The Alaska Board of Nursing (AK) is located in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska. They aren't one of the participating compact states so, you will need to obtain an Alaska nursing license to be a travel nurse there.
You will also need fingerprinting done when you apply for your nursing license in Alaska but this can be easily done. You can have it done at your local police station or sometimes even in your security office at your hospital.
The online services available are an application, contact info, NCLEX information, license verification and renewal, board info, rules and regulations.
It is a very user friendly site and you will find everything you need to get your nursing license online. If you need to contact a real person they are also easy to get a hold of and are a very helpful licensing board.
They also provide information for CNA's, foreign educated and international nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners (NP and ANP) and Certified Nurse Anesthetists (CNA).
Here is all of the contact information that you will need to get the ball rolling:
Alaska State Board of Nursing
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage AK 99501-3567
Phone: (907) 269-8161
Fax: (907) 269-8196
Alaska Nursing Board
Travel nursing in Alaska takes you to one of the last great frontiers of the United States. You can explore glaciers, wild National Parks and animals you won't see anywhere else in the U.S. There are often travel nursing jobs in Alaska that are second to none and will allow you the freedoms you won't find elsewhere.
If you are interested in traveling to Alaska, be sure to check out our nursing jobs in Alaska page for great information on being an Alaska travel nurse! This is a great travel assignment to pursue and there are often many travel nursing jobs available in AK.
photo credit Jeremy Sauskojus
3 amazing places in Alaska
Alaska is the largest state in the US, with stunning natural scenery and sparse population centres - this is truly the destination for an adventure.
1. Denali National Park
Denali” means “The high one,” which is a fitting name the park where Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America, can be found. The 6 million acre park is home to grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolves, and a wide variety of other animals -and of course stunning scenery.
2: Glacier Bay National Park
Located in the panhandle of Alaska, west of Juneau, this park is a showcase of Alaska’s wild and majestic beauty. Many visitors arrive via cruise ship, and come for the wide array of outdoor activities available here - you can hike or a kayak, observe birds and other types of wildlife, including black bears and mountain goats.
3: Mendenhall Glacier
This amazing natural wonder sits just outside of Juneau. The glacier is retreating, which has had a series of negative consequences but has also created Mendenhall Lake, and allowed the discovery of an ancient forest, which helps scientists understand the history of the region.