Nursing Schools - Alaska
NIZ has put together an extensive list of Nursing Schools in Alaska
So you're wanting to go to a Nursing School in the Great State of
Did I mention Alaska is my favorite state?
Get busy selecting a Nursing School to begin creating a great future for yourself in a profession
dedicated to caring for others. We really need you!
NURSING SCHOOL LOCATION PROGRAMS
nursinginformationzone.com is not responsible for incorrect information
listed above about the nursing programs offered at each education
The Nursing Program courses or the program itself
offered at each education institution listed can be altered or even canceled depending on the needs of the
NIZ highly recommends that you protect and
evaluate the costly training investment for your future by comparing school
Education Institution Accredidations - Each school listed may be accredited by an organization that
may NOT be accepted at a school of
higher learning in Alaska or by the Alaska Board of
An example would be taking 1 to 2 years of PN/ADN courses at one school only to find out that the credits earned will
not transfer to a major university.
- Check with Alaska Board of Nursing to see if the schools
you selected to possibly attend are on their Approved Nursing
Program List. Keep in mind that while a nursing school may be on the board's approved list, the nursing
school may be on
probation, have a warning designation or listed
as a school with only a conditional approval
Ask the nursing board representative
a hundred questions about these types of ratings given to a nursing school to make sure you are
making the right decision.
Nursing boards are there to ensure
nursing students in Alaska receive the proper nursing training and to
protect the public from poorly trained nurses.
- Great, you found no adverse board
information about the nursing schools you selected.
Now, the next question to ask
yourself is...Do you see yourself
wanting to purse a BSN, MSN, DNP or even a PhD at a later date
after becoming a licensed practical nurse or a licensed registered nurse. Why is that
While you may receive a great
education at a school that only offers the Practical Nurse
certificate or an ADN nursing degree program, their credits
may NOT transfer to the
state's major universities offering these types of nursing
Discuss with the nursing school's counselor about which schools of higher learning accept their course credits. Get everything in writing in regards to
the transferability of the course credits then visit the school of higher
learning to verify the course credits earned will indeed transfer.
word: NIZ, again, recommends starting your school selection process at Alaska Board Of Nursing.
There have been nursing programs offered
in states that are not approved by a state's Board of Nursing which can mean that you will NOT be
allowed to sit for the LPN or RN test to become licensed to
Thousands of dollars spent and you can't be licensed can make for a very bad
Did I Mention Licensed?
After all that sweating at test
time at Nursing School, you will still have to take and pass the test that will make you sweat the
You will need to take the
National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurse
(RN) licensure or the (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurse (RN)
When either NCLEX exam is passed, the graduate will then receive a
license to practice as a Nurse in the state.
Remember my final word noted above.