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Wyoming Nursing Programs and Degrees Guide

The following guide is designed to provide you with essential information on the nursing programs available in the state of Wyoming and online. Nursing students pursuing an undergraduate or a graduate degree in nursing, in Wyoming or online, are often able to specialize in such areas as nursing educator, nursing administrator, and nursing informatics. Students who need flexibility and convenience may want to choose an online bachelor’s or a master’s in nursing degree program from such online universities as South University or Aspen University, both of which are profiled later in this guide.

Wyoming School Facts:

  • 6 colleges and universities offer an associate’s degree in nursing.
  • 1 colleges and universities offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  • 1 colleges and universities offer a master’s or advanced degree in nursing.
  • Highest graduation rate: The University of Wyoming 54%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate: The University of Wyoming 28%.1
  • Highest net price: The University of Wyoming $11,203.1
  • Annual undergrad tuition range for schools in Wyoming with a bachelor’s in nursing program: $13,428.2
  • No schools in US News Best Nursing Schools (2011) Top 100.

Following are several profiles of the bachelor’s and master’s nursing programs in Wyoming and online.

Bachelor’s in Nursing Programs in Wyoming

University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming’s Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed for students who plan to pursue a career as a registered nurse. The four year program encompasses both general college and nursing coursework. The nursing curriculum focuses on pathophysiology, developmental influences on health, nutrition, care of the older adult, and mental health and illness. Clinical practicums are required. Students may be required to travel to practicum sites or to move to a different locale in Wyoming to complete a practicum, which generally occurs in the spring semester of the senior year. Applications are due February 1 of each year.

Master’s in Nursing Programs in Wyoming

South University Online
South University Online’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program features concentrations in nurse educator, nurse informatics, and nurse administrator. The program, excluding practicums, is completed entirely online. Regardless of the concentration, the program consists of three parts: six core courses, between five and six concentration-specific courses, and one capstone course. The capstone course is a graduate nursing project completed over 11 weeks. Core courses cover advanced theoretical perspectives, advanced nursing practice, and nursing research methods. Successful candidates must possess a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), have an active registered nurse’s license, and must submit a resume and a personal essay.

Aspen University
Aspen University affords graduate students the convenience of earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) entirely online. Concentrations are offered in nursing education and nursing administration and management. Students in the nursing administration and management track will complete coursework in health care informatics, diverse populations and health care, modern organizations and health care, and health care finance and economics. A clinical practicum is mandatory. The nursing education track requires students to take classes in curriculum development, teaching strategies in nursing education, and issues in nursing education. Clinical practicums generally take place in a healthcare setting in the student’s hometown.

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: https://www.niche.com/colleges/?degree=4-year&state=WY&major=nursing&sort=best