Announcements

NURSE & NURSING ASSISTANT STAFFING EMERGENCY AND TEMPORARY RELIEF

Executive Order 2022-02 is allowing nursing and nursing assistants licensed in other jurisdictions to temporarily practice in Wyoming. This executive order is in place March 14, 2022 and effective for 60 days (expiring 5/13/2022). Click here to read the Governor's Executive Order.

As of Friday, May 13, 2022 any individual working in Wyoming must have appropriate licensure.

If you have questions regarding your license, please send a message through your Nurse Portal or email wsbn-info-licensing@wyo.gov.

If you have questions, concerns or need further clarification, please contact Rachael Settles at wsbn-pe-info@wyo.gov.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • I am currently licensed in Wyoming, how does this affect me?

    • If you are currently licensed in Wyoming, there is no action necessary on your part.

  • When will my license expire?

    • All licenses will expire on December 31, 2022. The renewal period will be October 1 through December 31, 2022.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT 4.29.2022

WSBN has received reports of fraudulent calls to licensees regarding action on their licenses. If you have any questions regarding your license, please contact our licensing department directly at (307)777-7601 or email at wsbn-info-licensing@wyo.gov.

COVID19 Emergency Declaration: The Governor intends to lift the public health emergency declaration effective March 14, 2022. As a result, the COVID-19-specific emergency licensure requirements and the Advisory Opinions related to COVID-19 are expiring.

Any person working in Wyoming during the Governor’s declared state of emergency (between 3/13/2020 and 3/14/2022) under the rules applying during that emergency who intends to remain working in Wyoming is required to obtain a license.

Nothing about the Governor allowing the emergency to expire affects CMS's waiver of direct care worker qualifications.

Please visit our website at wsbn.wyo.gov and click on “Apply for License” to begin the licensing process. We estimate it will take 30-45 days for licensure once all required documents are received.

If you have any questions, concerns or need further clarification, please contact Rachael Settles at wsbn-pe-info@wyo.gov.

Click here to read the press release.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • I am currently licensed in Wyoming, how does this affect me?

    • If you are currently licensed in Wyoming, there is no action necessary on your part.

  • Can healthcare workers currently practicing in Wyoming with a license from another state continue to practice while they go through the process to obtain a license?

    • If a CNA/LPN/RN/APRN is licensed in another state, but practicing in Wyoming without a Wyoming license, they need to apply for licensure. There is a 60-day transition period.

  • Is there a discount on the licensing fee?

    • No

  • How long will it take to get licensed?

    • It is estimated to take 30-45 days, once all documents are received.

  • When will my license expire?

    • All licenses will expire on December 31, 2022. The renewal period will be October 1 through December 31, 2022.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: WSBN has received reports of fraudulent activity on consumer credit cards under the department's name. PLEASE DO NOT CALL US TO REPORT THESE CHARGES. Instead, contact your bank or credit card company directly. These charges were not made by the WSBN. Our Payment Processing vendor is aware of the activity and working to resolve the issue.

PAYMENT CANCELLATIONS OR FAILURES:

Applicants experiencing payment difficulties in the WSBN portal should contact Lisa Hastings by phone at 307.777.7616 or by email at lisa.hastings1@wyo.gov.