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RN Programs in Alaska

RN programs in Alaska are just as comprehensive as they are in any other parts of the country, and RNs are just as needed there as anywhere else. Anyone looking for a job with a positive outlook well into the future might find nursing to be the perfect field to work in. Nurses are able to help people and achieve financial security at the same time. Many nurses would argue that there is no other career as rewarding as their own.

There are online and traditional classroom nursing programs to fit all learning styles. In school, future nurses learn about patient care, organization tactics, medical practices and more. They may also choose a specialization of nursing to go into, like pediatric care or geriatric care. The type degree a student pursues determines the amount of time that he or she will have to be in school. Upper level nursing degrees take longer to complete than entry level ones.

Becoming an RN by Examination in Alaska

In order to become an RN by examination in Alaska, an individual must submit:

  • A completed and notarized application
  • A 2" x 2" passport sized photograph of his or her face taken in the 6 months preceding the application
  • A check or money order for $284.00
  • A completed fingerprint card
  • A nursing school verification form sent directly from the individual's nursing school
  • An official transcript from the individual's nursing school

Becoming an RN by Endorsement in Alaska

In order to become an RN by endorsement in Alaska, an individual must submit:

  • A completed and notarized application
  • A 2" x 2" passport sized photograph of his or her face taken in the 6 months preceding the application
  • A check or money order for $284.00
  • A completed fingerprint card
  • Proof of licensure sent directly from the state in which the individual is currently licensed
  • Verification that the individual has worked at least 320 hours during the 2 years preceding the application

Getting a Temporary Permit

In order to get a temporary permit, an individual must submit:

  • An additional $50.00 fee
  • A certified true copy in another
  • A completed employment verification form
    • Alaska RN licenses expire on November 30 of all even-numbered years

      Additional Resources

      The Best RN Schools in Alaska

      By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Alaska residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Alaska Board of Nursing.

      Why Online RN Classes?

      Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

      Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

      Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.


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      Facts About Alaska RN Programs

      208 nursing students recently graduated from Alaska nursing schools.

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

      Alaska Nurses Association

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University of Alaska
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

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