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Pre-Licensure Distance Nursing Education Program Approval


Out of state programs seeking to provide students with pre-licensure clinical learning experiences in Wyoming, shall obtain approval from the Wyoming State Board of Nursing (WSBN), one semester prior to the start date of the course for implementation. 

Please provide all documents in a PDF format


First Step:

Register with the Wyoming Board of Education (WDOE),  
Application for registration  Wyo. Stat. §21-2-401 et. seq., and WDOE Rules and Regulations, ch 30 governs this process. Licensure begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th annually. The application and applicable fees are due each year. Contact for questions regarding WDOE registration.  

                Note:  SARA institutions (State Authorization for Reciprocity Agreements), do not require WDOE approval.
                           Please submit a copy of the "Welcome Letter" received from SARA at the time of approval.


Next Steps:  

Email the following registration materials to one semester prior to the start date of the course:

Completed Pre-Licensure Application.
  Pre-Licensure Distance Nursing Education Program Application 

Completed Faculty Qualification Sheet for any clinical faculty Faculty Qualification Sheet  Any faculty, preceptor or didactic course teachers must hold a valid RN license from Wyoming or a Multistate.
Supporting Documents: 
                       o Documentation of current WDOE registration or SARA  "Welcome Letter" 
                       o Proof of parent institution's accreditation by an accrediting body recognized by the United States Secretary of Education
                       o Documentation of approval by home state board of nursing
                       o Documentation of national nursing accreditation 
                       o Curriculum outline
                       o Course Syllabus (for any courses offered in Wyoming) 
                       o Copy of the signed clinical agreement between the facility and school

Fee for Processing (we will provide an approximate quote over the phone) 

Final Steps:

Confirm with clinical facility their receipt of copy of WSBN approval letter

Assist clinical facility in providing preceptor qualifications (biography, certifications, lic number, etc) to WSBN by the first day of clinical via email

Provide WSBN the pre-licensure student information prior to clinical assignments

Once the completed packet is received, The Practice & Education (P&E) Committee will review it for consideration.  The P & E Committee will then present it to the full Board for consideration.  




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