There’s never been so much need and so many ways to serve Alaska communities – through nursing, health sciences, and community health. APU’s programs are directly related to care and services that provide for the well-being of Alaska’s peoples and communities, rural and urban.
Grounded in cultural competence and cultural safety, our nursing, community health, and health sciences programs provide pathways to professional goal attainment. We partner with care providers, health services, and Tribal organizations to ensure that our programs are relevant, respectful, and responsible. Join us now to meet the critical care needs of our communities.
The mission of the Alaska Pacific University Nursing Program is to prepare culturally safe, caring, and innovative nurse leaders who exemplify excellence in nursing practice, while honoring Alaska’s Indigenous heritage and healthcare needs of all communities.
Vision of Program
Our vision of the Alaska Pacific University Nursing Program is to become a culturally safe, compassionate engaged community of highly qualified students, educators, and professionals which:
- Develops and delivers quality culturally safe, compassionate, innovative, and evidence-based nursing care
- Prepares professional nurse leaders who collaborate with tribal partners, interdisciplinary team members, clients, and families to serve all in our Alaskan urban and rural communities.
The APU nursing program represents the aspirations and collective wisdom of our community. We encourage our students to engage in our diverse Alaskan culture while honoring Alaska’s Indigenous heritage. The APU nursing program further aligns with the APU vision and mission to honor Alaska’s Indigenous heritage, exemplify excellence, and prepare paths for our future healthcare workers. Nursing faculty and staff offer culturally responsive educational experiences in collaboration with our students, communities, and Tribal partners.