Western Wyoming Community College offers a program leading to an Associate Degree in Nursing. Successful completion of the program
allows the graduate to take the National Council Licensure examination for registered nursing (NCLEX-RN). Upon licensure, the AD nurse
practices in settings where policies and procedures are specified and guidance is available.
Western's Associate Degree Nursing Program provides an innovative, high quality nursing program using active learning. Interactive
learning experiences using realistic case scenarios enable students to see the whole patient. There are no traditional lectures. In
addition to learning nursing theory, students learn to be productive in a group, develop teamwork and interpersonal communication skills,
and to evaluate their own performance. All of these skills are essential in the workplace.
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There are three program options for Nursing. The Nursing Associate Degree requires 67 credits over 5 to 6 recommended semesters and the
Certificate requires 42 credits over 4+ semesters.
Notes: Students must be admitted to the program to enroll in nursing courses. Students must complete all of the courses listed above
with a "C" or better in order to receive the Associate Degree in Nursing or Certificate in Practical Nursing options. All general education
courses may be taken prior to admission into the nursing program; general education courses taken while in the nursing program must be
taken evenings, Internet or other asynchronous format, with the exception of Human Anatomy & Physiology II. Nursing courses available on
campus and select distance sites. Theory portion may be delivered using distance methodology. Students may need access to a computer with
video and audio capability.
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to
see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course
descriptions not listed below.