Graduates of a Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) are eligible to apply for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) License. Wyoming requires that all licensed registered nurses complete an undergraduate program approved by the Wyoming Board of Nursing. Undergraduates must then attend a Master's in Nursing Science program.
The Wyoming Board of Nursing has published an approved list of schools for undergraduate and graduate programs that are also nationally accredited. The Board requires that APRN applicants receive national certification in a role and population focus.
Online MSN Programs in Wyoming
The Wyoming Board of Nursing has only approved one MSN program. They have published an approved out of state list. The Wyoming Board of Nursing has outlined criteria for MSN programs. They recommend that individuals research the approval and accreditation status and credibility of any education program before enrolling.
University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing
This program offers two tracks: Nurse Educator, and Nurse Leader. Both tracks are offered part- time and can be completed in five semesters. The program is taught online, requiring an on campus new student orientation
The MSN program offered here is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applicants must have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from a nationally accredited program. An active, current and unencumbered Registered Nurse license in Wyoming is also required.