M.Sc. On Campus

Nursing Science

University of Alaska Anchorage

12 months
1079 USD/credit 35607 USD/year
1079 USD/credit 35607 USD/year
513 USD/credit 16929 USD/year
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Students of the Nursing Science program at University of Alaska Anchorage may develop a specialized practice focus in nursing leadership (NLDR) with a concentration in nursing education (NLDR-educ) or administration (NLDR-admin), as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) or psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMH-NP). 


Program Student Learning Outcomes

The graduate of the Nursing Science program at University of Alaska Anchorage is prepared to:

  • Engage in scholarly inquiry, including evaluation and application of evidence-based research to advanced nursing practice or leadership.
  • Practice in a manner that incorporates ethical, legal, and professional standards for advanced nursing practice or nursing leadership.
  • Collaborate across disciplines and in partnership with communities, groups, families and individuals through culturally sensitive practice.
  • Demonstrate competence and caring in the professional nurse role to serve as a provider, leader, and educator in the health care system.
  • Articulate a plan for self-directed, lifelong learning and professional development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Practice Informatics
  • Role Development in Advanced Nursing
  • Advanced Nursing Leadership
  • Nursing Health Policy
  • Knowledge Development for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Practice Inquiry: The Nature of Evidence
  • Statistics for Advanced Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor or graduate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the Accreditation for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.00 (B) on a 4.00 scale. A student who does not have a minimum GPA of 3.00 may substitute their graduate UAA GPA (based on completion of three graduate core courses and earning a 3.00 or higher in each course).
  • Minimum grade of 2.00 (C) in an undergraduate or graduate research methods course and a statistics course that covers descriptive and inferential statistics.
  • Registered professional nurse license in the state of Alaska. License must remain active and unencumbered while in the School of Nursing (SON) graduate program. 
  • Minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35607 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1079 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    35607 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1079 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16929 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 513 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Anchorage

1320 - 2000 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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