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.
Alaska's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average
Alaska's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average
Alaska Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics
|Job title||Total Nurses||Jobs/1000||Hourly||Annual|
|Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses||520||1.626||$27||$56,450|