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Admission Deadlines

Pacesetter BSN Application Deadlines

Term Status Deadline
Spring 2021 Open  September 1, 2020
Summer 2021 Open January 15, 2021
Fall 2021 Open March 15, 2021

RN-Bridge Programs

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
Fall 2020
RN-BSN  Open  July 1, 2020
Spring 2021
RN to BSN  Open  November 1, 2020
RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner  Open August 15, 2020 (for priority consideration)
Summer 2021
RN to BSN  Open April 15, 2021
RN to MSN - Nursing Leadership  Open April 15, 2021

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

Applications for MSN 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. 

Application Type Status Deadline
Fall 2020
All MSN and Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Programs   Open  June 15, 2020 
Nursing Leadership MSN and Post-Master's  Open  July 1, 2020 
Nursing Education Post-Master's  Open  July 1, 2020 
Emergency/Trauma Post-Master's  Open  July 1, 2020
Spring 2021 
All MSN and Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Programs  Open  August 15, 2020; applications accepted after this date on a space available basis
Nursing Leadership MSN and Post-Master's  Open  November 1, 2020 
Nursing Education Post-Master's  Open  November 1, 2020 
Emergency/Trauma Post-Master's  Open  November 1, 2020

Nurse Anesthesia

Term Status  Deadline Interviews Notification Date
Summer 2021 Open July 1, 2020 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 2020 (Psych/Mental Health, FNP, and Primary Care tracks available) Open July 1, 2020 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 2020 Regular Decision  Open July 1 Rolling  Rolling 
Fall 2021 Early Decision  TBA December 1 TBA TBA
Priority Decision  TBA  March 1 TBA TBA

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 2020 Regular Decision   Open July 1, 2020 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.