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Please review the application process carefully. Application procedure checklists are available for each program to guide you through the process (these are for your information and should not be submitted). All forms must be completed and submitted electronically to [email protected].

CMU Nursing Programs Ranked By "Nursing Schools Almanac" for 2022

The 100 Best Nursing Schools in the West

Application Deadlines

♦ August 15th ♦  September 15th ♦  5 start dates/year ♦  April 15, 2024 ♦  March 1st
   Spring Cohort    Spring Cohort (applications accepted
♦ January 15th  every other year)
   Fall Cohort  
(see RN-BSN website
for deadlines)
Step 1

Apply to CMU

If you are not a current CMU student (enrolled within the last year), complete the CMU application before submitting your program application. Please note, acceptance to CMU does not guarantee acceptance into the nursing program.

  1. CMU Application

    Create an account and submit the undergraduate student application.

Step 4

Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam

Kaplan testing is not required for the LPN-BSN, or the RN-BSN Program. 

The Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam is available to take throughout the academic year.

Results of the Kaplan Exam are required to be turned into the Department of Health Sciences by the application deadline. Students are allowed to take the KAPLAN only ONE time per application cycle (either fall or spring).

If the Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam is completed at the CMU Testing Center, the Department of Health Sciences' will pull the results directly.  For candidates taking the Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam at another Testing Center, it is the candidate's responsibility to work with the CMU Testing Center to set up the exam so that CMU has access to the results.

Please schedule your testing session accordingly, so you can meet the application deadline.

  1. Register for the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam

  2. Kaplan Study Guide