Education Resources - click on the sections below to get more information
1. List of Wyoming Nursing Education Programs
3. Approval of Prelicensure: Out-of-State Nursing Education Programs LPN/RN
Per the Administrative Rules of the WSBN, Ch 2, the RN/LPN applicant must "Graduate from a licensing board-approved RN or LPN/VN pre-licensure nursing education program" Sect 3, (b)(i). This means the WSBN will recognize graduates of out-of-state prelicensure programs so long as they are approved by another board of nursing (or similar entity). It is recommended that individuals review the program's NCLEX scores and research the approval and accreditation status and credibility of any nursing education program before enrolling. Applicants may also want to check with the board of nursing in the state where the program is located to see if there are any complaints about a program - as well as a general search online to see what others may say about the program.
Pre-licensure distance education programs seeking to operate or offer clinical placement within Wyoming must seek approval by the Board. All programs must meet all nursing educational standards defined in the WSBN Administrative Rules, Chapter 6.
4. Post-Licensure: Out-of-State Nursing Education Programs APRN/MSN/DNP
Individuals seeking licensure as an APRN should verify the program meets the criteria outlined in the WSBN Administrative Rules Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and Chapter 6. It is recommended individuals research the approval and accreditation status and credibility of any education program before enrolling.
The Wyoming State Board of Nursing does not have a formal approval process for post-license online distance education programs. However, educational programs wishing to provide clinical experiences in Wyoming must notify the WSBN in writing when a student will be completing a clinical experience in Wyoming. Please refer to the Sample Cover Letter for Clinical Request below.
Out-of-State Program Resources Click to download documents
6. Licensed Practical Nurse IV Certification
Click HERE for a List of WY LPN IV-C Courses
Need information on LPN-IV Scope of practice?
Click on the Practice link at the very top of this page
Scroll down to the Advisory Opinions
For the most current information regarding LPN Certification Courses at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, please contact Clinical Education at (307)996-4736 .
7. RESOURCES - WY Faculty Nursing / CNA / CNA II / Home Health Aides
9. Continuing Education (CEU)
The WSBN does not offer approval of educational programs. Wyoming is willing to accept courses approved by continuing nursing education (CNE) approved for nursing contact hours by an accredited provider or approver of nursing continuing education such as a board of nursing
Other types of accepted continuing education:
Continuing medical education (CME) approved for CME hours;
Sponsored by organizations, agencies, or educational institutions accredited or approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), or the Commission on Dietetic Registration;
Professional organization (some examples include):
American Nurses Association (ANA)
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH)
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP)