NursingCAS Dispatch

Stay Connected & Informed


April 2024

The NursingCAS Dispatch is a monthly newsletter intended to keep you up to date with current happenings at NursingCAS. The newsletter features:


NursingCAS Demo Webinar on April 8

Are you, or any members of your team, new to NursingCAS? Register now to attend AACN’s NursingCAS Overview: A Demonstration of the Student Application and Admissions Management Portal webinar on Monday, April 8, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Prospective and current NursingCAS users are encouraged to attend! Unable to attend? Register to receive a recording.

Join Us at experience: LIAISON | Anaheim

Registration for experience: LIAISON | Anaheim is now open! This immersive two-day experience will elevate your approach to admissions, enrollment, and student success. Presented by Liaison International, this event will take place from June 10–11, 2024. Registration is $495/person, and group pricing is available when purchasing four conference registrations. Please consult the event’s help center for additional information.

NursingCAS Applicant Newsletter & Recruitment Event Calendar

The Applicant Newsletter, provided by AACN, is emailed to 160,000+ NursingCAS applicants the third week of every month. This newsletter is for programs affiliated with NursingCAS only. Program submissions are FREE and due on the Friday prior to publication. However, posts must relate to one of the three topics below or they will be removed. Please submit an announcement using the form on our website.

Here is some additional information on how schools can leverage each section of the Applicant Newsletter:

  1. Open Seats: Use this section to provide notifications to applicants about NursingCAS programs with available space. You can share information about one specific program or multiple programs in one announcement. You can highlight the program by providing information relevant to your nursing school, specific program requirements, location, accreditation, program cost/scholarships, specialties, etc.
  2. Deadline Extensions: Use this section to share announcements about deadline extensions for your NursingCAS programs. You can share information about your programs, the new deadlines, and any requirements that might have changed (if applicable).
  3. New Programs: Use this section to highlight any new programs that have joined/launched in the Application Portal since the last newsletter.

We recommend including contact information for representatives or links to your website/NursingCAS application within the announcement. Visit the Newsletter Archive for samples of previous submissions.

The NursingCAS Events Calendar is a great platform for publicizing your program’s recruitment events. These can be student information sessions, virtual fairs, open houses, and other recruitment events that can help your institution engage with potential applicants. You can submit items to the Events Calendar using the Applicant Event Form. This calendar is distributed to 160,000+ students each month.

Comparative Reports within WebAdMIT

Did you know that WebAdMIT provides a suite of predefined reports? Some of these reports focus specifically on your applicant pool (Feeder School Report, Applicants by Application Status, etc.).

The Comparative Report feature allows your program to compare your applicants to the entire national CAS pool. With Comparative Reports, you can compare Ages, Applicants Reporting Economic Disadvantage, Citizenship Status, Ethnicity and Race, Gender or Sex, GPAs, Military Service, and many more fields!

A video overview and instructions for Creating Reports are available.

WebAdMIT Sandbox Environment Refresh

Are you utilizing the WebAdMIT Sandbox? If not, you should be! Sandbox is a duplicate test platform useful for testing and training purposes; any actions performed in Sandbox will not affect the live data in production. This tool provides users with a safe, “near-production” environment to submit test applications and run sample exports, among other actions. The WebAdMIT Sandbox is a copy of the WebAdMIT production environment with sensitive applicant information (such as surnames, email addresses, etc.) obfuscated.

The WebAdMIT Sandbox is refreshed between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. ET every Monday. If Monday is a US or Canadian holiday, deployment is the next business day. This deployment includes all system changes from the preceding release. The WebAdMIT Sandbox environment is refreshed with current (cleansed) production data and program configurations. Any test exports, custom fields, etc., in the current Sandbox will be overwritten.

Support for WebAdMIT School Users

As always, the dedicated WebAdMIT Client Support Specialist Team is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET to assist with questions about WebAdMIT features. The team can be reached at (857) 304-2020 or webadmitsupport@liaisonedu.comTraining is also available via webinars, on-demand courses, and the Liaison Academy. Please visit the WebAdMIT Help Center for further information.

Make sure and sign up to receive important notices through the Liaison CAS Status page for updates on future CAS and WebAdMIT outages.



2022 – 2023 NursingCAS Fee Assistance Program Summary

AACN is pleased to report that the 2022-2023 NursingCAS Fee Assistance Program was the most robust program to date! With $52,300 in total funding, AACN covered the cost of an initial nursing school application for 848 eligible applicants. Please keep in mind that schools can view fee waivers in WebAdMIT to determine which of your applicants meet the income or service requirements for the NursingCAS Fee Assistance Program.




This section provides monthly updates on new features and enhancements available within the Applicant Portal, Configuration Portal, WebAdMIT, and information on upcoming training opportunities. Please note that these are only a few highlights of Liaison’s recent enhancements. A complete list of recent WebAdMIT Release Notes is available.

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Spring 2024 Shared Lookup Table Updates

Please pass this important information along to your IT team. Review the Shared Lookup Tables for Spring 2024. If you are exporting data into a campus system, work with your IT team to determine if updates need to be made. If your school created a “crosswalk” from the WebAdMIT data to the local data in your campus system’s Student Information System (SIS) or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, it might need to be updated with the newly added options.

Many fields within the NursingCAS application have predefined answer values that applicants can select from; for example, the Country and County fields have predefined answer values. These values are housed in shared “lookup tables” viewable in the NursingCAS Customer Export Layout (CEL). For guidance on optimal implementation of the new values, review the Shared Lookup Table Updates page.

New Local Status Manager Column Shows When an Email Template is Linked to a Local Status

WebAdMIT allows you to link an Email Template with each Local Status so that you can automatically send an email to applicants upon changing their status. With this enhancement, the Local Status Manager page now includes a column that indicates whether an Email Template is associated with each Local Status.

New Fields Added to Evaluators Export Field Group

With this enhancement, the following fields have been added to the Evaluators field grouping in WebAdMIT exports:

  • Program Identifier
  • Program Name

These fields correspond with the evaluations added via the Program Materials (Quadrant 4) section of the application.

If you have any questions, please contact the NursingCAS Team at