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Wyoming RN Programs

Individuals in Wyoming who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career should look into training to become a registered nurse. Being an RN requires time, care, and dedication, and it offers a rewarding and secure career in the healthcare industry.

There are many different colleges, universities, and nursing schools that offer the education required for becoming an RN, so potential students can pick the right one. There are even many opportunities for advancement and advanced degrees for required nurses.

Becoming an RN by Examination in Wyoming

In Wyoming, one can become licensed as an RN either by examination or endorsement. In both cases, the applicant must have completed a registered nurse education program that is approved by a state board. The exam used for licensure is the NCLEX-RN.

In order to become licensed by examination, an individual must not have committed any actions requiring disciplinary action. Once he or she has completed the education requirement, the individual must register for the NCLEX and be authorized to take the test. He or she must also submit to the board the application, fees, criminal background check, and finger print cards.

The applicant can be granted a 90 day permit with submission of an official transcript.

Becoming an RN by Endorsement in Wyoming

In order to become licensed by endorsement, in addition to the education requirements, individuals must not have committed any acts that are grounds for disciplinary action. The individual must submit the appropriate fees, background check, and fingerprint cards to the board.

A Temporary permit for up to 90 days can be obtained with proof that one's license is in good standing an another state and the submitted application an fees.

Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools

An RN who has been educated outside of the United States can become licensed in the United States regardless of whether or not he or she has already passed a board-approved exam in the United States. For one who has passed such an examination in English, he or she need only fulfill Wyoming's requirements for licensure by endorsement before obtaining a temporary nursing permit.

A foreign RN who has not yet taken a board-approved exam in the United States must:

  • Complete all requirements for licensure by examination
  • Pass a screening examination and receive a certificate as proof
  • Request an official transcript and translation, as well as verification of government approval for the program
  • Submit proof of English proficiency
  • Be at least an RN in the foreign country
  • Be scheduled for and pass a national nursing licensure examination.
  • Renewing an RN License

    An RN must renew his or her license every 2 years. The licenses renew on December 31 of all even years.

    In order to renew, an RN must fulfill one of the following requirements:

    • Worked at least 500 hours in the past 2 years or 1600 in the past 5
    • 20 continuing education hours in the past 2 years
    • Refresher course in the past 5 years
    • Certification in a specialized area by an accredited agency in the past 5 years
    • Passed the NCLEX in the past 5 years

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    The Best RN Schools in Wyoming

    By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Wyoming residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Wyoming Board of Nursing.

    Why Online RN Classes?

    Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

    Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

    Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

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    Wyoming State Board of Nursing
    2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 110
    Cheyenne, WY 82002
    Phone: (307) 777-7601
    Fax: (307) 777-3519

    Wyoming Nurses Association

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Schools with RN Programs Accepting Students in Wyoming

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Other Schools with RN Programs in Wyoming

Casper College
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601
Laramie County Community College
1400 E. College Drive
Cheyenne, WY 82007
Gillette College
300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Northwest Community College
231 West 6th Street
Powell, WY 82435
Central Wyoming Community College
2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton, WY 82501
Western Wyoming Community College
2500 College Drive
Rock Springs, WY 82901
Northern Wyoming Community College
3059 Coffeen Avenue
Sheridan, WY 82801

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