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Wyoming - WY

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Created On: Sunday, December 15, 2019

RN/LPN Requirement:

  • Worked a minimum of 500 hours as an RN in the last two (2) years
  • Worked a minimum of 1600 hours as an RN in the last five (5) years
  • Complete twenty (20) hours of continuing education in the last two (2) years (must submit proof—official certificates or transcripts)
  • Completed an RN refresher course in the last five (5) years (submit proof—official certificates or transcripts)
  • Obtained certification in a specialty area of nursing practice by a nationally recognized accrediting agency accepted by the board in the last five (5) years (submit verification of national certification)
  • Must have passed the NCLEX within the last five (5) years

Special Requirement:

An LPN IV shall demonstrate competency by submitting evidence of satisfactory completion of ten (10) contact hours and/or in-service education in IV within two (2) years, or, successful completion of a Board-approved LPN IV refresher course.

APRN Requirement:

If recognized APRN in the State prior to July 1, 2005, and has maintained continuous recognition, but not nationally certified, the APRN shall submit evidence of:

  • Completion of sixty (60) or more contact hours of continuing education related to the APRN's recognized role and population focus area; AND
  • Completion of a minimum of 400 hours as an APRN in the last two (2) years

Special Requirement:

An APRN with prescriptive authority shall submit documentation of completion of fifteen (15) hours of coursework in pharmacology and clinical management of drug therapy within the two (2) years prior to license expiration.

CNA Requirement:

Employment as a CNA prior to certification expiration for a minimum of sixteen (16) hours and twenty-four (24) hours of education which may include in-service presentations, contact hours or other means which provide learning activities related to CNA practice, or, participation in direct patient care through an approved nursing program since the last renewal cycle.

Renewal Deadline:

No later than December 31 of the renewal year.

Wyoming Board of Nursing Phone:



For Licensing Questions and General Information:

For Questions Regarding Compliance and Discipline:

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Wyoming State Board of Nursing

Mailing Address:

Wyoming State Board of Nursing

130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite B
CheyenneWyoming 82002

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