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NursingCAS - Discover - Apply - Enroll

NursingCAS, the Centralized Application Service for Nursing, enables prospective students to easily apply to multiple nursing program(s) of interest for a nominal fee with one online application and one set of transcript(s). The service helps to streamline the application process while providing guidance, updates, and support to applicants every step of the way. 

About NursingCAS

Through NursingCAS, prospective students can research and apply to nursing programs at participating schools nationwide at the doctoral, master's, bachelor's, LPN/LVN, certificate, and associate degree levels. In addition, NursingCAS provides valuable information to prospective nursing students about participating programs' admissions requirements, notifications about programs with available space, and upcoming recruitment events at participating schools. 

NursingCAS streamlines the collection of materials, provides a portal with status updates on application materials (transcripts, references, etc.), and provides an expansive customer service team for application-related questions. 

Learn more about the benefits of applying through NursingCAS.

Find a Program

Visit the NursingCAS website to view the list of participating NursingCAS schools nationwide.  Log in or create a NursingCAS account. Navigate to the “Add Program” tab to view a list of nursing programs accepting applications. Search programs by school, state, program type, delivery, track, or keyword search to find admissions information and requirements.

Explore the Career in Nursing page to find the best fit program for you. 

Applying to Programs with NursingCAS

Apply Now - Nursing CAS- Discover - Apply - EnrollLog in or create a NursingCAS account. Navigate to the “Add Program” tab to view a list of nursing programs accepting applications.

Visit the Applicant Help Center to learn more about the requirements for transcripts, letters of recommendation, official test scores, and more.

NursingCAS Fee Waivers

NursingCAS offers income-based and service-based fee waivers for applicants. Determine your eligibility and request a fee waiver today! Information is also available on AACN's Scholarships & Funding web page.


Bookmark the NursingCAS School Events Calendar to learn about virtual and in-person student recruitment events taking place across the country! Over 275 NursingCAS schools offer events throughout the year.


NursingCAS has a dedicated customer service team available to applicants. Contact customer service for any questions or concerns including inquiries about your application status, verification, receipt of supporting materials, how to complete the application, uploading documents, or submitting reference requests.

However, if you have school specific questions regarding admissions criteria, requirements, program information, etc. that are not listed on the program’s homepage then you should contact the school directly.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (ET)


Mail: P.O. Box 9201, Watertown, MA 02471

Phone: 617-612-2880

Please note you can also check your application status online, including whether or not your transcripts have been processed.