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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 2023 Open January 15, 2023
Fall 2023 Open

March 15, 2023

Spring 2023 Closed September 1, 2022

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 2023
RN to BSN  Open

January 15, 2023

RN to MSN - Nursing Leadership  Closed "On Hold"
Fall 2023
RN to BSN Open 

March 15, 2023

Spring 2023
RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner  Closed "On Hold"
RN to BSN  Closed  September 1, 2022

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 2023
All MSN and Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs Open March 15, 2023
Nursing Leadership: MSN and Post-Graduate  Open March 15, 2023
Nursing Education: Post-Graduate  Open March 15, 2023
Fall 2023
All MSN and Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs  Open June 1, 2023
Nursing Leadership: MSN and Post-Graduate  Open  June 1, 2023
Nursing Education: Post-Graduate  Open  June 1, 2023
Spring 2023
All MSN and Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs  Open September 30, 2022
Nursing Leadership: MSN and Post-Graduate Open

Extended to October 15

September 30, 2022

Nursing Education: Post-Graduate Open September 30, 2022 
Emergency/Trauma: Post-Graduate Open  September 30, 2022

Nurse Anesthesia

Term Status  Deadline Interviews Notification Date
Summer 2024 Open July 1, 2023 TBD TBD

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 2023 Open

May 15, 2023

Rolling Basis Rolling Basis
Spring 2023 Open

Extended to October 15

September 30, 2022

Rolling Basis Rolling Basis

Applications to the BSN-DNP Nurse Practitioner program must be completed and processed through NursingCAS. NursingCAS online application streamlines the admission process for prospective students by providing a singular location for all required information and documents.

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
Fall 2022    Early Decision       Closed

April 1, 2022

Completed applications submitted by December 1 will receive an early decision in February. 

Spring 2023       Early Decision  Open

Extended to October 15

October 1, 2022 

Completed applications submitted by July 1 will receive an early decision.

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 2023 Priority Decision   Open

April 1, 2023

TBD TBD

BSN-PhD (only applicants with a BSN pursing a PhD)

Term Application Type Status Deadline Interviews Notification Date
Fall 2023 Priority Decision   Open

April 1, 2023

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.