Wyoming is a pretty big state, but a lot of that is wide open space dominated by farms and ranches. As a result, there aren’t very many nursing schools in the whole state – only around seven nursing schools in Wyoming in total.

This means that Wyoming is facing some serious challenges when it comes to graduating enough nursing students to fill all of the positions available in the state’s many hospitals, private practices, nursing homes, and other businesses that need qualified nurses.

Wyoming also has relatively few urban areas when compared to other states, and these urban areas tend to attract the most new nurses. This is tough on Wyoming’s medical facilities in rural areas, but it also means that nurses can pretty much take their pick from Wyoming’s many available nursing jobs.

Outlook for Nursing in Wyoming

Large hospitals in Wyoming often offer sign-on bonuses, tuition reimbursement programs, and other incentives to bait nurses into working for them. Fortunately, there are other financial aid, loan repayment, and scholarship programs available for nurses that want to avoid the stress of working in a hectic city hospital, for example The Wyoming Healthcare Provider Loan Repayment Program, designed to lure nurses to underserved areas.

Big city hospitals generally have more money available to help them court newly licensed nurses, but there are still plenty of reasons to consider committing to work in a medically underserved area, instead.

Nursing Degrees by Program in Wyoming

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Career Potential for Wyoming Nurses

Wyoming’s nursing salaries vary, just as much as they do in any other state with a variety of economic and geographical areas. An RN working for a hospital in Laramie can look forward to earning a median annual salary of $59,815, while an RN working in Casper would earn $60,275. These are just medians, and actually reflect a salary range from $49,000 to over $70,000. A lot of factors influence nursing salaries, including what type of health care facility a nurse is employed by. All figures are from the BLS.

Wyoming Board of Nursing

Wyoming’s Board of Nursing serves as a regulatory body and information resource for nurses, nursing educators, and nursing students alike. People can turn to the Board for information on licensing, examinations, scholarships, continuing education requirements, health care laws, industry news, and more. The Wyoming State Board of Nursing can be reached at 2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 110, Cheyenne, WY, 82002.


Nursing Scholarships & Grants Info for Wisconsin

Adeline L. Neilson Foundation
Graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree, including nursing, may be eligible for scholarships from the Foundation.  Scholarships are based on academic scores, financial need, and merit.  Award amounts vary.  Applications are due the Foundation by mid-April annually.  Interested students should contact their guidance office for applications and guidelines.  If you have general questions, you can write the Foundation at P.O. Box 1804, Jackson, WY 83001 or by calling (307) 733-3498.

University of Wyoming
Students attending the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing have access to over 40 scholarship programs including the Clayton Unger Nursing Scholarship and the Dorothy Tupper Nursing Scholarship. Undergraduate and graduate nursing students are eligible for financial assistance. Each scholarship has individual eligibility and submission requirements.  Amounts vary depending on the scholarship. Students should contact the School directly for current applications and guidelines or call (307) 766-4312.

Wyoming Community Foundation
Scholarships are available to nursing students who graduated from specific high schools in Wyoming.  Nursing students who are juniors or seniors at University of Wyoming are also eligible to apply for scholarships from the Foundation.  Each scholarship fund has specific eligibility and submission requirements.  Award amounts vary.  All applications must be submitted by the end of January annually. For current scholarship applications, contact the Foundation at 313 South 2nd Street, Laramie, WY 82070 or by calling (307) 721-8300.

Walt and Olga Pilch Foundation
The Foundation offers nursing scholarships and loans to students attending the University of Wyoming.  Only undergraduate nursing students can apply for financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded based on academic scores and financial need.  Award amounts vary.  There are no deadlines for submission.  For current applications and guidelines, contact the Foundation at 41 East Burkitt Street, Sheridan, WY 82801 or by calling (307) 674-7491.

Cody Medical Foundation
Undergraduate and graduate nursing students who are residents of Park County, Wyoming are eligible to apply for nursing scholarships. Scholarships are based on academic scores, future potential, and financial need.  Awards range from $1,000 to $3,000.  There is no deadline for application submission. Interested students can contact the Foundation at 721 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY 82414 or by calling (307) 587-9030.

Anderson Memorial Educational Trust
Nursing students who graduated from Dubois High School in Wyoming are eligible to apply for scholarships. Awards are made based on academic scores and documented financial need. Typical awards range from $500 to $1,000.  Applications are due to the Trust by the end of March annually.  For applications and guidelines, contact the Trust at P.O. Box 519, Dubois, WY 82513.  Completed applications must be mailed to the Trust at 7372 U.S. Highway 26, Crowheart, WY 82513.  For general questions, you can call (307) 455-3456.

List of Nursing Schools & Accredited Programs in Wyoming

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List of Wyoming Nursing Schools

Casper College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
125 College Dr
Casper, Wyoming 82601-4699
Phone:(307) 268-2100
Phone: (800) 442-2963
Website: www.caspercollege.edu
Casper College is a 2-year, public institution.

Central Wyoming College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton, Wyoming 82501
Phone:(3070 855-2000
Phone:(800) 735-8418
Website: www.cwc.edu
Central Wyoming College is a 2-year, public institution.

Laramie County Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1400 E College Dr
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007-3299
Phone:(307) 778-5222
Phone: (800) 522-2993
Website: www.lccc.wy.edu
Laramie County Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Northwest College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
231 W 6th St
Powell, Wyoming 82435
Phone:(307) 754-6000
Website: www.northwestcollege.edu
Northwest College is a 2-year, public institution.

Sheridan College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation:Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
3059 S Coffeen Ave
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
Phone:(307) 674-6446
Phone: (800) 913-9139
Website: www.sheridan.edu
Sheridan College is a 2-year, public institution.

University of Wyoming

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Nurse Educator
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, Wyoming 82071
Phone:(307) 766-1121
Website: www.uwyo.edu
University of Wyoming is a 4-year, public institution.

Western Wyoming Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
2500 College Dr
Rock Springs, Wyoming 82902-0428
Phone:(307) 382-1600
Website: www.wwcc.wy.edu
Western Wyoming Community College is a 2-year, public institution.


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