Education

Ask an Education related question HERE or email wsbn-pe-info@wyo.gov


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

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

  1. Click on the Practice link at the very top of this page

  2. Scroll down to the Advisory Opinions

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CNA Testing

Prometrics provides testing for WY CNA applicants. Contact them directly to schedule testing HERE.

Contact information for the WY CNA testing program (Prometric) is listed below. Prometrics has WY dedicated trained customer service representatives.

Phone: 800-742-8736

Email: WYCNA@prometric.com


CANDIDATES - Please ensure you are checking your email, including spam/junk folders, for communication regarding testing information.

Please note (as of 6/14/22): Prometrics is currently experiencing an increased volume of callers throughout the country due to “peak season” for nurse aide testing.

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

Wyoming Department of Education Application

Sample Cover Letter for Clinical Request

5. Nurse Refresher Courses

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-pe-info@wyo.gov for Board review and approval.

6. 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 .

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)

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