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The Alaska Board of Nursing is committed to protecting the health of Alaska’s citizens. Registered nurse licenses are handled through the Professional Licensing division of Alaska’s Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. Alaska is not a compact state, so it is important to know what the Board’s licensing requirements are when seeking endorsement of your nursing license.


Application for license endorsement is required for nurses who received their license in another state. The requirements for endorsement are listed below.

Note: Your license must be current when applying for application and by the time your permanent license is issued by the board.

Canadian nurses who have not taken the NCLEX exam should click herefor exam requirements.

Continuing Competency

Applicants must be aware of continuing education (CE) requirements. RN’s must complete at least two of the methods listed below in order to maintain continuing competency.

Guidelines governing these methods or alternatives can be found in article six of the Statutes and Regulations for Nursing.

Click hereto locate documentation forms for CE or professional activities.

The following areas should fulfill CE requirements:

Subjects that are both board approved by the board required for completion of an advanced, formal nursing program. This does not include courses taken for an initial license.

Keep in mind that contact hours do not necessarily equate to semester hours. Each semester credit hour equals fifteen contact hours. Each quarter credit hour equals ten contact hours.

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information the Alaska Board of Nursing

Please Mail Written Correspondence for the Juneau Location to:

P.O. Box 110806 Juneau, AK 99811-0806

The Physical Address Physical Address to the Juneau Location is:

333 Willoughby Avenue 9th Floor Juneau, AK 99801-1770

Phone and Fax Numbers for the Juneau Location are:

Main Phone: (907) 465-2550

FAX: (907) 465-2974

Mailing and Physical Address for the Anchorage Location is:

550 West Seventh Avenue Suite 1500 Anchorage, AK 99501-3567

Phone and Fax Numbers for the Anchorage Location are:

Main Phone: (907) 269-8160

FAX: (907) 269-8156

Alaska Board of Nursing website address:

Lisa Maroney Records & Licensing Supervisor

Phone: (907) 268-8892

Fax: (907) 269-8196


Click here to view the Alaska Board of Nursing’s most frequently asked questions page.

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