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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) 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 degree program (ASN) to help meet this need for nurses in Anchorage and throughout Alaska. 

A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture, and about one (1) hour for every one (1) hour of lab.
Charter College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and approved by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. Our 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
Our year-round schedule moves more quickly than other nursing programs enabling nurses to get in the workforce sooner. Space is limited, apply today! Our Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program is offered at Charter College Anchorage.

Program Goals:  

The mission of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree 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 nursing program is implemented by faculty who are committed to education of the highest standards and who promote clinical practice through evidence-based practice.

Program Length:  

19 months2

1 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.
2Students must meet admissions requirements noted in the Catalog & Student Handbook.