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Diversity & Outreach


To engage with a wide array of nurses and aspiring nurses from different backgrounds and support them to act as catalysts of growth, excellence, and leadership within the nursing profession in Alaska.


To facilitate the implementation of the recommendations of the IOM, embracing a variety of nurses with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Become Involved:

October 22, 2014 – AFN Youth & Elders Conference
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | The Eagan Center, Anchorage
Visit our table at the AFN Youth Elders Conference

December 4, 2014 – Open House
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | AARP Alaska
The Alaska Center of Nursing Excellence is hosting an Open House at AARP Alaska.

RRANN Service Map No LogoThe Center and RRANN

The Alaska Nursing Action Coalition has partnered with RRANN to help support the recruitment and retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing education programs. Since it began in 1998, RRANN has proudly helped 214 Alaska Native and American Indian students enroll and ultimately graduate from the School of Nursing. Currently, RRANN serves Alaska Native and/or American Indian students from 86 Alaska communities which are shown on the map (right). 80% RRANN graduates remain in Alaska to serve our population with excellent and culturally relevant health care.


Scholarships for Minorities in Nursing

National Association of Hispanic Nurses – Nursing Scholarship:

Johnson & Johnson and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing – Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship:

National Black Nurses Association – NBNA Scholarship Program

Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association – FNSNA Annual Scholarship Program