The AK Bridge Program delivers a unique educational opportunity for Registered Nurses to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in Alaska. Courses are offered in 7-week modules via distance delivery and will start in the Fall 2018 semester.
Create a Pathway. The creation of our program addresses the ongoing nursing shortage and offers a new pathway for growing a sustainable nursing workforce in our State.
Timely Response to Workforce Needs. The creation of APU’s AK Bridge 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 AK Bridge 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 RN license on file and be in compliance with Alaska or other Nurse Practice Acts. Please see APU Apply Site for additional information.
Associate of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration
Move on to the next challenge with purpose. Develop your career – or chart a new path – with the APU business degree that’s right for you. We maintain small class size and focus on relevant studies. Our faculty double as mentors throughout your program and beyond graduation. You’ll be among close-knit peers who value cooperation as much as competition. Flexible course schedules include your choice of degree programs delivered online and at night– without sacrificing network building. And our advising makes the most of your time as well as the transfer credits you’ve already earned.