Nursing career has a bright future all across the United States. There is a demand for a number of nurses and medical assistants. Aging is a bitter truth of life. With aging, illness and many other medical problems are faced by a person in his/her lifespan. The only person you think of at that time is a medical assistant whether a doctor or at least a nurse.
AVTEC (Alaska Vocational Technical Center) in collaboration with the Nursing Board of the Alaska has started Certified Nurse Aide programs all across the Alaska. Every state in the US is taking steps to support and increase the number of graduates in Nursing Programs.
If you are compassionate and competent in the healthcare industry then you can lead your career to new heights as there are ample opportunities for Nursing Associates in the State. The eligibility criterion is different in every state for enrolment in nursing course. In Alaska you have to be:
Minimum 16 years of age
Hold a high school diploma (GED is also allowed or any equivalent degree)
Clear TABE testing in which u have to score a minimum of 579 at 10th grade level
Clear MATH TABE testing at 8th grade level with a minimum score of 552.
Pass an interview with the Allied Health Department Admissions Recruiter.
Clear a health check regarding various vaccinations
Able to lift a weight of at least 50lbs.
If you clear the eligibility criteria then you can get yourself enrolled in a training program in any of the 24 training programs across the Alaska State. The training period in Alaska comprises of a minimum of 230 hours of classroom, BLSP and clinical lab testing. The fee structure of the Alaska CNA program includes a training fee about $ 1500-2000 plus an examination fee of $ 339.
The salary of a Certified Nursing Associate in Alaska is also higher as compared to the salary in the other states. You can expect a minimum salary of $ 22000 yearly as a nursing associate. In Alaska you can find a number of schools in which you can get the training for Certified Nurse Aide program. Most of the training schools can be located near the Anchorage region. There are around 10 training schools in Anchorage region. There are schools present in other places also, here is the list of colleges in Alaska:
Central Peninsula General Hospital – Soldotna
Anchorage Training Programs
1. Native Medical Center
2. Native Tribal Health Consortium
3. Native Medical Center
4. Psychiatric Institute
5. Regional Hospital
6. VA Healthcare System and Regional Office
7. Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center
8. Mary Conrad Center
9. North Star Behavioral Health System
Cordova Community Medical Center – Cordova
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital – Fairbanks
Dillingham Training Programs.
1. Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation
2. Katakana Hospital
Sitka Training Programs
1. Sitka Community Hospital
2. Sitka Medical Center
3. Mount Edgecombe Hospital
Remember you need to renew your license in order to keep yourself registered in Nurse Aide Registry of Alaska.
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