Selection Process


Acceptance to the program is competitive. Each year 40 students are selected to enter the program. Students must designate whether they are applying to the program on the main campus in Riverton or at a distant site in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The number of admissions is limited to faculty to student ratios and available clinical practice sites.

Applicants will be rank ordered according to total points. All applicants will be notified of Nursing Admission Committee decisions in early April 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.


The Nursing Admission Committee selects applicants for entry into the program in March of each year using the following criteria and point scoring system:

  1. Minimum college grade point average of 2.75. GPA is calculated using all courses required for the AAS degree in nursing at CWC. GPA will not be rounded for point determination. All courses required for the degree must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

    GPA Points
    2.75-2.99 6
    3.0-3.49 9
    3.5-3.749 12
    3.75-4.0 15

  2. Total number of credits earned toward 33 general education and support course credits required for the AAS degree in nursing at CWC. Courses enrolled in during the admission screening process in the spring semester are excluded from point consideration.

    Credits Points
    0-12 3
    13-23 6
    24-29 9
    30-33 12

  3. TEAS adjusted individual total score.

    Score (%) Points
    58.7-77.9 9
    78.0-90.6 12
    90.7-100 15

    Three points will be awarded to licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who wish to be considered for admission in the first semester of the RN program.




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

Health and Science Administrative Assistant
Debi Belville
(307) 855-2136,
or toll free
ext. 2136
or by email: Nursing



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