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Program Overview

PWSC serves as a branch campus for UAA’s Associate of Applied Science Nursing Program. Graduates of the AAS in Nursing 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 can pursue their prerequisites through PWSC before applying to the UAA Nursing AAS Program. Once accepted into the UAA program, classes are delivered through a combination of distance modalities and live instruction on the PWSC Campus. The clinical rotations are for the most part completed in local health care facilities. Valdez 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.


To apply for admission into the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program, please visit UAA School of Nursing website.

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UAA School of Nursing
PWSC Admissions
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8 a.m. – 5 p.m. AKST


Last modified: September 19, 2017, modified by Jessica Young