Welcome to the NursingCAS Dispatch – a monthly newsletter intended to keep you up to date with current happenings at NursingCAS including:
|Application Locking Behavior||This document lists which parts of the application are and aren’t editable after an applicant submits.|
|Data Integration and API Overview||This reference guide explains how to integrate WebAdMIT with an internal SIS, ERP, or CRM system.|
|Prelaunch Environment Reference Guide||The prelaunch environment allows you to configure programs for the new cycle without impacting the current cycle.|
|Reporting Final Decision Codes||This document reviews how to report final Decision Codes through WebAdMIT using the Local Status and Decisions API features, and additional resources available in the Report Manager.|
|Requesting Official GRE CAS Codes||This document explains the process of obtaining an official GRE CAS code.|
|Sandbox Environment Reference Guide||Sandbox is a safe, “near-production” environment for testing or training purposes.|
|Social Security Number (SSN) Documents Reference Guide||This document reviews how to retrieve your applicant SSNs.|
|Tips for Managing Overlapping Cycles||This document lists best practices if your school or program uses rolling admissions and/or complex deadlines that result in overlapping cycles.|
This year NursingCAS instituted a cycle overlap period to decrease the impact of changing cycles. The last day for applicants to submit for the 2017-2018 cycle is September 15th. If you have a deadline between now and the 15th we encourage you to follow up with in-progress and received applicants to make sure they complete their applications. Our final reminder email to in-progress and received applicants regarding the cycle closure was sent today. NursingCAS will continue to process references and transcripts until September 21st.
On October 16 in Los Angeles, CA and on November 15 in Washington, DC the Liaison team will be hosting training events on “Reviewing & Scoring Applicants: Best Practices with Assignments, Interviews, and Scoring in WebAdMIT”. Learn more and register.
There was an increase in the number of participating schools and applications during the 2017 – 2018 NursingCAS cycle. Operations continue to scale to meet the growing needs of end users. See data below for details on how NursingCAS performed in terms of transcript processing, fielding applicant questions, verification turnaround time, and more.
Last month, NursingCAS launched a new website to better serve school users and applicants. The school user website, Mynursingcas.org, was retired. The information previously housed on Mynursingcas.org now lives on the new Nursingcas.org website. You can navigate to school user-related content by clicking the “For Schools” links on the homepage.
Once on the “For Schools” page you will see another menu below the top banner image. The most important menu items for participating schools are “Events”, “Tools”, and “Login”. These items link to different parts of the “For Schools” page, where you can choose to click through to additional content.
The “Events” section displays upcoming panel discussions, conference sessions, training opportunities, and other NursingCAS events.
The “Login” link will direct you to the WebAdMIT login page.
The “Tools” section is the most important section for school users on nursingcas.org. Here you can find the Dashboard Forms where you can add content to the Applicant Newsletter, add an Event to the Applicant Calendar, or submit an Enhancement Idea. We also provide a link to the Dispatch Archive as a featured resource. Featured resources may change over time, but you can find any of the resources available by selecting the “View All Tools” button. This will bring you to the Resource Library where you can search by Topic, Resource Type, or Keyword. If you can’t find what you are looking for or have suggestions for an additional resource please contact us.
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Decision reverses one made a year ago to keep the question. Individual colleges may still ask it. Disciplinary records question remains.
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