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Earning an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) is the quickest and easiest route to becoming a registered nurse (RN). Associate’s programs provide aspiring RNs with the training they need to get started on the job, and prepares them to pass the required NCLEX-RN exam. ADN programs are offered at technical schools and community colleges, and only take two years to complete.

For students who have familial obligations or jobs in addition to school, the ADN program is a great option. Most programs offer part-time classes and night classes, and some have special tracks for working parents, family caregivers, or return students.

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About half of the RNs who obtain their ADN go on to complete a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree down the line. BSN degrees make RNs more competitive on the job market, and often confer higher pay and more responsibility in the workplace. RNs with ADNs can choose to pursue their BSN through special RN-to-BSN programs, which allow them to work and study at the same time.

Even though RNs with bachelor’s degrees tend to earn higher incomes, it’s important to keep in mind that nurses in Alaska have some of the best wages in the country. An RN with a two-year associate’s degree could still bring home approximately $70,000 per year.

If you’re considering pursuing this route to becoming an RN, take a look at the below list of associate’s degree in nursing programs in Alaska.

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Alaska Career College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Charter College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

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AVTEC - Alaska's Institute of Technology
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Alaska Southeast
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing