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Important!  All applicants applying to Rush University College of Nursing do so through a centralized application system called NursingCAS. Application materials (essay, references, transcripts, etc.) are submitted directly to NursingCAS. Official GRE and TOEFL scores, if required, will still need to be submitted to the Office of Admissions Services prior to the application deadline. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a supplemental application directly to the College upon review of their completed NursingCAS application.

We highly recommend you submit all required application materials at least one month prior to the deadline as all application materials must be received by the indicated deadlines.

A complete file contains the application, required narrative statements and resume, transcripts from every college attended since high school (even if the course was never applied toward a degree), licenses, test scores if applicable, and three (3) letters of recommendation.

Click on the links below for detailed program information and admission deadlines.
If you wish to take classes as a student-at-large, please contact Phyllis Gunning in the College of Nursing at 312-942-7117 or e-mail:

Master of Science in Nursing

If you have a BSN or an ADN with a bachelor's degree and want to complete an advanced practice or advanced public health degree, please select one of these programs for more information on applying.

Doctor of Nursing Practice with Specialty Certification (BSN/MSN-DNP)

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Post-Graduate Non-Degree Certificate

If you have an advanced practice master's degree in nursing and wish to complete a post-graduate certificate in a different clinical area, please select one of these programs for more information on applying. 

Doctor of Nursing Practice Leadership Tracks: Systems Leadership and Enhancing Population Health Outcomes (MSN-DNP)

Doctor of Philosophy (BSN or Master's-PhD)

RN First Assistant (RNFA) Course Series

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