In America, Alaska has the vast area under wilderness, difficult terrain fragmentation and impassable weather. Due to such hazardous, situations, Alaska has great demand for skilled nurses. As large number of its population stays poor, unnourished and undeserved, nurses who are expert in nutrition, counseling, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, pre-natal care, and other fields are much in demand. But inhospitable terrain of Alaska offers challenges in nursing and health care.
In Alaska, the University of Alaska – Anchorage offers Associates, Baccalaureate and Masters Degrees in Nursing. Similarly, Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Anchorage is accredited for nursing degree to Practical Nurses and is duly recognized by Alaska Board of Nursing.
The University of Alaska in Anchorage, can only boast of a nursing school facility that offers degrees to students in AAS to MS in nursing. They also provide opportunities of up-gradation from LPN to AAS and from RN to BS.
The natives of Alaska and American Natives can opt for the grants and scholarship stipends, through University of Alaska’s School of Nursing.
The following Alaska Nursing Degrees are offered to nursing students
- Associate of Science offered to LPN to RN.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing for LPN to BSN
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing to License Vocational Nurse or LPN to BSN
- Diploma/Foreign Trained for Licensed Nurse to BSN.
Master of Science in Nursing is offered for BSN to MSN.