Practical Nursing Programs in Wyoming

The LPN programs in Wyoming are can be completed in about 12 months. The requirements to expect prior to admission to an LPN program may include a high school diploma or GED, background check, drug screen and CPR certification. There are four colleges offering Wyoming State Board of Nursing approved LPN programs. A list of these programs can be found below.

During the course of the LPN program students will learn all required classroom material as well as participate in practicums where they will gain "hands on" experience in a clinical setting. A sample of some of the skills and knowledge gained in an LPN program includes how to observe a patient's condition and nursing needs, administer medication in accordance with all laws and regulations governing the LPN scope of practice in Wyoming, record and report any changes in a patient's condition and emergency preparedness and protocols. The LPN programs in Wyoming are designed to prepare students for the NCLEX-PN exam and to perform all duties within the scope of practice for an LPN in Wyoming.

Becoming an LPN in Wyoming

The first step is to complete a Wyoming State Board of Nursing approved Practical Nursing program. The second step is two parts. Part one is to submit an application for licensure with the Wyoming State Board of Nursing (the application can be found on the WSBON website) and part two is to register for the NCLEX-PN on the Pearson Vue website. Once your application has been approved and you have successfully passed the NCLEX-PN you will be notified, sent your license and eligible to use the title LPN in the state of Wyoming.

LPN Salary and Job Outlook in Wyoming

LPNs in Wyoming can be found working in home health, long term care, medical clinics, hospice, surgery centers, rehabilitation facilities and related health care settings. Some staffing services and major employers of LPNs in Wyoming include Interim HealthCare, Kindred Health Care and Prison Health Services.

According to the Wyoming Wage Survey in coordination with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, LPNs in Wyoming make an average annual salary of $39,502 and an average hourly wage of $18.99. Job growth for LPNs is projected at 11.8% through 2016 according to data presented by the Wyoming Department of Employment Research and Planning. This data is a good estimate of what to expect as an LPN, however, there are many variables to consider that can affect these numbers. The best way to gauge the job market and earnings potential in your community is to contact local employers of LPNs and ask what they pay entry level LPNs and if they are hiring.

People researching the LPN programs in Wyoming also looked at the Medical Assistant Programs in Wyoming. Training for a Medical Assistant usually takes 6 months to 18 months depending on the program and offers similar job growth potential, 44% in Wyoming.

LPN Programs in Wyoming

Gillette College
300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
PH: 307-686-0254
Laramie County Community College
1400 E. College Drive
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007
PH: 800-522-2993
Sheridan College
3059 Coffeen Avenue
Sheridan, WY 82801
PH: 800-913-9139
Western Wyoming Community College
2500 College Drive
Rock Springs, WY 82901
PH: 307-382-1600
Outreach LPN Programs are offered at the Evanston and Kremmerer Campuses

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