WYOMING NURSING LICENSE

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the ultimate authority is your local state board of nursing. Be sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Wyoming State Board of Nursing before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 12/1/2017

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Wyoming
Nursing Licenses in Wyoming Master's Required?
Advanced Practice Y
Registered Nurse (RN) N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) N
Certified Nurses Assitant N

Wyoming Nursing Salary Average

Nursing Assistants: $29,010

Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses: $45,590

Registered Nurses: $62,980

Nurse Practitioners: $113,020   

Salaries of nurses in Wyoming can vary widely based on specialization. These figures are based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Learn more about Wyoming nursing salaries.

Learn about education financing options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and financial aid page.

There are many paths to becoming a nurse in Wyoming. The one you take will mostly depend on the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The more education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Wyoming, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Wyoming nursing licenses on this page. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in healthcare, it’s sometimes difficult to stay current. If you have any comments on or suggestions for our information about nursing in Wyoming, please let us know!

Compact State Status

Wyoming is a Nursing Licensure Compact state.

Prescriptive Authority in Wyoming

In Wyoming, Certified Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists may apply for prescriptive authority of controlled substances under schedules II to V.

Wyoming Nursing Licensure Renewal

All nursing licenses in Wyoming expire on December 31 of each even-numbered year. Twenty-four hours of learning activities are required for Certified Nursing Assistant license renewal.

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Nursing@Georgetown

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Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

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This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

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Advanced Practice in Wyoming

Education
Master’s degree in nursing with a clinical specialty or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse specialty

Examination
Varies according to specialty area

Fees

Application: $120

Criminal Background Check/Fingerprint Cards: $60


Experience
Varies according to specialty area

Certification Required
Varies according to specialty area, but must include Registered Nurse license

Renewal
Advanced Practice Nurse licenses in Wyoming expire on December 31 of each even-numbered year.

Additional Information
None

 

Registered Nurse (RN) in Wyoming

Education
Board-approved nursing education program

Examination
National Council Licensure Examination

Fees

Application: $130

Criminal Background Check/Fingerprint Cards: $60

National Council Licensure Examination: $200


Experience
None

Renewal
Registered Nurse licenses in Wyoming expire on December 31 of each even-numbered year.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Licensure through endorsement is available to Registered Nurses in Wyoming.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Wyoming

Education
Board-approved nursing education program

Examination
National Council Licensure Examination

Fees

Application: $130

Criminal Background Check/Fingerprint Cards: $60

National Council Licensure Examination: $200 


Experience
None

Renewal
Licensed Practical Nurse licenses in Wyoming expire on December 31 of each even-numbered year.
 
Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Endorsement is available to Licensed Practical Nurses in Wyoming.

 

Certified Nurses Assistant in Wyoming

Education
Certified Nursing Assistant course

Examination
National Nursing Assistant Certifying Examination

Fees

Application: $60

Criminal Background Check/Fingerprint Cards: $60

National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Examination: $98


Experience
None

Renewal
Certified Nursing Assistant licenses in Wyoming expire on December 31 of each even-numbered year. Twenty-four hours of learning activities are required for Certified Nursing Assistant license renewal.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Licensure through endorsement is available to Certified Nursing Assistants in Wyoming.

 

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

Sponsored Programs