Alaska statutes prohibit unlicensed practice. Specifically, AS 08.68.360 states that the practice of professional or practical nursing for compensation by a person who is not licensed, or whose license is suspended, or revoked, or expired, is declared to be inimical to the public welfare and to constitute a public nuisance.
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Note: Be sure to choose the “Renew a Professional License Online” option on the online renewal web page.
Copies of your renewed license will not be sent out. License renewals can be verified in the Professional License Search. Enter your last name and NUR for the Board. You can also print the Confirmation/Receipt online renewal web page.
If you prefer to submit a paper renewal application, you can download the application using the links below. Please note: processing time for paper applications is three to four weeks.
LPN renewals end on September 30, 2014. If you do not renew your license in time, you will need to submit a LPN Reinstatement form. Do not let your license lapse. Reinstatement costs time and money.
Application by Examination
Application by examination is applicable if you have completed an approved nursing program and have not yet taken/passed the NCLEX.
Application by Endorsement
Application by endorsement is applicable for individuals currently licensed in another U.S. state or territory and some Canadian nurses licensed before 1992.
Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
Graduates of a foreign nursing school outside of the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec) must complete the credential evaluation from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS). Find more information about requirements for foreign graduates at the CGFNS website.