School of Nursing


As a partner in shaping health care for Alaska, the School of Nursing educates students for current and future roles in local, state, national, and worldwide arenas. The School addresses the diverse and unique health care challenges across the state by sharing expertise in education, service, policy, and political arenas and through innovative research for the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge.


The vision of the School of Nursing is to become a magnet for highly qualified students, educators and researchers by 2015. Additionally, by 2015:

  • We will become the standard of excellence in health care education.
  • We will be recognized as the innovative leader in the use of technology for learner centered education.
  • We will become fully integrated and visible throughout the communities of Alaska.
  • We will provide students with opportunities to explore the unique health care needs of frontier populations.


 Excellence The quality of our graduates reflects the competence, professionalism, compassion and collaboration of faculty and staff.
 Integrity We demonstrate unwavering ethical, moral, intellectual and emotional honesty.
 Creativity We exemplify vision, passion, innovation, flexibility, and ingenuity.