M.S.N. - Family Nurse Practitioner Application
Application Deadline for Fall Admission: June 1
Starting Your Application
- Submit your application to the College of Graduate Studies and Research through Apply Texas ($40 application fee) ASU Graduate Application.
- An ASU Identification Number will be issued and is required to begin the application with NursingCAS (Nursing Centralized Application Service).
- Initiate application through NursingCAS, www.nursingcas.org. Create an account and complete the required fields in order to start your application. Input your ASU ID number into the “Additional Information” section.
- In the “References” section of NursingCAS, input the information of three individuals who can provide a professional letter of recommendation on your behalf. This will allow your references to submit a recommendation electronically on your behalf via NursingCAS.
- A personal statement/essay describing your goal and plan for completing a graduate nursing degree (800 word maximum) may be typed or copied into the “Personal Statement” section of Nursing CAS.
- All official transcripts must be mailed from each issuing institution’s registrar’s office directly to NursingCAS. In order to expedite the processing, be sure to include the Transcript Request Form. NursingCAS cannot process transcripts stamped with “Issued to Student.” Request transcripts to be sent as soon as possible. Mailing Address: NursingCAS, P.O. Box 9201, Watertown, MA 02471
- In the “Designations” section of NursingCAS, you will select the Angelo State University graduate nursing program track of your choice.
- Submit the NursingCAS fee prior to electronic submission. If ASU is the first graduate-level program you are applying to via NursingCAS, you will be charged $70. If it’s an additional program you are applying to via NursingCAS, then you will be charged $40.
Note: All applicants are required to complete the “Coursework” section of NursingCAS. Be sure to have a copy of your transcript(s) in hand in order to complete this section. All college-level course work (including in-progress course work) must be entered into the application in this section. This will be the most time-consuming aspect of the application process.
If you would rather have NursingCAS staff enter your coursework data on your behalf, then you have the option of paying an additional fee to use the Coursework Entry Service. The data entered into this section is used to calculate GPAs in order to make admissions decisions.
To have a more complete application, please include the following information:
- Work Experience
- Professional Nursing Organization Memberships
- Volunteer/Missionary work
- Certifications (BLS, ACLS, PALS, CCRN, etc)
Monitor the Status of Your Application
The “My Messages” section of the NursingCAS application will include any messages that NursingCAS or a school has sent to you. Please check your “My Messages” to see if you have received any vital information about your application. Messages will be sent to the “My Messages” inbox and your personal email address that you used to create your account.
Use the “Quick Status Menu” options to check to see your Transcript(s), Reference(s), or Payment(s) have been received after you submit them. To check to see which Designations you have selected (in other words, programs you have applied to), click on the Designations option under the Quick Status Menu. The “GPA Calculations” option under the Quick Status Menu will display any GPA calculations NursingCAS has generated for you based on the coursework data you entered. Your application has been “verified” once your GPA Calculations are complete.
For questions regarding the NursingCAS application, please contact NursingCAS support via phone at 617-612-2880. The phone line is open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Eastern Time, and Fridays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
You can also contact NursingCAS via email at email@example.com, or post questions to NursingCAS by following their Twitter and/or Facebook accounts. Detailed instructions and FAQs are also available. Instructional videos are posted on the NursingCAS YouTube channel.