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Alaska is a great place to start an accessible, well-paying, and rewarding career as a registered nurse (RN). Although it is possible to become an RN through an associate’s degree program, employers strongly prefer to hire RNs with bachelor’s degrees. Earning a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree will not only give you a competitive advantage on the job market, but it also tends to confer higher pay and greater responsibility in the workplace.

Bachelor of science in nursing programs generally take four years to complete, educating future nurses in relevant sciences such as biology, physiology, and pharmacology, and providing them with hands-on experience through supervised clinical practice. BSN programs also help to prepare aspiring nurses for the required NCLEX-RN exam.

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There is an alternate option available to registered nurses who have already pursued associate’s degree programs and want to take their education to the next level. Through RN-to-BSN programs, nurses with associate’s degrees can work toward their bachelor’s on a part-time basis, without ever having to take time away from work.

In Alaska, registered nurses with bachelor of science in nursing degrees earn close to $84,000 per year on average. Alaska’s statewide average salary for RNs is one of the highest in the country.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a registered nurse in Alaska, take a look at the below list of the best BSN programs in the state.

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University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion