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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

University of Wyoming

Dept. 3065; 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4312

Fax: (307) 766-4294

Email: uwnursing@uwyo.edu

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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing


CCNE Accreditation / UW Accreditation / State Board Approval / Nursing Accreditation History


Nursing Accreditation
CCNE Accreditation

  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/the master's degree program/and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • Scroll down this page to view the UW FWWSON Accreditation History.

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UW Accreditation

The University of Wyoming is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

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Wyoming State Board of Nursing Approval

Programs at the UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing are approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing.

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UW FWWSON Accreditation History

BSN Program

  • Fall of 1951: Admitted 1st BSN Program class

  • 1952: The National League for Nursing (NLN) first site visit

  • 1952: Temporary NLN accreditation awarded for new program

  • 1955: Initial accreditation from NLN 1955

  • 1957: Full NLN accreditation awarded

  • 1957-2001: Maintained full accreditation for BSN program through NLN

  • 1978: RN/BSN Program approved and funded by the State Legislature

  • 2001: Moved from NLN to Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation. Full accreditation awarded for 10 years

  • 2008: BRAND - admitted first students in May 2008 (two pilot cohorts admitted in 2006 & 2007)

  • Fall 2010: Next CCNE site accreditation visit

  • May 2011: CCNE grants full 10-year accreditation to baccalaureate and masters nursing programs through June 30, 2021

  • October 2019: CCNE grants full 10-year accreditation to baccalaureate, master's and DNP program through December 31, 2029

MS Program

  • 1980: Admitted 1st MS Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) class

  • 1985: 1st NLN site visit granted full accreditation to the MS Program

  • 1985-2001: Maintained full accreditation for MS program through NLN

  • 2000: Nurse Educator admitted first students in Fall

  • 2001: Moved from NLN to Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation. Full accreditation awarded for 10 years.

  • 2006: Psych NP program admitted first students (CCNE notified in 2005 through five year progress report)

  • Fall 2010: Next CCNE site accreditation visit

  • May 2011: CCNE grants full 10-year accreditation to baccalaureate and masters nursing programs

  • October 2019: CCNE grants full 10-year accreditation to baccalaureate, master's and DNP program through December 31, 2029

DNP Program

  • 2014: CCNE makes on-site evaluation for initial accreditation of the DNP program March 26-28, 2014

  • 2014: November, 2014 official notice received from CCNE granting full accreditation to the University of Wyoming Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.

  • October 2019: CCNE grants full 10-year accreditation to baccalaureate, master's and DNP program through December 31, 2029

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Page updated 10/31/2019

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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

University of Wyoming

Dept. 3065; 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4312

Fax: (307) 766-4294

Email: uwnursing@uwyo.edu

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