Directory of Accredited RN Programs in Alaska
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Registered Nurse Careers in Alaska
The largest profession in the healthcare industry is the registered nurse (RN) position. This field employs over 2 million workers and has a projected growth rate of more than 20 percent over the next 8 years. However, many cities in the United States are experiencing shortages in the nursing field. The lowest concentration of nurses exists in the South Central states as well as the Pacific states. These states include Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, California, Hawaii, California and Oregon. Most notably, the lowest concentration is in one of the Pacific states, Alaska.
The health care industry in Alaska has produced many new opportunities for workers. Although, nursing positions in Alaska are still in high demand. Registered nurses are needed more than any other position in the state. A survey found in Nursing World, a national nursing journal, states that Alaskan hospitals had an average vacancy of 1.5 nurses per facility. Professors and teachers of nursing are also in high demand. This is due to the large number of nurses filling general nursing positions to make up for the overall shortfall.
Graduation from the University of Alaska in Anchorage requires:
• UAA Certification of Admission for BS in Nursing Science and transcript evaluations
Registered nurse programs in Alaska offer a broad variety of specializations as well. Registered nurses can specialize in critical care nursing, geriatric nursing, gastroenterology nursing and orthopedic nursing. Registered nurses may also become teachers or hospital administrators. The average registered nurse salary in Alaska is $60,000+ per year.
Registered nurse requirements in Alaska include:
• A current (valid) Alaska RN license
Alaska RN Resources
Browse our complete list of Alaska RN programs to find a school that is right for you. Nursing schools in Alaska are regulated by the Alaska state board of nursing and incoming students should verify the school’s accreditation status before they commit to attending.
Accredited Alaska RN Schools
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