Applicant Information

Refresher Course Information

A refresher course is needed when applicants for endorsement or reinstatement do not have qualifying work experience.

If you have not practiced nursing 320 hours within the five years before submitting a reinstatement or an endorsement application, the board requires that you complete a board-approved refresher course as required by AS 08.68.200(b)(2) or AS 08.68.251(1) or meet the continued competency requirements as listed in 12 AAC 44.600-660.

NOTE: You must receive prior approval from the Alaska Board of Nursing if you intend to take a refresher course from an institution other than the ones referenced below. The Board has approved the following refresher courses:

RN Refresher Courses:

  • South Dakota State University, College of Nursing

    Office of Continuing Nursing Education
    Box 2275, Wagner Hall 201
    Brookings, SD 57007-0098
    Phone: 605.688.5745 – or toll free 888. 216.9806 option #5
    Fax: 605.688.6679
    Email: Sandra.Malone@sdstate.edu
    Website: www.sdstate.edu/nurs

  • University of Delaware Online Refresher course

    Division of Professional and Continuing Studies
    University of Delaware
    217 John M. Clayton Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    Telephone: 302/831-7600
    Email: continuing-ed@UDel.edu
    Website: http://www.pcs.udel.edu/rnrefresher/index.html

  • Michigan State University College of Nursing – Online Refresher Course

    Telephone: 517-355-6525
    Email: nurse.ce@msu.edu

LPN Refresher Courses:

  • South Dakota State University, College of Nursing

    Office of Continuing Nursing Education
    Box 2275, Wagner Hall 207
    Brookings, SD 57007-0098
    Phone: 605.688.5745 – or toll free 888. 216.9806 option #5
    Fax: 605.688.6679
    Email:  Sandra.Malone@sdstate.edu
    Website: www.sdstate.edu/nurs
  • Innovative Academic Solutions

    150 McMullen Booth Road South, Suite E
    Clearwater, FL 33759
    Telephone: 1-800-479-2805 ext 1060
    Fax: (727) 725-8005
    Email: questions@ias-team.com
    Website: www.lpnrefresherscourse.com

NOTE: You must receive prior approval from the Alaska Board of Nursing if you intend to take a refresher course from an institution other than the ones referenced above.