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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

College of Health Sciences

RN-BSN Completion Program
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page

Select a Question:

  1. Do you require a clinical component in your program?

  2. How quickly can I get through your program?

  3. When is your application deadline?

  4. What are the minimum requirements to be considered for acceptance?

  5. Do I ever have to come to Wyoming?

  6. I have previous pathophysiology and pharmacology courses from my associate degree program. Will those courses meet the requirements for UW?


  1. Do you require a clinical component in your program?

    NURS 4985: RN-BSN Capstone is a field experience where students work with key informants and stakeholders in the community to identify a planned implementation for a focused health topic. Students learn to integrate EBP, leadership, and public health concepts to improve the health of their community.

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  2. How quickly can I get through your program?

    Students can complete the nursing major courses in one (1) calendar year (fall, spring, and summer) based on course availability. However, each student's plan of study differs according to their past education. The timeline is developed for each student following admission to the program, when a transcript evaluation is completed.

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  3. When is your application deadline?

    The RN-BSN Completion Program admits students for fall, spring and summer semesters. Please click into RN-BSN Completion Admission Requirements/Application for important information regarding changes to the application process.

    RN-BSN application deadlines:

    • Fall semester application deadline June 1

    • Spring semester application deadline October 1

    • Summer semester application deadline February 1

  4. What are the minimum requirements to be considered for acceptance?

    Please refer to the RN-BSN Completion Admission Requirements/Application page for specific criteria.

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  5. Do I ever have to come to Wyoming?

    Students do not need to come to Wyoming, since program courses are all online. Students may want to complete some of the general education requirements at a community college in their geographic area; however, all courses are available online through UW.  All students are encouraged to attend graduation ceremonies.

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  6. I have previous pathophysiology and pharmacology courses from my associate degree program. Will those courses meet the requirements for UW?

    Unfortunately, those courses do not meet the requirements since the community college courses are lower division courses. The School of Nursing requires upper division pathophysiology and pharmacology courses. Students should plan to take PHCY 4450 and PHCY 4470 at the University of Wyoming in order to meet the 30-hour Residency Requirement.

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