Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
  • Organisation
    Alaska Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    550 West Seventh Avenue, Suite 1500
    Alaska 99501-3567

    Location Address
    550 West Seventh Avenue, Suite 1500
    Alaska 99501-3567

  • Phone
    +1 907 269 8161
  • Fax
    +1 907 269 8196
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Nancy Sander PhD, RN
    Executive Administrator
  • Regulatory Body

    The Mission of the Alaska Board of Nursing is to actively promote and protect the health of the citizens of Alaska through the safe and effective practice of nursing as defined by law.  The board adopts regulations to carry out the laws governing the practice of nursing and the work of nurse aides in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary action against people who violate the licensing laws. (accessed on 22.04.2009)

  • Health System

    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United Statesin 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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