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Admission Deadlines

Please review the admissions deadline information for your program of interest. In order for an application to be forwarded for faculty review and decision all application materials must be received by the deadline date. The School is unable to process applications with missing or incomplete documents. 

Pacesetter BSN Application Deadlines

Term Status Deadline
Summer 2021 Closed January 15, 2021
Fall 2021 Open March 15, 2021
Spring 2022 Open September 1, 2021

RN-Bridge Programs (options for ADN-prepared RNs)

Cizik School of Nursing has three educational opportunities for an associate’s degree-prepared RNs to expand their education to the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) or the master’s of science in nursing (MSN).  

Term Status Deadline
Summer 2021
RN to BSN  Open April 15, 2021
RN to MSN - Nursing Leadership  Open April 15, 2021
Fall 2021
RN to BSN  Open  July 1, 2021
Spring 2022
RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner  Open  August 15, 2021 (priority deadline)
RN to BSN  Open  November 15, 2021

Master's of Science in Nursing/ Post-Graduate Program

Applications for admission are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply before the priority deadline which guarantees and application review and decision. Applications submitted after the priority deadline are reviewed on space-available basis. In order for an application to be reviewed the application and all supporting documents must be received by the deadlines listed below. 

Application Type Status Deadline
Summer 2021
All MSN and Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs  Open  April 1, 2021 
Nursing Leadership: MSN and Post-Graduate  Open  April 1, 2021
Nursing Education: Post-Graduate  Open  April 1, 2021
Fall 2021
All MSN and Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs  Open  June 1, 2021
Nursing Leadership: MSN and Post-Graduate  Open  July 1, 2021
Nursing Education: Post-Graduate  Open  July 1, 2021
Spring 2022
All MSN and Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs  Open August 15, 2021 (priority); applications accepted after this date on a space-available basis
Nursing Leadership: MSN and Post-Graduate Open November 1, 2021 
Nursing Education: Post-Graduate Open November 1, 2021 
Emergency/Trauma: Post-Graduate Open  November 1, 2021

Nurse Anesthesia

Term Status  Deadline Interviews Notification Date
Summer 2022 Open July 1, 2021 September 13-17, 2021 October 1, 2021

BSN to DNP - Nurse Practitioner

Applications for BSN to DNP - Nurse Practitioner admission are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply before the priority deadline which guarantees and application review and decision. Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis. 

Term Status  Deadline Interviews Notification Date
Fall 2021 Open  June 1, 2021 Rolling Basis  Rolling Basis 

Doctor of Nursing Practice - Post-Master's Program (DNP)

The DNP – Post-Master's Program admits students every fall (August). Applications must be complete in order for review and decision. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis while enrollment capacity exists.

Term Application Type Status Deadline Interviews Notification Date
Fall 2021 Early Decision  Open December 1 January  February 
Priority Decision  Open  March 1 April  May

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The PhD programs admits students every fall (August). Applications must be complete in order for review and decision. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis while enrollment capacity exists.

Term Application Type Status Deadline Interviews Notification Date
Fall 2021 Priority Decision   Open April 1, 2021 TBD TBD

Interview and Notification

The interview dates/time frames listed on this page are tentative and may change at any time. The undergraduate programs do not currently interview as a part of the admissions process.