Below are the primary license renewal and continuing education requirements for nurses licensed in Alaska. Please visit the Alaska Board of Nursing CE page for more information on continuing education requirements.
RN/LPN/APRN: 2 of the following are required every 2 years:
- 30 contact hours;
- 320 hours documents nursing employment;
- 30 hours in professional activities or volunteer work
APRNs with prescriptive authority are required 12 contact hours in advanced pharmacology, 12 contact hours in clinical management of patients, which may be counted as part of the 30 contact hours.
In addition, to renew a valid federal DEA registration number 2 hours in pain management and opioid use and addiction, are required.
Steps to renew your Alaska nursing license
- Verify the status of your license
Visit the Verification page to confirm your license. The license period is for two years based upon the renewal cycle of the license.
- Complete your Alaska nursing continuing education requirements before your license expires
You can complete your nursing CEUs online, on your schedule, and 100% free with Incredible Health.
- Go to the Alaska Board of Nursing to enter your renewal application
Visit the Alaska Board of Nursing’s Renewal Information page for information.
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Alaska Board of Nursing
Phone: (907) 269-8161
Fax: (907) 269-8156
Robert B. Atwood Building
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567
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