RRANN

Recruitment and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN)
Nursing Workforce Diversity Program (NWDP)

The University of Alaska Anchorage’s School of Nursing houses the RRANN program. RRANN is committed to increasing the number of Alaska Natives and American Indians graduating with an Associate of Applied Science or Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree. RRANN can help students plan for admission to UAA and provide support throughout the degree programs. Supports include connections for students, adaptation to urban life, tutoring, stipend funding, and on-campus housing opportunities. RRANN is dedicated to encouraging personal growth within the academic setting while recognizing individual strengths and cultural backgrounds. The RRANN program, based out of Anchorage, serves officially declared Pre-nursing students, Associate of Applied Science nursing students and Bachelor of Science nursing degree students. RRANN facilitators are currently located in Anchorage, Bethel and Sitka. Those students located outside of these communities are also supported via email and video-conferencing. 

In 2007, the RRANN Program expanded to include other ethnic minority students with the Nursing Workforce Diversity Program (NWDP). The goals of this program are to see the number of ethnic minorities in the nursing workforce grow to match that of Alaska’s diverse population and to increase the opportunities for educationally and economically disadvantaged students.

For more information about this program, contact:
RRANN
University of Alaska Anchorage
School of Nursing, HSB 105
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 786-6944 or (907) 786-4714
Fax: (907) 786-4559
Email: smsanderlin@uaa.alasak.edu or rrdreier@alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/schoolofnursing/RRANN/index.cfm

The RRANN program is also offered in Southeast Alaska serving Native students attending UAS schools in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan. RRANN students at these campuses who are enrolled in the Certificate in Pre-Nursing Qualifications (CPNQ) degree and the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Nursing Degree program are eligible to apply to receive stipends.

For more information about how to join the RRANN Southeast program, contact:
Bob Love
UAS Sitka RRANN Student Success Coordinator
1332 Seward Ave.
Sitka, AK 99835
Phone: (907) 747-7777
Toll free: (800) 478-6653 ext 7777
Fax: (800) 478-3552
Email: robert.love@uas.alaska.edu

The RRANN program is also offered in Southwest Alaska serving Alaska Native students attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel. RRANN students at these campuses who are completing their pre-nursing studies and who are enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Nursing degree program are eligible to apply to receive stipends.

For more information about how to join the RRANN Bethel program, contact:
Shelly Leary
RRANN Student Success Facilitator
Kuskowim Campus
P.O. Box 368
201 Adiak Dr.
Bethel, AK 99559
Phone: (907) 543-4599
Toll Free: (800) 478-5822
Fax: (907) 543-4552
Email: spleary@alaska.edu