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Nursing Schools in Alaska

Nursing Jobs in Alaska (Outlook)

The job outlook in Alaska is very promising. Being the largest state based on it’s mass area, but limited population, makes it a great place to pursue a career as a nurse because it offers many incentives and higher salaries due to the amount of nurses.

If you can overcome the cold weather and long winters, Alaska might be the perfect state for you to become a nurse.

Quick Alaska Nursing Facts

  • There is only one nurse for every 140 people living in Alaska
  • Largest city Anchorage has a population of 300,000
  • Nurses receive tons of sign on bonuses and incentives
  • 700+ total inhabitants in the entire state of Alaska

Top Nursing Schools in Alaska


Alaska Nursing Statistics

Approximate Number of Registered Nurses: 5,460
Hourly Average Wage: $39.46
Yearly Average Wage: $82,080

Approximate Number of LPN/LVN: 640
Hourly Average Wage: $23.98
Yearly Average Wage: $49,870
Employment per thousand jobs: 8%

Top Nursing Employers in Alaska

  1.  Providence Alaska Medical Center
  2. Mat-Su Regional Medical Center
  3. Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center
  4. Alaska Regional Hospital
  5. Central Peninsula General Hospital

Alaska State References:

State Nursing Board: Alaska Board of Nursing
State Nurses Association: Alaska Nurses Association
State Hospital Association: Alaska Hospital and Nursing Home Association