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. 

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Alaska

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Alaska. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, AK
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,543

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • BSN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
AVTEC - Allied Health Department

AVTEC - Allied Health Department

Anchorage, AK
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Alaska's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Alaska's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Alaska Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 5,570 17.504 $41 $86,220
Nurse Anesthetists 60 0.194 $87 $181,330
Nurse Midwives 70 0.219 $41 $85,700
Nurse Practitioners 440 1.380 $60 $125,820
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 520 1.626 $27 $56,450
Nursing Assistants 1,850 5.812 $18 $37,200
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey