How to Apply
Licensing System and Nurse Portal
Applicants and Licensees are required to create a profile in the nurse portal to manage their initial and renewal applications; submit requests to Board staff; receive alerts/reminders from Board staff; and, check their license status online. All candidates must create profiles before submitting applications. Paper applications are no longer accepted and credit/debit card payments are the only form of payment accepted. Be prepared to upload required documents and print instructions.
All fees are non-refundable; no refunds will be given for incorrect submissions. Please make certain you are submitting the correct application type.
Nurse Licensure Compact
The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows a nurse (LPN/RN) to hold one multistate license to practice in their home state and other compact states. All initial Wyoming applications are vetted for a multistate license. Applicants must meet uniform licensure requirements (ULRs) to be issued a multistate license. Multistate licenses are issued by the primary state of residence (PSOR). If a nurse permanently relocates to another compact state, he/she must apply for a license in the new compact state. Visit National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) for more information and a map of current compact states.
Military Educated Applicants
Wyoming allows an individual who has graduated from an approved military course (listed in the NCSBN Analysis – Military) within the 5 yrs prior to application, to apply and sit for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) NCLEX . In addition to completing an application, the Military Verification form must be completed and submitted as part of the application process.
Foreign Educated Applicants
Foreign educated applicants must submit a Foreign Educated Application and meet the following criteria:
- Graduate from an international education program (approved by the authorized accrediting body in the applicable country and verified by an independent credential review agency). See Accepted Credentialing Agencies below.
- Successfully complete the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX –RN exam.
- Provide verification of nursing licensure status and/or authorization to practice, if applicable, from country of origin.
- Successfully pass an English proficiency exam that includes the components of reading, speaking, writing and listening (except for applicants from countries where English is the native language and the nursing program was taught in English and used English textbooks).
- Provide a copy of your social security card AND another form of lawful presence (driver's license, birth certificate, passport, or other items listed on the application.)
- Graduated from a foreign pre-licensure nursing education program within 5 years from date of application.
Accepted transcript credentialing agencies:
- CGFNS course-by-course evaluation (Commission for Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools); or
- CGFNS certificate program (CES); or
- ERES (Education Records Evaluation Service); or
- IERF (International Education Research Foundation, Inc); or
- Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
If a foreign educated nurse is currently licensed in the US, he/she will submit an Endorsement Application instead of the Foreign Educated Application.