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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Wyoming

Approximately 4.8% of graduates in of Wyoming receive nursing degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 646 nurses graduate from Wyoming's 7 nursing schools.

Top Schools

University of Wyoming, which is located in Laramie, is the top-ranked school in Wyoming that has a nursing program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. 165 students graduated with a degree in nursing from University of Wyoming in 2010. Students at University of Wyoming paid $3,927 per year in tuition fees.

Western Wyoming Community College, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Wyoming that has a nursing program. It is located in Rock Springs. In 2010, 74 students graduated from Western Wyoming Community College nursing program. Tuition at Western Wyoming Community College was $1,994 per year.

The third-ranked school in Wyoming that has a nursing program is Central Wyoming College. Central Wyoming College, which was ranked 80th in the country in 2010, is located in Riverton. In 2010, 26 students graduated from Central Wyoming College nursing program. Tuition at Central Wyoming College was $2,136 per year.


If you choose to attend a Wyoming nursing school, average tuition will be $2,421 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,848 per year to $3,927 per year. In 2010, the following Wyoming nursing schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Wyoming - located in Laramie, students are charged $3,927 per year
  2. Laramie County Community College - located in Cheyenne, students are charged $2,472 per year
  3. Sheridan College - located in Sheridan, students are charged $2,322 per year

The nursing schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Wyoming were:

  1. Casper College - located in Casper, students are charged $1,848 per year
  2. Western Wyoming Community College - located in Rock Springs, students are charged $1,994 per year
  3. Central Wyoming College - located in Riverton, students are charged $2,136 per year

A nursing degree from a Wyoming school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs nursing graduates in Wyoming pursue include licensed practical nurse, family nurse practitioner, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and patient care assistant. In 2010, there were 9,050 nurse working in Wyoming, including 4,790 registered nurses, 740 licensed practical nurses, and 40 family nurse practitioners. The Wyoming counties with the largest populations of nurse are:

  1. Laramie County - 1,890 nurses
  2. Big Horn County - 1,650 nurses
  3. Natrona County - 1,600 nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of nurses in the state of Wyoming will grow to 11,710. This would require a 21% growth in the field.


On average, nurses earn $49,940 per year. However, Wyoming nurse earned anywhere in the range from as less than $19,700 per year to more than $119,790 per year in 2010. The following counties in Wyoming have the highest average salaries for nurses:

  1. Natrona County - $52,293 per year
  2. Campbell County - $51,588 per year
  3. Laramie County - $50,495 per year

The following counties in Wyoming have the lowest average salaries for nurse:

  1. Lincoln County - $47,598 per year
  2. Big Horn County - $47,935 per year
  3. Albany County - $48,178 per year

The nurses with highest average salaries in Wyoming were:

  1. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - $72,980 per year
  2. Registered Nurse - $58,750 per year
  3. Family Nurse Practitioner - $50,900 per year

The nurses with lowest average salaries in Wyoming were:

  1. Licensed Practical Nurse - $39,810 per year
  2. Patient Care Assistant - $27,260 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Wyoming and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or LPN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Wyoming
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Wyoming
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Wyoming
  • Certificate in Nursing in Wyoming

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 4,790 $58,750 21.6%
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,970 $27,260 -0.7%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 740 $39,810 1.4%
Medical and Health Services Managers 510 $72,980 -8.9%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 40 $50,900

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