Are you a Registered Nurse living in the great state of Alaska? If so and you are considering advancing your career to become an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, a Nurse Educator, or a Nurse Leader/Executive then a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree might be the next logical step for you. We have made your search easier by compiling the list below of nationally accredited MSN programs available in Alaska.
University of Alaska – AnchorageSchool of Nursing
University of Alaska Anchorage’s School of Nursing offers Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree programs focusing on advanced practice nursing, theory, research, an health care delivery systems. The programs prepare nurses for further study at the doctorate level should they so choose.
MSN programs are offered at UAA in three specialty areas:
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Educator
The programs prepare students to stand for national certification in their respective areas.
Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in nursing (graduate degree in nursing if pursuing an additional certification) from a CCNE or ACEN/NLNAC accredited program. The minimum undergraduate (or graduate, if applicable) GPA is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students must also have made at least a 2.0 (“C”) or higher in an undergraduate or higher research methods course as well as a statistics course covering inferential and descriptive statistics. Applicants must also hold an unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in Alaska, and have at least one year of half-time clinical experience as an RN.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (Formerly NLNAC)
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508