Nursing in Alaska

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Alaska


Around 4.2% of Alaska's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 363 nurses graduate from Alaska's 5 nursing schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alaska that has a nursing program is University of Alaska Fairbanks. University of Alaska Fairbanks, which was ranked 41st in the country in 2010, is located in Fairbanks. In 2010, no students graduated from University of Alaska Fairbanks' nursing program. Students at University of Alaska Fairbanks paid $5,358 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Alaska with a nursing program is University of Alaska Anchorage, which is located in Anchorage. In 2010, it was ranked 44th nationwide. In 2010, 215 students graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage nursing program. Students at University of Alaska Anchorage paid $5,186 per year in tuition fees.

AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology, which was ranked 44th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Alaska that has a nursing program. It is located in Seward. 133 students graduated with degree in nursing from AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology in 2010. AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Alaska's nursing schools ranges from $5,358 per year to $2,920 per year. But, the average tuition is $3,719 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Alaska nursing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  2. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year
  3. University of Alaska Southeast - located in Juneau, students are charged $5,130 per year

The following Alaska nursing schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Ilisagvik College - located in Barrow, students are charged $2,920 per year
  2. University of Alaska Southeast - located in Juneau, students are charged $5,130 per year
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year

A nursing degree from an Alaska school... what next?

Many Alaska nursing graduates become a licensed practical nurse, family nurse practitioner, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and patient care assistant. 8,580 nurses were working in Alaska in 2010. Of these, 5,150 were registered nurses. In addition, 700 were licensed practical nurses, and 130 were family nurse practitioners. The Alaska counties with the largest populations of nurse are:

  1. Anchorage County - 5,170 nurses
  2. Aleutians East County - 1,390 nurses
  3. Haines County - 960 nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of nurses in Alaska will shrink by 0%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 11,230 nurses working in Alaska. The greatest decline for nurse is predicted to be amongst Registered Nurses, who are expected to increase by 0% by 2018.

Salary

nurses in Alaska make an average of $68,774 per year. However, this number is only an average. Nurse in Alaska had varying salaries from $24,640 to $144,180 per year in 2010. Nurses in the following Alaska counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Anchorage County - $69,688 per year
  2. Haines County - $62,355 per year
  3. Aleutians East County - $61,025 per year

Nurses in the following counties in Alaska make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Fairbanks North Star County - $57,113 per year
  2. Aleutians East County - $61,025 per year
  3. Haines County - $62,355 per year

On average, the highest paid nurses in Alaska were:

  1. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - $94,000 per year
  2. Family Nurse Practitioner - $89,210 per year
  3. Registered Nurse - $79,350 per year

The nurses with lowest average salaries in Alaska were:

  1. Licensed Practical Nurse - $47,100 per year
  2. Patient Care Assistant - $34,210 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alaska statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse assisting or LPN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Alaska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Alaska
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Alaska
  • Certificate in Nursing in Alaska

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,928 miles from location University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK 55.637 69% 17,276
7,683 miles from location University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK 58.6895 65% 9,137
7,720 miles from location University of Alaska Southeast Juneau AK 17.0398 n/a 3,260
7,983 miles from location AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology Seward AK 38.7923 100% 820
7,412 miles from location Ilisagvik College Barrow AK 20.5203 n/a 226
 

Curious what studying Nursing gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alaska

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Registered Nurses + 5,150 $79,350 2.0%
2
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants + 1,880 $34,210 -1.6%
3
Medical and Health Services Managers + 720 $94,000 20.0%
4
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 700 $47,100 34.6%
5
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 130 $89,210 18.2%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are nursing related jobs in Alaska