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Pre-Nursing Qualifications

The Certificate in Pre-Nursing Qualifications (CPNQ) prepares students to apply to professional nursing programs. The certificate includes General Education Requirements (GER) in communication, computation, and human relations. The listed courses provide pre and co- requisite preparation for successful application to most nursing programs. This certificate exceeds the minimum requirements for the UAA/UAS AAS Registered Nurse (RN) program. Further, it includes most of the pre-requisite course requirements for the UAA BS in Nursing program. Completion of this certificate is not a guarantee of admission into any particular nursing program.

Certificate Requirements

The CPNQ Certificate requires a minimum of 52 credits, with 19 of these credits in the GERs. At least 9 credits must be taken at UAS. A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all courses.

Certificates are programs of study designed to prepare students to secure entry-level employment in their chosen field.

Typically a certificate is 30 credits (one year).

Certificate Requirements

Please refer to the academic catalog for a complete list of course requirements.

A.A.S. Nursing through UAA

UAS supports students in their pursuit of the UAA A.A.S. Nursing program offered in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka through a cooperative arrangement between UAS & UAA. See the UAA catalog for degree requirements and a local UAS advisor for additional support.

Associate degree programs are areas of study designed to prepare students academically for admission to a bachelor degree program.

Typically an associate degree program is 60 credits (two years).

More detailed information regarding the University of Alaska Anchorage Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Nurse training sites in Southeast Alaska - Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan - can be found on the on the Southeast FAQ sheet.

The HESI Admission Assessment Exam required for application can be scheduled at a local UAS Learning Center.  


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