Alaska Nursing License

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Alaska State Board of Nursing before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 1/20/2015

Alaska Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
$35,440$54,010$83,640>$80,000*
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Alaska can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Alaska nursing salary.

Learn about financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Is Alaska a Nursing Licensure Compact State?No

Nursing License

There are many paths to become a nurse in Alaska. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Alaska, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Alaska nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Alaska, please let us know!


Alaska Nursing Licensure Renewal

Alaska nursing licenses renew every 2 years. Assignment to odd- or even-numbered renewal years will depend on the degree held. 30 continuing education units (CEUs) are required for all nurses and advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs), and all national certifications must also be maintained.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Alaska

EducationMaster’s Degree or Higher from a Nurse Anesthetist Program Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
ExaminationCertified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Exam from the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)
Fees$50 Non-Refundable Application Fee, $60 Authorization Fee, $50 Prescriptive Authority Fee, $50 Controlled Substances Application Fee, $50 Temporary Permit Fee, $725 Certification Examination Fee
ExperienceNone
Certification RequiredCertified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from the National Board on Certification and Recertification Of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)
RenewalLicense renewal is required through the Alaska Board of Nursing every two years at the same time as RN licensure renewal. Any national certifications also need to be maintained in addition to paying the registered nurse (R.N.) renewal fees.
Additional InformationAn Active Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.
EndorsementAvailable through Verification by the Board of Nursing. Contact the Board of Nursing to determine whether you need to send an original verification or order one from http://www.nursys.com/.

 

Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Alaska

EducationMaster’s Degree or Higher from an Approved Nurse Practitioner Program
ExaminationVaries for Different Certifications
Fees$50 Non-Refundable Application Fee, $60 Authorization Fee, $50 Prescriptive Authority Fee, $50 Controlled Substances Application Fee, $50 Temporary Permit Fee, Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)
ExperienceNone
Certification RequiredCertification as a nurse practitioner in the specialty consistent with NP education from a national certifying body recognized by the Alaska Board of Nursing
RenewalNurse Practitioner Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), or the National Certification Corporation (NCC)
Additional InformationAn Active Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.
EndorsementAvailable through Verification by the Board of Nursing. Contact the Board of Nursing to determine whether you need to send an original verification or order one from http://www.nursys.com/.

 

Registered Nurse (RN) in Alaska

EducationCompletion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program
ExaminationNCLEX-RN
Fees$50 Non-Refundable Application Fee, $165 Licensing, $50 Temporary Permit Fee, $60 Fingerprint Processing Fee, $200 Exam Fee
ExperienceNone
RenewalNovember 30 of even-numbered years
Additional InformationNone

EndorsementAvailable through Verification by the Board of Nursing. Contact the Board of Nursing to determine whether you need to send an original verification or order one from http://www.nursys.com/.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Alaska

EducationHas successfully completed an educational program of at least one year’s duration in a school of practical nursing, approved by the board
ExaminationNCLEX-PN
Fees$50 Non-Refundable Application Fee, $165 Licensing, $50 Temporary Permit Fee, $60 Fingerprint Processing Fee, $200 Exam Fee
ExperienceNone
RenewalSeptember 30 of even-numbered years
Additional InformationNone
EndorsementAvailable through Verification by the Board of Nursing. Contact the Board of Nursing to determine whether you need to send an original verification or order one from http://www.nursys.com/.