Welcome to USM's Accelerated Nursing application center.

  1. First submit a application to the Accelerated BSN program through NursingCAS.

  2. Click on “Create Account” and complete the required fields to start your application.

Please carefully review the Admission Criteria information below.
We also recommend that you review this Nursing CAS information before you begin your application. 

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Although, some sections of the NursingCAS application are marked “optional” please follow the guidelines below for University of Saint Mary requirements and note that your application will not be considered until ALL elements listed below as “Required” are completed and submitted.


 Application Guidelines

Accelerated BSN Admissions Criteria:

  1. Applicants must have a 3.00 grade point average, with a 2.50 or higher in all science coursework.

  2. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to June 1. All General Education courses must be completed prior to graduation from the nursing program.

  3. Prerequisite courses are Biology w/lab, Chemistry w/lab, Anatomy & Physiology w/lab (5-6 hrs), Microbiology (no lab required), College Algebra or Statistics, Intro to Psychology or Sociology, Public Speaking, Aging (Gerontology*), and one of the following: Human Growth and Development, Health Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology.

    *Note: Human Growth & Development will be accepted as the Gerontology requirement.

Nursing Application Steps: 

Allow 4-6 weeks for BSN application to be finalized.

Start the NursingCAS application process as early as possible in order to meet the Jan. 31 deadline. The application opens on Nov. 1.

  1. By Jan. 31, Complete the NursingCAS Application and all the University of Saint Mary application requirements specified in the NursingCAS Requirements section below.

  2. Eligible applicants will be notified once their NursingCAS application has been reviewed.

  3. The TEAS test must be completed prior to Jan. 31 and may be taken at USM or another TEAS testing site.

Items to be sent to NursingCAS

Official transcripts for all college-level credit must be submitted directly to NursingCAS.

Applicants must submit all official transcripts to NursingCAS to complete the application process.

All official transcripts must be sent from the issuing institution’s registrar’s office directly to NursingCAS.

In order to expedite the processing be sure to include the Transcript Request Form.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
Incomplete NursingCAS applications will not be considered for admission.

Two References (see below for details)

 NursingCAS Requirements

NursingCAS Applicant Information Section

Biographic Information


Personal Data


Parent and Family Information

Not Required

Background Information


 Education Section

Colleges Attended &
College Degrees


All institutions that have been attended must be included, even if you did not graduate from that institution.

Additional detailed instructions are posted here.



Be sure to have a copy of your transcript(s) in hand in order to complete this section. All college-level coursework (including in-progress coursework) must be entered into the application in this section.

Additional detailed instructions are posted here.

This is the most time-consuming part of the application process.



TEAS test will be given at USM starting in Nov. 1.
You must have designated USM as a school you are applying to in NursingCAS in order for a TEAS test to be scheduled.

Please contact Nancy Hernandez at 913-758-4386 or via email at nancy.hernandez@stmary.edu to schedule a time to take the TEAS.

Additional Sections

Professional Experience




You must submit two professional references via NursingCAS. Be sure to include their title, address, and business telephone number in the Reference section of the application. References are submitted electronically, so have the appropriate e-mail address for each reference available.

Additional detailed instructions are posted here.

Personal Statement


Tell the admission committee a little bit about yourself. Please include the following:

  • Why do you want to be a baccalaureate-prepared nurse?

  • Why have you chosen USM?

  • What is your understanding of the rigors of the nursing track that you are applying for (ie: traditional or accelerated)?

  • What are your plans to manage your time and resources so you can successfully complete the nursing program?

  • Is there anything else you want the admission committee to consider?

(You might want to explain incompletes, withdrawals, poor academic performance, if you are changing careers – why?, etc.)

Curriculum Vitae/Resume


Privacy Statement




In this section you will select University of Saint Mary’s program to apply to.

Make sure you are selecting the correct term of entry.

If University of Saint Mary is the only school you apply to through NursingCAS then you will be charged $45.

If USM is the second school you apply to through NursingCAS then you be will charged $30.

Access FAQs on payment here.

 Application Deadline and Status Updates

Deadline for Accelerated BSN Application

Allow 4-6 weeks for your application to be finalized.

Start the Nursing CAS application process by or before November 1 in order to meet the January 31 deadline!

Jan. 31 is the deadline for a verified application.

Do not wait until the last minute to submit your application.

All official transcripts must be submitted to NursingCAS in order for your application to be processed and verified for review.
Monitoring 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 created your account with.
Use the “Quick Status Menu” options to check to see if 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) by clicking 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. Learn more about “verification”.

 Contact and Help Information

For questions regarding the NursingCAS application please contact NursingCAS support:

PHONE: 617-612-2880
               Mon-Thurs. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (EST)
               Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (EST)

EMAIL: nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org

Detailed instructions and FAQs are available too.

Instructional videos are posted on the NursingCAS YouTube channel.