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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing|College of Health Sciences

For Transfer Students*:

Basic BSN Getting Started --
Pre-Nursing/Application Process

*A transfer student is a student who has college or university credits that they would like to transfer to the University of Wyoming.

  1. Declaring Pre-Nursing

    Students need to meet certain criteria to declare a pre-nursing major at the UW School of Nursing. Click for that information: Admission Criteria/Declaring Pre-Nursing.

  2. BSN Program Scholastic Requirements

    Students need to meet the BSN Program Scholastic Requirements as part of the expectations for potentially declaring Nursing as their major as well as staying within those requirements throughout completion of the program. Click for that information:  BSN Program Scholastic Requirements.

  3. Initiate a Transfer Evaluation

    ... to see if courses taken will transfer, and to find out what courses are still needed as prerequisite to the Basic BSN program. Read about how to initiate the evaluation by going to the Admission Criteria/Declaring Pre-Nursing page.

  4. Advising

    Visit with a nursing advisor (e-mail or call 307-766-4292) to plan classes or to discuss career planning. Also ask UW Admissions (see #5 below) about student orientations, during which there is an opportunity to counsel with an advisor.

  5. UW Admission

    It is important for students to know what the University of Wyoming requires regarding admission criteria.

    - UW Admissions Website:
    - Phone: 1(800) DIAL-WYO/342-5996 or (307) 766-5160
    - E-mail:

  6. Prerequisites (Courses needed prior to acceptance into the Basic BSN Program)

    Want to know what the FWWSON Basic BSN Program prerequisites are? Click here to go to the "Basic BSN" page; click on the bullet named "Courses/Program of Study." That page will list the prerequisite courses students need to take the first two-three years, and then shows the remaining courses that students take if accepted into the program.

  7. Admission Criteria

    ...for admission to the nursing major component (last two years) of the Basic BSN option (click the link to go to the Admission Criteria/Application to the Major). This page gives students an idea as to what the school looks at in the nursing application process for students ready to seek admission potential into the nursing major component of the Basic BSN option. Information is updated yearly, so students should check it periodically to see what may have changed in regards to any expectations for that process for the year in which they are seeking to apply. 

  8. Tour of UW Campus and School of Nursing Visit

    Want to see our campus and visit with faculty in the School of Nursing? Make a date for a tour with the UW Admissions Pre-College Student Visit Programs Office by calling them at 307-766-4075, coming to their office at 106 Knight Hall, or setting up an appointment online from their web site at They can also set up an appointment with the School of Nursing on dates pre-set for visits with nursing (see the School Visit Schedule).

  9. Need Financial Aid?

    Check out the school's Scholarships and Financial Aid Information page. 

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Heads up: CNA certification required

The Basic BSN program requires students to be "CNAs" (Certified Nurse Assistants). It is recommended that students find a CNA class to get a jump-start on admission requirements. A Wyoming CNA certification is not required; students can find a course and become certified in their state by clicking in the link below, choosing their state from the listing of US State Boards of Nursing, and searching for a listing of CNA courses available or calling their state board.

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