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Alaska Board of Nursing

NLC Town Hall Meeting

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On behalf of the Alaska Board of Nursing and the NLC Commission.
RSVP By January 17, 2020.

Meeting Flier

NLC Questions? Visit our informational Nurse Licensure Compact Webpage for a brief overview and additional resources.

Electronic Requests for License Verification

NOTE: This feature is for individuals who have registered with MY LICENSE and wish to pay the filing fee online with a credit card payment .

If you are not registered with MY LICENSE and would like information on how to register, please contact BoardofNursing@alaska.gov

  1. Submit Your Request
    • Send your Request for License Verification to: BoardofNursing@alaska.gov
    • Put the program along with your first and last name in the subject line.
    • The following information must be provided in the body of your email:
      • NAME: The name used when your professional license was last issued or renewed.
      • LICENSE NUMBER: Your professional license number.
      • SEND TO: Provide both the Board and/or Agency name along with a complete mailing address.
  2. Payment of Fees
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page.
    • A “Make a Payment” link will be available within your license details page under “Actions”.
    • A $20 filing fee is required for each verification of license.
  3. Completed Request
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page when the request is completed.
    • Please allow up to 10 business days for processing after submitting your payment.

If you prefer to submit a check or money order, you may mail in the Request License Verification form.


Alaska Board of Nursing Mission

The mission of the Alaska Board of Nursing is to actively promote and protect the health of the citizens of Alaska through the safe and effective practice of nursing as defined by law.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out the laws governing the practice of Nursing and the work of Nurse Aides in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary action against people who violate the licensing laws.

The Board meets four times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting.

We encourage you to review and use the various options presented on this website.


NEW Online application

The Alaska Board of Nursing is pleased to offer a new online application process for Registered Nurses applying by Endorsement. The application may be filed through your MyAlaska account, and is submitted directly to staff. As your application is processed, you will be able to see real time updates as documents are received and reviewed by staff. You will also have the ability to upload some of the required documents. Online applications will be launched for other license types as soon as they are available.

Please review the instructions for filing an Initial Application online via MY LICENSE.


New Requirements in Effect as of July 1, 2018

  • If you hold a current DEA registration, 2 hours of education in pain management and opioid use and addiction in the two year renewal period is required. These must be submitted to the division to renew your license.
  • If you are applying for or hold a DEA registration, you must register for the PDMP after receiving your DEA number.

Important Notice Regarding Telemedicine:

Following SB74, businesses engaged in the practice of telemedicine are required to register for placement on the Telemedicine Business Registry (TBR) through the Professional Licensing Section. Please click HERE to access the application and additional information regarding the registry. Please note that the application is for businesses rather than individual licensees to register; if you have any questions regarding scope of practice requirements or limitations regarding telemedicine, please contact the program’s Occupational Licensing Examiner.


Important PDMP Fee Notice

The division reviewed all public comments relating to the proposed fees for the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). Originally proposed at $50.00 for initial registration and renewal, the fee amounts have since been reassessed and reduced. Effective April 22, 2018 and required by 12 AAC 02.107, a $25.00 initial and $25.00 renewal registration fee will be required by all pharmacists who dispense and practitioners who prescribes, administers, or directly dispenses a schedule II – IV controlled substance before initial or continued access to the database is granted. Submission of PDMP registration fees will be integrated into the license renewal process; no PDMP fees are due from existing users prior to April 22, 2018. Please click here for PDMP fee FAQs and click here to review the regulation filing notification .

Proposed Regulations FAQs: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Controlled Substance Prescription Database Registration Fees

PDMP Registration Requirements for Prescribers and Pharmacists

Comprehensive Guide to PDMP Requirements and Effective Dates

PDMP Web Page: Register | Sign In | Submit Data | Find Information

Joint Committee on Prescriptive Guidelines Report to Alaska State Legislature

Learn more about reducing addiction at: Opioids.Alaska.Gov

Board of Nursing Discipline Database

The Board of Nursing Disciplinary Actions are now available to view online


Board of Nursing Advisory Opinions

The Board of Nursing Advisory Opinions are now available to view online


Questions about interpreting regulations or practice?

Contact the Board of Nursing


Board of Nursing Listserv Now Available

Subscribe to the Alaska Board of Nursing electronic mailing list and receive:

  • meeting agendas
  • meeting minutes
  • position statements
  • notice of regulation changes

You may cancel your subscription at any time. You are subscribing to a group email for informal communications from the Board of Nursing.