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About the School of Nursing

Welcome to the UAA School of Nursing!

The faculty and staff of the UAA School of Nursing (SON) would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our site. Health is contextual and is influenced by social, political, economic, and cultural environments. As a partner in shaping healthcare for Alaska, SON prepares students for current and future roles in local, state, national, and worldwide arenas. We are pleased you are considering our school and we hope your educational experience with us will be rewarding. We wish you success in advancing your nursing career.


The purpose of the School of Nursing is to promote the health and well-being of people and communities by fostering excellence and innovation in nursing education, research and healthcare.


The vision of the School of Nursing is to be a leader in the transformation of nursing in Alaska dedicated to improving local and global health outcomes.

Core Values

  • Excellence – We strive for the best, to continually improve ourselves and our endeavors.
  • Respect – We treat each person in a manner that recognizes their intrinsic value as a human being.
  • Integrity – We demonstrate unwavering honesty and decency.
  • Caring – We display kindness and concern for all, especially for those in need.