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.
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four-year on-campus Bachelor of Science option for students who desire to become a
"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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"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.
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ReNEW Entry:For Wyoming ReNEW ADN students and graduates. Students begin the ReNEW BSN at a Wyoming ADN program and can move seamlessly through
RN-BSN Entry:For Registered Nurses who want to pursue baccalaureate education. This entry is available
to associate-degree and diploma-prepared nurses.
Distance Delivery: All BSN Completion coursework is available online; no on-campus time is required.
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