Admission Requirements 




A minimum college grade point average of 2.75 is required. GPA is calculated using only courses required for the ADN degree in nursing at CWC. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. 




Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher prior to entering the program. Students accepted to the program who are enrolled in prerequisite courses in the spring semester during the admission screening process will be conditionally admitted and must demonstrate successful completion prior to the fall semester of the current admission cycle. Prerequisites can be taken at CWC or any regionally accredited college or university and include:

  • BIOL 1010: General Biology (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1010: English I (3 credits)
  • MATH 1400: College Algebra (4 credits)
  • ZOO 2015: Human Anatomy with lab (4 credits)
  • UNST/PEAC/WELL/FIN* (1 credit)

*Students transferring in a minimum of 12 credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA are exempt. Students receiving federal funding must take Financial Literacy.

Transfer Credit


Students who wish to transfer college-level credit from other schools must make arrangements for official transcripts to be sent directly to the records office at CWC. The assistant director of nursing and registrar will review the transcripts and determine transfer credit eligibility. Evaluations may take several weeks to complete and results will be returned to the student in writing.


TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)


Applicants must take the TEAS as part of the nursing program application process. The assessment must be taken prior to the March 1 application deadline and an adjusted individual total score of 58.7% or higher must be achieved. The TEAS may be repeated once during the academic year for score improvement. Only passing scores achieved within two years of the March 1 application deadline in the current admission cycle will be considered.


Selection Process

Acceptance to the program is competitive and enrollment is controlled. Applicants are evaluated based on a two-tier system.


Tier I: Application Evaluation and Scoring
In Tier I, applicants are evaluated using a 100-point system. Points are earned in the following two areas:

  • College grade point average. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required. GPA is calculated using all courses required for the ADN degree at CWC. All courses required for the degree must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in progress during the admission screening process are excluded from GPA calculation. GPA will not be rounded.
  • TEAS adjusted individual total score. A score of 58.7% or higher must be achieved for program admission eligibility.


Total points are calculated using a weighted formula:
A. GPA is converted to a percentage and is weighted 40%
B. TEAS score is weighted 60%
C. Both numbers are added to determine total points


(for student with 3.23 GPA and 71.6 TEAS score)
GPA:  (3.23 x 25) x .4 = 32.3
TEAS:  71.6 x .6 = 42.96
32.3 + 42.96 = 75.26 total points

Tier II: Post Selection Requirements
Applicants offered a position in the class must meet the following requirements by May 31:

  • Cleared criminal background check from the designated vendor
  • Required immunization records on file in the nursing office at the college
  • Proof of current Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Certification by American Heart Association
  • Completion of outstanding prerequisite courses with a C or higher


Full admission is contingent upon completion of Tier II requirements. Students offered admission will receive full instructions from the nursing office for fulfilling these requirements. Failure to complete requirements by May 31 will result in a rescinded admission offer.


Applicants with questions or concerns about the criminal background check or drug screen results should contact the Wyoming State Board of Nursing at 307-777-7601, or the CWC Assistant Director of Nursing at 307-855-2226. Admission to the nursing program is not a guarantee of professional licensure.

Outcome Notification


All applicants are notified of Nursing Admission Committee decisions approximately 4-6 weeks after the March 1 application deadline and will either receive a letter of acceptance, an offer for placement on the alternate list, or a letter of non-acceptance. An alternate list is maintained for each cohort in the event an applicant declines acceptance. Students placed on the alternate list will be notified should an opening occur in the current admission cycle. 


An applicant who is notified of acceptance must return the acceptance reply form in order to reserve a position in the class. If an accepted applicant decides to withdraw their application, notification of the withdrawal must be received by the nursing office. Failure to notify the nursing office of intent to withdraw application could affect future consideration for admission. 


Students who are not accepted to the program, but are interested in re-applying, must complete the nursing admission application prior to the March 1 deadline each year and submit official college transcripts reflecting coursework completed since the last application, if applicable.



Assistant Director of Nursing
Stacey Stanek
(307) 855-2226
or toll free
ext. 2226
or by email: Asst. Director


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