Nursing Schools in Alaska

There are only two prominent nursing schools in Alaska. UAA has the best programs in the state. Located in Anchorage, UAA provides 5 nursing programs. Most programs are competitive to get into but they are worth it.

Although the state is two and half times bigger than Texas, the population is not as large. The pay rate for nurses in Alaska is much higher than the rest of US states due to difficult living condition and the fact that there are only 16,6852 nurses for the whole state. According to stats published by NCSBN in 2012, there are 16,6852 active LPN and RN license in Alaska.

The average RN salary in Alaska is around $74k, and $47k for LPNs. If you are working near or in the bigger cities like Anchorage, living condition is much better and the pay may be a little less than the one you could get paid if you work in remote cities. As of Dec, 2012 Alaska has one hospital with magnet status, Alaska Native Medical Center. 

Net Price College Type
AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology
$6,934 Public
Ilisagvik College
$7,610 Public
University of Alaska Anchorage
ADN BSN LPN to ADN RN to BSN Masters
$11,860 Public
University of Alaska Fairbanks
$9,097 Public
University of Alaska Southeast
$8,719 Public
AVTEC - Allied Health Department

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