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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 2022 Open January 15, 2022
Fall 2022 Open March 15, 2022
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 2022
RN to BSN  Open January 15, 2022
RN to MSN - Nursing Leadership  Closed "On Hold"
Fall 2022
RN to BSN  Open  March 15, 2022
Spring 2022
RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner  Closed "On Hold"
RN to BSN  Open  September 1, 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 2022
All MSN and Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs  Open April 1, 2022
Nursing Leadership: MSN and Post-Graduate  Open April 1, 2022
Nursing Education: Post-Graduate  Open April 1, 2022
Fall 2022
All MSN and Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs  Open June 1, 2022
Nursing Leadership: MSN and Post-Graduate  Open  June 1, 2022
Nursing Education: Post-Graduate  Open  July 1, 2022
Spring 2022
All MSN and Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs  Open October 15, 2021 (priority); applications accepted after this date on a space-available basis
Nursing Leadership: MSN and Post-Graduate Open October 15, 2021
Nursing Education: Post-Graduate Open October 15, 2021 
Emergency/Trauma: Post-Graduate Open  October 15, 2021

Nurse Anesthesia

Term Status  Deadline Interviews Notification Date
Summer 2023 Open July 1, 2022 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 2022 Open January 10, 2022 Rolling Basis Rolling Basis

*Information is forthcoming on how to apply for Fall 2022

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       Open

April 1, 2022

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

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
Summer 2022 Priority Decision   Open April 1, 2022 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.