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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing


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


Nursing Accreditation
CCNE Accreditation

  • All programs (Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs) offered by the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing (FWWSON) are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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


UW Accreditation

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


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.


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

  • Fall 2020: Anticipate next on-site evaluation from CCNE

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

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.

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Page updated 2/15/2018


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