Half of the requirements for the Associate of Arts in Science (AAS) degree in Nursing are fulfilled by earning a Pre-Nursing Certificate.
Enrollment is open to all students.
Applying for Admission for a Pre-Nursing Certificate may help students qualify for financial aid.
Students who work while attending college are encouraged to earn this certificate prior to applying for the Nursing AAS.
AAS Nursing Degree
Applications are only accepted every other year.
Enrollment is limited to four to six students.
Instructional methods include distance delivered lectures by interactive video from instructors across the state including Fairbanks, Anchorage, Bethel, Sitka, and Kodiak. A local instructor will teach hands-on skills learning in the Nursing Lab and facilitate opportunities for clinical experience.
A minimum total credit hours for the AAS Nursing Degree is of 70 credit hours is required.
Interested individuals are encouraged to make an appointment with a Student Services advisor and/or the local Nursing faculty member.
Recruiting and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN)»offers Alaska Native students tutoring services, material lending, group meetings with peers, and career & personal advice facilitators.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus partners with the University Of Alaska Anchorage School Of Nursing to make it possible for students in Dillingham to earn an AAS Degree in nursing.
This program is funded by contributions from partners including funding from Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, Denali Commission, Title III grant, the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation and Marrulut Eniit Assistive Living have provided clinical sites for the students to gain experience in patient care.