NursingCAS Dispatch

Stay Connected & Informed

Welcome to the NursingCAS Dispatch – a monthly newsletter intended to keep you up to date with current happenings at NursingCAS including:

  User Updates

Add Program and Search Filter Updates

We are excited to announce a streamlined look and feel for the Add Program page in the Applicant Portal. This enhancement also includes an updated search feature.

The improved Add Program interface is easier to navigate and offers increased adherence to 508 Compliance standards. Applicants can select programs from the comprehensive list under the Add Program sub-tab, and then toggle to the Selected Programs sub-tab to review their program selections.

Redesigned “Add Program” page
New “Selected Programs” page

Along with the updated design, applicants can now utilize a keyword search by typing a program or school name in the search field. Applicants can also apply search filters.

Upcoming Regional Training in Washington, DC

Register now for our Reviewing & Scoring Applicants live training in Washington, DC.

Participants will learn how to make the best use of the Assignments and Interviews features in WebAdMIT through a series of hands-on exercises led by a WebAdMIT expert. They will learn how to rank applicants and pinpoint the most qualified candidates while networking with peers to learn how others are using WebAdMIT to achieve their admissions goals. Participants who successfully complete this course are eligible to earn 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

To learn more about this class and our other training resources, visit

Stop by the NursingCAS Exhibit or Attend a Session at an AACN Conference

The NursingCAS team will be exhibiting and holding sessions at several upcoming AACN conferences. During the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference in Washington, DC on October 27, NursingCAS will be a featured topic of discussion during the “Leveraging AACNs’ Partnerships to Streamline Operations” session. There will also be a NursingCAS session held during the Baccalaureate Education Conference on November 16 in New Orleans, LA. See more details on the events page.

  By the Numbers

Age Distribution of Applicants During the 2017-2018 Cycle

 NursingCAS Know-How

Use the Applicant Event Calendar to Extend Your Marketing Reach

As a benefit of NursingCAS, participating schools have the ability to submit upcoming recruitment fairs, Webinars, or information sessions to the Applicant Event Calendar. This is an excellent addition to your marketing toolbox that will help your admissions events reach a nationwide audience. The process to submit an event is easy:

  1. Fill out the “Add Event” form on the Dashboard Forms page
  2. After submission, NursingCAS staff will review and approve your entry within two business days
  3. Once approved, your entry will appear on the School Events page in both the calendar and list views

It’s that simple! With less than five minutes of work you can dramatically increase the reach of your upcoming admissions events.

 Social Beat

The 2018 Surveys of Admissions Leaders: The Pressure Grows

Colleges and universities face challenges in meeting admissions goals according to the 2018 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors.

New Data Show Continued Progress toward Future of Nursing Goals

Progress continues toward meeting Future of Nursing goals established in 2010 by the then-Institute of Medicine, with particularly noteworthy improvements seen in nursing education.

The 2018 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors

Join Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman for a lively discussion on these topics Thursday, October 25th at 2:00 pm ET.

More Admissions Directors Take Aim at Online Students

More admissions directors than in years past say they are recruiting online students.

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