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Nursing is different here. Experience Public Health Nursing in rural Alaska.

Consider a public health nursing career in Alaska!

View our Strategic Plan here (click to enlarge):




Welcome to Alaska Public Health Nursing!

Linda K. Worman, D.M., RN
Chief Nurse for Section of Public Health Nursing

We implement population-based, evidence-supported strategies in a sustainable and culturally appropriate manner to address the identified health priorities of our communities, Section, and Division, while prioritizing at-risk populations. We endeavor to sustain public health nursing partnerships with community members, health care providers, and state-wide associations and businesses to collectively work towards improving the health of Alaskans.


Return on Investment: Coming Soon


Here are some of our performance measures (Click image to view PDF with live links):









Services and Locations

Our public health centers offer services such as immunizations, family planning services, pregnancy testing, tuberculosis screening, STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing, and more. Visit our Find a Public Health Center page if you are looking for a public health center in your area.

Career Opportunities

If you are considering a career in public health nursing, visit our Career Opportunities page to find out about nursing positions, support positions, student placements, and public health nursing in Alaska. Up in the left corner of this page is a video icon that will take you to four short videos which capture the experience of public health nursing in different regions of the state.

Below the video icon on this page is a personal letter from our Deputy Chief, Tim Struna, that tells a little of his story as a Public Health Nurse in Bethel and Anchorage. As you explore the website, we hope that you will get some idea of why I believe that public health nursing in Alaska is a great professional opportunity and personal adventure. Alaska is truly a land of possibilities!

Please contact us if you have more questions. 

Public Health Nursing is contributing every day to the improvement of the health of Alaskans and their families. We are excited to be working with communities to create community solutions that will solve public health concerns and improve the health of Alaskans in the years to come. There are many challenges in public health in Alaska--and you can count on public health nurses to be ready for them.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please let us know if you have questions or if we can assist you. Have a great visit!


Linda K. Worman, D.M., RN
Chief Nurse for the Section of Public Health Nursing

Protecting and improving the health of Alaskans through partnering with individuals, communities, and systems while advancing self-reliance, dignity, and cultural integrity.



Updated June 30, 2015