Become a Member

We are thrilled you have decided to join the NursingCAS community. As you and your colleagues do important work to shape the future of nursing by selecting the best candidates to enroll in your programs, we are confident that NursingCAS will be a vital asset to help you manage your application and admissions process.
To submit a participation agreement please complete the online form below. It is recommended you review the application and collect all required information before beginning this process. If you are unable to access the online form, please download the PDF version and email the completed form as an attachment to

Participation in NursingCAS is free and voluntary to accredited schools of nursing. New schools are on-boarded to NursingCAS every month. The designated primary contact at your school will be responsible for setting up your school’s program listing on the application. And you will be able to customize program-specific admissions requirements (transcripts, coursework entry, custom questions, essay, references and document needs) and branding for your nursing program’s listing on the application.

If you would like to learn more about implementing NursingCAS, then schedule a call with Stephanie Wurth, AACN’s NursingCAS Director, at 202-463-6930 ext. 258 or


NursingCAS is the centralized application service for students applying to nursing programs at participating schools nationwide. This service is administered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and its partner, Liaison International, the leader in centralized application services for the health professions.


NursingCAS is open to accredited nursing programs. Programs that are eligible to participate are those that grant RN diplomas, associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees in nursing. Programs must have or must be seeking accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), or the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA). If a program has new applicant status or is currently seeking accreditation from CCNE, ACEN, or CNEA, then AACN will decide whether or not and at what point that program will be eligible to participate in NursingCAS. Additionally, programs that have accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs or the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education are eligible to participate. Participation is also open to non-AACN member schools.


There is no cost to schools to participate in NursingCAS and process applications through the service. Applicants are charged a nominal fee to submit an application via NursingCAS.