Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science Nursing Program are prepared to provide direct nursing care to individuals in inpatient settings and structured outpatient settings. The program provides students with a closely related mix of theory and clinical practice. Students gain clinical experience in hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.
Students interested in pursuing a degree in nursing please contact an advisor for detailed information. The nursing degrees available to students wishing to remain at PWSCC while studying are the A.A.S. in Nursing and a bridge program from the A.A.S. to the B.S.N. degree. The didactic parts of these UAA outreach nursing programs are delivered via distance modalities. The clinical rotations are for the most part completed in local health care facilities. PWSCC students can expect to spend approximately 6 weeks in Anchorage or Fairbanks for specialty rotations if placements cannot be secured closer to the student’s home. The program requires a minimum of two years of full-time study. Minimum of seventy (70) credit hours and a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Of the seventy (70) credits, students must complete twenty (20) credits at the 200 level or above. Students must also earn grades of C or higher in all required nursing courses.
Heidi Franke, Academic Advisor
hafranke AT pwscc DOT edu
UAA School of Nursing