaningful, and rewarding career. When you graduate from Manchester’s nursing program, you will be equipped as a highly-skilled and caring professional with an appreciation for the greater good and the know-how to ensure positive patient, family and community health outcomes.

Want to hear from a recent student? Eri Tamada says nursing has been a dream since she was little. Moving from California to Indiana to enroll in Manchester’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Program was a bold move, and “making history” as the program’s inaugural class helps drive her to her goal. Hear what else she has to say by checking out this video!

Learn more about our admission requirements, curriculum, tuition, etc. by visiting our webpage!

Not sure if you’ve met the prerequisite requirements? Send your transcripts to, indicate that you are interested in the ABSN program, and we will get back to you about what, if anything, you might be missing!

Have follow-up questions? Contact the Manchester University Fort Wayne’s Office of Graduate Admissions by email at or by phone (260) 470-2703. We look forward to hearing from you!

Oregon Health & Science University

There’s still time to apply before the OHSU School of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery priority deadline! The priority deadline is November 1, with opportunities to start the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Nurse-Midwifery program in Summer 2024 and the Nurse-Midwifery DNP program in Fall 2024.

Apply today for the opportunity to learn at Oregon’s only academic health center. Learn more about OHSU’s program on our website, and schedule an advising appointment to answer any last-minute questions.

Have a quick question? Send us an email at or call us at (503) 494-7725!

Seton Hall University

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

For more information, contact Megan Kushner at (732) 987-2289 or megan.kushner@shu.ed.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Earn your BSN in 16 months! Our BSN Traditional Program prepares students to become competent registered nurses who give patient-centered care in a variety of health care settings. We are proud to have a 99% NCLEX-RN pass rate currently!

Visit our website to learn about requirements, program curriculum, the application process, and more. You may also join us for an open house!

The Summer 2024 application is currently open and will close November 1. Apply today!

Touro University California

The Touro University California School of Nursing offers exciting opportunities for you to advance your career in Nursing. If you currently hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, you can advance to a Master of Science in Nursing and become eligible to sit for the Clinical Nurse Leader exam in as little as 12 months! Perhaps you are a master’s level nurse and you are ready to tackle a post-graduate certificate program to advance into the nurse practitioner work force?

Our Master of Science in Nursing and Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate programs utilize hybrid formats and they are designed for working nurses! Classes are scheduled to begin the first week of January and applications are currently being accepted via NursingCAS. For more information, please visit our website. Become part of the Touro family today!

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 deadlines are September 30 (all degrees) and January 31 (all degrees) every year. Graduate Certificate program only admits for Fall.

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

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


Concordia University Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin still has open seats for the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program for non-nurses for Spring 2024! The original deadline to apply was November 1, but it has been extended to December 15, 2023!

Don’t delay! Submit your application in NursingCAS today, because Concordia only accepts 24 students in the January cohort! A mandatory virtual orientation is from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on January 11, with online class starting January 29, 2024. The program is 60% online and 40% in-person. Students must be available to attend clinicals and simulations on campus in Wisconsin at our Mequon, WI campus and at clinical sites in Southeastern, WI. View the 15-month program schedule online.

Connect with Heidi Sternig, School of Nursing Admissions Counselor to learn more about admission requirements including the pre-requisites required to start this program in January! Contact Heidi by phone at (262) 243-4313 or by email at

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 a top-ranked graduate school of nursing, 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.

Accepting Spring 2024 Applications for the Following Program until November 1:

  • MSN Entry into Nursing

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

Linfield University

Linfield University’s Good Samaritan School of Nursing will continue to accept applications for the two-year Bachelor of Science degree program until November 15, 2023. The program begins on February 5, 2024.

We invite you to attend a one-hour Zoom Nursing Information Session on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. or on Friday at 1:00 p.m. PDT each week to learn more about Linfield’s program options, admission criteria, and application tips, and also to answer your questions. You can register for a session on our website.

For questions, contact Beth Woodward, Associate Director of Admissions at or call (503) 883-2213.

University at Buffalo, SUNY

Students with a Bachelor’s degree in a field outside of nursing can earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in only 12 months! The Accelerated BS in Nursing application deadline for the Summer 2024 semester has been extended to November 1. 

Learn more on our website. If you have questions, please contact Julie Kim-Proehl  by phone at (716) 829-3003 or by email at


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 nursing career, 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 at or (503) 494-7725.