Working as a nurse in Alaska is an extremely desirable occupation. Nursing professionals are attracted by the state’s growing demand for this profession, which will top 27% in LPN demand growth by the year 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There’s certainly exciting opportunities for prospective nursing school students thinking of getting their foot in this rewarding career. Those who want to pursue a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Alaska including professionals already working as a CNA will need to follow the steps described below.
Becoming a LPN in Alaska
When you are already a CNA
Certified Nursing Assistants already graduated and with professional experience can become a LPN in the state of Alaska by completing a program endorsed by the state’s Nursing Board.
How long will it take to become an LPN in Alaska?
The program will have a duration of one year. Junior and Community Colleges, Hospitals and Technical Schools have programs available.
AVTEC Alaska Institute of Technology has available a program in Practical Nursing which requires applicants to hold and maintain a CNA registration with the State’s Board of Nursing. Upon completion students will be eligible to attend the NCLEX-PN, or National Council Licensing Examination in Practical Nursing and have their license issued if passing the exam successfully.