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Opportunities, challenges, and rewards await you in Alaska!

Want to apply for a position with the State of Alaska?

Great Land. Great People. Great Jobs!

Workplace Alaska is the on-line recruitment and application system for positions with the State of Alaska. Public Health Nursing positions are posted on Workplace Alaska when they are open for recruitment and accepting applications. Details on position descriptions, minimum and desirable qualifications, salary levels, and job requirements are included in each position posting. To check on positions available, click on job postings. Develop your own applicant profile to be submitted for each job you want to consider and for which you are qualified.


State of Alaska Benefits for Employees

The State of Alaska offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 11 paid holidays annually, 15 to 30 days personal leave per year depending on years of service, 2 retirement plans (PERS and Supplemental Benefits Annuities in lieu of Social Security contributions) and other optional benefits.

Need an Alaska Nursing License?

Alaska State Board of Nursing

An Alaska Registered Nurse license is required to work as a nurse in Alaska. The State of Alaska is NOT a part of the interstate compact for nursing licensure. Applications and information required for becoming licensed in Alaska are available online.

Ready to move to the Great Land?

Relocating to Alaska

If you are considering coming to Alaska for employment, Finding Work in Alaska will offer useful information on area cost of living, housing, community information and considerations if you are moving from the Lower 48 to Alaska or to another community within Alaska. The site is compiled and maintained by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Learn about Alaska Communities

Community Profiles and Local Government Information

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development webpage offers community profiles and specific local government information on sites throughout Alaska.

Loan Repayment

State of Alaska Public Health Nursing does not offer loan repayment at this time.

Work Visas

State of Alaska Public Health Nursing does not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Professional Organizations

Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA)

The Alaska Nurses Association is the a Constituent Member Association of the American Nurses Association and the United American Nurses. Membership is open to all Registered Nurses. AaNA is active in legislation affecting nursing, in professional practice issues, and in the economic and general welfare of nurses in the state.

Alaska Public Health Association (ALPHA)

The Alaska Public Health Association promotes the advancement of public health to improve health and quality of life for all Alaskans. To this end, ALPHA will exercise leadership with public health professionals and the general public in developing sound health policy, reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes for Alaskans.

University opportunities for ongoing education

University of Alaska-Anchorage (UAA) School of Nursing

The University of Alaska has a School of Nursing that provides nursing education for the following nursing degrees: AAS, BS, and MS. Located in Anchorage, Alaska, the University offers AAS opportunities in 10 other sites (Fairbanks, Kodiak, Bethel, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kenai, Sitka, Homer, Kotzebue, and Mat-Su/Wasilla), an on-line RN to BSN program and many distance delivered courses toward advanced degrees.

Masters in Public Health

The University of Alaska Department of Health Sciences offers a Masters of Public Health in Public Health Practice, which combines on-line instruction with telecommunications distance delivery, and one face-to-face session in Anchorage.

Page updated September 11, 2015