Now is a great time for nurses to pursue an RN or BSN degree program in Wyoming. Nursing schools across the state are introducing RN to BSN programs that can be completed online to help meet the needs of busy, working nurses. Generally programs can be completed online and there are many clinical sites located across the state. Wyoming needs nurses more than ever as the state is currently facing a nursing shortage in the rural areas. The number of nurses with a bachelor’s degree is increasing, but it is still not enough to meet the high demand. If you have a bachelor's degree in another discipline, look into the second degree BSN degree or Direct Entry MSN degree programs.

In our Wyoming RN program guide, find rankings for both ADN and BSN Degree programs, tuition costs, NCLEX passing rates, and more. Research key Wyoming RN Program information to help you compare program metrics and to apply to best RN program for your career in nursing.

In the State of Wyoming, nurses are helping to change the face of healthcare. To ensure that they have the best education and preparation for future health care challenges, registered nurses need to graduate from a state-approved associate's degree in nursing program or a BSN degree program.

Nurses who graduate from an RN program can obtain certification in over 100 nursing specialties, go on to earn an RN to BSN or RN to MSN degree.

BSN degree holders have options to earn an Advance Practice Register Nursing (APRN) degree and become a Nurse Practitioner (NP), or earn an advanced degree for a career in any number of nursing leadership roles such Nurse Educator or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Wyoming RN Program Comparisons: ADN vs BSN

Compare RN Programs ADN BSN
Number of Nursing Programs 6 1
Average NCLEX Passing Rate 89.16% 83.53%
NCLEX Passing Rate Range 85.77% to 94.96% 83.53% to 83.53%
Average Net Price $5,896.83 $11,484.00
Average Net Price Range $4,088.00 to $7,464.00 $11,484.00 to $11,484.00
Average Student Loan $5,936.17 $14,000.00
Average Student Loan Range $4,725.00 to $7,017.00 $14,000.00 to $14,000.00
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Best Ranked RN Programs in Wyoming

Best Ranked RN Programs in WyomingTo help nursing students in their search for a top RN program, the education experts at publish their annual findings of the best nursing schools for both Wyoming and the country. Schools ranked on our list have proven their ability to educate highly competent nurses.

To create our rankings, we evaluated 6 ADN degree programs and 1 BSN degree programs in Wyoming. We obtained each institution’s first-time NCLEX-RN passing rates, the number of students taking the test, the program nursing accreditation and more. We then compared the results against other nursing programs in Wyoming to provide our state rankings. View our methodology

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93.94 ADN Central Wyoming College 1 142 Riverton

Central Wyoming College is located in Riverton, Wyoming.  They offer an ADN program and an LPN to RN Completion option.  Classes are on-campus, but they do utilize simulation and skills laboratories to practice nursing skills.  They also occasionally utilize other technology, such as e-textbooks and mobile apps.

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92.32 ADN Western Wyoming Community College 2 207 Rock Springs

Western Wyoming Community College is located in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  They offer a practical nursing program and an ADN program.  They also allow LPNs to enroll into the ADN program during the third semester of the program.

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89.33 ADN Northwest College 3 313 Powell

Northwest College is located in Powell, Wyoming.  They offer an LPN program and an ADN program.  They are proud to note that in 2015, 100% of their graduates were employed as a nurse, with employer satisfaction being 100% with their nursing program.

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86.27 ADN Laramie County Community College 5 438 Cheyenne

Laramie County Community College is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  LCCC offers an ADN program.  They also offer an advanced placement option; their advanced placement option is available to LPNs or students who have previously completed at least 2 semesters of nursing school.

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83.43 ADN Casper College 6 526 Casper

Casper College is located in Casper, Wyoming.  They offer a practical nursing program and an ADN program.  Their ADN program is designed with the ReNEW program in mind – it allows the student to transfer to University of Wyoming after graduation, in order to pursue a BSN degree.

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80.31 BSN University of Wyoming 1 473 Laramie

University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, Wyoming.  The Fay. W. Whitney School of Nursing offers a basic BSN, BRAND (bachelor’s reach for accelerated nursing degree) and an RN to BSN completion program, which is offered online.  University of Wyoming participates in Wyoming’s ReNEW program, which began in the fall of 2016 and seeks to advance the education of the nurses in Wyoming.

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