Education Resources - click on the sections below to get more information
1. List of Wyoming Nursing Education Programs
2. Student CNA/CNA II / MA-C Information
Want to train as a CNA?
Click HERE for a List of Approved CNA Programs
Click HERE for a list of Approved CNA II and MA-C Courses
When training is completed, the CNA II / MA-C candidate will need to submit the completed application and fees, along with the certificate of completion to WSBN licensing through their Nurse Portal account.
Need information on CNA II or MA-C Scope of practice?
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
5. 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 email@example.com for Board review and consideration for approval.
6. Licensed Practical Nurse IV Certification
Click HERE for a List of WY LPN IV-C Courses
When training is completed, the LPN will need to submit the completed application and fees, along with the certificate of completion to WSBN licensing through their Nurse Portal account.
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)
10. 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.
Nebraska Drug Overdose Prevention Note - the Pain Management and Acute Pain modules have been reviewed and deemed to meet the renewal competency
PCSS - Webinars Most (not all) have CEUs available
11. Funding and Scholarship Opportunities
Newly enrolled students in a healthcare career pathway may be eligible for up to $10,000 toward the cost of completing a qualified healthcare program within a 2-year time frame. Click on WyHealthTrain for more information.
The Wyoming Investment in Nursing program provides funds for students who are accepted into graduate nursing programs at a university or an undergraduate program at the University of Wyoming or one of the Wyoming community colleges. Click on WyIN for more information.