AAS in Nursing Admission Process


 Admission into the UAA School of Nursing program is a two-part process:

The UAA nursing program selects a limited number of applicants each year into its full-major program. Admissions into the program is competitive and acceptance into the university as a degree-seeking student does not guarantee selection into the full-major program.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Undergraduate degree-seeking student status at the University of Alaska Anchorage. UAS and UAF students must also submit an application to become degree-seeking students at UAA.
  2. Complete the prerequisite courses with grade “C” or better by the application deadline.
  3. Complete and submit application to the NursingCAS by the application deadline. Note: The admissions procedure is a multi-step process. All applications are reviewed and scored. 

Admission Factors

  1. Extracted GPA. Minimum of 2.0. Only prerequisite courses will be used in the extracted GPA calculation.
  2. Kira Assessment. Verbal & written communication skills, and overall articulation of fit for role and program. The Kira Assessment consists of seven interview questions. One of the seven is a timed, written essay.
  3. TEAS. Highest score in the last 36 months of application deadline will be used for the application. The test can only be taken every 6 months. Students must receive a minimum overall score of 58.7.

Courses that need to be completed by the application deadline:

  • BIOL A111 Anatomy & Physiology I and BIOL A111 Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory
  • WRTG A111 Writing Across Contexts
  • PSY A150 Lifespan Development 
  • Intermediate Algebra Requirement: MATH A105 or high school intermediate algebra with ALEKS score of 55 or higher
  • Chemistry Requirement: CHEM 054 or higher, or high school chemistry with grade “C” or better

Courses that need to be completed by the start of the program:

  • BIOL A112 Anatomy & Physiology II and BIOL A112L Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory
  • 200-Level Written Communication GER (i.e. WRTG A211, A213, A213, A214 or A2W)
  • Communication GER (i.e. COMM A111, A235, A237, A241)

Additional courses that need to be completed before graduation:

  • BIOL A240 Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences Lecture and BIOL A240L Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences Laboratory
  • DN A203 Nutrition for Health Sciences
  • 3 Credits of Quantitative GER or MATH A105 (if MATH A105 or higher is not completed by the application deadline)

Upon Acceptance

  • Proof of completion of all immunization requirements and immunizations required by clinical site.
  • Proof of completion of current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. 
  • Proof of completion of background check (completed by the school).
  • Proof of drug screening. 
  • Proof of health insurance.