RN to BS
For students who hold current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in the state of Alaska, the school offers “RN-only” courses and sections within the nursing major designed to build upon the RN’s basic preparation and experience and to facilitate progress in meeting program objectives. Previous college credits are evaluated for comparability to established requirements within the program and may be accepted for transfer; in addition, credit by examination is available to satisfy some General Education Requirements. Additional information is available upon request.
Registered nurses returning to complete the baccalaureate degree in nursing science must successfully complete the same academic prerequisites as basic students. Students who apply to the baccalaureate nursing major and who qualify for admission to baccalaureate study are admitted as nursing pre-majors. Admission as a pre-major does not guarantee admission to the Nursing major. Registered Nurses must apply for admission to the nursing major during the semester in which they are completing the final prerequisites for the first RN course, NS 205. The deadline for RN admission is twice a year; November 1st and March 1st. Formal admission to the Nursing program is based on the Registered Nurse's relative standing.
Read more on admission requirements in Chapter 10, page 163 of the UAA Course Catalog (pdf, 4.5Mb).
Students must complete the following graduation requirements:
Application deadlines for RN Option in the Baccalaureate Nursing Major are November 1st and March 1st. The application process requires all admission requirements be completed by the deadline, and includes an advising session with the Coordinator of Student Affairs.
See what an RN to BS course looks like
Explore the RN to BS Open House course in Blackboard. To login you will need the following information:
Click on the UAA Tab. Actual classes will vary but, will all be using the Blackboard system.