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

BRAND Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page

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  1. I cannot find a Medical Microbiology course at my local college.

  2. Can I get my CNA license during the first summer that I am attending BRAND to fulfill that prerequisite?

  3. How long is the program?

  4. Can I have my name put on the waiting list?

  5. I graduated 25 years ago. Will I need to re-take those prerequisites?

  6. I am from California and do not have Wyoming History available to me out here. Does the Wyoming history class need to be done before the November 1 application deadline?

  7. I have all of the prerequisite classes done except two. Those two are only offered in the spring semester. Can I apply even though I will not have all of the prerequisite courses completed by November 1?

  8. Is this program all online? Can I take it without leaving Texas?

  9. I am an EMT. Do I still have to get the CNA license?

  10. My CNA license is from Arkansas. Do I need to re-take the class/test in Wyoming?


  1. I cannot find a Medical Microbiology course at my local college.

    The UW FWW SoN will accept some Pathogenic Microbiology and some General Microbiology courses as the equivalent to the Medical Micro. Requesting a transcript evaluation will allow the BRAND program office to assist with choosing a course that will transfer into UW.

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  2. Can I get my CNA license during the first summer that I am attending BRAND to fulfill that prerequisite?

    No. A copy of the CNA license has to be on file in the BRAND office by May 1, before classes start.

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  3. How long is the program?

    The program starts in May and finishes in August of the following year: 15 months (4 semesters).

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  4. Can I have my name put on the waiting list?

    There is no waiting list for the BRAND program. The application will be available on September 15, and the applications are due November 1 of the same year. Students who want to re-apply the following year are welcome to do so.

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  5. I graduated 25 years ago. Will I need to re-take those prerequisites?

    No. The BRAND program does not have a statute of limitations on the prerequisites.

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  6. I am from California and do not have Wyoming History available to me out here. Does the Wyoming History class need to be done before the November 1 application deadline?

    Students can be admitted to the program without the Wyoming history course, but the course has to be completed before a student can graduate. It is not a petitionable requirement; it is a state statute. Students can take the course through UW or LCCC (Laramie County Community College) as an on-line course.

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  7. I have all of the prerequisite classes done except two. Those two are only offered in the spring semester. Can I apply even though I will not have all of the prerequisite courses completed by November 1?

    Yes, one may still apply even if prerequisites are not completed by November 1. However, applicants who have all of the prerequisite coursework done, and have their CNA license by November 1, are given preference. (This is not meant to indicate that everyone with the prerequisite coursework completed and the CNA license in hand is automatically accepted).

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  8. Is this program all online? Can I take it without leaving Texas?

    No. The first summer the students spend approximately every other week in Laramie for on-ground classes. The following fall and spring semesters the students are required to be in a clinical location in the State of Wyoming approximately 2 weeks out of each month. That time requirement can vary. The final summer semester each student does their senior residency in a location in Wyoming that is chosen by the instructors of the program. The program requires travel and flexibility, but the skills and education received by the participant is strengthened as a result of the diversity of experience provided by the different rural settings in Wyoming.

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  9. I am an EMT. Do I still have to get the CNA license?

    Yes. When the students start in May, the instructor starts the skills class knowing that all of the students have the CNA skills. So a certain level of proficiency is necessary, and the CNA license assures the instructor that those base-line abilities exist.

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  10. My CNA license is from Arkansas. Do I need to re-take the class/test in Wyoming?

    No. UW accepts a CNA license from any state.

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