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.