The ADN program is intended to equip the graduate for a vocation as a registered nurse in a range of healthcare environments. Students have the chance to groom nursing skills, knowledge and competencies through skills demonstration laboratories, high-fidelity simulation, classroom participation, and direct patient care clinical exposures.
The college maintains a small student-to-faculty ratio to ensure that students acquire a personalized education. Once acceptance to the program, the duration of study is two years (four semesters), and upon program completion, the graduate is issued an associate degree in nursing and is qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
The present pass rate for nursing graduates of CWC surpasses the national standard. The Central Wyoming College’s Associate Degree Nursing Program is fully endorsed by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing and with the full accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
About the school
Central Wyoming College, commonly abbreviated CWC or CW, is a community college situated in Riverton, Wyoming which offers 2-year associates degrees. In addition to its major campus, the college offers online courses with outreach centers in Lander, Dubois, Jackson and the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Central Wyoming College is well recognised for its associate degree nursing program. CWC was established in 1966 through a county-wide vote, even though community leaders had initially conceived the idea of a community college for the county in the year 1950.
The college has both career and technically centered programs specially designed for students seeking to the immediate entrance to the job market, plus numerous academic transfer courses for students intending to progress to bachelor and advanced degrees.
The Central Wyoming College has articulation treaties with schools such as the University of Wyoming, Chadron State College, NOLS and the North Dakota University System. Also, Central Wyoming College provides personal development, non-credit professional, and community-oriented courses.
The total program cost for in-state residents is $25,600 while out-of-state residents will spend about $33,400.
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
A minimum college grade point average of 2.75 is required. GPA is calculated using only courses required for the ADN degree in nursing at CWC. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher prior to entering the program. Students accepted to the program who are enrolled in prerequisite courses in the spring semester during the admission screening process will be conditionally admitted and must demonstrate successful completion prior to the fall semester of the current admission cycle. Prerequisites can be taken at CWC or any regionally accredited college or university and include:
BIOL 1010: General Biology (4 credits)
ENGL 1010: English I (3 credits)
MATH 1400: College Algebra (4 credits)
ZOO 2015: Human Anatomy with lab (4 credits)
UNST/PEAC/WELL/FIN* (1 credit)
*Students who have a minimum of 12 credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA are exempt. Students receiving federal funding are strongly encouraged to take Financial Literacy.
Students who wish to transfer college-level credit from other schools must make arrangements for official transcripts to be sent directly to the records office at CWC. The assistant director of nursing and registrar will review the transcripts and determine transfer credit eligibility. Evaluations may take several weeks to complete and results will be returned to the student in writing.
Applicants must take the TEAS as part of the nursing program application process. The assessment must be taken prior to the March 1 application deadline and an adjusted individual total score of 58.7% or higher must be achieved. The TEAS may be repeated once during the academic year for score improvement. Only passing scores achieved within two years of the March 1 application deadline in the current admission cycle will be considered.
Wyoming State Board of Nursing
130 Hobbs Avenue Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002