RRANN Misson and Purpose

Recruiting and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN) began in 1998 with federal grant funds to recruit and mentor Alaska Native/American Indian students to pursue nursing degrees.  

Since 1998, both programs have helped 115 Alaska Natives and scores of other disadvantaged students to graduate from the UAA School of Nursing.  RRANN currently assists approximately 210 nurse majors and pre-majors on University of Alaska campuses statewide.

RRANN offers tutoring services, group meetings to help you connect with your peers, and a staff of student success facilitators that offer career and personal advice to aid you on your road to successfully completing the UA nursing program.

It is our hope that we can continue to help nursing students successfully complete the UAA School of Nursing program and that the students graduate and successfully become the future nurses that will improve nursing care in our communities to serve our ever growing and diverse population.

Find out how you can become part of this great program which is open to all students pursuing a BS/AAS in Nursing.  And find out how we can help you achieve your goal of becoming a nurse.

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