BSN Completion

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


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Earn Your Nursing Degree at UW

Compassionate. Caring. Reliable. Knowledgeable. These are all words that describe nurses and the work they do. At the University of Wyoming BSN Completion program, you'll not only learn patient care, but you'll also gain a better grasp of leadership, collaboration, nursing innovations and much more. We want to help you grow and expand more than you could imagine – entirely online!

The BSN completion programs offer rolling admission so you can enroll anytime you are ready, but we do have preferred admission deadlines for guaranteed class availability.  Final UW admission and approval of the College of Health Sciences background check must be completed by the dates listed below for guaranteed start each semester.

Priority Admission Deadlines:

August 1 for Fall semester

December 1 for Spring semester

May 1 for Summer semester

What is the BSN Completion Program?

The BSN Completion program at UW is made for students wanting to enhance the knowledge they already have about nursing.

Choose from two options based on your previous schooling*:

  • ReNEW: For current Wyoming community college students enrolled in an Associate Degree in Nursing program and graduates who completed the Wyoming ReNEW ADN curriculum. 
  • RN-BSN: For licensed RNs from non-ReNEW Associate Degree in Nursing or Diploma programs.

If you don’t fit the criteria for these options, check out our other nursing degrees!

* Enrollment or graduation from a Wyoming ADN ReNEW program is required for the ReNEW BSN option. An RN license is required for the RN-BSN option.
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In addition to being entirely online, BSN Completion classes are given in half-semester increments, making it easier to fit them into your schedule.

In the UW BSN Completion program, you get to work with faculty members who are experts in the medical field. Like most jobs, nursing careers are constantly evolving and our program is up-to-date on all the best nursing practices. These are just a few courses you might take as a BSN Completion student: 

  • Public/Community Health
  • Leadership in Healthcare Today
  • Health Equity 
  • Innovation in Nursing Practice

View the full Bachelor of Nursing Completion program, ReNEW option curriculum

View the full Bachelor of Nursing Completion program, RN-BSN option curriculum

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Online Learning At UW

The University of Wyoming provides a comprehensive range of fully-online and hybrid programs in addition to the online BSN completion program. They are equivalent to in-person programs in all the ways that matter – same learning expectations, same accreditation and your transcript doesn’t differentiate how you learned. Additionally, online learners have unique needs, and we provide a suite of academic and student resources tailored to help you succeed while at UW and after you graduate. 


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What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing?

When you get a BSN degree from the University of Wyoming, you are setting yourself up to enhance your career and practice. Parlay your degree into a job with greater responsibility or continue your education with an advanced degree.

Nursing Careers

  • Acute care nurses
  • ER nurses
  • Flight nurses
  • First assist nurses
  • Traveling nurses
  • Gerontology nurses
  • Hospice nurses
  • Long-term care nurses
  • Oncology nurses
  • Psychiatric nurses
  • Public Health Nurses


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Here are just a few settings where University of Wyoming nursing alumni are making a difference:

  • Wyoming Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Health
  • Banner Health
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Sheridan Memorial Hospital
  • Ivinson Memorial Hospital
  • Western Wyoming Community College
  • Optum
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital of Gulfport
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BSN Completion Program Highlights

Since 1951, the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has been educating nursing students. With flexible enrollment and course sequencing, you can earn an affordable degree without even having to travel to Laramie, Wyoming.

Here are just a few other reasons future nurses should consider our program:


Experiential Learning

As part of the BSN program, you’ll complete Practice Experiences to apply and evaluate the new knowledge and skills you’re developing in a real-world setting. During your Practice Experiences, you’ll have the chance to interact with an array of community members, organizations, agencies, professionals and elected officials. These experiences may involve classmates as well as other students or individuals outside the field of nursing.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 or 202-887-8476. The School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming has a lengthy history of accreditation.

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With our online degree in nursing, you’ll be able to plan classes around your life and commitments.

Scholarship Opportunities

BSN Completion students are considered for a wide variety of Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing scholarships and other financial aid opportunities.

The BSN [Completion] program through the University of Wyoming has provided a solid foundation to contribute to contemporary nursing practice, strengthen teamwork, serve with leadership competencies, communicate more effectively, and will be beneficial in reaching my career goals. Caring professors, responsive administrative staff, and scholarships have played a significant role in my success along this journey. Thank you!

- Angela Tillotson
BSN ‘20, University of Wyoming

Contact Us

We're Eager to Help!

BSN Completion

Phone: (307) 766-6574


Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

Dept. 3065 | 1000 E. University Avenue

Phone: (307) 766-4312

Fax: (307) 766-4294