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BSN Program Options at the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

BSN Program Options the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

Scroll down to read brief descriptions about each Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program option to determine which is best suited to your background. All programs offered by the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing.

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Basic BSN

Basic BSN Option

Basic BSN

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

"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.

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BRAND - accelerated second bachelor's BSN Program option


"Bachelors Reach for Accelerated Nursing Degree": an accelerated Bachelor of Science (BSN) option for students with a previous non-nursing baccalaureate degree who desire to become a registered nurse

BRAND, offered through the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing in conjunction with the University of Wyoming Outreach School, is not only an accelerated program but also a distance program. The program delivery allows WY’s rural and isolated hospitals and agencies to "grow their own" BSN-prepared nurses without relocating the student (or the families of the student) to Laramie. BRAND's 15-month 'summer to summer' program includes on-line learning, hybrid courses, and hands-on clinical experiences. The intensive curriculum focuses on didactic and clinical nursing education. BRAND requires a motivated, independent and self-disciplined learner.


BSN Completion

BSN Completion Program options

BSN Completion

  • ReNEW ("Revolutionizing Nursing Education in Wyoming")
    ...Wyoming's shared nursing curriculum! All students accepted into nursing programs at Wyoming community colleges and UW begin nursing education as "ReNEW students" with an ultimate goal of completing a BSN degree. Those enrolled at community colleges, after completion of an Associate Degree in Nursing, have the option to sit for licensure as registered nurses prior to completion of the BSN degree. Go to ReNEW

  • RN-BSN
    The RN-BSN Completion is designed for associate degree or diploma program graduates or Wyoming associate degree nursing students not participating in ReNEW curriculum, who wish to further education to baccalaureate level in nursing. This BSN program option is delivered nationwide as an online RN-BSN Completion with no on-campus time required. Go to RN-BSN

Contact Us

Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

University of Wyoming
Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing
Dept. 3065; 1000 E. University Avenue
Phone: (307) 766-4312
Fax: (307) 766-4294

Email: or check out our "Contact Us" page for contact information per program or individual.

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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