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

NursingCAS to Host First Virtual Recruitment Fair

All NursingCAS-affiliated programs are invited to leverage the power of technology to reach more prospective students and applicants interested in graduate level and second degree nursing programs on September 19, 2019 during the Virtual Recruitment Fair.

  • Communicate with applicants both domestically and internationally
  • Utilize multimedia broadcasting and presentation features
  • Interact live with prospective applicants in your own chat room (group and private)
  • Reach sought-after applicants in this unique cost-effective way
  • Zero travel required

REGISTER HERE * EVENT DETAILS * Informational Webinar * Save $100 by July 12

Program Name Added to Full Application PDF Header
The program name now appears with the organization name in the header of full application PDFs. If an organization or program name is greater than 120 characters, the name cuts off at 119 characters and ellipses are added.
Application Lockout Security
Applicants are now locked out of their account if they fail to sign in after five attempts. Their account is locked for thirty minutes and they can only log in after resetting their password. They also receive an email, notifying them that their account has been locked.
Configuration Portal Enhancements

The Configuration Portal has an updated interface to improve usability. It includes:

  • Expanding the Configuration Portal content to full-screen width.
  • Ability to collapse the left organization panel.
  • Removal of extraneous CAS data from the program list.
  • Updated program details, branding, and editor links.
There’s Still Time to Register for the User Conference

It’s not too late to register for the Liaison User Conference. This event is designed for all CAS/WebAdMIT users and is being held in Boston, MA on June 27-28 at the Westin Waterfront hotel. View the program for more details on what sessions are being offered. And check out the top five reasons to attend the conference

By the Numbers

 NursingCAS Know-How

What You Need to Know for Configuration 2019 – 2020

The 2019-2020 Configuration Tool opened on June 4. All configurations are due by July 19 to ensure the NursingCAS team has enough time to review your programs prior to the August 15th launch. If you plan to post programs later in the cycle, you can wait to submit them for review.

You will login to the WebAdMIT PreLaunch site to configure programs. Prelaunch is a “staging” environment that allows you to configure programs for the new cycle without impacting the current cycle. Prelaunch is similar to the sandbox environment in that it is not connected to the live environment (“production”). Learn more about PreLaunch here.

Note: only primary contacts and/or WebAdMIT users who are responsible for setting up programs have access to the configuration tool in the WebAdMIT PreLaunch site. Contact Ann or Joe from the account management team with questions or to gain access.

Your programs have been rolled over from last cycle so you can edit the existing configuration. You do not need to create new programs unless you are planning to add additional options. Please update what is there and delete any programs that appear that you do not plan to open on the 2019 – 2020 cycle.

Please ensure you have completed the following before submitting your programs for review:

  1. Configure Program homepage instructions and branding (required)
  2. Configure Transcript Settings (required)
  3. Configure Prerequisites (optional)
  4. Configure References (optional)
  5. Configure Questions (optional) – new features are available, including the option to include conditional logic, please attend a training to learn more
  6. Configure Documents (optional)

To submit your programs for review, click the home icon, scroll down to Program Settingsand click Submit for Review.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available. Training is available on June 13 (3:00 – 4:00 PM ET), July 9 (11:00 AM – Noon ET), and July 11 (3:00 – 4:00 PM ET). Register for a session. If you school did not yet fill out a renewal form, please do so and contact us with questions.

Social Beat

What Does it Mean to be an Admissions Nurse?

Hospitals are constantly in flux as patients come in and out. As patients are admitted to the hospital, nursing staff must perform detailed assessments and gather a significant amount of information as part of the admission process. As you can imagine, this can be a time-consuming process.

Nurses Are in Dire Need of Better Mental Health Care

Last month, Washington state Senator Maureen Walsh argued against a legislative action that would provide mandatory, uninterrupted rest times for nurses. Senator Walsh stated that such a provision could negatively impact patient outcomes in certain circumstances, and further insisted  nurses had ample downtime, and claiming that they “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.”

75 years ago, she was an Army nurse. At age 99, she’s returned to Normandy to mark D-day.

Former U.S. Army nurse Ellan Levitsky loved her service in a field hospital in Normandy just after the D-day landings, but will never forget the sound of young military men crying themselves to sleep.

Recruiting International Students — Locally

At NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference, session focuses on opportunities to recruit international students who are already in the U.S. for high school or short-term programs.

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