Yes! Most applicants are eligible for a temporary permit. Temporary permits are generally issued within 48 hours of receipt of application and fees.
If you are applying by Endorsement (currently licensed in another state):
1. Mark "Temporary Permit" box on the application and
2. Provide a copy or verification of a current nursing license or certification, must include expiration date
If you are applying by Examination:
Credit Card Payments require a $5.00 processing fee.
For APRN recognition, the following fees apply:
Applications are located under the "Apply" section of our website. Be sure to click on the appropriate nursing level.
If you answer "yes" to questions about your criminal background or history of substance abuse/chemical dependence, or physical or mental disability, the application must be reviewed by the Licensing Specialist and a determination made using the Application Review Matrix.
RNs and LPNs - Wyoming participates in Nursys, the national licensure database. Visit www.nursys.com to complete the on-line verification form.
APRNs and CNAs - Please send us the verification from provided by the state you are applying to with a $40.00 money order or cashier's check.
You will probably want to request a temporary permit when you apply for a permanent license. It is important to provide a start date, because temporary permits are valid for 90 days and are non-renewable.
You will want to provide as accurate temporary address for us to mail the cards to. If you are using your permanent resident address, please ensure the cards are forwarded to you in a timely manner. Be sure to return the completed fingerprint cards as soon as possible as the processing time for the criminal background check is 30-90 days from the day our office receives your fingerprints.
The alternate option is to get fingerprinted ahead of time at a local Law Enforcement office, fill out all the personal information blocks on the cards and then send them in with the application and fees.
Please provide an email address so we may easily contact you.
You may review the Administrative Rules and Regulations Chapter 3 for practice questions or Chapter 6 for education questions. Both are located on this website. If the Rules and Regulations do not provide the required information, please review the Advisory Opinions located on the website under “NPA/Rules.” If you require further clarification or assistance, you may also complete the P&E Question Form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
P&E Question Form
LPNs with IV certification are required to renew every two (2) years through satisfactory completion of ten (10) contact hours and/or in-service education in IV OR successful completion of a Board-approved LPN IV refresher course. Please submit documentation to the Board Office.
The 10 hours continuing education for LPN IV renewal must be related to IV therapy at an LPN level. Advanced Chemotherapy administration would not qualify because an LPN cannot administer Chemo. Learning activities on vascular anatomy, acid-base balance, calculating flow rates, IV pharmacotherapy principles, LPN scope, usage of IV pumps and materials, site care, etc. would be acceptable.
If You are being monitored for mental health or practice safety issues, but not for a substance use disorder, please review the “Non-SUD Monitoring Agreement” at https://nursing-online.state.wy.usResources/Non- SUD%20Monitoring Agreement%20draft%204-5-2012.pdf for an explanation of those terms and conditions.
Certatrust Monitoring Systems (Certatrust) (www.certatrust.com) is a third-party entity that works with the NMP and is responsible for managing the random drug screens, maintaining and providing notification of drug screen results, and locating facilities where drug screens can be taken.