CNA Programs in Alaska

A list of popular CNA programs in Alaska, including information on CNA career outlook in AK, average salary, and more.
CNA Programs in Alaska

Are you looking for a career that is in high demand and offers a comfortable starting salary in Alaska? If so, a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) may be a perfect fit for you.

Requirements to Become a CNA in Alaska

For you to become a CNA in Alaska, you must complete a training program approved by the Alaska Board of Nursing. In Alaska, your training must be comprised of at least 60 hours of lectures and 80 hours of clinical work.

Upon completion of your training, you will need to sit for and pass your state's CNA exam. Passing this exam places your name on Alaska's Nurse Aide Registry and allows you to seek employment as a CNA in the state.

When registering for your CNA exam, you will need to submit to a background check, tuberculosis screening, and any necessary vaccinations.

State-Approved CNA Programs in Alaska

Of course, the first thing you need to do is locate an accredited school that offers a state-approved CNA program. Let us help you with that, so here are some of the best CNA schools in Alaska:

  1. University of Alaska Anchorage

    3211 Providence Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508 (907) 786-1800
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks

    201 Akiak Dr, Bethel, AK 99559 (907) 543-4500
  3. University of Alaska Fairbanks Community & Technical College

    604 Barnette St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 455-2876
  4. Kenai Peninsula College

    533 E Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603 (907) 235-7743
  5. University of Alaska Southeast

    11066 Auke Lake Way, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 796-6100
  6. University of Alaska Southeast

    2600 7th Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901 (907) 225-6177
  7. Kodiak College

    117 Benny Benson Dr, Kodiak, AK 99615 (907) 486-4161
  8. Alaska Job Corps Center

    800 Lynn Martin Dr, Palmer, AK 99645 (907) 861-8800
  9. Matanuska-Susitna College

    8295 College Dr, Palmer, AK 99645 (907) 745-9774
  10. University of Alaska Southeast

    1332 Seward Ave, Sitka, AK 99835 (907) 747-7700
  11. Kenai Peninsula College

    156 College Rd, Soldotna, AK 99669 (907) 262-0300

CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Alaska

There is a great need for CNAs in Alaska. Overall employment of CNAs in this state is projected to grow 8.1% from 2018 to 2028. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual mean wage for the professionals in the state is $44,420.

Take a look at the CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Alaska below to get a detailed picture.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Anchorage, AK1,030$20.5$40,910

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

Alaska Nurse Aide Registry

If you have any questions about CNA programs or certification in Alaska, you can contact the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, Division of Corporations, Business & Professional Licensing at:

Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business & Professional Licensing

550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1500, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8169
Fax: (907) 269-8196

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