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/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Anchorage - AK$53,950$88,99064.9%
Fairbanks - AK$54,530$94,48073.3%

Table data taken from BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm