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Alaska AK | CNA Certification Training Programs

Depending on your goals and qualifications to meet the CNA requirements in Alaska, AK you may want to answer a few basic questions before you proceed on the right education path. 

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Certified Nursing Assistant in Alaska

Opportunities for CNA jobs in Alaska abound primarily in Anchorage but also throughout the state and salaries for CNA’s in Alaska are generally high compared to many other states with entry level CNA’s earning upwards of $24000 per year (according to plus benefits such as health insurance and retirement plans. From home care to hospital positions demand for Certified Nursing Assistants is high and there are many financial assistance and funding opportunities for training.

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Alaska CNA Training

Training to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Alaska typically consists of 160 hours of study typically split between the classroom and onsite work experience in labs and clinics. A minimum of 60 hours of classroom study and 80 hours of supervised clinical experience is required by the state to become a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant or Nurse Aide. To enter a CNA program in Alaska a high school degree is not necessary but a GED or ABLE test is. University programs typically include over 200 hours of training and cost around $1500-2000.

CNA License in Alaska

Certified Nursing Assistant licenses in Alaska are governed by the Alaska Board of Nursing and cost $339 to take the exam when all is said and done which is often included in training programs. Licenses must be renewed every two years on even numbered years and 12 hours of continuing education in the first two years with 24 hours of continuing education in subsequent years. Additionally a minimum of 160 hours of paid employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant is required in order to renew a CNA license in Alaska.

Alaska CNA Colleges and Universities

The State of Alaska maintains an up to date database of state approved Nurse Aide programs that can be viewed here. There are currently 24 schools to choose from ranging from University programs to hospitals and private academies throughout Alaska

Alaska Hospitals with CNA Nursing Programs

            3rd Medical Group - Elmendorf Air Force Base
            354th Medical Group - Eielson Air Force Base

            Native Medical Center - Anchorage
            Native Tribal Health Consortium - Anchorage
            Native Medical Center - Anchorage
            Psychiatric Institute - Anchorage
            Regional Hospital - Anchorage
            VA Healthcare System and Regional Office - Anchorage
            Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center - Anchorage

            Banner Health

Denali Center - Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star Borough
            Fairbanks Memorial Hospital - Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star Borough
            Bartlett Regional Hospital - Juneau
            Bassett Army Community Hospital - Fort Wainwright
            Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation - Dillingham
            Kanakanak Hospital - Dillingham

            Central Peninsula General Hospital - Soldotna
            Cordova Community Medical Center - Cordova


Denali Center - Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star Borough


            Fairbanks Memorial Hospital - Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star Borough




            Juneau Recovery Hospital - Juneau

            Kanakanak Hospital - Dillingham
            Ketchikan General Hospital - Ketchikan


            Maniilaq Health Center - Kotzebue
            Mary Conrad Center - Anchorage
            Mount Edgecumbe Hospital - Sitka

            North Star Behavioral Health System - Anchorage
            Norton Sound Health Corporation - Nome


            Ketchikan General Hospital - Ketchikan
            Petersburg Medical Center - Petersburg
            Providence - Providence Health System
            Providence   Medical Center - Anchorage
            Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center - Kodiak Island
            Providence Seward Medical Center - Seward



            Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital - Barrow
            Sitka Community Hospital - Sitka
            Sitka Medical Center - Sitka
            Southeast Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC)
            Mount Edgecumbe Hospital - Sitka
            Provider of health services for the Tlingit Haida Tsimpshean and other native people of Southeast .
            South Peninsula Hospital - Homer


            Universal Health Services
            North Star Behavioral Health System - Anchorage

            Valdez Regional Health Authority - Valdez
            Valley Hospital Association Inc -  Palmer

            Wildflower Court - Juneau
            Wrangell Medical Center - Wrangell


            Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation - Bethel Alaska CNA Nursing Programs