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Nursing Schools in Alaska

There are five Alaska schools offering nursing programs. 373 students graduated with degrees from Alaska nursing schools in 2010. 158 of all these students graduated with certificates and 118 students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 361 students graduate from nursing programs in this state each year. Of those, 158 students graduated with nursing certificates, 89 with an associate's level degree, 118 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and eight with a degree at the master's level.

Five nursing schools are in this state. Out of these, five schools are public. Tuition at a public nursing school varies from $5,130 to $5,358.

Average tuition for nursing programs is $5,245. While the lowest tuition in this state is at the University of Alaska Southeast, the highest tuition for programs in nursing, which is $5,358 every year, is at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Alaska nursing schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Nursing Program Completions in Alaska 2006 - 2010

On average, 361 students graduate from nursing programs in this state each year. Of those, 158 students graduated with nursing certificates, 89 with an associate's level degree, 118 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and eight with a degree at the master's level.

Nursing Program Completions in Alaska 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 113
  • Certificate 2007: 170
  • Certificate 2008: 149
  • Certificate 2009: 139
  • Certificate 2010: 158
  • Associate 2006: 74
  • Associate 2007: 78
  • Associate 2008: 88
  • Associate 2009: 78
  • Associate 2010: 89
  • Bachelor 2006: 118
  • Bachelor 2007: 113
  • Bachelor 2008: 103
  • Bachelor 2009: 109
  • Bachelor 2010: 118
  • Master 2006: 12
  • Master 2007: 20
  • Master 2008: 9
  • Master 2009: 11
  • Master 2010: 8

Nursing Program Availability in Alaska

Alaska schools offer a total of 14 nursing programs. Of these programs, 64.3% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level, the bachelors level, and the associates level.

Nursing Program Availability in Alaska

  • Certificate: 9
  • Associate: 1
  • Bachelor: 1
  • Master: 3

Nurse Anesthetists — Salary by Percentile

Nurse Anesthetists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 36460
  • 25th Percentile: 48710
  • Median: 60320
  • 75th Percentile: 73670
  • 90th Percentile: 83380

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33430
  • 25th Percentile: 39780
  • Median: 47600
  • 75th Percentile: 54310
  • 90th Percentile: 60650

Critical Care Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Critical Care Nurses — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 58240
  • 25th Percentile: 66250
  • Median: 77770
  • 75th Percentile: 89910
  • 90th Percentile: 105310

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 48300
  • 25th Percentile: 61200
  • Median: 77230
  • 75th Percentile: 90580
  • 90th Percentile: 105100

Nurse Anesthetists — Employment Trend

Nurse Anesthetists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 47370
  • Median Salary 2007: 46680
  • Median Salary 2008: 48430
  • Median Salary 2009: 52180
  • Median Salary 2010: 60320
  • Total Employed 2006: 390
  • Total Employed 2007: 440
  • Total Employed 2008: 380
  • Total Employed 2009: 280
  • Total Employed 2010: 240

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Employment Trend

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 43190
  • Median Salary 2007: 46130
  • Median Salary 2008: 47110
  • Median Salary 2009: 46450
  • Median Salary 2010: 47600
  • Total Employed 2006: 480
  • Total Employed 2007: 430
  • Total Employed 2008: 480
  • Total Employed 2009: 590
  • Total Employed 2010: 700

Critical Care Nurses — Employment Trend

Critical Care Nurses — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 63260
  • Median Salary 2007: 69630
  • Median Salary 2008: 71590
  • Median Salary 2009: 73480
  • Median Salary 2010: 77770
  • Total Employed 2006: 5260
  • Total Employed 2007: 5150
  • Total Employed 2008: 5350
  • Total Employed 2009: 5010
  • Total Employed 2010: 5150

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Employment Trend

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 72650
  • Median Salary 2007: 73350
  • Median Salary 2008: 72180
  • Median Salary 2009: 76220
  • Median Salary 2010: 77230
  • Total Employed 2006: 340
  • Total Employed 2007: 360
  • Total Employed 2008: 400
  • Total Employed 2009: 400
  • Total Employed 2010: 410

Alaska vs National Nursing Employment

Alaska vs National Nursing Employment

  • Employed in Alaska: 0.165% (6500)

Nursing Schools in Alaska

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1. The University of Alaska Southeast

11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801-8697
(877) 465-4827

The University of Alaska Southeast offers one nursing program and it is near Juneau, AK. It is a public 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Alaska offering nursing.

2. Ilisagvik College

Narl Facility
Barrow, AK 99723
(907) 852-3333

Ilisagvik College is located in Barrow, Alaska, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in nursing. 288 students pursue degrees in 22 programs at this community college, overall. It is the third largest institution in the state of Alaska offering nursing in terms of programs.

3. AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology

809 Second Avenue
Seward, AK 99664-0889
(907) 224-3322

AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology is located in Seward, Alaska, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two nursing programs. Students are offered two certificates in nursing by it. It is the only technical college in Alaska. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Alaska offering nursing programs.

4. The University of Alaska Fairbanks

505 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7500
(907) 474-7211

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is in the suburbs of Fairbanks, Alaska and UAF offers one program in nursing. Alaska is the only research university in Alaska. It is the fifth largest institution in the state of Alaska offering nursing.

5. The University of Alaska Anchorage

3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 786-1800

The University of Alaska Anchorage offers nine nursing programs. Out of those, this school offers students four nursing certificates, one associate's level degree in nursing, one nursing degree at the bachelor's level, and three degrees at the master's level in nursing. This medium-sized school is near the center of the city. It is a public 4-year institution. It is the largest institution in the state of Alaska offering nursing in terms of programs.