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E-Commerce Applications Outage

To accommodate the deployment of a new system, the Department of Commerce Community and Economic Development is scheduling an outage for all e-Commerce applications from November 30 at 5PM until December 1 at 7AM

Offices Closed to Public

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development offices are closed to the public at this time. We are still open for business and encourage you to contact us via phone or email.

Board of Nursing

FAQ


Certified Nurse Aide

How do I get information to start a nurse aide program?

Licensed Practical Nurse

What is the nurse to patient ratio in a hospital or long-term care setting? What is the LPN scope of practice in Alaska? Can an LPN work independently as a school nurse? How would I decide if something is in my scope of practice?

Registered Nurse

Where can I find advisory opinions from the Board of Nursing? I work as a telephonic nurse. Am I required to have an Alaska nursing license? Is it within the scope of practice of the RN to administer and monitor anesthetic medications? Does a graduate nurse with a temporary nursing license need supervision by another nurse? I am a licensed nurse and suspect a caregiver of abusing a patient. How do I file a complaint? What is the nurse to patient ratio in a hospital or long-term care setting? Does a School Nurse have a specific scope of practice? What is the Alaska Board of Nursing’s definition of abandonment in the workplace? How would I decide if something is in my scope of practice?

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

What is the scope of practice for an Advanced Practice Registered (APRN) in Alaska? Where do I find the regulation? How would I decide if something is in my scope of practice? Where do I find information on the PDMP?

Education Programs

What is Alaska’s professional licensure requirements related to education? GRADUATE PROGRAMS - Offered by distance education UNDERGRADUATE NURSING PROGRAMS - RN to BS UNDERGRADUATE NURSING PROGRAMS - AAS to BS