We've organized a comprehensive list of Alaska nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major Alaska city.

If you’re planning on investing a significant amount of time and money in a nursing degree, a private university will most likely give you the greatest return on your investment. Private schools are often held in higher regard than public universities. The level of education, student retention, and alumni success are all important factors in helping private colleges maintain this status. As a result, a great deal of planning is put into helping each individual achieve his or her professional goals.

Career colleges are great options for students who are unable to make the longer-term commitment to a four-year university. These institutions exist in order to place graduates into specific vocations, ensuring that important technical jobs requiring large numbers of workers are always filled. Nursing is a prime example of such a vocation.

For obvious reasons, four-year university graduates receive a much broader education when compared to students who attend college for two years. Consequently, many enter their professions with a deeper understanding of the day-to-day operations, communal goals, and culture of the workplace. After attending a four-year university, students can demonstrate to potential employers that they not only have the technical knowledge, but also the well-rounded background education that makes them strong candidates for leadership positions in the future.

Alaska is proud to offer a number of accredited programs for the nursing profession. Both the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Alaska's Institute of Technology offer certificates for nursing assistants, normally completed over the course of several weeks. As an entry-level position, nursing assistants receive a basic education in the field and earn $35,000 per year on average. Many nurses choose to begin their career in this way and gradually move on to more advanced positions.