Degree Requirements


The CWC Nursing Program is a 76-credit program of study leading to an associate of applied science degree in nursing. All courses required for the degree must be completed with a grade of C or higher.


General education and support courses may be taken prior to admission to the program, and the sequence may vary.

BIOL 1010 General Biology 4 cr.
ENGL 1010 English Composition I*  3 cr.
ENGL 1020English Composition II**  3 cr.
MOLB 2210General Microbiology  4 cr.
POLS 1000American & WY Government  3 cr.
PSYC 1000General Psychology 4 cr.
ZOO 2015Human Anatomy* 4 cr.
ZOO 2025Human Physiology* 4 cr.
 Math 1000 or higher level 3 cr.
  Subtotal 33

*     Prerequisite
**   BADM 1020 or ENGL 2010 may be substituted for ENGL 1020
*** Students who transfer in a minimum of 12 credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA are exempt. Students who receive federal funding are required to take Financial Literacy.

Courses with the NRST designator must be taken in sequence, and students must be admitted to the program to enroll.


Semester 1
NRST 1000 Fundamentals of Nursing 7 cr.
NRST 1690Pharmacology 4 cr.
Semester 2
NRST 2120Nursing Care of Parents and Children 10 cr.
Semester 3
NRST 1120Medical-Surgical Nursing I 6 cr.
NRST 1110Mental Health and Illness 2 cr.
NRST 1520Client in the Community 2 cr.
Semester 4
NRST 2130Medical-Surgical Nursing II 10 cr.
NRST 2400Trends in Nursing Leadership 2 cr.
  Subtotal 43


Prospective students should note that effective fall 2016, nursing schools in Wyoming will undergo a major curriculum redesign with the goal of implementing a common, competency-based statewide curriculum whereby students can start at any Wyoming community college and earn an associate degree, then transfer seamlessly to the University of Wyoming and earn a BSN or higher. Nursing program admission requirements and plans of study will change significantly at that time. Please consult an academic nursing advisor prior to registering for classes since information presented here is only in effect for students applying for admission in the fall 2015 semester.

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