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What are you waiting for?
Looking for a career filled with endless personal and professional rewards? Nursing is a blend of science and technology with the art of caring and compassion. There are few professions that offer such a rewarding combination of high tech and high touch. A world of options opens for you as a registered nurse. You can enjoy great flexibility with excellent salaries and benefits. Work hours and sites can be designed to fit anyone's lifestyle.  

Nurses make a difference in people's lives every day. Nursing is the nation's largest health care profession and nurses are the largest single component of hospital staff. Nurses today have more career options than ever before, including community health clinics, medical offices, freestanding outpatient and surgery centers, home health, long term care, hospice, schools, pharmaceutical companies, education, military, and international service organizations.

The average pass rate for CWC grads on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) over the past 25 years is 94%.  

Degree Requirements
Students who graduate from the program receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree with a major in Nursing. There are 72 credits required for the degree and all courses must be completed with a C or higher. Go to for a complete listing of courses, or call the Nursing Office at the college.

Is the program accredited?
The Nursing Program is fully approved and accredited by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Students entering the program must have active Wyoming certification as a nursing assistant (CNA).  Contact the college for information concerning Nursing Assistant course offerings.

Delivery Methods
•    Clinical training that begins in the first semester of the program and continues throughout, and a faculty to student clinical ratio that never exceeds 1:8
•    TANDBERG videoconferencing system allows for real-time classroom interactions with students at a distant site in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
•    TurningPoint® interactive student response system (clickers)
•    Online classrooms and podcasts for selected nursing courses
•    Patient care practice areas equipped with training manikins and supplies
•    SimMan® Advanced Training Simulators
•    Professional grade DVDs that offer step-by-step demonstrations of nursing procedures
•    Camcorders for recording and reviewing skills demonstrations
•    Computerized testing to prepare students to take the computerized national licensing exam
•    Standardized pre and post assessments designed to increase pass scores and lower program attrition rates

Application deadline March 1
The nursing application deadline is March 1 for entry in the fall semester.  Acceptance to the program is not automatic – the Nursing Admission Committee ranks applicants using a point scoring system. To qualify, the student must have a cumulative grade average of 2.75, with no grade below a C in courses required for the degree. Licensed practical nurses may apply for advanced placement. The number of admissions is limited to faculty to student clinical ratios and the number of clinical practice sites. Students entering the program are required to pass a criminal background check and drug test.

How do I apply?
  • Apply to the college and indicate 'Nursing' as your planned academic program.
  •  Complete the nursing admission application.
  •  Make arrangements for official transcripts from colleges previously attended to be sent to the Records Office at CWC.

Who to Contact
Kathy Wells, Nursing Program Director
(307) 855-2226 or toll free (800) 735-8418, Ext. 2226

Debi Belville, Nursing Program Assistant
(307) 855-2136 or toll free (800) 735-8418, Ext. 2136

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