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Alaska Board of Nursing

Attention: The division is recruiting for multiple positions across the state to fill vacancies in important roles. Most positions are telework-capable and could work outside our home office locations. Click here to review job descriptions and apply. Check back often as new recruitments are added. Questions? Send us an email.

Due to a significant increase in license applications and increased staff vacancies, we are currently unable to return phone calls and emails. Please submit your request to License@Alaska.Gov, and you will receive a response from a member of our customer service team as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to process all applications.

Discontinuation of Emergency Courtesy Licenses & Certificates

On May 4, 2022 the Board of Nursing determined the urgent situation necessitating the Emergency Courtesy Licenses & Certificates (ECLs & ECCs) no longer exists. In light of this determination, the Board of Nursing will no longer issue ECLs or ECCs after May15th, 2022. For urgent situations that would result in a facility shutdown if licensing is delayed, employers can submit an expedited review form (PDF).

Public Notice:

Notice of Adoption of Emergency Regulations

The Board of Nursing proposes to make permanent regulation changes made by emergency regulation regarding license by endorsement and temporary permits requirements.

Written comments deadline: 4:30 p.m. on May 25, 2022

Public Notice:

Notice of Adoption of Emergency Regulations

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing proposes to update regulation changes made by emergency regulation regarding decreasing the nursing temporary permit fee to zero.

Written comments deadline: 4:30 p.m. on May 25, 2022

Due to multiple recent staff vacancies coupled with increased workloads, we are currently unable to return calls and emails within our normal processing times. Our primary focus is on reviewing and issuing licenses. If you have applied for licensure, please check the MY LICENSE online portal for real-time updates on the progress of your application. You can expect an update regarding the status of the initial application within 7-8 weeks. If you are then asked to provide additional documentation, it may take an additional 7-8 weeks to review. Answers to most other questions can be located using the links on the right-hand side of the page. If you are unable to find answers to your questions, please utilize the Customer Contact Form. Thank you for your patience while we attend to these priorities, and we will respond to your inquiry within seven business days.

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.

Customer Contact Form

Do you have questions about your professional license? Please fill out our Customer Contact Form for the fastest response.

Board of Nursing Discipline Database:

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

Board of Nursing Advisory Opinions and Policies:

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

Board of Nursing Listserv!

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