Become a Nurse in Wyoming - APRN, RN, LPN Licensure

Nursing requirements change rapidly. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Wyoming State Board of Nursing before applying for licensure. Last updated: 4/9/2020

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Wyoming
Nursing Licenses in Wyoming Master's Required?
Advanced Practice Yes
Registered Nurse (RN) No
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) No
Certified Nurses Assitant No

Wyoming Nursing Salaries

Wyoming Nursing Salaries
WY Nurse Career State-Wide Annual Mean Wage Cheyenne Annual Mean Wage Casper Annual Mean Wage
Licensed Practical Nurse $46,980 $45,860 $47,790
Registered Nurse $68,690 $77,680 $64,360
Nurse Practitioner $118,110 $125,130 $115,010
Nurse Anesthetist $243,310 Not Available Not Available

Careers as a nurse salaries above were retrieved from the Bureau of Labor Statistics - State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Wyoming in April 2020.

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 or suggestions for our information on nursing in Wyoming, please email us at info@nursinglicensemap.com!

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Compact State Status

Wyoming is a Nursing Licensure Compact state.

Prescriptive Authority in Wyoming

According to the Wyoming state legislature on nurses, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) may apply for prescriptive authority of controlled substances under schedules II to V.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Wyoming

APRN in Wisconsin is defined as certified nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse-midwives, and clinical nurse specialists.

Education: Master’s degree or higher in nursing with a clinical specialty or advanced practice registered nurse specialty.

Examination: Varies according to specialty area.

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

Fees:

  • $250 Application Fee by Examination
  • $255 Application Fee by Endorsement
  • $70 Additional Certification Fees
  • Criminal Background Check/Fingerprint Cards: $60

Renewal: APRN licenses are renewed biennially and must provide proof of current, active national certification with three additional hours of continuing education related to prescribing controlled substances for prescriptive authority.

Learn more on how to become an advanced practice registered nurse.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Wyoming

Education: Board-approved nursing education program

Examination: NCLEX-RN

Fees:

  • $130 Application Fee by Examination
  • $135 Application Fee by Endorsement
  • $200 Examination Fee

Endorsement: RNs may apply for licensure by endorsement in Wyoming by providing proof of completion of board-approved RN education program, submission of application and fees, NCLEX passing score or competency in the form of 400 hours of active nursing practice, 200 hours or practice with 15 hours of continuing education, or 30 hours of continuing education.

Renewal: RN licenses in Wyoming expire biennially.

Learn more about how to become a registered nurse.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Wyoming

Education: Board-approved nursing education program

Examination: NCLEX-PN

Fees:

  • $130 Application Fee by Examination
  • $135 Application Fee by Endorsement
  • $200 Examination Fee

Endorsement: LPNs may apply for licensure by endorsement in Wyoming by providing proof of completion of board-approved LPN education program, submission of application and fees, NCLEX passing score or competency in the form of 400 hours of active nursing practice, 200 hours or practice with 15 hours of continuing education, or 30 hours of continuing education.

Renewal: LPN licenses in Wyoming expire biennially.

Learn more about how to become a licensed practical nurse.

Information for the above nursing careers in Wyoming was retrieved from the Wyoming State Board of Nursing as of April 2020.

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  • Choose from one of four APRN specialty areas: AG-ACNP, FNP, NM/WHNP, or WHNP
  • Gain hands-on clinical experience in evidence-based practice
Earn a Master of Science in Nursing online from Simmons University.
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Preparation to pursue certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Part-time, full-time, and extended plans of study
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  • Prepares RNs to pursue board certification as family nurse practitioners
  • Earn a CCNE-accredited MSN in as few as 21 months
  • Choose from part-time and full-time study options

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