The NWC Associates Degree in Nursing is a five semester program that includes one semester of prerequisite course work, and four semesters of core nursing courses (College Catalog: Registered Nurse, ADN). Licensed LPNs interested in becoming an RN will need to apply for Advanced Placement status to enter at mid-point of the traditional ADN Program. Visit the Academic Maps page (link below) for program courses. Applications for the ADN Program are due the 1st Friday in March for Powell, and the 1st Friday in November for Cody. Twenty-four students are admitted each year to begin the program in the Fall semester for the Powell cohort, and sixteen students are admitted each year to begin the program in the Spring semester for the Cody cohort.
The NWC Cody RN Program is a hybrid program that consists of online coursework, face-to-face labs at the Cody Center, and clinical experiences across the Big Horn Basin. Students applying for the NWC Cody RN Program must meet with the Nursing Program Coordinator or Director prior to application to assess readiness for online learning.
The NWC Powell RN Program is face-to-face. Students must be prepared to be physically present Monday - Friday for class and/or lab at the Powell Main Campus, and clinical experiences across the Big Horn Basin.
The nursing program uses an evidence-based nursing curriculum that intentionally prepares students for the challenges faced by nurses in today's changing rural healthcare environment. The program supports Wyoming's unique nursing education need by creating a seamless pathway to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) through the University of Wyoming.
If accepted into the program, applicants must also meet/pass the following requirements: