Education

The WSBN has established rules as the regulatory agency enforcing the Nurse Practice Act of Wyoming (NPA) under §33-21-122(c)(i). 

Post-Licensure: Out-of-State Nursing Education Programs APRN/ DNP / MSN/ RN to BSN

Post-Licensure Distance Education Requirements


Wyoming Requirements as a Host State Per Chapter 6 Rules


All programs shall document current registration with the Wyoming Department of Education or National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) approval.


Post Licensure:

Post Licensure programs are not required to have Board approval but shall:


*For WY licensure APRN must graduate from a nationally accredited graduate or postgraduate level advanced practice nurse education program.


Additional resources: Wyoming’s Nurse Practice Act and Chapter 6 Standards for Nursing Education Programs Administrative Rules 

Out-of-State Program Resources Click to download documents

Sample Cover Letter for Clinical Request

Approval of Prelicensure: Out-of-State Nursing Education Programs LPN/RN

Prelicensure Distance Education Requirements


Wyoming Requirements as a Host State Per Chapter 6 Rules


All programs shall document current registration with the Wyoming Department of Education or National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) approval.


Pre Licensure:

Pre Licensure programs seeking permission to either use a Wyoming clinical facility for a portion of a class or to place an individual student for a precepted experience shall utilize our Sample Cover Letter for requests and submit the following:


*For WY licensure LPN/RN must graduate from a board-approved pre-licensure education program.


Additional resources: Wyoming’s Nurse Practice Act and Chapter 6 Standards for Nursing Education Programs Administrative Rules


Out-of-State Program Resources Click to download documents

Sample Cover Letter for Clinical Request


Education Resources - click on the sections below to get more information

1. List of Wyoming Nursing Education Programs

Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

307-766-6569

307-766-4294 fax

www.uwyo.edu

BSN

MSN

DNP


Casper College

Casper, WY 

307-268-2717

307-268-2087 fax

www.caspercollege.edu

ADN

LPN Certificate

CNA Certificate

Refresher Courses

IV Therapy

 

Central Wyoming College

Riverton, WY 

307-855-2226

307-855-2099 fax

www.cwc.edu

ADN

LPN Certificate

CNA Certificate


Eastern Wyoming College

Torrington, WY 

307.534.2999 

https://ewc.wy.edu/academic-services/majors/nursing/

ADN


Laramie County Community College

Cheyenne, WY 

www.lccc.wy.edu/programs/nursing

307-778-1133

307-778-4386 fax

ADN

LPN Certificate

CNA Certificate


Northern Wyoming Community College District

Gillette, WY 

307-686-0254 x1204

307-686-0339 fax

 

Sheridan, WY 

307-674-6446 x3301

307-674-3352 fax

www.sheridan.edu/academics/program/nursing

ADN

LPN Certificate

CNA Certificate


Northwest College 

Powell, WY 

Tel: 307-754-6484

307-754-6484 fax

www.nwc.edu

ADN

LPN Certificate

CNA Certificate


Western Wyoming Community College

Rock Springs, WY 

307-382-1801

307-382-7665 fax

www.westernwyoming.edu/academics/nursing

ADN

LPN Certificate

CNA Certificate

2. Student CNA/CNA II / MA-C Information

Want to train as a CNA? 

Click HERE for a List of Approved CNA Programs

 The Wyoming Department of Health oversees CNA education programs.

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CNA Testing

The Wyoming Nurse Aide testing services will be available on Headmaster’s website located at D&S – Headmaster -  https://www.hdmaster.com


Virtual knowledge testing is available for CNA candidates. Please visit Welcome | WY TMU (tmutest.com) for more information. 

Please contact Headmaster directly at (800) 393-8664 with any questions.

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Click HERE for a list of Approved CNA II and MA-C Courses

Need information on CNA II or MA-C Scope of practice? 


3. Nurse Refresher Courses

Click HERE for a List of Approved Nurse Refresher Courses as of August 9, 2022

Per Chapter 2, Section 13(d)(ii)(A) RN/LPN/VN "successfully complete a refresher course or the equivalent accepted by the Board".  

If the refresher course you are interested in is not listed, please email wsbn.practice@wyo.gov for Board review and consideration for approval.

4. Licensed Practical Nurse IV Certification

Click HERE for a List of WY LPN IV-C Courses

For the most current information regarding LPN Certification Courses at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, please contact Clinical Education at (307) 996-4736 .

6. RESOURCES - NCLEX

7. 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:

8. Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Resources

The Administrative Rules and Regulations for the WSBN (Ch 2, section 13) require each APRN to document three (3) hours of continuing education related to the responsible prescribing of controlled substances or treatment of substance abuse disorders (c)(ii). 

At the time of renewal, the APRN must upload proof of completion of courses specific to this requirement. 

The resources below have been reviewed and meet the requirements for this competency. This list is not complete. 

The title of the CE activity must be specific to prescribing controlled substances or treatment of substance use disorders to meet this requirement. If attending a conference, the APRN should keep a copy of the conference agenda that specifies courses that will be used to meet this competency.

Free CEUs

Applying CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids 

Pain Management and Opioids-CME for Medical Professionals

Harvard Medical School-Understanding Addiction

Drug Diversion Training

ICRS - Understanding Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

ICRS - Nurse Manager Guidelines for Substance Use Disorder

National Institute on Drug Abuse Opioid CMEs

Nebraska Drug Overdose Prevention Note - the Pain Management and Acute Pain modules have been reviewed and deemed to meet the renewal competency 

Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances

PCSS - SUD 101

PCSS - Webinars Most (not all) have CEUs available

9. Funding and Scholarship Opportunities

WyHealthTrain

WY Investment in Nursing (WyIN)

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