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BSN, Nursing (UAA)

As a partner in shaping health care for Alaska, the UAA School of Nursing educates students for current and future roles in local, state, national, and worldwide arenas. The School addresses the diverse and unique health care challenges across the state by sharing expertise in education, service, policy, and political arenas and through innovative research for the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge.

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BSN Nursing Program Outcomes

two nursing students in lab

The program provides students with a closely related mix of theory and clinical practice.  Students gain clinical experience in hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.  The program requires a minimum of four years of full-time study.


For details and application materials see the UAA School of Nursing webpage.

For advising and additional information, please contact:

Coordinator of Student Affairs
Nursing Programs
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508-8030
Telephone:(907) 786-4550
FAX: (907) 786-4559

Program Requirements 

Nursing Support Courses

BIOL A111            Human Anatomy and Physiology I*         

BIOL A112            Human Anatomy and Physiology II*        

BIOL A240            Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences*                

CHEM A103         Introduction to General Chemistry*       

& A103L                Introduction to General Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM A104         Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry*          

& A104L                Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory     

DN A203               Nutrition for Health Sciences*   

PHIL A302            Biomedical Ethics                            

WRTG A213        Writing and the Sciences             

Reasoning Skills **         

ENGL A120          Critical Thinking                               

or PHIL A101       Introduction to Logic

or PHIL A201       Introduction to Philosophy

Social Sciences GER        

PSY A150              Lifespan Development                 

Quantitative Skills GER  

STAT A200           Elementary Statistics                     

or STAT A307      Probability and Statistics

Total Credits      38-39

 *             Courses must be completed prior to admission to clinical nursing courses.

**           Must be in addition to the General Education Requirements.

Required Nursing Courses     

NS A204               Technology and Nursing Informatics                                                                       

NS A216               Pathophysiology                                                                                                             

NS A300               Foundations of Nursing I: Roles, Processes, and Trends                                  

NS A303               Foundations of Nursing Practice: Therapeutics                                                   

& A303L                Foundations of Nursing Practice: Therapeutics Laboratory

NS A307               Foundations of Nursing Practice: Health Assessment Theory                       

& A307L                Foundations of Nursing Practice: Health Assessment Laboratory

NS A309               Pharmacology in Nursing                                                                                             

NS A313               Health Disruptions I                                                                                                        

& A313L                Health Disruptions I Laboratory

NS A315               Health I: Nursing Therapeutics                                                                                  

& A315L                Health I: Nursing Therapeutics Laboratory

NS A400               Evidence-Based Nursing Practice                                                                              

NS A401               Health Disruptions II                                                                                                      

& A401L                Health Disruptions II Laboratory

NS A406               Nursing Therapeutics in Complex Health Disruptions                                       

& A406L                Nursing Therapeutics in Complex Health Disruptions Laboratory

NS A411               Population Health Integrative Capstone                                                                

& A411L                Population Health Integrative Capstone Laboratory

NS A415               Nursing Management and Legal Perspectives                                                     

NS A416               Concentration in Clinical Nursing                                                                              

& A416L                Concentration in Clinical Nursing Lab

Upper-division nursing elective                                                                                                                 

Total Credits      65.5

Students must also fulfill the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees

 Graduates must perform successfully on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to obtain RN licensure.



 nursing student practicing with a tongue depressor on a dummy

Earning Potential

In Alaska, RNs earn an average hourly wage of $30.41, and have an average annual salary of $63,260.

Job Outlook

In Alaska, there are currently many job opportunities for RNs – approximately 256 openings a year – and this occupation is expected to grow rapidly.


  • monitoring and record keeping of patient status
  • administer treatments and medications
  • supervise certified nurse assistants and aides
  • provide instruction to individuals, families and the public on health issues