University of Alaska Anchorage Nursing School Review

The University of Alaska Anchorage is cradled into the greenbelt, surrounding the campus with wildlife. The city offers a connected trail system throughout for students and their other residents. The university offers over 150 majors from which students can choose. UAA is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and University.

University of Alaska – Anchorage Nursing Program Review

The University of Alaska Anchorage School of Nursing strives to provide students with the training they will need in order to become productive members of the nursing industry in the state of Alaska and across the nation. The state of Alaska has some very different health care settings as well as a culturally diverse people with very different beliefs on how to be treated in medical settings. The University of Alaska Anchorage offers three different types of degrees: Associates of Applied Science, Bachelors of Science, and Masters of Science. Classes are offered at 13 other different locations. These distance sites that are in the UAA School of Nursing network include sites at Bethel, Dillingham, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Mat-Su, Nome, Sitka and Valdez.

Associate of Applied Science – AAS – RN

The University of Alaska Anchorage offers an Associate of Applied Science in order for students to gain the knowledge and training in order to obtain the title of RN. The main objective of this program is to prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN). Students are required to successfully complete all four semesters of the program to be considered eligible to apply to take this exam. Completion of the coursework and clinical experiences included in this program does not guarantee entrance into the NCLEX-RN. After completion of all these steps, the student can then go out and become employed as an RN in the medical field. UAA also offers an option for Licensed Practical Nurses to obtain their AAS in order to gain the title of RN in the LPN Direct Articulation Track.

Bachelor of Science Nursing – BSN – RN

Students who are interested in gaining a baccalaureate degree in nursing, UAA offers different options under the Bachelor of Science Nursing program. One option for students without a current RN license is to start at the beginning of the four year program and work all the way through in order to be awarded a BSN. Students who have already obtained a RN license, UAA offers a Registered Nurse Option. For traditional students starting at the beginning, they must apply to take the NCLEX-RN. For those students enrolled in the Registered Nurse Option, they must take the certification exam in order to use the title of BSN in their professional title.

Masters of Science Nursing – MSN

UAA offers different academic programs under the MSN study program. For those students who have a BSN and are interested in clinical studies, UAA has a Family Nurse Practitioner option and a Psychiatric – Mental Health Nurse Practitioner option. Another option for students is the Nursing Education Specialty option which focuses on giving students the ability to teach the skills they have learned through work experience to future nurses. This program has several different requirements for each option, so students should check with an advisor before choosing which option to enroll into. UAA also offers a second Master’s degree program for those students who already have a Master’s degree in another field of study.

University of Alaska – Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Alaska 99508
(907) 786-6752

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