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Applicant Information

Refresher Course Information

A refresher course is needed when applicants for endorsement or reinstatement do not have qualifying work experience.

If you have not practiced nursing 320 hours within the five years before submitting a reinstatement or an endorsement application, the board requires that you complete a board-approved refresher course as required by AS 08.68.200(b)(2) or AS 08.68.251(1) or meet the continued competency requirements as listed in 12 AAC 44.600-660.

NOTE: You must receive prior approval from the Alaska Board of Nursing if you intend to take a refresher course from an institution other than the ones referenced below. The Board has approved the following refresher courses:

RN Refresher Courses:


  • Casper College RN Refresher Course
    Casper College
    125 College Dr.
    Casper, WY 82601
    307-268-2085
    Attn: Ann Dalton
    Email: ADalton@caspercollege.edu
  • PHES – Professional Healthcare Education Service
    Director of Nursing Refresher Program
    3727 Greenbriar Dr. #403
    Stafford, TX 77477
    Phone: 281-313-7437 or 877-313-7437
    Email: phes@windstream.net
    Website: phesonline.com
    RN: Course RNF 401

LPN Refresher Courses:

  • South Dakota State University, College of Nursing
    Office of Continuing Nursing Education
    Box 2275, Wagner Hall 207
    Brookings, SD 57007-0098
    Phone: 605.688.5745 – or toll free 888. 216.9806 option #5
    Fax: 605.688.6679
    Email:  Linda.Lemmem@sdstate.edu
    Website: www.sdstate.edu/nurs

  • PHES – Professional Healthcare Education Service
    Director of Nursing Refresher Program
    3727 Greenbriar Dr. #403
    Stafford, TX 77477
    Phone: 281-313-7437 or 877-313-7437
    Email: phes@windstream.net
    Website: phesonline.com

NOTE: You must receive prior approval from the Alaska Board of Nursing if you intend to take a refresher course from an institution other than the ones referenced above.