Coronavirus information

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alaska Anchorage has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Visit the University of Alaska Coronavirus Information website to learn how UAA and the university system are responding to this situation. Find links to communications, policy guidance, resources and information about the university's community restrictions, which apply to all faculty, staff and students. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center remains open at this time to serve UAA students. For information about COVID-19 symptoms and current health recommendations, visit the CDC website and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

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. 

UAA First Year Advising

Brand new to College? Not sure if you want nursing or engineering? How great is it to have a team of people cheering you on? That is what you will get with First Year Advising. They are your biggest cheerleaders and want you to succeed as a Seawolf! First Year Advisors will not just work with you to register for classes, but they will also help you find answers to your UAA questions, connect you to resources that will support you academically, emotionally, physically, and socially, and be a listening ear on those stressful days.

First Year Advising


College of Health Advising Contacts

College of Health Advisors are here to help you learn to navigate the University system, explore options for degree programs, complete requirements for the major you have chosen, and find opportunities for learning experiences outside of the classroom. Please contact our main office for questions or to schedule an advising appointment.

College of Health Advising


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, College of Health 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.

Please direct graduate advising inquiries to:
  • Prospective Graduate Programs Advising contact Danielle Dixon at (907) 786-4550 or
  • For information about your application status or faculty advisor contact Chris Caples, Graduate Program Assistant at (907) 786-4593 or

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