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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
Spring 2021 Closed September 1, 2020
Summer 2021 Open January 15, 2021
Fall 2021 Open March 15, 2021
Spring 2022 TBA September 1, 2021

RN-Bridge Programs (programs 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
Spring 2021
RN to BSN  Open  November 15, 2020
RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner  Open October 15, 2020
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

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
Spring 2021 
All MSN and Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs  Open  October 15, 2020
Nursing Leadership: MSN and Post-Graduate Open  November 1, 2020 
Nursing Education: Post-Graduate Open  November 1, 2020 
Emergency/Trauma Post-Graduate Open  November 1, 2020
Summer 2021
All MSN and Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs  Open  January 10, 2021; applications accepted after this date on a space available basis 
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  January 10, 2021;applications accepted after this date on a space-available basis
Nursing Leadership: MSN and Post-Graduate  Open  July 1, 2021
Nursing Education: Post-Graduate  Open  July 1, 2021

Nurse Anesthesia

Term Status  Deadline Interviews Notification Date
Summer 2022 TBA July 1, 2021 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 2021 Open  January 10, 2021; applications reviewed after this date on a space-available basis 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.