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Nursing is different here. Experience Public Health Nursing in rural Alaska. 
Opportunities, challenges, and rewards await you in Alaska!

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Want to apply for a position with the State of Alaska?

WORKPLACE ALASKA
Great Land. Great People. Great Jobs!

Workplace Alaska is the on-line recruitment and application system for positions with the State of Alaska.  Public Health Nursing positions are posted on Workplace Alaska when they are open for recruitment and accepting applications.   Details on position descriptions, minimum and desirable qualifications, salary levels, and job requirements are included in each position posting.  To check on positions available, click on job postings.  Develop your own applicant profile to be submitted for each job you want to consider and for which you are qualified.

BENEFITS

State of Alaska Benefits for Employees

The State of Alaska offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 11 paid holidays annually, 15 to 30 days personal leave per year depending on years of service, 2 retirement plans (PERS and Supplemental Benefits Annuities in lieu of Social Security contributions) and other optional benefits.

Need an Alaska Nursing License?

ALASKA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

An Alaska Registered Nurse license is required to work as a nurse in Alaska.  The State of Alaska is NOT a part of the interstate compact for nursing licensure.  Applications and information required for becoming licensed in Alaska are available online.

Ready to move to the Great Land!!!!

RELOCATING TO ALASKA

If you are considering coming to Alaska for employment, this site will offer useful information on area cost of living, housing, community information and considerations if you are moving from the Lower 48 to Alaska or to another community within Alaska. The site is compiled and maintained by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

Learn about Alaska communities

COMMUNITY PROFILES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

This web site offers community profiles and specific local government information on sites throughout Alaska. 

Loan Repayment

Public Health Centers are qualified employers for nursing loan repayment

NURSING EDUCATION LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

This federal nursing education loan repayment opportunity provides up to 60% repayment of the participants total qualifying loan balance in return for 2 years of full time employment in a critical shortage facility. By working a third year at a critical shortage facility, the program will repay an additional 25 % of the qualifying loan balance. State or local public health departments and public health clinics within these departments are defined as Critical Shortage Facilities for nurses. The program is under the US Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration/Bureau of Health Professions/Division of Nursing.

Professional Organizations

ALASKA NURSES ASSOCIATION (AaNA)

The  Alaska Nurses Association is the a Constituent Member  Association of the American Nurses Association and the United American Nurses. Membership is open to all Registered Nurses. AaNA is active in legislation affecting nursing, in professional practice issues, and in the economic and general welfare of nurses in the state.

ALASKA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION

The Alaska Public Health Association promotes the advancement of public health to improve health and quality of life for all Alaskans. To this end, ALPHA will exercise leadership with public health professionals and the general public in developing sound health policy, reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes for Alaskans.

University opportunities for on-going education

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE SCHOOL OF NURSING

Alaska has a School of Nursing that provides nursing education for the following nursing degrees:  AAS, BS, and MS. Located in Anchorage, Alaska, the University offers AAS opportunities in 10 other sites (Fairbanks, Kodiak, Bethel, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kenai, Sitka, Homer, Kotzebue, and Mat-Su/Wasilla), an on-line RN to BSN program and many distance delivered courses toward advanced degrees. 

MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH)

University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Health Sciences offers a Masters of Public Health in Public Health Practice, which combines on-line instruction with telecommunications distance delivery, and one face to face session in Anchorage. 

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