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

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Alaska
Nursing Licenses in Alaska Master's Required?
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Y
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Y
Registered Nurse (RN) N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) N


Alaska Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing Assistant: $35,440
Licensed Practice Nurse: $54,010
Registered Nurse: $83,640
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: >$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.

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!

Compact State Status

Alaska is not a Nursing Licensure Compact State

Prescriptive Authority in Alaska

Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists may apply for prescriptive authority under Schedule II-V for a $50 fee. Applicants must complete the approved medication administration course.

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.

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Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

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Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Alaska

Education
Master’s Degree or Higher from an Approved Nurse Practitioner Program

Examination
Varies 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)

Experience
None

Certification Required
Certification as a nurse practitioner in the specialty consistent with NP education from a national certifying body recognized by the Alaska Board of Nursing

Renewal
Nurse 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). Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from the National Board on Certification and Recertification Of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)

Additional Information
An Active Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.

Endorsement
Available 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

Education
Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-RN

Fees
$50 Non-Refundable Application Fee, $165 Licensing, $50 Temporary Permit Fee, $60 Fingerprint Processing Fee, $200 Exam Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
November 30 of even-numbered years

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Available 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

Education
Has successfully completed an educational program of at least one year’s duration in a school of practical nursing, approved by the board

Examination
NCLEX-PN

Fees
$50 Non-Refundable Application Fee, $165 Licensing, $50 Temporary Permit Fee, $60 Fingerprint Processing Fee, $200 Exam Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
September 30 of even-numbered years
 
Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Available 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/.

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

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