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RN Programs in Alaska

Ranked RN and BSN Programs in Alaska

After evaluating 1,209 ADN, 794 BSN, 2,022 campus and 383 online RN programs, we ranked RN programs against criteria nurses found to be most valuabale. We spent $27,700 on this unique list that has helped more than 3,000 nurses apply to the right program for their career goals. Find NCLEX passing scores, tuition rates, nursing program accreidtation, institution accreditation and more. Expore our RN-ADN and RN-BSN rankings for Alaska in the listings below.

In Alaska, nurses can gain an RN licensure by two different methods. Nurses can either apply for licensure by examination or by endorsement. Licensed registered nurses coming from a different state can apply for licensure through endorsement. By taking this route, the applicants must have completed an approved nursing program and provide proof of licensure from the state they are from and complete the correct amount of continuing education hours. There is currently only one accredited university in Alaska that offers an RN program which is the University of Alaska, Anchorage School of Nursing.

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RN Programs in Alaska

Healthcare is the fastest growing industry in the state of Alaska. It has surpassed job growth seen in other large industries. It is estimated that there will be 6,400 registered nurses in the field by 2018. A majority of the nurses in Alaska already hold advanced degrees. An RN programs allow Alaska's nurses to pursue an advanced degree, higher salary, and additional career opportunities.
See our methodology for ranking ADN and BSN programs.

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AVTEC-Alaska’s Institute of Technology RN Programs in AK [state_name]

ADN

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AVTEC-Alaska’s Institute of Technology

  • 809 Second Avenue, Seward, AK - 99664-0889
  • (907) 224-3322

  • Campus: Seward, AK
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

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University of Alaska Anchorage RN Programs in AK [state_name]

ADN / BSN

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University of Alaska Anchorage

  • 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK - 99508
  • (907) 786-1800

  • Campus: Anchorage, AK
  • Net Price: $7,276.00
  • Enrollment: 16,380
  • Transfer Out Rate: 16.00%
  • Loan Default Rate: 12.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -18.00%
  • Graduation Rate: 27.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $12,574.00
  • Median Payment: $131.29
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

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University of Alaska Southeast RN Programs in AK [state_name]

ADN

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University of Alaska Southeast

  • 11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK - 99801-8697
  • (877) 465-4827

  • Campus: Juneau, AK
  • Net Price: $9,157.00
  • Enrollment: 2,645
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24.50%
  • Loan Default Rate: 11.80%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -7.02%
  • Graduation Rate: 12.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $13,207.00
  • Median Payment: $137.90
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

Alaska RN Licensing Requirements

The state of Alaska has strict guidelines that candidates must complete in order to gain licensure as a registered nurse. Licensure can be obtained through endorsement, examination, and through the completing of an approved program completed abroad.

RN License by Exam

In order to gain licensure through examination, nursing candidates must complete the NCLEX exam as well as provide the following documentation:
  • An application that has been signed and notarized. In order to be considered complete, it must include a passport photo taken within six months of the application.
  • Check or money order for $284 made payable to the State of Alaska.
  • A completed fingerprint card supplied by the Alaska Board of Nursing or forms FD-258. This card will be used for criminal background checks on the state and federal level.
  • Nursing Program verification form, which will be sent directly from the nursing school that was attended.
  • An official transcript that is sent directly from the college or nursing school attended. The graduation date and type of degree earned must be documented on the transcript. If the documents are not in English they must include a certified and translated copy.
More information on the NCLEX exam can be found at: http://www.tests.com/Alaska-NCLEX-RN-Exam

RN License by Endorsement

Candidates who gained licensure in one of the other 49 states can become certified in the state of Alaska through an endorsement. This means they will obtain a license without taking the NCLEX exam. In limited cases, this also applies to Canadian nurses. There is a special licensure packet for candidates who are seeking out this route. In addition to the application, candidates must also meet the following criteria:
  • 320 hours of nursing practice in the previous two years to demonstrate competency
  • Certified and notarized copy of license
  • Employment verification
  • License verification form

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses educated in countries other than the U.S. or Canada should have their coursework evaluated by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools. They must also take and pass the TOEFL or IELTS to demonstrate English competency.

Alaska Nursing Resources

Alaska Board of Nursing

550 West Seventh Avenue Suite 1500 Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3567 Phone: (907) 269-8161 Fax: (907) 269-8196

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BSN Programs in Alaska

An RN to BSN program is ideal for nurses who want to use their experience as a foundation for earning a degree in nursing. Some college credits can be used to help meet the prerequisites. Students are required to take classes in written and oral communication and quantitative skills such as math. Upper lUpper-levels include:
  • Advanced health assessment
  • Nursing research
  • Community health issues
  • Nursing management and leadership

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University of Alaska Anchorage RN Programs in AK [state_name]

ADN / BSN

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University of Alaska Anchorage

  • 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK - 99508
  • (907) 786-1800

  • Campus: Anchorage, AK
  • Net Price: $7,276.00
  • Enrollment: 16,380
  • Transfer Out Rate: 16.00%
  • Loan Default Rate: 12.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -18.00%
  • Graduation Rate: 27.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $12,574.00
  • Median Payment: $131.29
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

Alaska RN Licensing Requirements

The state of Alaska has strict guidelines that candidates must complete in order to gain licensure as a registered nurse. Licensure can be obtained through endorsement, examination, and through the completing of an approved program completed abroad.

RN License by Exam

In order to gain licensure through examination, nursing candidates must complete the NCLEX exam as well as provide the following documentation:
  • An application that has been signed and notarized. In order to be considered complete, it must include a passport photo taken within six months of the application.
  • Check or money order for $284 made payable to the State of Alaska.
  • A completed fingerprint card supplied by the Alaska Board of Nursing or forms FD-258. This card will be used for criminal background checks on the state and federal level.
  • Nursing Program verification form, which will be sent directly from the nursing school that was attended.
  • An official transcript that is sent directly from the college or nursing school attended. The graduation date and type of degree earned must be documented on the transcript. If the documents are not in English they must include a certified and translated copy.
More information on the NCLEX exam can be found at: http://www.tests.com/Alaska-NCLEX-RN-Exam

RN License by Endorsement

Candidates who gained licensure in one of the other 49 states can become certified in the state of Alaska through an endorsement. This means they will obtain a license without taking the NCLEX exam. In limited cases, this also applies to Canadian nurses. There is a special licensure packet for candidates who are seeking out this route. In addition to the application, candidates must also meet the following criteria:
  • 320 hours of nursing practice in the previous two years to demonstrate competency
  • Certified and notarized copy of license
  • Employment verification
  • License verification form

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses educated in countries other than the U.S. or Canada should have their coursework evaluated by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools. They must also take and pass the TOEFL or IELTS to demonstrate English competency.

Alaska Nursing Resources

Alaska Board of Nursing

550 West Seventh Avenue Suite 1500 Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3567 Phone: (907) 269-8161 Fax: (907) 269-8196

Alaska RN Job Outlook

Nurses who completed a RN to BSN program in Arizona have a broader knowledge of patient care and better understand the complexities of healthcare in full detail. If you wish to desire a position in bedside nursing, you may realize that the added education value of a BSN degree will provide you with effective strategies in the management of support staff and the advantages of a view of healthcare process. It has been reported that there is an anticipated growth of 31% in Arizona’s nursing industry by the year 2020. This is far faster than the national average.

Alaska Registered Nursing Salaries

The metropolitan area of Fairbanks has the highest hourly mean wage while Anchorage has the highest employment. Fairbanks also has the highest annual median wage.
Area name Employment Hourly median wage Annual median wage
Anchorage, AK 3,660 $41.43 $86,180
Fairbanks, AK 690 $46.75 $97,250
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 570 $38.75 $80,590
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 860 $38.19 $79,440
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data