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Improve Your Admissions Process


NursingCAS (Nursing's Centralized Application Service) provides accredited nursing colleges a FREE admissions platform to manage data-driven application reviews in a cloud-based software efficiently.

Join NursingCAS for the 2020-2021 Cycle. Improve your admissions process, increase your program's exposure to a larger applicant pool, and streamline the application process for prospective nursing students.

One-on-one demos with the NursingCAS Team are available and can be requested by visiting the Contact page.

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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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Featured Resources

Reserve Your Booth at the October 7, 2021 Virtual Fair

Register now to host a booth and virtually chat with prospective students at the NursingCAS Virtual College Recruitment Fair on Thursday, October 7. The event will be promoted to 150,000+ high school and college students, school counselors, and advisors. A virtual fair is a way to meet prospective applicants online as opposed to meeting them on campus during these uncertain times. The Virtual Fair provides an opportunity for colleges of nursing to replace in-person recruitment events and open houses. Last year, 115 NursingCAS schools and over 3,300 students registered for the event.

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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

Graduate Nursing Admission and Recruitment: Innovation and Transformation

April 4-5, 2022
Salt Lake City, UT


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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