Doctor of Nursing Practice
Explore the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage
Emphasizing professional practice, theory, research and leadership, the accredited
Doctor of Nursing Practice program at UAA advances health care delivery and research
application in the context of Alaska’s diverse communities. The program’s small size
enables you to personalize your clinical and residency experiences, particularly in
rural and underserved populations.
Nursing practice scholarships and financial aid
Learn more about scholarships from the University of Alaska Foundation and other opportunities for financial support from the UAA Office of Financial Aid.
All courses are offered online, and clinical hours are completed in the student’s home community, if possible. The program requires up to three brief visits to the UAA campus in Anchorage.
Time to degree completion
Depending on which degree program pathway you’re in, you can earn your nursing doctorate in two to four years of full-time or part-time study.
Nursing student advising
Explore your options and develop a plan to complete your D.N.P. with help from the program chair, program coordinator, a faculty advisor and a project chair.
Did you know..
The D.N.P. program at UAA is the only one of its kind in the state of Alaska.
What can you do with a doctor of nursing practice degree from UAA?
Specialize in the nursing field and qualify for management and leadership jobs in
health care with a doctorate in nursing.
Nursing practice careers
UAA D.N.P. alumni are employed across Alaska in urban and rural settings, such as:
- Sea Mar Community Health Centers
- Alaska Children’s Health Center
- University of Alaska Anchorage
By the numbers..
Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program highlights
Combine real-world clinical experience with an intensive, interprofessional degree program to prepare for a career inciting change and increasing access to Alaska’s health care system.
- Participate in hands-on clinical experiences throughout Alaska, in both urban and
D.N.P. students can waive up to 700 practice hours with previous supervised clinical experience. The remaining clinical experiences are individualized to enhance your advanced practice registered nurse and leadership skills.
- Work with nursing professionals who have a variety of experience and expertise.
Program faculty, instructors and preceptors include UAA alumni, clinical practitioners and board-certified nurses. Their specialties range from mental illness and rural mental health care, telehealth and emergency psychiatric medicine to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and child abuse forensics.
- Network and collaborate with fellow nursing graduate students and professionals.
The following organizations have active student chapters on UAA’s campus:
- UAA Student Nurses Association
- Alaska Nurses Association
- Alaska Psychiatric Association
- Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association
Nursing practice doctoral degree program curriculum
The post-master’s D.N.P. is for advanced practice registered nurses with a master’s degree in nursing who are certified as nurse practitioners, nurse midwives or registered nurse anesthetists. You can take all of our courses online, and students may be able to complete clinical hours in their home community.
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