School of Nursing Graduate Programs

  • Nursing Graduate Programs

    Develop advanced skills to prepare for advanced practice health care jobs in nursing specialty areas.

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The School of Nursing Graduate program offers several options for those looking to advance their skills and knowledge in the nursing field with the following:

The MS in Nursing explores advanced professional nursing practice, theory, research and health care delivery systems—all within the context of Alaska’s diverse communities, including rural and underserved populations. Students interested inclinical practice can choose between FNP and PMHNP concentrations. Alternatively, students can concentrate in nursing leadership, with an emphasis on education or administration.

As a student in one of the graduate certificate programs, you’ll build on your graduate degree and your current speciality, integrating theory-based advanced practice nursing courses and specialty clinical practice. Depending on your interests and career goals, you can choose between FNP or PMHNP specializations. The graduate certificate in nursing education provides you with the theory and skills you need to enter the high-demand field of nursing education. The program focuses on teaching and learning, curriculum development, and curriculum evaluation. Students also learn to utilize new technology for learning and collaboration. A teaching practicum gives you real-world experience delivering your own curriculum on a topic that you’re passionate about.

As the highest degree in nursing practice, the DNP is designed for nurses with an MS in Nursing degree who are currently certified in an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) role. The program emphasizes advanced nursing practice, theory, research and leadership, with a focus on the unique needs of Alaska’s diverse urban and rural communities. As a DNP student, you’ll culminate the program by developing and defending a scholarly capstone project on a topic you choose that reflects your professional interests and goals. 

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Why choose Nursing Graduate Programs at UAA? 


100% job placement rate for nurse practitioners after they are certified.


Work with urban and rural communities throughout Alaska in internships and clinical experiences.

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Learn from experienced nursing professionals in a variety of settings while participating in a variety of professional activities and events.

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A nurse practitioners hourly wage in Alaska is $53/hour. (Alaska Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development)

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Program Information

The UAA Catalog is the official source of all degree and certificate programs at the university. Catalog entries for each program include details such as learning outcomes, application timeline and requirements, course sequencing, and program requirements. 

Catalog: MS in Nursing (FNP, PMH-NP, NLDR-Educ)


Catalog: Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner


Catalog: Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education


Catalog: Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


Catalog: Doctor of Nursing Practice


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Anchorage, Alaska 99508

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