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Improve Your Admissions Process


NursingCAS offers this free tool to accredited nursing programs. Join NursingCAS for the 2018 – 2019 Cycle which opens on August 15. Improve your admissions process, increase your program’s exposure to a larger applicant pool, and streamline the application process for prospective nursing students.

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Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals (GNAP)

Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals is a diverse group comprised of nursing education administrators and faculty responsible for graduate nursing student recruitment, admissions, marketing, and programming. The purpose of the group is to provide an opportunity for those most involved in recruiting graduate nursing students to share their successes, develop new strategies, and to establish a resource network of peers.

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Who Should Join?

Professionals engaged in recruiting students into graduate programs.

Why Join?

Whether you are just starting out in the profession or you are proudly looking back at a lifetime of achievements, membership in the GNAP Leadership Network is of extraordinary value.

As a member, you can take advantage of the following benefits

  • Be involved and share experiences in a national network of leaders and subject matter experts through an exclusive GNAP Community, a new online community platform just for GNAP members. 
  • Participate in conferences geared around subjects of common interest.
  • Serve on working groups such as AACN conference programming and advisory groups.
  • Opportunities to earn (or receive) CEU credits with a network member discount.
  • Volunteer to serve on a Leadership Network Steering Community. 

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Past GNAP Conferences

Featured Resources

October 7 Virtual Fair for Member Schools Utilizing NursingCAS

 Don't miss this Virtual Fair offered only to NursingCAS participating schools. This event offers schools to chat virtually with prospective students in their own personalized chat rooms in this live, online event.  Last year’s inaugural event included 2,000 students from 50 states and 29 countries with 60 colleges of nursing participating. AACN anticipates a larger attendance this year given the popularity of virtual recruitment events during COVID-19. Don't miss this opportunity. 

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Holistic Admission Review Training

This workshop training  is designed to help universities consider a broad range of factors reflecting the applicant’s academic readiness, contribution to the incoming class, and potential for success both in school and later as a professional.  For more information contact Vernell DeWitty at

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Holistic Admission Review Tool Kit

See the latest resource for holistic review, an effective admissions strategy that assesses an applicant’s unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement. 

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Upcoming Conference

Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals (GNAP) Conference

April 5-7, 2021
Hilton Americas
Houston, TX


Join the Community

Connect with GNAP colleagues nationwide using AACN’s Online GNAP Community! This online forum provides a convenient way for you to ask for expert advice, seek practical solutions to everyday challenges, identify best practices, and share the latest news. Start a conversation, join in on a topic, or just check out what the platform is all about. The GNAP Online Community is available to GNAP Network Members only.  

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