Nurse, Licensed Practical

Licensing Authority

Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing
Alaska Board of Nursing
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK, 99501 -3567
fax: 907.269.8196


Fees

Application $50
License $165
Fingerprint processing fee $60
Temporary Permit $50
Biennial renewal $165
Reexamination fee $50
Fee's for endorsement and exam $275 or $325


Requirements

Applicants applying for licensure by examination must submit the following:

  • A completed application, signed and notarized.
  • Check or money order for $275 or $325
  • One fingerprint card, properly completed on cards supplied by the Alaska Board of Nursing or this specific form (FD-258).
  • Nursing Program Verification form, sent directly from the school of nursing attended, verifying successful completion of an approved nursing program.
  • Official transcript sent directly from the college or school of nursing attended. The graduation date and the type of degree conferred must be posted on the transcript.

Applicants applying for licensure by endorsement must submit the following:

  • A completed application, signed and notarized.
  • Check or money order for $275 or $325
  • One fingerprint card, properly completed on cards supplied by the Alaska Board of Nursing or this specific form (FD-258).
  • Verification of license sent directly from (or made available via the nursys online verification system at www.nursys.com) the state or Canadian province where initial licensure was obtained and from a state or province of CURRENT licensure (if different from initial state of licensure).
  • Verification of at least 320 hours of employment in a nursing capacity within the 24 months prior to application.

All applicants must take a Board approved refresher course if they have not practiced nursing for 320 hours within the past five years.

Foreign educated nurse should contact the Board of Nursing office regarding additional requirements.


Number of Licenses on December 31, 2015

916

Last updated January 2016.