NursingCAS Dispatch

Stay Connected & Informed


January 2024

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


CAS Migration to the Cloud

Liaison International is migrating the Centralized Application Service (CAS), including the student application, to the cloud. This strategic move builds upon prior successful migrations of other integral components of the CAS infrastructure, including the CAS API and WebAdMIT. This exciting transition allows for greater scalability, faster response times, and improved security.

  • Stage 1: Migration of the Prelaunch environment, where schools configure their program listings before they go live, was completed on December 18, 2023
  • Stage 2: Migration of the Production environment, where applicants complete their applications, is scheduled for January 20, 2024, at 7:00 a.m. ET through January 22, 2024, at 7:00 a.m. ET

Liaison is adding rotating banner notifications to the application and messages to the support phone lines. Please review the related Resource Page for additional information.


Final Call for NursingCAS Enhancements

Do you have a suggestion that can improve the NursingCAS application? Is there a feature, process, or report that can enhance WebAdMIT (the backend admissions platform)? Submit enhancement ideas by Friday, January 12, COB for the upcoming 2024-2025 cycle! Last year, users submitted over 45 ideas, and many were implemented for the most recent cycle. AACN, Liaison International, and the NursingCAS Advisory Group strive to ensure continuous improvement of the NursingCAS platform. This team will review, assess, and prioritize all submitted ideas.


NursingCAS Applicant Newsletter & Recruitment Event Calendar

The Applicant Newsletter, provided by AACN, is emailed to 115,000+ NursingCAS applicants the third week of every month. This newsletter is for programs in 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 that have 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 info about the program, the new deadline, 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 info for representatives or links to your website/NursingCAS application within the announcement. Visit the Newsletter Archive on our website 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 on our website. This calendar is distributed to 115,000+ students each month with the Applicant Newsletter.


Stephanie Wurth’s Departure from AACN

AACN’s Director of Application Services & Strategic Partnerships, Stephanie Wurth, has accepted a new position, and January 4 was her last day with the organization. Stephanie will remain in the healthcare education community and hopes to see many of you at future events. As AACN seeks to fill this position quickly, please share the job posting with your colleagues.


NursingCAS Overview: A Demonstration of the Student Application and Admissions Management Portal

Register now to attend AACN’s NursingCAS Overview: A Demonstration of the Student Application and Admissions Management Portal webinar on Tuesday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Prospective and current NursingCAS users are encouraged to attend!


Save the Date! Experience: LIAISON | Anaheim

Registration for Liaison International’s Experience: LIAISON | Anaheim is opening soon! This three-day event will take place on June 10 – 12, 2024. Join Liaison’s community of higher education admissions and enrollment professionals as they celebrate, connect, discover, and grow. Learn more and join the waitlist to be the first to receive notification when registration officially opens. Interested in speaking at this event? Submit your proposal by February 6, 2024, to share your story, showcase your insights, and be a catalyst for positive change in higher education.


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 provides users with a safe, “near-production” environment for testing or training purposes. For example, you can submit test applications and run sample exports. 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.



New Schools that Joined NursingCAS 2023

In 2023, NursingCAS welcomed more than thirty new institutions into our community! We are excited to continue growing with you in 2024.



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.


Subscribe to WebAdMIT Release Notes

WebAdMIT Release Notes provide a summary of enhancements and new features that are made available in the Applicant Portal, Applicant Gateway, Configuration Portal, Letters by Liaison, and WebAdMIT. Want to receive Release Notes emails? Subscribe here. A complete list of WebAdMIT Release Notes from recent cycles is also available.


Updated Transfer Settings Report

After transferring your settings to a new cycle, WebAdMIT provides a Transfer Settings Report that indicates what was transferred. With this enhancement, the report now includes information regarding which user executed the Transfer Settings and when it was done.


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