A.A.S. Nursing through UAA
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Nursing degree program in Southeast Alaska is offered through a partnership between the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) School of Nursing (SON), and local community hospitals. Students interested in the AAS, Nursing degree are able to complete their general education requirements and other pre-requisites at UAS through the Certificate in Pre-Nursing Qualifications (p.88), and can then apply to the UAA AAS, Nursing program. Students who are accepted into the UAA AAS, Nursing degree in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka attend classes at the local UAS campus through video conferencing and e-Learning technologies, and perform clinical rotations at local community hospitals. In the third and fourth semester of the nursing program, students must travel to Anchorage for three weeks at their own expense for additional clinical experience in obstetric, pediatric, psychiatric, and advanced medical/surgical nursing topics.
The outreach delivery program in Juneau accepts eight to ten [8-10] student positions. The application deadline for the next Juneau cohort will be May 1, 2015, and classes will begin Fall 2015.
The outreach delivery program in Ketchikan accepts eight  student positions. The application deadline for the next Ketchikan cohort will be July 1, 2015, and classes will begin Spring 2016.
The distance delivery program in Sitka accepts eight  student positions. The application deadline for the next Sitka cohort is July 1, 2014, and classes will begin Spring 2015.
- Pre-major Certificate of Admission to University of Alaska AAS, Nursing degree.
- Official transcripts and evaluations by UAA Admissions.
- Verification of the required prerequisite courses.
- ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER scores or 15 college credits.
- UAA School of Nursing application, confidential form, and three letters of recommendation.
- Pre-Admission Examination-Registered Nurse (PAX-RN) scores
- Evidence of receiving academic advising from a UAA SON nursing advisor.
- Cumulative Grade Point Average (must be 2.0 or higher)
- PAX-RN: 10% of percentile score. Example: highest possible score of 99% – 9.9 points
|Two points each (grade of C or above):|
|BIOL||111||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIOL||112||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|One point each (grade of C or above):|
|HS||203||Science of Nutrition||3|
|ENGL||111||Methods of Written Communication||3|
|ENGL||211 or 212||Written Communications||3|
|COMM||111, 235, 237 or 241||Oral Communications||3|
|SOC||___||Social Science GER||3|
|___||___||Social Science GER||3|
One point: Work experience in a certified health related field i.e. CNA, EMT, massage therapist.
One Point: Achieving alternate status in prior ranking at same site. (2 points maximum)
One point: Current LPN license from any state (in addition to a point from the above.)
Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)
A total of 70 credits are required for the A.A.S., Nursing degree, including 20 credits at the 200-level (built into the program). These credits are taken in the following areas:
|Minimum credit hours||70|
|General Education Requirements||15|
|Written Communication Skills|
|ENGL||S111||Methods of Written Communication||3|
|Select one from the following (3 credits):|
|ENGL||S211||Intermediate Composition: Writing about Literature||3|
|ENGL||S212||Technical Report Writing||3|
|Oral Communication Skills||3|
|Select one from the following (3 credits):|
|COMM||S111||Fundamental Oral Communication*||3|
|COMM||S235||Small Group Communication and Team Building||3|
|*Grade C 2.00 or better|
|**PSY S101 is advisable|
|*Math 105 is advised as pre-requisite for CHEM 103.|
|BIOL||S111||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIOL||S112||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|HS||S203||Science of Nutrition||3|
|Acceptance into the Nursing Major is required before enrollment in the first nursing course, NURS 120/L. The major consists of four clinical semesters.|
|NURS||A120L||Nursing Foundations Lab||4|
|NURS||A125||Adult Nursing I||3|
|NURS||A125L||Adult Nursing I Lab||4|
|NURS||A180||Basic Nursing Pharmacology||3|
|NURS||A220L||Perinatal Nursing Lab||2|
|NURS||A221||Advanced Perenteral Therapy Lab||1|
|NURS||A222L||Pediatric Nursing Lab||2|
|NURS||A225||Adult Nursing II||3|
|NURS||A225L||Adult Nursing II Lab||3|
|NURS||A250L||Psychiatric Nursing Lab||2|
|NURS||A255||Staff Nurse: Legal, Ethical, and Organizational Issues||1|