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Admissions Trends & NursingCAS Panel Discussion at AACN’s Doctoral Conference

January 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Join your colleagues for an interactive panel discussion from 12:00 – 1:15 PM on Thursday, January 18, to learn about trends in nursing admissions and how their schools are leveraging NursingCAS.


  • Patsy McGuire Cullen, PhD, CPNP-PC
    Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice & Nurse Practitioner Programs
    Regis University, Loretto Heights School of Nursing (Denver, CO)
  • Mary Minton, PhD, RN, CNS, CHPN
    Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing
    South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)
  • Maureen Shannon, PHD, FNP, CNM, FAAN, FACNM
    Graduate Chair
    University of Hawai`i at Manoa, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (Honolulu, HI)

As the applicant pool evolves and grows, how can enrollment management practices progress…What recruitment strategies are programs using? How are programs benefiting from NursingCAS? How are programs addressing challenges associated with attracting and admitting best fit students? What trends are programs seeing with the doctoral applicant pool?

During this session, the panelists will discuss these topics and provide opportunities for you to share ideas and insight.

NursingCAS is a free resource provided by AACN and more than 235 schools use NursingCAS and over 100,000 applications were initiated during the 2016 – 2017 NursingCAS cycle. NursingCAS provides valuable information to prospective students about the admissions requirements of participating nursing programs and the ability to easily find and apply to programs of interest through one, online service.

Please RSVP for this luncheon session to ensure entry, space is limited.



January 18, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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If you have questions, contact Stephanie Wurth, AACN’s Director of Strategic Partnerships.