Explore Wyoming Accredited Nurse Programs for Prospective RNs and LPNs

Blend of Urban and Rural, Online or On-Campus

Wyoming is vast and wide open. The few nursing schools that exist cover the gamut of degrees. Community and technical schools form a base of entry-level Associates degree nursing that helps put RNs directly into jobs in nearly every part of the state, even in remote communities. Like other states, though, Wyoming faces the usual challenges:

  • Recruitment and retention of nurses
  • Recruitment of nurse educators
  • Making room at the existing schools of nursing to accommodate prospective nurses

Major hospitals benefit from their ability to recruit large numbers of nurses. They can promise exciting and dynamic work environments, diverse patient care areas, and in some cases dangle lucrative signing bonuses like carrots for new nurses.

But outside of the few metro areas in WY the rest of the state is rural-- outfitted with healthcare systems that have traditionally offered inadequate levels of care. For Advanced Practice RNs – Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Anesthetists—frontier nursing offers advantages: independent practice and the opportunity to make a big difference in a community. In some cases quite attractive loan repayment programs are available as well.


The Wyoming State Board of Nursing is your go-to resource for career and practice specific information, including:

  • Advanced Practice Nurse requirements
  • RN and LPN licensure requirements
  • Nurse Practice Act
  • IV therapy for LPNs
  • Think About It nursing scholarships
  • and more

The Wyoming Nurses Association is the number one nurses organization in the state with the mission to unify all. The organization advocates for the workplace safety and health of all nurses. Members have access to insider educational programs, conferences, scholarships and grants, and more.

Wyoming Loan Repayment Programs

If you’re pursuing nursing you could be leaving big money on the table if you’re neglecting to search for nursing specific loans, repayment programs, and other financial incentives:

  • The Wyoming Healthcare Provider Loan Repayment Program is designed to help a diverse array of providers. Nurses that qualify include LPNs, RNs, and APRNs. In exchange for student loan repayment, recipients must be willing to agree to work for at least 3 years in a medically underserved facility in the states.
  • Other resources for financial aid include employer tuition reimbursement programs, employer loan repayment incentives, hospital signing and referral bonuses.

List of Accredited Campus-Based Nursing Schools in Wyoming

  • Caspar College
  • Central Wyoming College
  • Laramie County Community College
  • Northern Wyoming Community College
  • Northwest College
  • University of Wyoming
  • Western Wyoming Community College

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