Is there a demand for international nurses in Alaska.

  1. Hi there.

    I am a registered nurse from New Zealand who is very interested in working up in Alaska. My partner is American and spends a good part of each year in Alaska. I am struggling to find information regarding what steps I need to take to work in Alaska. Does anybody know how I would go about gaining entry to work in the US, namely Alaska? Are there agency's to go through?

    Any information would be much appreciated.

    Kind regards,

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  3. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Are you licensed as a registered nurse in Alaska? That would be the first step. The process is outlined on the Alaska board of nursing website, you would be searching for licensing as an RN by examination as an internationally educated nurse.
  4. by   kittyvenven
    You will have to go through CGFNS. Try this link. Follow the steps.

    Credentials Evaluation Service Professional Report® | CGFNS International | Global Credibility

    You will need to send requests to your nursing school for your transcript to be sent to CGFNS. It's not a long process if all goes well. You will need to complete a verification form from the Alaska board of nursing site as well for your school to complete.