Nursing

Nursing students in labJoin the ranks of one of the most dynamic and in-demand fields in Alaska by becoming a nurse.

Due to the high demand for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in Anchorage and Mat-Su, we will be transitioning the AAS out of these locations in order to increase the capacity in the BSN. The final class of AAS students in Anchorage will begin in the fall of 2022 (with a spring 2022 application deadline) and the final class of AAS students in Mat-Su with begin in the spring of 2023 (with a fall 2022 application deadline). Other locations will continue to offer the AAS degree as they currently do. Please contact our College of Health advising office to make an appointment with your advisor to discuss your individual plan.   

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Mat-Su College is an Outreach Site of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), School of Nursing offering both the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing and the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing Science. In addition, all prerequisite and required general education courses are available through Mat-Su College.

Nursing courses at Mat-Su College take place in a state-of-the-art facility that simulates various healthcare environments, such as a hospital ward, ICU room, clinic or outpatient setting, and patient living areas.  Learning from local faculty, students gain confidence and develop competency via integration of simulated patient care experiences throughout the course of their education. 

Admission

Applying to the School of Nursing (SON) Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and Bachelor of Science (BS) nursing programs is a two-step process.

  1. Apply to UAA
    All prospective students must apply to the AAS or BS nursing by choosing the Anchorage campus within the University application for admission.  Students must choose Anchorage as their admission campus regardless of which Outreach Site they attend.  All applicants will be admitted to pre-major status initially.
  2. Apply to Full-major Status
    After completing prerequisite courses, apply to the competitive Nursing Ranking by the program deadline. Deadlines vary based on which site is desired
Learn more about the two-step application process and application deadlines on the UAA School of Nursing web page.

Advising

Academic advising is crucial when considering nursing as an area of study. Both the AAS and the BS in Nursing are competitive programs offering a limited number of spaces to qualified students.  Mat-Su College advisors are available year-round to explain the different options and guide students in selecting appropriate prerequisite courses.

Advisors from the Anchorage School of Nursing visit Mat-Su College in October and again in March, prior to the opening of the fall and spring enrollment periods. Advisors present small group information sessions for prospective students and meet one-on-one with students admitted as pre-majors while enrolled in prerequisite courses.  Interested students can call the School of Nursing directly at (907) 786-4560 to learn the date of upcoming sessions in Anchorage or sign up here to receive a reminder notification of upcoming advising sessions presented at Mat-Su College.