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Nursing License & Renewals Alaska

Bound for Nursing Success 

Travel nurses who choose Alaska as their home away from home will find a calming sense that comes with the mountains and valleys in the distance. When you're not using your amazing nursing skills to help patients, the call of the wild is in every direction. Hiking, biking, great seafood, awe-inspiring wildlife sightings, and the ideal "meditation location" make Alaska's motto, North to the Future a must-do mantra for any nurse who is looking for career growth with a lot of adventure.

Connect with one of our experienced recruiters to learn how a nursing license in Alaska can make your future extra bright. 

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How to Apply for a Nursing License in Alaska

Wide Open Spaces and Career Growth

  • Submit a completed online application, including payment of fees. The fees are: $375.00 total ($100.00 nonrefundable application fee, $200.00 license fee, and $75.00 fingerprint processing fee)
  • Notarized Signature Page, Fingerprinting, & Background Reports.
  • Verify the initial license from the state or Canadian province that originally issued it.
  • Verify hours worked. Alaska nursing license verification requires at least 320 hours of employment in a nursing capacity within two years before the date the application is received by the Board.
  • Registered nurses who are not already licensed in another state must apply by Examination.

How to Renew Your Alaska Nursing License

Oh the Places You'll Go...and See

The requirements for renewing your Alaska nursing license are met by completing two of the following items:

  • 30 contact hours of continuing education
  • 60 hours of participation in uncompensated professional activities
  • 320 hours of employment as an RN or LPN

At this time, Alaska is not currently part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).

Alaska Travel Nurse Salary and Pay Rates

Great Benefits, Amazing Recruiter Support

Nurses who delve into travel nursing jobs in Alaska will find great salaries and growing opportunities in some of the country's most advanced healthcare facilities. Sample pay rates for our valuable specialty nurses include:

  • Assisted Living Nurse: Up to $2,126/week*
  • L&D: Up to $2,184/week*
  • Perioperative: Up to $2,702/week*
  • Cardiac Cath Lab: Up to $2,897/week*

These are just some examples of what Alaska has in store for nurses who bring their valuable skills to the state. 


*Disclaimer: Wages for Alaska travel nursing jobs are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.

Great Benefits for Our Alaska Travel Nurses

Just Pack Your Bags and Get Ready to Succeed

At AMN Healthcare, our travel nurses who work in Alaska can choose from a variety of great benefits, including the following:

  • Private, provided housing or a stipend to find their own accommodations
  • Travel reimbursements for transportation to their assignment location
  • DAY ONE benefits, including full medical and dental 
  • 401k options 
  • FREE continuing education courses (CMEs)

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