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.
Are you interested in finding out more information regarding the LPN to RN educational pathway? Learn more about taking and passing the NCLEX-RN examination. Also, visit Alaska Board of Nursing's website for information on licensing and available organizations and associations for registered nurses in the state.
Alaska LPN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area
Salary Comparison Tool
This tool will allow you to easily search and compare the average salaries of nurses for many cities and locations across the U.S. You can search by city and state. Salary data is provided through the BLS.
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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.
On average an RN in Alaska earns $57,563, which is 20% more than the national average for registered nurses ($48,109).
|City/Area||Avg LPN Salary||Avg RN Salary||% Diff|
|Anchorage - AK||$58,490||$88,170||50.7%|
|Fairbanks - AK||$54,320||$83,950||54.5%|
Table data taken from 2018 BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm