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The Nursing Department of Governors State University is now receiving all applications for the MSN, DNP, and Certificate programs through an automated admissions system called NursingCAS. NursingCAS is the national centralized application service for students applying to registered nursing programs across the U.S.

NursingCAS offers you a convenient, state-of-the-art, Web-based application service that allows you to apply to any number of participating programs by completing a single application. The online application was specifically designed for your ease and convenience. With far less paperwork, streamlined processing, and ongoing communication with applicants, NursingCAS offers you the ability to apply to multiple programs across the country.

Need Further Help? Contact NursingCAS!

Applicants who have further questions are asked to please contact the NursingCAS Support Team at 617.612.2880 or nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org. Their hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Eastern time, and Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Eastern time. When contacting via email, please include your full name, NursingCAS ID number and detailed question.

An Important Note of Clarification for All NursingCAS Applicants: Once you have clicked your nursing concentration of choice, please note that it will disappear from view on the Designations search page. To confirm your selection, click on this page: https://portal.nursingcas.org/applicants12/index.cgi?rm=list_designations to see if you have already made your selection.

Where Do I Begin?

First, we recommend you read the following items before you begin the actual application process:

Tips for Applying: https://portal.nursingcas.org/applicants2012/instructions/bya_beforeyouapply.html

Instructions: https://portal.nursingcas.org/applicants2012/instructions/instructions.html

FAQs: https://portal.nursingcas.org/applicants2012/faq/faqs.html

Application Checklist:
https://portal.nursingcas.org/applicants2012/pdf/CHECKLIST_FOR_APPLICANTS.pdf

View the instructional videos posted on the NursingCAS YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/user/nursingcas

Additional tips and information are posted weekly on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nursingcas

Once you've read these materials, begin the application process by clicking on the Apply Here button at the NursingCAS website. Or, go to the application portal link at https://portal.nursingcas.org.

Please note: Once accepted into a Nursing program (MSN, DNP, or Certificate), you will be asked to submit additional forms to the GSU Nursing Department.

For example, all prospective MSN students must fill out a Biographical Sketch/Personal Goals Information form. A Biographical Sketch form is available at the link below: 

Upon admission, you will also need to send a new set of official transcripts to the GSU Office of Admission.

The charge for using NursingCAS is the following:

  • Graduate Programs: 1st designation is $65, and $35 for each additional designation.

Need Further Help? Contact NursingCAS
 
Applicants who have further questions are asked to please contact the NursingCAS Support Team at 617.612.2880 or nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org. Their hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Eastern time, and Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Eastern time. When contacting via e-mail, please include your full name, NursingCAS ID number and detailed question.

Thank you very much. And thank you again for your interest in applying to GSU's Nursing Programs.