Checklist for Success

We want you to get the most out of your education at Mat-Su College. With that in mind, this checklist is for you to keep track of the registration process to become a Certified Nurse Aide. 

Simply complete each segment of the checklist and you will be on your way to a new fulfilling career in the health sciences!

To navigate the checklist, click each section title for detailed information about that step.

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BEFORE YOU REGISTER

  • Apply Online

    If not already admitted to a degree, complete application as a Non-Degree Seeking Student

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    • Click the blue Enter button under University of Alaska Anchorage
    • Then, click "First Time User Account Creation"
    • Create a User ID and PIN
    • Allow 1-3 days for processing
  • Placement Tests

    ACCUPLACER is an online placement test consisting of two multiple choice assessments: Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills.

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    ALEKS Placement for Math Skills
    ALEKS helps determine your level of skill in math.

    Test candidates may take the ALEKS test at home:
      • The math test can be accessed at UAOnline.
      • Select the Current Students tab, then ALEKS Math Placement Test.
      • Test candidates must be registered for admission and have a student ID number.

    Test candidates should especially note TAKE THE TEST instructions in the left column. The requirements listed must be met before beginning the test.

    Retest: The initial test sets up a unique learning path for each individual. Anyone wishing to retest will be directed to personalized learning modules which target areas needing improvement. After the set of modules are completed, the placement test becomes available again. The ALEKS test may be retaken four times after the initial test.

    Note: Check with an advisor to use previous test scores.

  • Meet Advisor

    Call 907-745-9762 for an Advising Appointment regarding registration approval (bring a photo ID to your appointment).

  • Memorandum of Understanding
    Meet with your advisor to review and sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Fingerprinting

    Obtain two sets of fingerprints and photos from a State-approved provider.

    The provider in the MSV is:
    UPS Store 2050
    Teresa Bishop, Tiffanie Ainge
    2521 E. Mountain Village Dr., Ste. B
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    (907) 376-6245
    (907) 373-2329 (Fax) 
    • Passport photos, cost $15.00/ plus tax(2 photos)
    • Fingerprint card, cost $41.00/ plus tax (2 sets)

  • Background Check

    Contact Student Services (907-745-9762) to initiate a background investigation. Bring fingerprints and photos.

  • Immunizations

    Submit proof of immunizations or immunity by blood lab testing for the following:

    • MMR (Rubella, Rubela, and Mumps) - 2 doses
    • Varicella Zoster (Chicken pox) – 2 doses
    • Hepatitis B – 3 doses

    Negative immunity to the above requires vaccination unless there is a medical reason exempting vaccination.

    Note: Some clinical sites may require additional vaccinations or tests.

    A Tuberculosis test is required yearly – must have documented proof or have Quantiferon (QFT) blood lab test done.

    Optional and recommended – blood lab tests
    • Hepatitis A – for immunity status
    • Hepatitis C – for infection status
    • HIV – for infection status
    Optional and recommended – vaccination
    • Annual flu shot
  • Acceptance

    The advisor will lift your registration hold, allowing you to register.

 
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WHEN YOU REGISTER

 
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Prior to clinicals

  • First Aid Certification

    Supply copy of your American Heart Association BLS/First Aid Certification to your instructor.