RN Programs in Wyoming


Being a Registered Nurse (RN) is an exciting and rewarding career. There is a demand for Registered Nurses across the United States and in Wyoming.

Registered nurses are very important in today’s healthcare system in the U.S. They care for patients in many different settings and they perform almost all of the patient care in hospitals, clinics, schools, and in other areas. Training to become an RN can occur in two ways. Nursing students choose to complete either a two-year Associate Degree program or a four-year Bachelor’s Degree. Graduates from both programs qualify to take the national exam that leads to licensure.

RN Licensure in Wyoming

Graduates from an accredited RN program may apply for their license to work as an RN. Before the license is issued, the graduate must pass the NCLEX-RN.

Wyoming RN Registry

Wyoming State Board of Nursing

1810 Pioneer Avenue

Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002

RN Jobs and Salary in Wyoming

The demand for Registered Nurses is expected to increase greatly in the future, and there are many job openings for RNs right now. The following list shows only a few of the RN jobs that are currently available in Wyoming:

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne

Davis Hospice Center, Cheyenne

Department of Veterans Affairs, Cheyenne

Campbell County Memorial Hospital, Gillette

St. John’s Medical Center, Jackson

Advanced Surgical, Kemmerer

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne

Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Laramie

RNs in Wyoming earn an average annual salary of $57,400.

RN Programs in Wyoming

Applicants to RN programs in Wyoming are encouraged to apply around one year in advance of the time they want to begin classes. Each school has its own entrance requirements to their Registered Nursing program, and these requirements vary greatly from school to school. It is recommended that applicants make an appointment to meet with an admissions counselor of any RN program that they are interested in attending. Many times admissions counselors are able to help students make up any prerequisite courses that are needed to qualify for RN programs.

Two-year and four-year RN programs usually require that applicants have completed college preparatory classes in high school. They also expect that the applicant maintained a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0, 2.5, or 3.0 in these classes, depending on the college’s policies. The ACT or SAT exam is usually required as well. Minimum scores of 20 on the ACT and 1,000 on the SAT are usually expected, but very selective RN schools expect much higher scores than these.

Those who are interested in beginning to work as soon as possible often choose a two-year Associate Degree program. Graduates can then begin to work and they can continue their education to earn their Bachelor’s Degree in the future if they want to advance in their career.

Casper College

Department of Nursing

125 College Drive

Casper, WY 82601

 

The two-year program at this school accepts applications bi-annually. Most of the clinical work that students complete is located within five miles of the college. Graduates earn an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Central Wyoming College

Department of Nursing

2660 Peck Avenue

Riverton, WY 82501

 

This two-year program leads to an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN). Classes begin each fall.

Laramie County Community College

Department of Nursing

1400 E. College Drive

Cheyenne, WY 82007

 

Students may earn an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) by completing this program.

Northern Wyoming Community College District

Sheridan College

171 N. Main St.

Sheridan, WY 82801

 

This Registered Nursing program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS). It takes two years to complete

 

Northern Wyoming Community College District

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair

Gillette, WY 82718

 

This two-year program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS).

 

Northwest College

231 West 6th Street

Powell, WY 82435

 

Students can complete this program in two years and earn their Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS).

 

University of Wyoming

School of Nursing

Dept. 3065

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

 

This RN program is a four-year course of study that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

 

Western Wyoming Community College

Department of Nursing

2500 College Drive

Rock Springs, WY 82901

 

This RN program is a two-year plan that leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS).

For reviews and a full list of RN programs in the state, please visit Nursing Schools in Wyoming.

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