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Health Sciences

  • J Juneau
  • K Ketchikan
  • S Sitka

Health Sciences at UAS offers students in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka entry level training courses and preparatory programs for careers in health care.

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Program Contacts

In Juneau / UAA Nursing

Tyler James McMichael

Tyler J. McMichael

UAS | UAA Health Advisor

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In Sitka:

Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) Training

Begin your Career in Healthcare!
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training is a 9-credit course designed to train entry level workers in basic skills needed to assist nurses and to be efficient health care team members. Because of the personal nature of a job, a CNA should be compassionate and enjoy aiding others. In long-term care and nursing facilities, a CNA is often a patient’s essential caregiver. Additionally, CNAs work with medical technology, such as health information software and medical record charting software.

Train for a High Demand Profession
CNA training is a sought after skill development program in an Alaskan market where CNAs are in short supply. It is also a stable avenue for getting a foot into the healthcare industry. The course includes classroom instruction, lab training, skill practice, and the clinical application of knowledge and skills.

Become a Licensed CNA
Students who successfully complete the program with a C (2.00) or higher will be eligible to take the State of Alaska Nurse Aide Examination for Certification. 98% of all University of Alaska Southeast CNA program graduates have passed the state exam and students report immediate employment in their communities.

Faculty & Staff

Amy K. Samuel, AHI (AMT), CMA (AAMA), M.P.A., M.Ed.Amy K. Samuel, AHI (AMT), CMA (AAMA), M.P.A., M.Ed.

Associate Professor and Program Director

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Sarah NieckoSarah Niecko

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Health

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Michele Cornwall, R.N.Michele Cornwall, R.N.

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

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