So you want to be a Nurse?
Did you know that you can become an RN (Registered Nurse) right here in Sitka? UAS-Sitka partners with the School of Nursing (SON) at UAA to offer an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing! Every two years 8 students are accepted into the program.
Applications are due June 29, 2012
Are you ready to apply now?
If you've got all of your prerequisites out of the way you could apply for this year's Sitka nursing cohort. The application deadline is June 29, 2012. You are ready to apply if you have completed with a grade of C or higher*
- High school algebra OR MATH 055 or placement into MATH 105
- High school biology with a lab OR BIOL 111
- High school chemistry with a lab OR CHEM 100 or 103
*Note: In the application scoring, points are awarded for having the college courses!
For your application to be considered, all of the following must be provided.
- Pre-Admission Examination-Registered Nurse (PAX-RN) scores (testing dates at UAS run through June 22 on all three campuses). Go to www.nlnonlinetesting.org to register.
- ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER scores OR 15 college credits
- Transcripts on file showing completion of the above courses
- Minimum High School or college grade point average of 2.0; prior UAA students must have a cumulative UAA GPA of 2.0 or higher
- UAA Undergraduate application for admission with AAS nursing pre-major www.uaa.alaska.edu/admissions/
- School of Nursing application with three letters of recommendation and confidential form http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/schoolofnursing/forms/upload/SON-Application-11-09.pdf
Stop in to see your UAS-Sitka pre-Nursing adviser, April Susky, to see if you are ready and to find out more about this highly competitive application process! Or call her at 907-747-7703.
Not Yet Ready to Apply?
You’ve got two years to get ready! What should you do? See your pre-nursing adviser at UAS-Sitka, April Susky, to make plans for satisfying requirements and preparing a strong application. You will need to make a reasonable plan for taking classes, paying for classes, and getting the experience you need. Your adviser can help you make a plan that works for you.
A strong application shows that non-nursing classes needed for the AAS have already been completed. So you have two years to take the following courses which will give you an edge over other applicants.
- Biology 111, 112, and 240 (pre-requisites: chemistry and/or biology)
- Psychology 250 (pre-requisite: Psychology 101)
- Health Science 203 (pre-requisite: Chemistry 103)
- English 111 and 211 or 212
- Communications 111
- Social Science elective (recommended Psychology 101, the pre-requisite for Psychology 250)
- GER requirement (recommended Math 105, the pre-requisite for Chemistry 103)
Do you have work experience in a certified health related field, such as CNA, EMT, or other? If so you will get an extra point on the application scoring. UAS offers courses in these areas to help you gain valuable experience for your future nursing career.