University of Wyoming: DNP Program Review
University of Wyoming, 1000 E. University Ave. , Laramie, WY 8207.
The University of Wyoming is based in Laramie, Wyoming. Founded in 1886, the university serves students from every state in the nation and almost 100 foreign countries. Approximately 13,000 students are enrolled at the University of Wyoming.
The University of Wyoming is the only university in the state of Wyoming with a doctoral nursing program. The Doctor of Nursing Practice offers two specialization options, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP). A key focus of the doctoral nursing program is serving rural populations.
Both post bachelors and post masters entry pathways are offered for the DNP. Admission criteria include current RN licensure, a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the BSN or MSN program with an overall GPA no less than 2.75 and satisfactory scores on the GRE. Both bachelors and masters prepared nurses are required to submit test scores for the GRE.
Applicants to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Wyoming must submit applications to both the graduate school and the nursing program. Applications are accepted annually in February, and promising DNP candidates will be invited for an interview to further review their application. Graduate assistantships and scholarships are available for nursing students to assist in funding their education.
The DNP program is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and anticipates their Doctor of Nursing Practice program will be accredited on or before the time that the first DNP cohort graduates the program.