Nursing Schools in Alaska

Lindsay Smith
Last updated at March 23, 2021

To become a registered nurse in Alaska, students must first obtain a nursing diploma, associate degree, or a bachelor’s of science in nursing. Prospective students must take into consideration when selecting from nursing schools in Alaska that most healthcare facilities and employers give preference to applicants that completed at least bachelor’s degree level studies.

After completing your education, you are required to pass the NCLEX-RN exam. Nurses that are already licensed in a different state can acquire a license to practice nursing here by endorsement. Alaska is not a nurse compact state.

Renewing a license in the state of Alaska requires a combination of two of the following:

  • Continuing Education initiatives totaling 30 hours
  • Participation in professional activities totaling 30 hours
  • 320 hours of employment

To become a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Alaska, one needs to complete an education program in the field of Nursing in a state-approved school. These programs are available in a number of community colleges and technical schools around the state as well as some hospitals and high schools. See below for a detailed list of accredited places. The duration of the program is normally one year.

Passing the NCLEX-PN examination is required to acquire a license to practice in Alaska and licenses expire every even-numbered year and professionals are required to renew their license in order to practice nursing. Renewal requirements are the same as RNs (see above).

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University of Alaska

Anchorage School of Nursing
Location: Anchorage, AK
Programs: ASN, BSN, MSN
Accreditation Body: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)

Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu