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Applications and Forms

Processing Times

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 9-11 weeks. If you are then asked to provide additional documentation, it may take an additional 9-11 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.

LPN/RN Temporary Permit

The Board of Nursing has reduced the requirements for a temporary permit and may automatically issue a temporary permit once all required documents are received and reviewed. Initial reviews are occurring 7-8 weeks after an application is submitted. 

How the Registered Nurse Temporary Permit works:

  1. A nurse applies for License by Endorsement (Note: if the nurse previously held a license in Alaska, they do not follow this process and must complete an "Application for Reinstatement".)
  2. Upon completion of steps 1-5 on the application a temporary permit may be automatically issued:
    • Completed application form
    • Signed release of records
    • Receipt of verification of license in another jurisdiction, license fee, and fingerprint card
  3. The nurse can begin practice once a temporary permit is issued for up to six months while the permanent licensure application process is being completed.
  4. Temporary permits will be valid for six months and are nonrenewable.

Nursing License Notifications from e-Notify

Nursing License Holders

Take advantage of a quick, convenient and free way to keep up-to-date with your nursing licenses. You can receive licensure status updates, track license verifications for endorsement and manage multiple license expiration reminders. Keeping on top of your license can help you prevent any fraudulent licenses or certificates being issued in your name.

Register and complete your information using the link below. You must enter this survey as a nurse. Do not enter the survey as an institution. Every two years when you renew your license, you can review and update your information as needed here .

Institutions and Employers

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing offers a service that will notify you by email about license status changes (e.g., expirations) and disciplinary actions against RNs and LPNs that you employ. The information comes from NURSYS, a national database which receives its data from participating boards of nursing nationwide, including the Alaska Board of Nursing. For more information click here.





Fingerprint Information

Alternate Continuing Competency Forms