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. The newsletter will feature:

  • User Updates to keep you in the loop, so you can keep your team and applicants in the loop.
  • NursingCAS by the Numbers, a metric to showcase application statistics and other relevant data.
  • NursingCAS Know-How, an in-depth examination of a NursingCAS feature.
  • Social Beat, which will feature nursing and admissions news from around the web.

 User Updates

Academic Update Period Coming to a Close

Please note that the Academic update period which began on December 13 will end on February 15. The next Academic Update period will run from May 30 through August 20.

WebAdMIT Enhancements

The following enhancements are available for WebAdMIT as part of Release 1.

Email Attachments

We are thrilled to announce that you can now add attachments to emails sent through WebAdMIT. When using the Email Templates tool you will see an “Add Attachment” button option, see more details on how this works (refer to step #4).

Transcript Type Indicator

The Transcripts subpanel under the Documents panel now includes a Transcript Type column. Official displays if the applicant submitted an official transcript to NursingCAS. Unofficial displays if the applicant uploaded a transcript in the application.

The Transcript Type field is available in the List ManagerExport Manager, and PDF Manager. Note that in the By Transcript subpanel under the GPA Overview panel, the Transcript Type field has been updated to GPA Type to avoid confusion.

Usage Help Panel Updates

The Usage Help panel is updated with a new look and links. The panel is now labeled Help and includes links to the:

  • Help Center: includes the WebAdMIT Manual.
  • Training Resources: includes links to our on-demand courses, recorded webinars, and Liaison Academy site. This replaces the former WebAdMIT Basic Training CourseWebAdMIT Advanced Training Course, and Configuration Portal Training Course links.
  • Getting Started: includes links to the Program User Guide. This replaces the former Support Resources link.
  • Custom Export Field Layout Pages: includes links to current and past Custom Export Layout (CEL) files. This replaces the former Support Resources link.
  • New Features and Enhancements: a direct link to the Release Notes.

The FAQ’s link has also been removed. All existing content is incorporated in the WebAdMIT Help Center.

Improvement to the Reference Writer’s Experience

Recommenders now have the ability to reuse their recommendation letter for the same applicant who may have requested the letter be sent to multiple programs, rather than having to re-upload the same letter. See more details about this updated functionality.

Are you Hosting Applicant Events this Year?

Remember to add your upcoming information sessions, recruitment fairs, Webinars, etc. to the Events Calendar on to help promote your events to prospective students and applicants. Fill out the “Add Event” form on the Dashboard Forms page to publish your event to the calendar.

Holiday Closure

Please note that NursingCAS Support for Applicants and School Users will be closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of President’s Day. Regular hours will resume on February 19.

 By the Numbers

January is routinely the busiest month for application submissions. The number of submitted applications has increased by 16% in January 2019 as compared to January 2018.

 NursingCAS Know-How

Revamped Training: Introducing Liaison Academy

As a NursingCAS and WebAdMIT user, it’s very important to AACN and its partner, Liaison International, to not only provide you with the technology tools but the resources and training to leverage these tools. You likely received an announcement on February 4 introducing Liaison Academy, which encompasses the knowledge and training opportunities available to you via Webinars, e-learning courses, tutorials, Help Center, videos, and in-person training events. We encourage you to visit your personalized Liaison Academy Portal to check out all the resources and upcoming offerings. Remember to bookmark the WebAdMIT Help Center, which also links to all available training resources

Save the Date: Liaison User Conference in Boston, MA on 6/27 – 6/28

Liaison is hosting its 2nd Annual User Conference at the Westin Boston Waterfront on June 27 – June 28, 2019. This conference will feature interactive sessions – basic and advanced training, networking opportunities, and presentations by your peers in the fields of enrollment management, marketing, recruitment, and technology. Continuing Education Units will be available for select sessions. This conference is open to NursingCAS users and all university and college staff who utilize a CAS, WebAdMIT, EMP, or another Liaison technology tool. Learn more and register here. Please note that this event is organized and run by Liaison International and there is a registration fee.

 Social Beat

Survival of the Proactive

Small-college leaders share how their institutions have attempted to ward off enrollment crises before they happen.

5 of the Biggest Issues Nurses Face Today

Most nurses love their profession, but it has its share of challenges and issues that can lead to a decline in job satisfaction and even cause some to seek new careers.

How a Nursing Perspective Plus a Scientific Approach Can Refine Patient Care

A nurse-scientist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is leveraging her long career as a pediatric oncology nurse to study decision-making in teens and young adults with cancer.

Advice for New Nurses? Try Kindness, Patience, and Lifelong Learning

Last year, Campaign for Action asked its Facebook followers one question: “If you could share one thing with the next generation of nurses, what would it be?” In short, the answers were: Be kind and careful, keep learning, and embrace technology. Read the full recap here.

2018 State of College Admissions

Download the full report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

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