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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 residency 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).
  • School Nurse Program—post-bachelor’s 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 graduate-level online coursework and 48-hour practicum/project.

For start dates and deadlines, call 419.289.5738 or visit our website.

Barry University

Limited places still available – last chance for Spring 2019!

Barry University is a Catholic institution situated in sunny Miami Shores, Florida. The university is home to a diverse body of students from a variety of geographic, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds, and is committed to the highest academic standards in undergraduate and graduate education.

  • We are currently accepting applications for our 6-semester Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program that begins in January 2019.
    If accepted to the Traditional Option, you will also have the opportunity to apply for admission to the Baptist Scholar’s Program. A selected group of students complete their studies at Baptist Hospital in Kendall and may be provided with an opportunity for employment within the Baptist Healthcare system upon completion of the program. Tuition for these highly-qualified and motivated students is substantially reduced. You’ll save over $30,000 in tuition costs and experience clinical learning at one of the most highly-rated healthcare systems in Florida.
  • We are also accepting applications for our January 2019 Accelerated Option BSN. This program is designed for those who already have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing. Tuition for this 4-semester program is a flat rate of $28,000 + $500/semester lab and technology fee.

Interested? Please contact our specialist nursing advisor, Ms. Nichole Sando, at or telephone 305.981.5135

Please see the Barry University BSN Program NursingCAS page for more information about the program and our university in general or go to our website.

Harding University

Harding University’s Carr College of Nursing has open seats for Spring 2019 admission.

Our program began in the fall of 2015. This fall we will have enrolled over 50 students in the program. We now have two graduate classes. In May of 2017, all graduates passed the national certification exam on the first attempt and all received a FNP job or residency placement. All students from the 2018 graduating class also passed the national certification exam on the first attempt. Almost all of the 2018 class is employed as a FNP (12/13), and the 13th student is waiting for just the right position.

The faculty and staff at Harding University seek to promote the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes of competent advanced practice registered nurses. We strive to prepare students for the clinical settings by their active engagement in courses and the week long intensives.

A few highlights about our program:

  • We are primarily online, but do required on campus time each semester. The number of days will depend on the student’s plan of study. During on campus, we provide hands on skills (sutures, office procedures, exam techniques, etc.), spend time with our students with special parties, dinner hosted by faculty, time with peers, etc.
  • Foreign missions/service learning opportunities while you are in school.
  • We currently have a 100% national certification pass rate.
  • Clinical practicum is completed within your home area.
  • Smaller class sizes to assist with easy access to faculty.

Please feel free to contact me for further information at 501.279.4859.

Enjoy your day,

Dr. Clarin

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

Up to $30,000 of tuition support is available through the Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) for the MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program for the Fall 2019 term. The SDS is meant to promote diversity among the health professions and, more specifically, the nursing workforce. To qualify you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Earn a BSN degree prior to matriculation
  2. Agree to maintain full-time enrollment throughout their academic program
  3. Are from a disadvantaged background and/or have financial need
  4. Are a “U.S. citizen or non-citizen national, or foreign national with permanent residence in the United States …Individuals on temporary student visas are not eligible under this funding opportunity”

Students who meet these criteria are encouraged to review the SDS scholarship announcement, download and complete the SDS application, and upload in the “Documents” tab under “Other.” Students must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) when they submit their NursingCAS application to be considered for the SDS. Submit your application early to not only have your file reviewed immediately, but to also be considered for this scholarship. We’ve been able to award over 20 scholarships in each semester over the past two years!

If you have any questions regarding the application process or the SDS, please contact our admission personnel at 305.284.4325 or

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