Students in Nursing Programs at NWCCD


  • Nursing

Sheridan College, Gillette College
To see program curriculum, click on a degree option below
Degree Options: ADN Certificate 

Thinking about becoming a nurse? Good timing. Satisfying pay, exciting job growth and an incredibly in-demand role await when you complete one of our nursing programs. By 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts needing 1.1 million new nurses in the US alone.


Through nursing programs at both Gillette College and Sheridan College, we can help you achieve your Nursing goal. We balance our curriculum between classroom and clinical time – to give you the education and real world experience you need to thrive as a Nurse. NWCCD invests heavily in our Nursing program because we believe the passion to pursue a Nursing career deserves all of our support. We have the most advanced, high-tech Nursing Simulation Centers in the region.


Our state-of-the-art Simulation Centers provide students with:


  • Multiple-bed skills ward and nursing station
  • Real-time/recorded observation and scenario review via high-tech audio-visual technology
  • High-fidelity rooms with adult and pediatric simulators


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Industry Outlook

Nursing is a career that is both heartwarming and well incentivized, Median pay for nurses is over $65,000 per year and job growth is an impressive 19% a year, far faster than average. Nurses are regularly rated as the most honest and trustworthy professionals according to Gallup Polls; largely because Nurses provide the most face time and continual care to patients. Nurses are truly the point person for modern healthcare today.


Nursing is a career that never sleeps. Many nurses enjoy unparalleled flexibility in their schedule – part time, full time, nights, weekends – that fits their personal lifestyle, family demands, and career goals.


Our aging US population, continuous technological advancements, and diversity of options to study within the Nursing profession, make this is an incredibly fulfilling and secure career. As a Nurse you have terrific opportunity for promotion and transferability to locations not only around the country, but also around the world. Reap the rewards of a Nursing shortage and begin your journey to become a RN today.


Our community partners are seeing many baby boom generation nurses retiring now. They predict this trend to continue over the next five years. Vacating senior roles and leadership positions, the time is right to fill their ranks and become a nurse!

Career Opportunities

Our Nursing students land gratifying careers as:


  • Hospital Nurses
  • Office Nurses
  • Long Term Care Nurses
  • Home Health Nurses
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Occupational Health Nurses
  • Head Nurse/Nurse Supervisor
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Midwives

Research additional employment information by viewing this program’s gainful employment page.


Our Program

While in either of our nursing programs, you’ll study Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, General Psychology, and Nursing Theory plus gain practical nursing exposure each semester. Our community-integrated curriculum includes hands on time in healthcare settings around the region.


Degree and Certificate Options for Nursing

NWCCD’s Sheridan College and Gillette College both offer an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN Degree). In addition, our nursing students can begin courses toward their Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) concurrently. This is made possible through our partnership with the University of Wyoming (UW). Our commitment to helping our students succeed includes individual advising sessions with a trained RN/BSN Completion adviser.


Associate Degree in Nursing

Our Associate Degree in Nursing prepares you to be a Registered Nurse (RN). RNs are vital to clients with complex health care needs. By the time you are done, you’ll be ready to:


  • Provide competent, compassionate nursing care
  • Demonstrate clinical judgment to make health care decisions
  • Manage patient care to create a healing environment
  • Practice nursing according to established professional and ethical standards

Apply to our Nursing Program today!

Our Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing and accredited by the:


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326



Upon successful completion of our NWCCD Associate Degree program, students are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).


Our Nursing Students exceeded national averages on the NCLEX-RN the last four years!

2016 NWCCD Student Achievement Data:

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 86.8%

Program Completion Rate: 83.5%

Job Placement Rate: 92%


Faculty and Community

Our Nursing programs prosper because of the unrivaled compassion and know-how of our faculty. Our educators and staff always have time for our Nursing students and want each and every one of you to succeed in your pursuit of a caregiving career. Further, our all-star Nursing instructors constantly update curriculum, attend conferences and stay ahead in their area of expertise. They are at the top of their game and they’ll make sure you are, too.


Our College District is committed to being a community-focused district and our Nursing programs are yet another stellar example of our regional integration. Our community partners play an important role in the development of our Nursing students. Through time spent in local hospitals, clinics, community centers, and nursing homes, our students get unrivaled exposure to different healthcare protocols, patient environments, and a variety of Nursing specialties and fields. After graduation, many of our Nursing students go on to work in our community in these same hospitals and clinics, and provide safe, compassionate care to the people in our region. We are extremely proud of how our Nursing students, faculty, staff, and graduates give back to this community by caring so expertly for our citizens in Northern Wyoming and beyond.


We are honored to give back to our communities through our talented Nursing students and graduates.


Find out how you can study and actively nurse with the best of them with NWCCD’s reputable and modern Nursing Programs.

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Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties. Committed to creating student success and making a difference in the communities it serves, NWCCD serves over 6,500 credit and non-credit students per year.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070