University of Wyoming: RN to MS Program Review
University of Wyoming, 1000 E University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071
The University of Wyoming is a public research institution near the Snowy Range mountains. Over 12,000 students are enrolled at the university. The University of Wyoming was founded in 1886.
The School of Nursing offers a Master of Science Nurse Educator program that can be completed online. The nursing master’s degree program admits both nurses with a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) and nurses with a bachelor’s degree in another field. The MSN program requires 36 credits of study. Though the RN to MSN program is delivered online in its entirety, students must come to campus for the program’s orientation. Nurses with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree will need to take two classes in the RN to BSN program prior to enrolling in the nursing masters course.
Applications to the masters in the nursing program are evaluated based on their nursing experience, personal statement, grade point average, and letters of reference. Unlike many nursing master’s programs, applicants do not have to apply separately to the nursing school and university. Applicants should provide evidence of certification in a specialized area of practice or sufficient examples of expertise including support from coworkers and awards. A nursing research course is required as a prerequisite to a graduate class. Applicants to the MSN program should have a minimum 3.0 GPA.