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Nursing Undergraduate Programs

The School of Nursing (SON) offers potential students interested in becoming qualified to practice as a registered nurse two options: the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing and the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing Science. The programs are offered through the University of Alaska Anchorage and based in Anchorage, but admits students in a growing number of other communities throughout the state. A baccalaureate completion program (RN to BS) is available for individuals who already hold the RN license in Alaska.

There are two types of nursing undergraduate students: Pre-Major and Full-Major.


All students who apply to UAA and qualify for admission to the nursing programs are automatically admitted as pre-majors. Admission as a pre-major does not guarantee admission to the full major portion of the nursing programs as there is limited capacity in each program and location. Pre-major students are considered degree-seeking students and are eligible for federal financial aid. The following pages are primarily designed for students at this stage.


Once a student has successfully gone through the ranking process for their program and been offered a seat in a Nursing cohort they are considered a full-major student. Full major students are the only students eligible to take NURS and NS nursing courses. If you are already a full major student or interest in additional information about being in the program, visit the SON Current Student Portal.