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Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

The demand for nurses in Alaska is at an all-time high.1 Charter College Anchorage is offering an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program (ASN) to help meet this need for nurses in Anchorage and throughout Alaska. 

Registered nursing jobs in Alaskan nursing and residential care facilities nearly doubled during the last decade. Demand for new nurses is expected to grow by 19% through 2022 and Alaska lacks 60% of the needed nursing workforce.2 With a degree in nursing, you will be prepared to capitalize on these job opportunities.

Charter College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and approved by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N, Falls Church, Virginia 22043
Phone: 703-917-9503
Fax: 703-917-4109

The Nursing program is approved by the Alaska Board of Nursing.

The associate nursing program at Charter College at the Anchorage campus located in Anchorage, Alaska is accredited by the:

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is continuing accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

The nursing program at Charter College Anchorage could prepare you to successfully pass the NCLEX exam.
The year-round schedule offered at Charter College moves more quickly than other nursing programs enabling nurses to get in the workforce sooner.

Space is limited - apply today! The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program is offered at Charter College Anchorage.

Program goal:  

The mission of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program is to provide accessible, high quality undergraduate nursing education to diverse student populations for the development of safe effective nursing professionals. The Mission will be accomplished through delivery of an innovative program that reflects the needs and current trends of society and community. Our program is implemented by faculty who are committed to education of the highest standards and who promote clinical practice through evidence based practice.

Admissions requirements:  See Admissions Requirements section in the Catalog

Program Length:  

19 months 

US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis: RN Sample Survey and Supply projections.