Travel nursing jobs in Alaska are some of the most unique and awe-inspiring opportunities available. From rugged snow-capped mountains to beautiful glaciers, dynamic wildlife, and vibrant culture, Alaska is an adventure like no other—and a travel nurse has the chance to experience it all! With world-class hospitals and top notch specialty care centers, there is no shortage of exciting and meaningful opportunities for travel nurses in Alaska. Get ready for breathtaking views, exciting adventures, and a chance to help those in need—all while living and working in one of the most captivating places on earth! With its amazing scenery, rich culture, and wide variety of career options, travel nursing in Alaska is one of the most rewarding experiences a nurse can have.
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Alaska Travel Nursing FAQ
How Much Do Travel Nurses Make in Alaska?
The median salary for a registered nurse in the state of Alaska was $94,070 per year or $45.23 0per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $76,830 and $110,890 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level RN jobs in Alaska or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $65,530, while the highest 10% earned more than $126,260. While Alaska ranks as the fourth-highest average salary for registered nurses of any state. Even adjusted for the cost of living, Alaska is in the top 15 for nursing pay.
Typically, Alaska travel nursing jobs will provide higher hourly and weekly pay than permanent positions in the same specialty, facility, and location. The estimated weekly gross pay listed for travel nursing assignments is based on the specified hours per week listed on job cards and includes available stipend amounts.
Is Alaska a Nursing Compact State?
No, Alaska is not a Nursing Compact State, however, there is pending legislation for Alaska to join the eNLC.
How Do I Become a Travel Nurse in Alaska?
Education & Licensure
The Alaska Board of Nursing regulates the practice of nursing in Alaska and is responsible for issuing licenses to licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered nurses (RNs), and nurse practitioners (NPs).
The requirements for working as a registered nurse include completing an approved nursing program, passing the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN), and submitting an application for licensure to the Board of Nursing. Alaska has pending legislation to become part of the enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact, a move that is overwhelmingly popular with nurses in the state.
Board Address https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofNursing.aspx
How Long Does It Take to Get a License? 2-3 weeks
Permanent License Fee $100 application, $200 license, $75 fingerprint fee
Temp License Fee $100 temp license
Compact state? No, but legislation is pending
NURSYS state? Yes
Walkthrough State? No
What are the Top Cities in Alaska for Nurses?
Alaska is a large state with diverse landscapes and plenty of opportunities for nurses. Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska and is home to many hospitals and clinics. The cost of living is high in Anchorage, but the city offers many amenities and job opportunities. The other largest cities in Alaska include Fairbanks and the capital Juneau. Healthcare professionals in any Alaskan city or town have access to a variety of outdoor activities and adventures
Top Cities in Alaska for Travel Nursing Jobs
Things to Do and Explore in Alaska
Alaska is a great place to take in the sights and experience something new while you're on assignment as a travel nurse. Nature lovers will find plenty of opportunities to explore stunning landscapes and try their hand at outdoor activities like white water rafting, glacier climbing, kayaking, and more. Those looking for an adventure should check out some of the local tour and guide companies for flightseeing tours, where you can see some of Alaska’s most beautiful scenery from the air. Foodies will also love Alaska's unique seafood dishes - a must-try while you're here! Whether you're looking to break a sweat or just take it all in, Alaska promises an unforgettable experience that you won’t soon forget. So why not give it a try? You won't regret it!
Getting Started as a Traveling Nurse
Many travel nurses find work through recruitment agencies and marketplaces, which means you have better access to job boards to choose your schedule, location, and salary. When you begin browsing for jobs, be sure to consider the housing options, the benefits, the guaranteed hours policy, and the recruiting company’s overall reputation.
The good news is that Fusion Marketplace has everything you need when it comes to finding the perfect Alaska travel nurse jobs. Here, you have the freedom to compare benefits, packages, and staffing agencies—all in one place. So find your next job today.