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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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Register Now: Discover Nursing Virtual Fair – Tues., Oct. 3

Register to attend the free Discover Nursing School Virtual Fair taking place Tuesday, October 3, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET. This event is a unique opportunity to connect with a growing list of nursing schools.

Speak with deans, faculty, admissions reps, and current students to answer your questions from the ease of your laptop! RSVP for this live, FREE, online event today and let programs know you are interested!

At the Discover Nursing School Virtual Fair, you will be able to:

  • Learn about all degrees! (e.g., 2nd degree, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs)
  • Gain insight on writing personal statements and completing your application
  • Discover what makes nursing one of the top health professions
  • Explore which nursing school is the right fit for you
  • Hear from faculty about their areas of research
  • Get tips from current nursing students
  • Ask questions about the nursing profession, admission requirements, prerequisites, and elements of a robust application!

Don’t miss out!


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 last date to submit to the 2022 – 2023 Cycle is January 31, 2024. You will need to submit your application for the current cycle by 11:59 PM EST on January 31 for it to be considered by your program of interest (note you must abide by your selected program’s deadline).

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. 

To simplify the transition to the new cycle, frequently asked questions and answers are outlined on our website.


Augsburg University

Augsburg University is currently accepting applications for open seats in its Master of Arts in Nursing (Leadership) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (post-bachelors Family Nurse Practitioner, and post-masters Transcultural Nursing Leadership). Highlights of these programs include:

  • Community Immersion Experiences (Oaxaca, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Namibia, Pine Ridge Reservation),
  • Integrative Transcultural Care emphasis
  • Clinical Site Coordinator (for FNP placements)

Questions? Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions by phone at (612) 330-1100 or by emailing You can also schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor or attend an information session.

Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University, located near Cleveland, Ohio, is accepting applications for our 15-month Accelerated BSN track.

The mission of Baldwin Wallace University department of nursing is to provide outstanding learning opportunities for students who desire to acquire evidenced-based knowledge encompassing the art and science of nursing practice. The ABSN is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a field outside of nursing and are interested in earning their BSN.

If you are ready for a successful career in nursing, we would highly encourage you to apply for our Fall 2024 cohort! Application details can be found on our website. Please note that you can still be working on prerequisite courses by the time you apply. Our priority consideration deadline to apply is November 15, 2023.

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

Carroll College – Montana

Carroll College in Helena, Montana is still accepting applications for our 15-month program in Accelerated Nursing. Our priority deadline is October 1 and we encourage all interested applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible to be considered for our 20-student 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’s 15-month Accelerated Second-Degree BSN program is built on a Christian foundation, which means you will be set apart as the nurse who cares for their patients and coworkers in mind, body, and spirit. Our curriculum has been specially designed in order to prepare you to hit the ground running. Students will need to be present in WI for labs and clinicals. Learn more here!

Seats are still available for the Spring 2024 accelerated second degree BSN program. Concordia University is still accepting applications for the Spring 2024 start. The deadline to complete your application is November 1! 

Questions? Contact Heidi Sternig, CUW Admissions Counselor by phone at (262) 243-4313, or by email at Learn more about our program and curriculum on our website.

Interested in other nursing programs from Concordia University? Visit our website at CUW Nursing.

Creighton University

Creighton University’s Accelerated BSN final application deadline for the Spring 2024 (January) entry term is quickly approaching! Be sure to submit your completed application and all application materials by October 15 to be considered.

  • Application Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts from every college/university attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Prerequisites can be in-progress when you apply to the program, but applicants must have one of the following course sequences completed before the application deadline:

  • General Chemistry and Anatomy (A&P I)
  • General Chemistry and Physiology (A&P II)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (A&P I and A&P II)

Common questions regarding the program and application can be found on our website.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the application or program, please do not hesitate to reach out to the College of Nursing by email at or by phone at (402) 280-2703.

Emory & Henry College

Emory & Henry College has open seats for the Spring 2024 semester for the RN-BSN program and the Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Specialist (MSN-CNS) program. Apply today!

Holy Family University

Holy Family University is a private Catholic institution that embraces diversity and inclusion, ensuring a welcoming and accessible learning community for all.

We are in the process of reviewing applications for our ABSN Spring term with an application deadline of November 15, 2023.

Our Spring term will begin on January 16, 2024. Holy Family University offers rolling admissions, but seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission to the program is highly competitive and we recommend applying early for your preferred cohort.

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.

Still Accepting Spring 2024 Applications for the Following Program:

  • MSN Entry into Nursing

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

Oregon Health & Science University

There is still time to apply for the OHSU School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia DNP program!

The CRNA application to start with the Summer 2024 cohort will close on October 11. Apply today for the opportunity to learn at Oregon’s only academic health center and receive training in both general and regional anesthesia. Learn more about OHSU’s CRNA program on our website, and schedule an advising appointment to answer any last-minute questions.

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University has open seats at both our West Palm Beach campus and our Orlando campus.

Undergraduate Degrees:

  • Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (West Palm Beach)
  • RN to BSN (Online)
  • Upper-level track BSN program | a traditional 16-week daytime format and allows students who have already taken their science requirements to enter into upper-level nursing courses and complete the program in about two and a half years. Applicant transcripts will be reviewed for transfer credits and an initial degree plan will be developed. Although an AA degree or prior bachelor’s degree is preferred, it is not a requirement. (West Palm Beach and Orlando)

Graduate Degrees:

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Health Systems Leadership (BSN to MSN Track)
  • Health Systems Leadership (BSN/MSN Dual Enrollment Track)
  • Health Systems Leadership (RN to MSN Track)

Doctor of Nursing Practice

  • DNP Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP-AGPCNP Track)
  • DNP Executive Leadership (DNP-EXL Track)
  • DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP-FNP Track)
  • DNP Post-Master’s (DNP-PM Track)
  • DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP Track)

Visit our website to learn more about our School of Nursing and our Orlando campus.

Shepherd University

Shepherd University is pleased to offer two DNP tracks:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • 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 (FNP)
  • Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

For more information, please contact Mary Hancock PhD, RNC-OB, Interim Director of the Shepherd University School of Nursing, at (304) 876-5688 or Please visit our website for more Information on our Doctor of Nursing Practice program. We look forward to seeing your application!

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 currently have a 99% NCLEX-RN pass rate!

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 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!

UMass Chan Medical School Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing

Advance your nursing career. Join the UMass Chan Medical School Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing’s Accelerated RN entry pathway and earn your PhD or Doctor of Nursing Practice in four years!

Applications are open for a Fall 2024 start as a PhD, Master’s or DNP student. Please visit our website for more information.

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), 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. 

The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing online Doctor of Nursing Practice, MS(N), and Post-Graduate Certificate options include:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult-Gerontology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care (MSN or DNP)
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Leadership & Innovations in Healthcare (MS or DNP)
  • Graduate Certificate 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.

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

Westmont College

Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA) is accepting applications for the Spring 2024 cohort of our ABSN Program!

Westmont’s full-time ASBN program allows applicants with a baccalaureate degree to complete in-person clinical training and become a registered nurse in just 16 months. Students will learn from registered nursing professors chosen for their dedication to the ministry of health and wellness through the theory of compassionate care.

The following features make Westmont’s ABSN program unique:

  • Strategic partnership with Cottage Health, a system of hospitals and clinics serving the Central Coast, will provide state-of-the-art clinical training for Westmont students and a pathway to a career in nursing
  • A facility located a mile from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, providing students with easy access to their clinical rotations at the hospital and in ambulatory care settings, featuring a state-of-the-art simulation lab, a team-based learning environment, and progressive healthcare facilities
  • Comprehensive preparation for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam

Questions about Westmont’s ASBN program can be directed to


Check next month’s Applicant Newsletter for additional deadline extensions!


Colorado Mesa University

The Colorado Mesa University (CMU) Graduate Nursing Program offers Master of Science in Nursing degrees in Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner tracks. CMU also offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner dual track.

CMU’s Family Nurse Practitioner program has been ranked as one of the most affordable programs in the country according to Online U. Both the MSN and DNP degrees are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Part-time and full-time attendance options exist for all degrees and tracks. Courses are offered online, allowing students to reside in their home communities; however, some travel to campus is expected as students move through the program.

At CMU, students have access to relatively small class sizes, allowing for meaningful interactions with peers and course faculty. CMU graduates perform at or above the national average for nurse practitioner certification pass rates and employment following graduation. Through mentoring by faculty who are nationally-recognized nurse leaders, students can expect a rigorous, yet personalized graduate nursing experience at CMU.

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Learn. Lead. Care. Together.

MGH Institute’s newly redesigned 12-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 12-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!

We are now accepting applications for the Spring (January) 2024 entry. Please visit our website for more information.

Contact with any questions. We look forward to reviewing your application for admission consideration. Are you local to the Boston area? Join us for an upcoming on-campus tour!

University of La Verne

The University of La Verne John A. Ware School of Nursing is introducing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) Program.

This online program is designed to meet the needs of the CA-licensed RN professional seeking their BSN completion degree. This program involves 28 units of core courses, with as little as 9 months required for completion. Fall Session II starts: October 23, 2023. Spring Session I starts: January 29, 2024. Spring Session II starts: April 1,2024.

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, including an Associate Degree in Nursing or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Required prerequisite courses in the following areas with a grade of C or better:

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Anatomy with lab
  • Physiology with lab
  • Microbiology with lab
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics*

*If Statistics is not completed at the time of admission, the student must complete Statistics concurrently with nursing courses in consultation with Advisor. The School of Nursing recommends completing a ULV GE Statistics course. The student’s individualized curriculum plan may be longer than 9-months depending on the number of courses needed to complete ULV required 128 units for a Bachelor’s degree.

The following items are required for admission:

  • Current unencumbered RN license (license must be on the BreEZe system for California licenses.
  • New graduates to show proof of NCLEX unofficial results 
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • One letter of recommendation from an academic instructor or clinical supervisor
  • Professional goal statement of no more than two pages (optional)

For more information, please visit our website.

You may contact an admissions counselor by email at or by phone at (909) 448-4444. You can also connect with EdD Academic Advisor Dr. GeBren Blakely at or by phone at (760) 955-6476.