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NursingThe Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing is an outreach program of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) School of Nursing. UAA and the UAF Community and Technical College work together to administer the program locally. The Nursing program is approved by the Alaska Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX) and apply for licensure as a registered nurse in Alaska and nation wide.  Graduates are prepared to provide nursing care to individuals and families in hospitals and clinics.

About the program

The Nursing curriculum consists of four semesters of nursing classes which begin in August of the academic year.  The curriculum combines theory and clinical practice. Nursing theory is taught via distance education utilizing computer based instruction and video-conferencing. Learning laboratories are conducted to closely simulate clinical settings. The clinical training is conducted to educate students with best practices and professional conduct found in the profession.

Instructors in the program are well qualified and experienced in their areas of nursing specialty. Most faculty members maintain an active clinical practice that allows them to bring current issues and experiences to the classroom.

The program classrooms and learning laboratory are located at 604 Barnette Street. The facilities are furnished with equipment to assist students in learning the skills necessary for competent, professional practice. Further training and hands-on experience is conducted at the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and other clinical sites in the community.

Specialized Admission Requirements

Acceptance into the Nursing program is highly competitive and dependent on a ranking system that considers GPA, number of co-requisite courses completed, score on the Pre Nursing Entrance Test, and specific work experience. The students with the highest numerical ranking will be offered positions in the class.

Students are encouraged to complete the preliminary co-requisite non-nursing courses, which will usually consist of an additional year of studies. The student will enroll at UAF as an Allied Health Non-Major for Nursing Candidate or Certificate in Allied Health: Pre-Nursing Qualifications Candidate. Then the student is strongly recommended to consult a faculty advisor prior to registering for classes. Please call 455-2805 or 455-2914 for an appointment.

The application process into the candidate pool for the AAS Nursing Program (UAA) is multifold. First, the student must apply and be accepted to UAA General Enrollment. UAA General Enrollment requires a high school transcript if earned college credit numbers are less than 30. To be accepted as a pre-nursing major, the student must have successfully completed chemistry (100X or 103X), algebra, and biology (103X or 106X) at the high school or college level. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Completion of the ACT, SAT, ASSET or Accuplacer is required for applicants with fewer than 15 college credits. (Accuplacer test is available at Student Assistance)

Next, the student must submit a School of Nursing application form to the UAA School of Nursing. The student must also take the Pre Nursing Entrance Test. A completed application with all the required paperwork is to be on file by May 1 for the student to be considered in the admission candidate pool for the following fall semester.

Please visit the UAA School of Nursing web site for the above mentioned application forms.

Nursing Information Sessions

Prospective students who have questions about the Nursing program should attend one of the monthly scheduled Nursing Information Sessions. The dates, times and location of the sessions are specified on the INTENT FORM. Download the Intent Form from the menu in the upper left. The form can be filled out online and printed, or you may fill it out after it has been printed. After completing the form, call 455-2805 to make a reservation for the session, and then fax the form to 455-2865 or send it to the following address:

Eileen Weatherby, RN, MS, MBA, CNE
Assistant Professor/Campus Coordinator

UAF Community and Technical College
604 Barnette Street, room 418
Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701

Career Opportunities

The state of Alaska and the nation face a severe registered nurse shortage that is anticipated to worsen over the next twenty years. The employment outlook for nurses is excellent.

The Nursing program classrooms and learning laboratory are located at 604 Barnette Street. The facilities are furnished with equipment to assist students in learning the skills necessary for competent, professional practice. Further training and hands-on experience is conducted at the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and other clinical sites.

Instructors in the program are well qualified and experienced in their areas of nursing specialty. Most faculty members maintain an active clinical practice that allows them to bring contemporary issues and experiences to the classroom.

Visit the:
UAA School of Nursing web site
for more information!

Contact Information:
Eileen Weatherby, RN, MS, MBA, CNE
Assistant Professor/Campus Coordinator

UAF Community and Technical College
604 Barnette Street, room 418
Fairbanks, Alaska99701
email: evweatherby@alaska.edu phone: (907) 455-2914

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