- 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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In Juneau / UAA Nursing
Behavioral Health Assistant
This endorsement provides entry-level training and education for students preparing for careers as behavioral health workers and community pathfinders in rural communities, private health care sectors, and human service organizations. Students completing this endorsement will be able to screen for and develop an appropriate entry-level plan for mental illness and substance abuse disorders that utilizes client input, community stakeholders, and national resources.
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.
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Faculty & Staff
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Assistant Professor, Behavioral HealthView profile and contact info
Assistant Professor of Health SciencesView profile and contact info