RN to BS in Nursing Science
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offers a direct articulation option for RN nurses with an associates degree. An accepted, degree-seeking UAA nursing student who has successfully passed the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN) and has current RN licensure in the State of Alaska may be granted up to 42-course credits upon admission to the nursing science major. RNs who apply to UAA and qualify for admission to the BSN program are admitted as pre-majors.
- Associates degree in nursing from an accredited institution
- Verified application in NursingCAS (beginning Spring 2024)
- Unencumbered RN licensure in the State of Alaska
Coursework in the pre-licensure option is completed online with the exception of two required in-person clinical experiences. When possible, clinical hours are completed in the student's home community with a local preceptor. When a preceptorship cannot be arranged in a student's home community, the student may be required to travel to Anchorage. Students traveling for intensive clinicals are responsible for obtaining and paying for transportation, housing, and all other related expenses.
Suggested Plan of Study
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Minimum total credit hours for degree: 120
All nursing major lecture courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher and clinical courses with a 'Pass'.
RN Licensure Credit — 42 Credits
Students who have passed the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN) and hold a current, unencumbered Alaska RN license will be granted up to 42 course credits (for NS A230, A231, A332, A332L, A332P, A388, A388L, A388P, A389, A389P, A452, A452P, A453, A453P, A471, and A471P), admission to the nursing science major, and payment of a $150 administrative fee.
ADMISSION: PROCESS AND CRITERIA
Only the students who complete the application requirements listed below will be ranked for possible admission to the RN to BS program.
- Admission to the UAA Bachelor of Science in Nursing Science pre-major, including transcripts from both high school/GED and college, with transcript evaluations.
- For Current UA Students: UA Students do not need to submit transcripts from UAA, UAF or UAS.
- For New and Transfer Students:The School of Nursing strongly recommends new students Apply to UAA and submit their high school, GED, and/or out of state transcripts to Enrollment Services three months prior to the School of Nursing deadline to ensure timely and complete processing.
STARTING IN SPRING 2024: Students will apply through NursingCAS. Applicants will be required to submit official transcripts and RN license through NursingCAS.