Nursing Schools in Alaska - AK

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Nursing programs in Alaska have made progress in reaching more students throughout the state by way of nursing school outreach sites and online nursing schools. The schools on this site have made it possible to deliver CCNE accredited nursing programs to Registered Nurses and LPNs in the rural geographies of Alaska, it doesn't matter if you are in Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Sitka, Kenai or another area you can pursue your education goals. Use this resource to request information from LPN-BSN, RN-BSN, RN-MSN nursing programs and more.

Pre-Licensure nurses in Alaska will be more restricted to where they can earn their pre-licensure degree. To learn more, read How to Become a Registered Nurse in Alaska.

Online Nursing Schools in Alaska

If you are a registered nurse and looking to advance your career you may want to look into MSN Education or PhD health care degree programs that will prepare you for a nursing faculty role at one of the Alaska Universities. The state of Alaska needs nursing educators to increase the number of nursing school graduates to help alleviate the affects of the Alaska nursing shortage.

Alaska Nursing Jobs Outlook and Nursing Salaries in Alaska

Alaska is no stranger to the nursing shortage plaguing the United States.  Alaska totaled 400 nursing vacancies in January 2001, according to a study by the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association. The future of the shortage does not look bright either. The state Labor Department projects an additional 220 openings each year for nurses through 2008 due to increasing demand for services and retirements of existing nurses.

There is a large aging population in Alaska and the more rural areas, including the southwest and northern regions are feeling the impact of the nursing shortage.  Schools like the University of Phoenix and Walden University (both CCNE accredited) are offering online nursing programs that will tap into the more rural areas of Alaska where there is a great need for nursing school graduates. These schools have been arranging for the clinical component of the degree program to take place locally. 

What all this means is that nursing jobs in Alaska are abundant and hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes, and other institutions are paying good salaries, offering great benefits packages, flexible work schedules and in many cases sign on bonuses.

In 2002 the average hourly salary for a registered nurse in Alaska was $28.55, as reported by the Alaska Colleagues in Caring Alaska Re-licensure Survey for Registered Nurses (RN’s).  Another survey by the State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in 2000 provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics registered nurses in Alaska can typically earn an hourly rate of $25.08 and an annual rate of $52,170.

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Alaska Board of Nursing Approved Nursing Schools

University of Alaska Anchorage

Programs Offered: AAS or BSN

3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508-8030
Telephone: (907) 786-4550
FAX: (907) 786-4559

  • Click Here to request information from this Online BSN Program

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