Area residents interested in applying to the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) regular track program at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP)have until March 1 to submit their application. The March 1 deadline is for students who wish to apply for a seat in the cohort that will run from August 2023 through January 2025.The deadline was extended from Feb. 1 to March 1 to allow more prospective students to apply for the program, according to Lisa Wade, director of nursing and interim dean of nursing and allied health. Prospective nursing students must be admitted to the university to apply for the nursing pro-gram. They also must have completed required testing, including the Kaplan Nursing Admissions test. Additional testing dates have been added to the February schedule at MSU-WP’s testing center to accommodate the ex-tended deadline. More information about those testing dates can be obtained by calling 417-255-7739.The ASN program accepts 25new regular track students each semester. Students who meet all application criteria for the competitive program will be notified of their acceptance by April 1 so they can register for summer and fall classes, she said. For more information about the program and complete application procedures, visit WP.Mis-souriState.edu/Nursing or call417-255-7245 or 417-255-7739.More information about admissions procedures for MSU-WP can be obtained at WP.Missouri-State.edu/Admissions or by call-ing 417-255-7955 or 1-888-466-7897.