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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Alaska


Each year, roughly 2.5% of Alaska students graduate with degrees in nursing. That means an estimated 215 registered nurses graduate from Alaska's 2 RN schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alaska that has a RN program is University of Alaska Anchorage. University of Alaska Anchorage, which was ranked 44th in the country in 2010, is located in Anchorage. 215 students graduated with a degree in RN from University of Alaska Anchorage in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Alaska Anchorage was $5,186 per year.

The second-ranked school in Alaska with a RN program is University of Alaska Southeast, which is located in Juneau. In 2010, it was ranked 83rd nationwide. In 2010, 0 students graduated from University of Alaska Southeast RN program. The tuition rate at University of Alaska Southeast was $5,130 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Alaska RN school, average tuition will be $5,158 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,130 per year to $5,186 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Alaska RN schools were charged at the following schools:

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

The following Alaska RN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

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

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

A large number of Alaska RN graduates become registered nurses. In 2010, there were 5,150 registered nurses working in Alaska. The Alaska counties with the largest populations of registered nurses are:

  1. Anchorage County - 3,340 registered nurses
  2. Aleutians East County - 680 registered nurses
  3. Haines County - 520 registered nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of registered nurses in Alaska will shrink by 0%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 6,400 registered nurses working in Alaska.

Salary

A registered nurse in Alaska makes an average of $79,350 per year. In 2010, however, some Alaska registered nurses earned as little as less than $54,390 per year or as much as more than $108,530 per year. The following counties in Alaska have the highest average salaries for registered nurses:

  1. Anchorage County - $81,460 per year
  2. Fairbanks North Star County - $77,140 per year
  3. Aleutians East County - $76,890 per year

The following counties in Alaska have the lowest average salaries for registered nurses:

  1. Haines County - $71,810 per year
  2. Aleutians East County - $76,890 per year
  3. Fairbanks North Star County - $77,140 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 forensic nursing.

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

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
7,720 miles from location University of Alaska Southeast Juneau AK 17.0398 n/a 3,260
 

Curious what studying RN 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)
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Registered Nurses + 5,150 $79,350 2.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are RN related jobs in Alaska