NursingCAS Dispatch

Stay Connected & Informed
February 2020
The NursingCAS Dispatch is 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.


This section provides monthly updates on new features and enhancements available within the Applicant Portal, Configuration Portal, and WebAdMIT, as well as information on upcoming training events and opportunities.

NursingCAS Application Enhancements
The Applicant Gateway’s interface is being updated to meet 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance standards. These updates will further help make electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. These updates can include improved color contrast, field spacing, clearer field outlines, etc.


Training Opportunities
Unlock the tools to manage your applications! Join us over a 4-week virtual course to learn more about WebAdMIT tools, including but not limited to work groups, local statuses, list manager, corresponding with applicants using emails, and more.

WebAdMIT Webinar Series
(FREE and On-going)
Liaison Academy offers WebAdMIT training webinars. Each one-hour webinar focuses on a specific WebAdMIT feature and offers best practices, tips, and tricks for working with that feature.
Increase your yield rates using WebAdMIT and convert more inquiries into applicants! Join virtually over a 4-week period to learn more about how to incorporate a strategic communications plan into WebAdMIT or your CRM, evaluate key metrics, and measure your return on investment.
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).
Participants will explore practical and realistic concepts and ideas to help them establish key communications goals and incorporate relevant technologies. Participants who successfully complete this course are eligible to earn 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
The Liaison User Conference will take place this summer in Boston, MA. NursingCAS users are encouraged to attend this conference for hands-on trainings, peer-led sessions, and panel discussions. Registration is now available for the conference and pre-conference workshops (limited seating).
If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Wurth, AACN’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, at


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Comparative Reports within WebAdMIT
Did you know that WebAdMIT provides a suite of predefined reportsSome of these reports focus specifically on your applicant pool (Feeder School Report, Applicants by Application Status, etc.). However, the Comparative Report feature allows your program to compare your applicant pool to the entire national CAS pool. The reports can be based on applicants or applications and you can also choose to limit applicants based on Decision Codes.

With Comparative Reports, you can compare Ages, Applicant Reported GREs by Gender or Sex, Applicants Reporting Economic Disadvantage, Citizenship Status, Ethnicities and Races, Gender or Sex, GPAs, Military Service, and many more fields! Comparative Reports can be useful for providing your college and admissions committee a snapshot of how your program compares to the entire NursingCAS pool. This feature is most accurate when NursingCAS is used exclusively as the application service for your program.

 video overview and instructions for Creating Reports is available in the WedbAdMIT Help CenterAs always, WebAdMIT Client Support Specialist Team is available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST to assist with this feature and others! 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.


“Goldie D. Brangman, CRNA, MEd, MBA, the first and only African American president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), once cared for one of the most influential men of our time. On September 20, 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the victim of a near-fatal assassination attempt. A letter opener had been jammed deep into his chest. He was rushed to Harlem Hospital where nurse Brangman was a member of his surgery team.”
“With current budget constraints in health departments and school districts, only 45% of public schools have a full time nurse on site. About 30% have a nurse who works part-time in more than one school. Of school nurses surveyed to determine the impact of reduction of nurses on students, 52% reported that children are not receiving urgent medical care. Finally, 36% stated that children do not receive their treatments at prescribed intervals.”
“More than 18% of people in the United States are Hispanic, yet only 5% of U.S. doctors are Hispanic. We need a healthcare workforce that is diverse; that looks like and has had experiences like the public it serves; and is willing and ready to practice primary care in underserved areas, such as rural and inner-city communities where Hispanics more often live.”