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Nursing is the fastest-growing occupation in the U.S. with many choices of where to work, areas to specialize in and types of work environments.


Are you compassionate and someone who lives to help others? Looking for a profession that you can take with you anywhere in the world? At this time, Alaska's workforce is too small to meet the need and like many states in the country, Alaska is experiencing a nursing shortage.

KPC campuses offer the UAA AAS nursing degree. Qualified students compete for a limited number of seats at both campuses. The competition for these limited seats is vigorous and there is a well-defined ranking system that the School of Nursing uses. Those students with the highest rank will be offered the available seats. It takes most students one or two full years to acquire the “credentials” for a complete application with a real chance of being accepted.

The Kenai River and Kachemak Bay-based programs start new cohorts of eight students at each location every September. The complete application for admission to the AAS-RN program must be received by the School of Nursing in Anchorage by May 1. 

Graduates of the 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. The program requires a minimum of two years of full-time study.


Academic Advisors

Soldotna and Greater Peninsula

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Emily Knight
Director of Academic Advising
(907) 262-0373
UAA - Kenai Peninsula Campus
Enid S. McLane Building (EMB) 279

Homer and Surrounding Area

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Nancy Johnson
Student Services Manager and Senior Academic Advisor
(907) 235-1655
UAA - Kenai Peninsula Campus
Pioneer Hall (KBPH) 110


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