Watch Now: Preparing & Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application Webinar (Nov 17, 2022)
NursingCAS
by Ana Ortiz Lopez
2M ago
Watch now the recording of the recent Preparing & Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application webinar. Get an overview of the NursingCAS application portal, guidance on requesting transcripts, submitting coursework entries, and info on fee waivers. This webinar was hosted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and NursingCAS. The webinar content includes: Overview of the NursingCAS application portal Guidance on choosing the right program Information on application cost and fee waivers Tips for requesting transcripts and submitting coursework entry Guidance on application ..read more
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5 Tips to Ensure a Successful Application
NursingCAS
by nursingcas
2M ago
Applying to nursing school can be stressful. We understand. But with a solid plan and a little help from NursingCAS, you’ll be on your way to enrolling at your dream school in no time. These 5 ways to ensure a successful application will, if followed, set you up for success and make the application process a breeze. 1. Apply early We know that you’ve probably heard this one before, but there is probably a good reason for that. Starting your application early helps ensure that the finished product is polished, error-free, and most importantly, submitted on time! Nothing is more frustrating than ..read more
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Watch Now: Preparing & Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application Webinar (Dec 8, 2021)
NursingCAS
by ncas-support
2M ago
Watch now the recording of the recent Preparing & Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application webinar. Get an overview of the NursingCAS application portal, guidance on requesting transcripts, submitting coursework entry, and info on fee waivers. This webinar was hosted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and NursingCAS. The webinar content includes: Overview of the NursingCAS application portal Guidance on choosing the right program Information on application cost and fee waivers Tips for requesting transcripts and submitting coursework entry Guidance on applicat ..read more
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Watch Now: Preparing & Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application Webinar (Dec 2020)
NursingCAS
by Nelli Balkarova
2M ago
A recording of the Preparing & Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application webinar is now available for viewing. This webinar was hosted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and NursingCAS. Please use this link to access the recording.  Webinar content includes: An overview of the NursingCAS application Tips to ensure your application is processed quickly Common mistakes Tips for application planning Answers to FAQs (transcripts, fee waivers, etc.) The post Watch Now: Preparing & Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application Webinar (Dec 2020) appeared first on Nu ..read more
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Apply to Nursing School with NursingCAS
NursingCAS
by Katie Wheeler
2M ago
What is NursingCAS? NursingCAS is the centralized application service for nursing, which enables prospective students to easily research and apply to participating nursing schools with one online application. NursingCAS simplifies the admissions process and acts as a “one stop shop” for applying to nursing schools. This is important considering there are over 1000 colleges and universities that offer nursing programs at the doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree level. Whether you want to become a nurse or advance your career in nursing through education, it’s important to unders ..read more
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Financing Your Education: Cost of Attendance
NursingCAS
by rstayton
2M ago
When applying to nursing school, in addition to finding programs you are passionate about, you should also be considering how to finance your education. An important part of this is finding out your Cost of Attendance. What is Cost of Attendance? Cost of Attendance (COA) is the total cost for one year of college and is dependent on a wide variety of variables including: Tuition and fees Books and supplies Room and board Transportation Other/miscellaneous expenses Depending on your situation, other expenses you may need to factor in include: Dependent/elder care License/certification fees Te ..read more
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Considering a Doctoral Degree?
NursingCAS
by rstayton
2M ago
The following is a guest post by Catherine Pantik, DNP, APRN. Catherine is a member of the Graduate Student Nursing Academy and also serves as Leadership Council Chair. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Read on for her thoughts on pursuing a doctoral degree. Do you hear that? No, not the sound of falling leaves. I hear opportunity knocking. Despite the progress that the nursing profession has made towards the challenge posed by the National Academies – formerly the Institute of Medicine, to double the number of doctorally prepared nurses by 20 ..read more
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Demystifying the Nursing Shortage
NursingCAS
by rstayton
2M ago
The U.S. is in the midst of a lingering nursing shortage that is impacting some parts of the country more severely than others. To ensure that patients have access to high quality care in their home communities, academic and practice leaders are working together to ensure a robust supply of nurses and nurse faculty. Many applicants to nursing school wonder why it is so difficult to get into nursing programs when there is a chronic shortage of nurses in the workforce. Here are some factors to consider: *see second graphic But where did this problem come from? And why is it so difficult to solve ..read more
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Our New Look
NursingCAS
by vmorrison
2M ago
NursingCAS is excited to announce the launch of our new website! Prior to this launch, the NursingCAS brand has remained the same since the service was established in 2010. The redesigned website includes a new logo, brandmark, tagline, and colors to better represent our innovative approach to nursing school admissions. Read more about the design philosophy of these changes here. This is more than just a facelift though. The new website incorporates new functionality and improved interactive elements to better serve you. Highlights include: Searchable resource libraries Improved accessibilit ..read more
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The DNP as a Path to Nursing Leadership
NursingCAS
by nursingcas
2M ago
The most common terminal degree pathways for nursing are the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy of Nursing), and the DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice). Generally the PhD is a research-focused degree, while the DNP is practice-focused. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, “DNP-prepared nurses are well-equipped to fully implement the science developed by nurse researchers prepared in PhD, DNS, and other research-focused nursing doctorates”. To glean insight into the DNP student experience, we interviewed Jo Ann Otts, a DNP student at Loyola University New Orleans, who a ..read more
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