Nurse Practitioner Requirements and Programs in Wyoming

According to the Wyoming State Board of Nursing, to become a Board recognized Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) you will need to complete a master’s degree nursing program in a clinical specialty or advanced practice nursing specialty. National certification in the specialty related to the master’s degree specialization is also required. Graduates of the master’s programs found below are eligible to sit for national certification exams in their respective specialty area.

Online APRN programs offer flexibility and convenience for rural based nurses as well as those nurses carry full or varied work schedules who are unable to attend a campus based class. The online format provides an opportunity to pursue personal and professional goals that previously had not been an option for many nurses in Wyoming. Clinical sites and practicums can often be arranged in the student’s local region if not community with the assistance a faculty member. When contacting programs inquire as to what assistance they will provide. If the online format does not fit your needs, then there are campus based options in Wyoming that can also be found below. You may also be interested in other master’s nursing programs in Wyoming.

The Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 Salary Survey found that nurse practitioner in Wyoming made and average annual salary of $81,004. Salaries will vary significantly depending on the specialty, geographic location, facility, experience and other factors. Many nurse practitioners and APRNs take second jobs as nursing faculty where, in addition to giving back to the profession by education future nurses, they can earn upwards of $20,000 additional per year.

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Nurse Practitioner Online Programs Offered in Wyoming

Maryville University

Maryville University – St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN – (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner – AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN – (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University – Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN – MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University – School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student’s community.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN – (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University – Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems – Management or Education), Online DNP – (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Nursing Schools Based in Wyoming Offering Nurse Practitioner and Related Programs

University of Wyoming – School of Nursing

The nursing programs at the UW – Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing are accredited by the CCNE.

Programs Offered: BSN, BSN second degree, RN to BSN Completion, MSN – (Tracks: FNP, Nurse Educator, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Adult (PMHNP), Post-master’s certificate – Tracks: FNP, Nurse Educator, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Adult (PMHNP)

Fay W. Whitney – School of Nursing, Dept. 3065,
1000 E. University Avenue,
Laramie WY 82071,
PH: 307-766-4312
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