Alaska Sub-Speciality Nursing Consortium

Welcome to the Alaska Sub-Specialty Nursing Consortium.  The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) and some of its member hospitals have come together to recruit and train nurses in Alaska for much-needed roles in specialty fields.

Launching with our first chosen field, the Alaska Perioperative Nursing Consortium was formed in 2011.  The first student cohort for APNC started their classes in January 2012 and graduated in June 2012.  Many of these graduates are now successfully practicing at their respective hospitals.  Our goal is to broaden our training programs to encompass other sub-specialties with a severe need for trained personnel in our hospitals.  Fully staffed departments with well-trained professionals will ensure excellent patient care for which we strive in Alaska’s hospitals.

Perioperative Training

Perioperative Fellowship Overview

Future training dates

  • February 24, 2020
  • July 13, 2020
  • October 19, 2020

Perinatal Training

Perinatal Training Materials – user password required

Gero Nurse Prep Training

Gero Nurse Prep is an online training course designed to prepare RNs who care for elders to attain board certification in Gerontological Nursing (RN-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This course equips RNs with a broad array of clinical knowledge, skills and competencies that are tested on the ANCC certification exam and essential for quality gerontological nursing practice and leadership of elder care teams.