Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in Alaska 2024
- Alaska Licensure Information and Requirements
- Alaska CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Alaska?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Alaska With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Alaska?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Alaska Right Now?
- FAQs About Alaska Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Alaska 2024
Alaska Licensure Information and Requirements
For the most up-to-date information on licensure requirements, fees, and compact status, check out the Alaska Board of Nursing website.
To be a travel nurse in Alaska, you must apply for an Alaska nursing license by endorsement.
All RNs and LPNs seeking to apply for a license endorsement must currently hold a license in another state or Canadian province. Licenses must be current at the time of application with no holds.
To apply for an RN or LPN license in the state of Alaska you must:
- 1. Submit a signed and notarized registered nurse license by endorsement application, which can either be printed and mailed or completed online.
- 2. Fill out and submit an authorization for release of records form.
- 3. Submit fingerprinting and background reports.
- 4. Have a verification of the licensure sent directly (available which can be provided through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing online verification system at NursysⓇ) from the state you initially received your license and the state or Canadian province you currently hold your license in.
- 5. Submit and complete a Verification of Employment form verifying at least 320 hours of nursing employment within 5 years of submitting your application.
Once the following requirements have been received and processed, a temporary permit will be automatically issued so you can begin practicing nursing within the state while your endorsement is pending review.
Temporary permits are valid for 6 months and nonrenewable.
The following licensure fees must be paid to the state of Alaska:
- Nonrefundable Application Fee: $100.00
- License Fee: $200.00
- Fingerprint Processing Fee: $ 75.00
- Temporary Permit Fee: $ 0.00
- Total Fees Due: $375.00
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Alaska is not part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). However, the state is currently pending NLC legislation.
Is Alaska a Walk-Through State?
Alaska is not a walk-through state.
Alaska CEU Requirements
Every two years, nurses must complete at least two of the following CEU requirements to renew their Alaska nursing license:
- 320 hours of documented nursing employment
- 30 hours in professional nursing activities or volunteer work.
- 30 contact hours including 15 contact hours of education in advanced pharmacology and clinical management of drug therapy.
Acceptable CE courses must follow the accreditation standards established or followed by one of the organizations listed below:
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
- Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
- A nurse practitioner certifying body (i.e., AANP)
- A nurse anesthetist certifying body
Applicants should earn at least 20 contact hours through one of the accredited establishments mentioned above. No more than 10 educational contact hours may be earned through in-service nursing offered by a licensed healthcare facility.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Alaska?
If you’re looking for a travel nursing assignment with high pay, Alaska may just fit the bill for you. As the 5th highest-paying travel nursing destination in the country, the average travel nursing salary in Alaska is $2,527 per week.
However, keep in mind that the nursing specialty and city that is selected for your assignment can affect your weekly pay. In addition to a salary, you can receive other financial benefits like bonuses, insurance, travel allowances, housing stipends, a 401(k), and more.
5 Cities in Alaska With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average travel nurse salary in Fairbanks, Alaska, is $2,960 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Sitka, Alaska, is $2,896 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Homer, Alaska, is $2,841 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Nome, Alaska, is $2,677 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Anchorage, Alaska, is $2,515 per week.
3,000+ Nurses Love Partnering With Trusted Nurse Staffing
Trusted nurse staffing is such a great company to work for and they are so easy to work with. I love using them as my first company for travel nursing!
My recruiter did an amazing job at finding the best fit for me! An outstanding job with communication, updates and ensuring all my questions were answered!!
I have been with Trusted Staffing for about 18 months now. I have essentially been working local contracts, but the experiences have been memorable. My recruiter, is always available when I have a question or concern. Travel nursing is something all nurses should experience. I can't wait until I can do some serious traveling
Every member of this company I’ve interacted with has exceeded my expectations. My recruiter, Alex, is so commutative and goes above and beyond always. I can’t imagine switching to another company!
I have had the best experience with Trusted Nurse Staffing. My recruiter Tom is amazing. He always treats me with respect and as a friend. He is on top of everything I need. And when my Dad passed away, he helped me with time off, no problem and they even sent me a beautiful comfort box that was very helpful. Fully recommend this agency.
How To Become a Travel Nurse in Alaska With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
To get started, head over to our Pronto job search. Create a profile and immediately start browning travel nursing positions in Alaska until you find one that interests you.
Not seeing any assignments that inspire you to answer the call to the wild?
You can also elect to receive notifications from Pronto when a job that matches your requirements becomes available.
Once you’ve found an assignment that has you wanting to fly off to your Alaskan adventure, applying is easy. If you haven’t already, you’ll sign up in Pronto, sign in, and click “apply.”
From there you’ll be guided through each of the steps to finish the application, upload any necessary documents or credentials, select your start date, and more.
Have some questions and want to talk to one of our staff members? Connect with a Trusted Nurse Staffing support team member who will provide help and support for any questions you may have about Alaska travel nurse assignments. If necessary, they can also help you set up a contract. We offer 24/7 support throughout your entire partnership with Trusted Nurse Staffing.
If you are an experienced travel nurse and feel like you don’t need assitance, you can manage every aspect of your travel nurse assignments yourself through Pronto. Just know that we will always be here to help.
Sign your contract and pack some warm clothes and snow boats — adventure awaits you in Alaska.
If you end up falling in love with your assignment, your recruiter can assist you in extending it. If you come to the end of your contract and are ready for a new adventure, that’s okay too. We will help you find the next travel nursing assignment to cross off your dream list with Pronto.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Alaska?
From ancient glaciers, rich forests, and breathtaking mountain views, Alaska is a place like no other. It’s no surprise that Alaska is an extremely popular destination for travel nurses seeking thrills and adventure.
Alaska offers an abundance of adrenaline-pumping activities for even the most seasoned thrill-seekers, from dogsledding to helicopter rides and even volcano hikes. If you love to ski, you’ll want to make sure to hit the slopes on Alaska’s world-class cross-country skiing trails.
Looking for something a little less heart-stopping? Kayaking, glacier tours, and local cuisine dining are sure to please.
Alaska is known for its natural beauty. You won’t want to miss out on visiting some of Alaska’s state parks, like the Denali State Park, where visitors are likely to see natural wonders like moose, wolf, caribou, and grizzly bear sightings. And who could pass up the opportunity to see the Northern Lights? Don’t forget to take the time to immerse yourself in Alaska’s diverse, indigenous culture for an experience you’ll never forget.
Alaska has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to travel nurse pay. Ranked as the 5th highest-paying state, Alaska’s average salary for travel nurses is 8% higher than the national average. That kind of makes the colder climate seem a little more doable, doesn’t it?
Aside from pay, Alaska travel nurse assignments offer the opportunity to work in exceptional healthcare facilities and gain experience by rubbing elbows with some of the best in the medical world.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Alaska Right Now?
Labor and Delivery
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Intensive Care Unit
FAQs About Alaska Travel Nursing
What Are the Best Places to Travel Nurse in Alaska?
Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau are popular travel nursing destinations. Interested in browsing active travel nursing jobs in any of these cities?
Check out Pronto to view current listings in Alaska. If you aren’t finding the type of assignment you are looking for, don’t worry. We can send you a notification each time a new assignment that matches your qualifications pops up.
How Do I Find Housing While Travel Nursing in Alaska?
There are two ways that you can go about finding housing while travel nursing in Alaska:
- Take advantage of agency-based housing. We do all the hard work in finding and setting you up in a furnished housing unit.
- Opt to find housing on your own. In place of agency-based housing, you’ll receive a housing stipend.
Whichever option you choose, your Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiter can help guide you through the whole process. They may have additional information about the area based on other travel nurses’ experiences, and can also connect you with other responsible travel nurses in the area looking for roommates.
What Benefits Do I Receive As a Travel Nurse in Alaska?
Travel nursing is typically synonymous with a great benefits package, but the benefits you receive as a travel nurse can vary depending on which agency you partner with. When looking at travel nurse agencies, always ask what benefits you are eligible for.
For example, Trusted Nurse Staffing offers:
- Highest pay rates in the industry
- 401(k) plans
- Flexible contracts between 6, 8, and 13 weeks long, plus more
- Full-time and part-time work
- 24/7 access and support from your recruiter
- Overtime/double-time availability
- Weekly paychecks, daily pay, and advances offered
- Direct deposit payments
- Housing, meal, and travel allowances
- A customized benefits package
- Blue Cross & Blue Shield insurance
- License, certifications, and CEU reimbursements
- A loyalty program
- Referral bonus plan
- Priority job order bonuses
- Sign-on and completion bonuses
How Do I Find The Best Travel Nurse Agencies in Alaska?
While we recommend asking other travel nurses about their experiences, we also recommend that curious travel nurses “interview” several agencies. You’ll want to get a feel for what type of benefits and pay is offered to you, as well as a sense of communication.
Having a travel nurse recruiter who is responsive and helpful can make or break your travel nursing experience. That is why we offer 24/7 support to our travel nurses at Trusted Nurse Staffing.
How Long Are Travel Nursing Assignments in Alaska?
The length of travel nursing assignments in Alaska may depend on the individual assignments.
On Pronto, you can find travel nursing assignments that are 6, 8, or 13 weeks long. However, if you find an assignment you truly love, we can help you extend it.
Why Should I Apply To Travel Nurse Jobs in Alaska With Trusted Nurse Staffing?
If it is high-paying travel nurse jobs that you are after, Trusted Nurse Staffing offers the highest pay in the industry. In addition to great pay, we offer benefits like education reimbursements, bonuses, insurance, and more.
Aside from financial benefits, we believe in unconditional support for our travel nurses. That is why we offer 24/7 support. If you need help at any moment’s notice, you can call us and we will pick up the phone and answer.