The RN to BSN Program delivers a unique educational opportunity for Registered Nurses to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in Alaska. Most courses are offered in 7-week modules via distance delivery. Admission applications are accepted for both Fall and Spring semesters.
The creation of our program addresses the ongoing nursing shortage and offers a new pathway for growing a sustainable nursing workforce in our State.
The creation of APU’s RN to BSN Program is a timely response to the needs of Alaskans. Our program incorporates indigenous ways of knowing and seeks to prepare Registered Nurses to embrace their role as health and wellness advocates for Alaska Natives.
The RN to BSN Program ensures that our existing Alaska-based Registered Nurses can continue to provide care in local health facilities while pursuing higher education and professional goal attainment. Our distinctive program not only provides an educational pathway for Registered Nurses to attain their bachelor’s degree in Nursing (RN-BSN), but delivers an education that is grounded in cultural competence and cultural safety.
As the focus of healthcare shifts to primary prevention and care at the community level, the need for BSN-prepared nurses grows. Registered Nurses who attain a BSN degree have greater job placement opportunities and increased earning potential throughout the State of Alaska.
Interested applicants must have a current, unencumbered State of Alaska RN license on file.
Alaska Board of Nursing
The Alaska Board of Nursing, in keeping with statutes AS 08.68.100(a) and AS 08.62.290 and regulations 12 AAC 44.010 and 12 AAC 44.055, provides oversight and annual approval of nursing programs. Alaska Pacific University Nursing Program has submitted the required reports and has ACEN approval. All records were found to be in order. The Alaska Board of Nursing has issued full approval of APU’s ADN and RN to BSN programs. Provisional approval has been granted to the LPN program. The Board fully supports the continuation of the nursing education program at Alaska Pacific University.
The baccalaureate nursing program at Alaska Pacific University located in Anchorage, Alaska is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at ACENursing.us
On-Time Program Completion Rate Based on RN-to-BSN Program Option
(Expected Level of Achievement = 60%)
* Program completion rate calculation for students who complete the program of study on time begins with calculating enrollment on the first day of the first nursing course and ends with the completion of the course required for conferral of a certificate, diploma, or degree.
Associate Degree in Nursing
Associate of Applied Science
Institute & Program Area
The Institute of Health & Wellness promotes the advancement of knowledge, understanding, and reasoning in Counseling Psychology, Health Sciences, and Nursing. Honoring Alaska’s complex and distinctive histories, health care services, and systems of care, the Institute prepares students to address and engage in stewardship of our peoples and communities to promote community health and wellness for all.
The Nursing & Health Program Area is 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.