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Nursing Schools In Alaska

In Alaska, there is only one accredited school where nursing classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Alaska's nursing academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in nursing includes nursing training at the following levels:


  1. University of Alaska Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Nursing Employment

Alaska 8,580
National 5,150,780

Of all of the nursing professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Alaska.

Employment Growth for Nursing professionals In Alaska

7,950 8,120 8,660 8,440 8,580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of nursing professionals is growing in Alaska. 630 more nursing professionals were working in Alaska in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 8% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for nursing professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of nursing professionals has grown by 7% between 2006 and 2010.

Nursing VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$59,722 $62,550 $63,546 $66,364 $68,774
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nursing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to nursing professionals are growing in Alaska. The mean salary for nursing professionals in 2006 was $59,722 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $68,774 per year.

Salary percentiles for Nursing professionals in Alaska

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This represents a growth in salaries of 13%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 128% pay differential between the highest paid nursing professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of nursing in Alaska.

Average Salaries for Nursing professionals and related professions in Alaska

Forensic Nursing

In Alaska, nursing professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Nursing programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alaska


The number of students graduating from the only accredited nursing school in Alaska is increasing. In 2006 there were 84 nursing graduates from nursing courses in Alaska and in 2010 there were 363 graduates.

This represents a 332% increase in the number of nursing degree or certificate school graduates in Alaska state. 63% of these graduates received an undergraduate certificate in nursing.

Nursing Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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