Wyoming Master's Degree in Nursing

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Wyoming MSN Programs

MSN programs in Wyoming allow students who have a bachelor's degree level education to pursue even higher learning in order to increase nursing skills and marketability in the workforce. Graduates of these programs gain valuable knowledge and can often earn a higher salary. MSN graduates set themselves apart from other nurses.

For one who is interested in MSN programs in Wyoming, it is important to know that the degree builds on the education attained in the BSN. Most or all of these programs require an applicant to have a current RN license in order to be accepted. Wyoming MSN programs are offered online. It is important for an individual to evaluate all program options and choose the one that is most suited to his or her needs.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

Due to a limited number of Wyoming Universities offering master's degree programs, individuals who are looking to earn an MSN in Wyoming must consider online degree programs. The University of Phoenix, for example, is an online university that offers an MSN program that is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The University of Phoenix offers multiple specialty areas, including Informatics, Nursing & Healthcare Education, Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration-Health Care Management Dual Degree, and Family Nurse Practitioner.

Similar online MSN programs are offered by other providers, including Cappella University and Kaplan University.

The University of Wyoming offers an online only master's degree program for those wishing to become nurse educators. The program is available to RN's with or without a BSN degree, but those who do not have a bachelor's degree must complete additional coursework. The MS-Nurse Educator program consists of 36 credits that is completed part-time over a 3 year period. The degree must be completed within 6 years.

Tuition

Tuition varies between MSN programs and is subject to change. For example, to attend the University of Phoenix online MSN program, an individual pays $20,065-$32,125.

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Wyoming MSN Degree Prerequisites

Wyoming nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by the Wyoming Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).

To enroll in a MSN degree program in Wyoming, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Wyoming and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Wyoming RN to MSN programs

Those holding Wyoming RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.

Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.

Wyoming MSN Degree Areas of Specialization

In Wyoming, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Check with the Wyoming Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Wyoming grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.

Online MSN Degree Programs

In Wyoming, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of Wyoming.

Wyoming MSN Degree Resources

Here are a few examples of MSN degree programs in Wyoming.

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