nursing schools that are still open for application
University of Texas at Austin
As an applicant, you should know the following:
- The cost of tuition is $10,664 for in-state and $36,420 for out-of-state. (2014 data)
- The average cost of room and board at University of Texas at Austin is $9,742.
- Though the application deadline is November 1st and applications are accepted on a rolling basis until then, it’s best to apply as soon as possible.
- In order to apply, you must submit an application and your official SAT/ACT scores or unofficial test scores if you’ve taken them already. You’ll also need to submit your official high school transcript(s).
- The expected graduation rate per 100 full-time students who began their studies this year is 85.8%.
- Right after graduation, the average starting salary for a graduate of University of Texas at Austin is $50,600. After ten years in their careers, those same graduates make an average mid-career salary of $91,500. (Payscale)
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
The University of Alabama in Huntsville, located in Huntsville, Alabama, offers an MSN program that is still accepting applicants for the spring 2021 semester. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree to apply. The program is full time and two years long. Classes are on campus. The focus of the program is for Nurse Practitioner (NP); other areas of study include FNP and acute care NP.
Northwest Nazarene University
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University of Minnesota
- Deadline: August 1
- Apply at: https://onestop.umn.edu/apply
- Tuition: In-state tuition is $14,760 per year, out-of-state tuition is $29,520 per year
- Living Expenses: Average yearly cost for living expenses is $13,000
Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University is a public university located in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The school will have rolling admission until May 17th for its nursing program, which offers a traditional BSN, an accelerated BSN for those with a previous degree in another subject, and a direct-entry MSN program for students who have their bachelor’s degree in another subject. The traditional and accelerated programs are taught on campus, while the direct-entry MSN courses are taught at sites across the state of Michigan using distance education technologies. CMU also offers RN to BSN and RN to MSN programs.
The curriculum provides students with experience across all clinical settings: rehabilitation units, pediatrics units, intensive care units, operating rooms, medical-surgical units, home health agencies and more.
Costs vary depending on whether or not you’re an in-state or out-of-state resident (in-state tuition is $10k per year while out of state is $31k per year), but CMU has been voted as one of the best colleges for your money by Money magazine. Additionally if you’re a member of a federally recognized tribe or are from Canada’s Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians then you qualify as an instate resident.
The University of South Carolina Aiken
The University of South Carolina Aiken is a public, regional, comprehensive institution. It is a member institution of the University of South Carolina System and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in more than 50 areas of study. USC Aiken has been named one of the Top Public Schools in the South by U.S. News and World Report as well as a Best Southeastern College by The Princeton Review.
The university is located on a wooded campus in Aiken, SC, just 25 miles from Augusta and about 2 hours southeast of Atlanta. The city is known for being one of America’s best golf communities with numerous courses available to play year round (but especially during our mild winters). The university also attracts many students from around the world due to its proximity to Equestrian centers where Olympic caliber riders train their horses for competition.
Deadline: June 1st
Application fee: $40
According to Mississippi College’s website, the school has an open application policy that means all applicants can apply without regard to race, creed, color, sex or disability. The school’s holistic approach allows for individualized attention and program development based on each student’s needs.
All nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. This means that the majority of its nursing graduates who pass NCLEX-RN licensing examinations are licensed to practice as registered nurses in the state of Mississippi and other states where it holds licensure authority. For more information, students should visit its website at www.mississippicollege.edu/nursing
Metropolitan State University
This college is accepting applications for the BSN and MSN programs through May 1st. The school accepts international students, though they must meet a few additional requirements, such as an internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or higher or an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher. Applications are accepted even if the TEAS exam has not been taken yet. The application fee is only $20, and financial aid options are available for all admission levels. Courses will be held in a hybrid format (online/in-person), with some classes also held entirely online.
Georgia College and State University
If you’re looking for a nursing school in Georgia, the [Georgia College and State University](https://www.gcsu.edu/nursing) School of Nursing may be right for you. Georgia College and State University is located in Milledgeville, GA and has campuses all over central Georgia, including Macon and Warner Robins. The school accepts applications up to August 1 for the fall semester.
The School of Nursing offers undergraduate programs in traditional Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing (BSN), Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field, a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program designed for current registered nurses who wish to earn their BSN, an RN to MSN program that allows current RNs with an associate’s degree or diploma to pursue an MSN at their own pace, and Master’s Degrees in both Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).
The school also offers doctoral degrees: a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), which prepares expert clinicians as leaders across all health care settings, and a Ph.D., which focuses on scholarship by preparing graduates as scientist educators across academia and clinical practice settings.
The school boasts 16,000 square feet of state-of-the-art nursing simulation center that includes two high fidelity simulation suites with two bedrooms each equipped with adjustable beds, private bathrooms with showers to allow students to practice skills such as catheterization on full body simulators that can urinate on command through tubing connected to collection bags under the bed; four mid fidelity simulation rooms complete with hospital beds; one low fidelity room used for practicing basic patient care skills; two computer labs where students can prepare online prebriefs prior to simulation activities; a debriefing room complete with monitors displaying recordings from the simulations so instructors can review student performance after activities are completed; conference
Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus
- Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus
If you’re looking to attend a small college, consider [Georgia Southern University](https://www.gsuniv.edu/index) in Savannah, Georgia. This school has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,096, as well as a fall 2019 acceptance rate of 71.8%. For fall 2019 tuition and fees, in-state students paid $5,527 and out-of-state students paid $18,637.
These nursing schools are still accepting applications for the coming school year.
- University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
- The university’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed to educate students on the basic principles of nursing, such as pharmacology, anatomy, physiology and ethics. It also provides students with clinical experience in a variety of settings. Students can complete the program full time over four years or complete it part time over six years. Applicants must complete an online application and submit high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores. Successful applicants to this program have an average GPA between 3.7 and 4.0 and average ACT composite scores between 29-33/SAT EBRW + Math score from 1310-1480.
- University of Texas at Austin
- UT Austin offers a traditional BSN for students who are earning their first degree after finishing high school, as well as a second degree option for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field (or higher). Both options include clinical experience across the medical community, including hospitals, schools and private practices. Applicants must be Texas residents (the second degree option is open to nonresidents), take the HESI Entrance Exam (scores used instead of SAT/ACT) among other prerequisite tests, provide transcripts from all colleges attended and submit an application through ApplyTexas.org by February 15th each year for fall admission; only 50 students are admitted each year into this highly competitive program (60 spots available for second degree applicants).