Required Webinars: 2023-2024 Cycle Branding & Configuration Training


The configuration portal for the 2023-2024 NursingCAS cycle opened on Monday, May 22. AACN has provided two webinars focused on configuration training and marketing/branding your NursingCAS program pages. AACN requires that at least one member from each program attend. If you were unable to attend, please make sure to review the presentation slides and the webinar recordings. Links are provided below. Access to the Configuration Portal in the Prelaunch environment is required for all programs and allows you to edit program pages, features, and requirements for the upcoming cycle. Configuring and submitting your pages is required every year for your program to launch.

NursingCAS Configuration Training Webinar

Two sessions of the required NursingCAS: Configuration Training Webinar were offered: one on Thursday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m. ET and another on Tuesday, June 6 at 3:00 p.m. ET. If you were unable to attend either session, please watch the webinar recording or review the presentation slides.

All schools must configure their portal each cycle prior to launch. The cycle will launch on Thursday, August 10, 2023, and programs launching on that date must submit configurations by Friday, June 30. While not required to launch on August 10, we encourage schools to consider this date to maximize recruitment exposure for your programs. For all programs submitted for review after June 30, users must email Karen Jacobs and Joe Clark to notify them of submission and allow for a two-week turnaround/review/edit period before programs will be approved and launched. As the AACN and NursingCAS team has 3,000 program pages to review, we request your support in meeting these deadlines.

The following topics are discussed in this webinar:

Branding & Program Page Best Practices: Slides and Recording

NursingCAS hosted our “Branding and Program Page Best Practices” webinar on Monday, May 15, as part of our webinar series preparing members for the upcoming 2023-2024 cycle. Watch the recording of the webinar and view the presentation slides now!

This webinar provides an overview of how to design and brand your NursingCAS program pages to increase recruitment efforts. Learn best practices of effective NursingCAS homepages and how to help students more easily navigate your application and apply to your program. Invite your admissions, recruitment, and marketing teams to attend this webinar. Branding and Program pages are critical for recruitment efforts as students shop and compare programs within the portal. Learn how to ensure your program stands out.