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Mission Statement

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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What will I learn?

BSN Nursing Program Outcomes

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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.

What classes will I take?


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

Degree Requirements

These credits are taken in the following areas:

Program Requirements (Course/Credits)

Code Title Credits
Nursing Support Courses  
BIOL A111 Human Anatomy and Physiology I  4
BIOL A112 Human Anatomy and Physiology II  4
BIOL A240 Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences * 4
CHEM A103 Survey of Chemistry 4
& A103L and Survey of Chemistry Laboratory 
CHEM A104 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 4
& A104L and Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory 
DN A203 Nutrition for Health Sciences  3
PHIL A302 Biomedical Ethics 3
WRTG A213 Writing and the Sciences 3
Reasoning Skills   
ENGL A120 Critical Thinking 3
or PHIL A101 Introduction to Logic
or PHIL A201 Introduction to Philosophy
Social Sciences GER  
ANTH or ECON course from social sciences GER list 3
PSY A150 Lifespan Development 3
PSY or SOC course from social science GER list 3
Additional social science GER 3
STAT A252 Elementary Statistics 3-4
or STAT A307 Probability and Statistics
Total Credits 47-48

Nursing Courses (Course/Credits)

Code Title Credits
Required Nursing Courses  
NS A204 Technology and Nursing Informatics 3
NS A216 Pathophysiology 4
NS A300 Foundations of Nursing I: Roles, Processes, and Trends 4
NS A303 Foundations of Nursing II: Therapeutics 8
& A303L and Foundations of Nursing II: Laboratory
NS A309 Pharmacology in Nursing 3
NS A313 Health Disruptions I 6
& A313L and Health Disruptions I Laboratory
NS A315 Health I: Nursing Therapeutics 6
& A315L and Health I: Nursing Therapeutics Laboratory
NS A400 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 3
NS A401 Health Disruptions II 5.5
& A401L and Health Disruptions II Laboratory
NS A406 Nursing Therapeutics in Complex Health Disruptions 4.5
& A406L and Nursing Therapeutics in Complex Health Disruptions Laboratory
NS A411 Population Centered Care 6
& A411L and Health II: Nursing Therapeutics Laboratory
NS A415 Nursing Management and Legal Perspectives 4
NS A416 Concentration in Clinical Nursing 4
& A416L and Concentration in Clinical Nursing Lab
Upper-division nursing elective 3
Total Credits 64

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.

What can I do with this degree?


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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