Located in Rock Springs, Wyoming, Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC) was established in 1959. Western Wyoming Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is recognized by the Veteran’s Administration and the Wyoming State Department of Education. Western Wyoming Community College is a public educational institution and is a two-year, coeducational establishment.
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Western Wyoming Community College offers a three-year program, which is composed of six or seven semesters and leads to an Associate Degree in Nursing. Upon completion of the program, individuals can go on to apply to write the National Council Licensure examination in order to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN examination, individuals go on to work in a variety of healthcare environments including; hospitals, physicians’ offices, long-term care facilities, hospices, nursing homes and many more nursing related healthcare institutions.
In order to apply to the Associate of Nursing degree at Western Wyoming Community College, individuals must first complete a Western Wyoming Community College application form, and receive acceptance to the college. After this step, individuals must have completed the nursing application form by the application deadline set out by the college. Individuals applying to the program must hold a GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale from all prerequisite courses. The Nursing Assistant course offered at Western Wyoming Community College does not require this GPA requirement.
Individuals applying to the program must also have a “C” grade or above in all prerequisites. Applicants to the Associate of Nursing program at Western Wyoming Community College must also take the TEAS-V entrance test, which is the Test of Essential Academic Skills, which measures basic essential skills in reading, mathematics, and science, as well as English/language use. Applicants to the program must hold a high school diploma or GED prior to being admitted into the program, and must submit transcripts as proof of education. If an applicant has completed any college level credits, he or she must also submit a transcript of this with their application. Applicants must also complete a criminal background check and drug screening, as well as provide his or her CPR certificate.
Nursing Assistant Program (NA)
The Nursing Assistant Program at Western Wyoming Community College is intended to prepare individuals for an entry-level career in nursing. Nursing Assistants are a key part of the nursing staff at a variety of healthcare institutions, including; hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices, nursing homes and many more. Certified Nursing Assistants must work under the direct supervision of physicians and nurses at all times. Upon completion of the nursing assistant program, individuals must register with the state of Wyoming as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Applicants to the Nursing Assistant program must be 16 years old or above and must submit a criminal background check and drug screening prior to being admitted into the program. Applicants must also hold a CPR certificate prior to admission into the program.