Nursing Schools in Alaska
Alaska is the largest state in the U.S., a vast wilderness peppered with vital and thriving metropolitan areas like Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks. Nurses in Alaska enjoy benefits over nurses in other states, including a higher income, and a state-wide program that assists full-time nurses secure a zero-down home mortgage. In addition to the financial benefits for nurses in Alaska, the Nurse Alert program also networks volunteer nurses together to help prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies within the state.
Due in part to its remote location, nurses, including Travel Nurses, are in demand in Alaska at a higher rate than the U.S. average. This gives nurses in Alaska a better chance at advancement, starting salaries, and other benefits for education within the hospital and medical systems.
Alaska does not participate in the Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC), but it does offer a stipend opportunity through the Nursing Workforce Diversity Program (NWDP). This RRANN stipend is designed to provide financial assistance to disadvantaged nursing students or Alaska Native and American Indian pre-nursing and nursing majors making satisfactory progress towards an Associate of Applied Science or Baccalaureate nursing degree.