BSN, Nursing (UAA)

From advanced simulation technology to real-world clinical learning experiences, the nursing undergraduate program offers the skills and resources to become a successful nursing generalist. The curriculum provides a strong foundation of theories and skills, training to think on your feet and apply your learnings to different situations. 

As a nursing major, you’ll explore important health care topics, including community care, population health, and clinical research. You will become part of an active, dedicated community of peers working to improve health and well-being in Alaska and around the world.

Kodiak College is an Outreach Site of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), School of Nursing offering the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing Science. While the BSN program is Anchorage-based, cohorts of students are admitted in Kodiak each year

Students in the program complete their their coursework and most clinical experiences on island. In addition, Kodiak College offers the prerequisite courses with the exception of bioethics.

woman instructing a nursing student

Please note:  All students who apply to UAA and qualify for admission to the BSN program are admitted as pre-majors. Admission as a pre-major does not guarantee admission to the nursing program; a separate application process is required

BSN Nursing Program Outcomes

two nursing students in lab

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical reasoning by making evidence-based nursing judgments through the use of intellectual, interpersonal, and technical competencies to promote safe and effective client-centered care.
  • Implement caring behaviors in the practice of professional nursing using established standards, evidence-based practice, and innovation to prevent illness and promote and restore health in order to meet the changing needs of diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Utilize principles of management and leadership to collaborate as a member of the interprofessional care team. 
  • Compare and contrast the roles of the professional nurse in promoting optimal healthcare policies locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Develop an individualized plan for ongoing professional development and professional identity using a technological platform.

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.


Students will need to take a series of courses that are considered premajor courses before they are admitted into the full major.

Classes and prerequisites change from time to time for the most up to date information, refer to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing information page.

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

Earning Potential

In Alaska, RNs earn an average hourly wage of $45.81, and have an average annual salary of $95,270 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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