Need Help? Talk to an Advisor!

Our academic advisors help students develop educational plans and provide them with the information and skills necessary to pursue their career/life goals. It is important to know who your advisor is and to seek their advice often, rather than meeting only when problems arise. Having a strong working relationship with your academic advisor is a key step to your academic success. 

Undergraduate Advising

Students who apply to UAA and qualify for admission to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Bachelors of Science (BS) nursing programs are admitted as nursing pre-majors. Our academic advisors can assist you in selecting pre-major courses for your program, understanding the ranking process, filing financial aid appeals (SAP) and academic petitions, etc. When scheduling an advising appointment, you can request to meet with your preferred advisor or take the first available appointment. 

Scheduling a Session

SON offers individual appointments and group information sessions. To schedule an appointment with an advisor or register to attend a group session, please call (907) 786-4550. To learn more about group sessions and their location, please call (907) 786-4560 to listen to pre-recorded information.

Meet the Advisors

Students registered in NURS and NS courses

Once a student completes the Ranking process and is offered a seat in a Nursing cohort they are assigned a Faculty Advisor in their program. At that time, students are encouraged to contact their advisor and set up an introductory/baseline meeting. SON strongly encourages students to contact their Faculty Advisor at least once a semester to ensure they are on track to graduate on time.

In addition to your Faculty Advisor, SON Academic Advisors are available through out the program to assist you with financial aid appeals (SAP), academic petitions, and other issues not specific to program completion requirements.


Graduate Advising

Potential Master of Science in Nursing Science (MS), Graduate Certificate, or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students who call the SON Office of Student Affairs are referred to the Program Chair for initial advising. The Program Chair will assign a Faculty Advisor in your program of interest. Information about the programs and admissions can be found on the Programs and Admissions page under the Plans of Study section.

Your Faculty Advisor will be your contact for helping with petitions, academic problems, and changes to your plan of study. The advisor will also help you find a Project Chair.

Please direct graduate advising inquiries to the Graduate Program Assistant, Chris Caples. Chris can be reached by email,, or phone, (907) 786-4593.


UAA Student Support Services

UAA Student Affairs helps our diverse student population reach their greatest potential through inspiration, accessibility, and support. Comprised of a variety of departments and programs including enrollment management, outreach and transition, and student development, Student Affairs supports students at every point during their UAA experience, from pre-enrollment through graduation and on to job placement. All UAA students are encouraged to check out these services.

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