Alaska Nursing License

At Onward Healthcare, we can help you secure your Alaska nursing license for your next travel nursing job. According to the Alaska Board of Nursing, every application is reviewed within 15 days, and the whole process usually takes 4-5 weeks.

How to Apply or Renew for a Nursing License in Alaska

The Alaska Board of Nursing allows Registered Nurses to apply for an Alaska RN license by Endorsement following these steps:

1. Submit a completed online application, including payment of fees. The fees are: $375.00 total ($100.00 nonrefundable application fee, $200.00 license fee, and $75.00 fingerprint processing fee)

2. Submit a Notarized Signature Page.

3. Obtain Fingerprinting & Background Reports.

4.Verify the initial license from the state or Canadian province that originally issued it.

5. Verify the hours worked. Alaska nursing license verification requires at least 320 hours of employment in a nursing capacity within the two years before the date the application is received by the Board.

Registered nurses who are not already licensed in another state must apply by Examination.

The requirements for nursing license renewal are met by completing two of the following items:

  • 30 contact hours of continuing education
  • 60 hours of participation in uncompensated professional activities
  • 320 hours of employment as an RN or LPN

At this time, Alaska is not currently part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).

Why Choose Nursing Jobs in Alaska?

Known for its inspiring bodies of water, breathtaking mountain views, and abundant wildlife, Alaska is a premier destination not just for travel nurses, but for adventure seekers worldwide.

Working a temporary nursing assignment in Alaska gives you the rare opportunity to take in upscale galleries and specialty stores, historic sites, and Alaska native culture. The state's small-town hospitality and pioneer spirit charms visitors and natives alike, while the unsurpassed display of northern lights or mushing with a dog team on a wooded trail represents experiences you won't encounter anywhere else.

In Alaska, not only is there a "call of the wild but" there's also a major call to fill nursing jobs in Alaska. Alaska travel nursing jobs don't necessarily require candidates to be nature lovers, but if you're a travel nurse and love the great outdoors, a nursing job in Alaska may be the breath of fresh air you need.

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Ready To Discover Alaska?

Regardless of your nursing specialty, Onward can help find the Alaska nursing job that's perfect for you. To help make sure you get the opportunity you're looking for, begin your online nursing application now.


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