Nurses provide care to patients and are the backbone of the healthcare profession. The Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) offers an Associate Degree in Nursing and a Certificate in Practical Nursing at Sheridan College and our branch campus in Gillette, Wyoming.
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Practical Nursing students are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Upon successful completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program, students are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Students receive hands-on training in our advanced, high-tech simulation centers and complete extensive clinical training at healthcare facilities around the region. While enrolled in the nursing program, and through our partnership with the University of Wyoming, students may pursue their Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Northern Wyoming Community College District located in Sheridan, Wyoming and Gillette, Wyoming is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
The most recent accreditation decision (Spring 2019) made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the NWCCD Associate Degree Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.
Wyoming State Board of Nursing
130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite B
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
All nursing application requirements must be received prior to the March 1 deadline for consideration for admission to the program in the fall semester. No late applications will be accepted.
Nursing program applicants must first be accepted as students at NWCCD. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the nursing program; application to the nursing program is a separate process.
Students may apply for admission as an advanced placement or transfer student into the second or third semester of the program, depending on previous qualifications. For more information about these requirements, please contact the Sheridan College Nursing Department at 307-675-0301 or our Gillette location at 307-681-6301.
Accepted nursing students are eligible for general and private donor nursing scholarships, provided they meet stated criteria.
Accepted students to the nursing program will be notified and offered an opportunity to apply for private donor nursing scholarships each year. General scholarship opportunities must be pursued with the NWCCD Financial Aid Department.
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Median pay for nurses is over $65,000 per year and job growth is an impressive 19% a year, far faster than average. By 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the U.S. alone will need 438,100 more nurses than were employed in 2016. Our aging population, continuous technological advancements, and diversity of career options within the nursing profession make it an incredibly fulfilling and secure career. Nurses have terrific opportunities for promotion and can work at locations around the country and the world.
Careers and Opportunities
Our Nursing students land gratifying careers as:
- Emergency Room Nurses
- Obstetrics / Gynecology Nurses
- Pediatric Nurses
- Long-term Care Nurses
- Home Health Nurses
- Oncology Nurses
- Public Health Nurses
- Occupational Health Nurses
- Head Nurse / Nurse Supervisor
- Nurse Practitioners
- Nurse Midwives