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Basic BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Option

Basic BSN is a four-year on-campus Bachelor of Science option for students who desire to become a registered nurse.


Program Overview:

Basic BSN is an on-campus BSN option for students who want to become a registered nurse and earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The school accepts up to 48 students into the nursing major each year. The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing boasts a "small school" atmosphere. Learning facilities include state-of-the-art classrooms and Clinical Simulation Center. While classes are based in Laramie, clinical sites are mainly in Laramie and Cheyenne with travel being the responsibility of the students. The capstone practicum in the spring semester of the senior year may require a student to travel to and/or live in one of our Wyoming communities for clinical placement.


Freshman/Non-Freshman Admission to the Nursing Major:

(effective fall 2016)

This Basic BSN plan includes three semesters of pre-clinical coursework and six semesters (which includes one summer semester) of clinical coursework.

  • Freshman Admission to the Nursing Major: Students who are graduating from high school (or recent high school graduates) and who have not completed any college credits post-high school (excludes any taken during high school) may apply for Freshman Admission to the Nursing Major to start at UW in fall semester. Freshmen admitted to the nursing major will begin the clinical component of Basic BSN in the spring semester of the sophomore year. Freshman admits must successfully complete the pre-clinical coursework outlined in the first three semesters of the Basic BSN Program of Study on the first attempt with a minimum 3.00 nursing grade point average (NGPA). Criteria for freshman admission as well as application instructions and deadlines are below within the “Admission to Basic BSN (Freshman Admission)” link.

  • Non-Freshman Admission to the Nursing Major: Students not offered freshman admission to the nursing major (e.g. Basic BSN Pre-Nursing students, transfer students, and other majors) who are completing the pre-clinical courses may apply for any unfilled seats in the clinical component of the nursing major through non-freshman admission. Non-freshman admission is a competitive process, and the number of unfilled seats may be very limited. Completion of pre-clinical courses is required by the end of the fall semester prior to the spring in which seeking non-freshman admission. Criteria for non-freshman admission to the clinical component of Basic BSN as well as application instructions and deadlines are below within the “Admission to Basic BSN (Non-Freshman Admission)” link.


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Updated: 6/11/2018

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