Alaska LPN to RN/BSN Programs
The beautiful state of Alaska no longer offers a campus-based LPN to BSN program. Those wanting more responsibility, higher pay, and a choice of exciting specialties will enjoy the rewards of becoming a BSN-educated RN. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that RNs in the state earn, on average, $32,690 more annually than LPNs do, making the bridge program a worthwhile investment. Unfortunately, the only option is to focus on self-paced at home study as advertised below.
Alaska LPN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area
The table below compares the annual salary of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to a registered nurse (RN), along with the percent increase that can be expected. The data was obtained from the BLS for LPNs and RNs in Alaska.
|City/Area||Avg LPN Salary||Avg RN Salary||% Diff|
|Anchorage - AK||$53,950||$88,990||64.9%|
|Fairbanks - AK||$54,530||$94,480||73.3%|
Table data taken from BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm