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Course Descriptions:


Contact the
WWCC Nursing Program:


Visit:2500 College Drive,
Room 2026
Mail:PO Box 428 B-370
Rock Springs, WY 82902
Phone:(307) 382-1713
Email:nursing
@westernwyoming.edu

Prospective Students
WWCC uses technology to assist in preparing Nursing students for practice. Simulation mannequins and technology give the student the opportunity to practice complex nursing in a safe environment. All Nursing exams are computerized, which prepares the students to take the national licensing exam. All theory is available via distance modalities, allowing students to work from home, but integrated with a variety of faculty and other students throughout the service area. Students may need to travel for lab, clinical and simulation.

Outcomes for WWCC graduates are high. WWCC pass rates on the national licensing exam are consistently above both the state and national averages. Graduates from the program enjoy excellent employment rates. Satisfaction among graduates and employers is superior. Graduates and employers often comment that graduates of WWCC function at a higher level than other new grads.
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN):

New Student Admission Criteria

To apply for the Nursing Program, a student must complete the WWCC admissions process and receive acceptance to the college. An online Nursing application, located on the Nursing Program webpage, must be completed by the application deadline. The Nursing Program application is available approximately January through mid-March.

To be considered, the applicant must have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the prerequisite courses. Every prerequisite course must have been completed with a "C" grade or higher.

A prospective student will take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEASŪ) entrance test. The ATI TEASŪ test measures basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of reading, mathematics, science, and English/language usage. An ATI TEASŪ study manual may be purchased through the WWCC Bookstore (307-382-1673).

The result of your ATI TEASŪ is one component of the admission criteria for the WWCC nursing program. Your ATI TEASŪ score does not indicate if you will be admitted or not. The other components taken into account are the GPA for prerequisite courses and additional points for taking other general education courses required for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. All points are added after spring courses are completed.

Admission into the nursing program is competitive and based on the cumulative score of points the applicant receives for grade point average from prerequisites, ATI TEASŪ Adjusted Individual Total score, and the completed required general education courses. Grade point average from prerequisites and ATI TEASŪ Adjusted Individual Total score account for the majority of the total points. Qualified applicants with the highest points are admitted into the Nursing Program on a space available basis. Applicants will be notified in writing about the results of the admission process. Qualified applicants who have not been admitted are ranked (according to cumulative points) and placed on an alternate list. If positions become available to accommodate additional eligible applicants, those on the alternate list will be notified in rank order. In the event an applicant is not admitted to the Program, the applicant must re-apply to be considered for subsequent application periods. Additionally, applicants who are admitted but decline entrance into the Program must reapply to be considered for subsequent application periods. Re-applicants will be subject to the same scrutiny and consideration as an initial applicant.

* Applicants are encouraged to contact a Nursing advisor periodically to confirm the appropriate classes are taken and to communicate program changes.



Advanced Placement Admission Criteria

Graduates of Practical Nursing programs may apply to enter the second year of the Nursing Program as Advanced Placement students, based on space availability and if requirements are met. Admission into the program is granted only in the fall semester. For consideration, a prospective student must be a graduate of a Practical Nursing program with transferrable credit. Graduates from vocational, technical, or other programs with non-transferrable credits must take the Nursing I and Nursing II finals and pass with a "C" or better. The grade earned on each final will be the grade earned for each nursing course and will be calculated into the grade point average. License of LPN (licensed practical nurse) must be unencumbered.

To apply for advanced placement in the Nursing Program, a student must complete the WWCC admissions process and receive acceptance to the college. An online Nursing application, located on the Nursing Program webpage, must be completed by the application deadline. The Nursing Program Advanced Placement application is available approximately February through mid-April.

To be considered, the applicant must have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the prerequisite and Nursing courses required to earn the Practical Nursing (PN) Certificate. Every prerequisite course (including courses required to earn the PN Certificate) must have been completed with a "C" grade or higher.

Prospective Advanced Placement students will take the LPN Predictor Test. Result must be 90% predictability of passing the NCLEX-PN.

Admission into the nursing program is competitive and based on the cumulative score of points the applicant receives for grade point average from prerequisites and Nursing courses, LPN Predictor Adjusted Individual Total Score, and the completed required general education courses. Grade point average from prerequisites (including courses required to earn the PN Certificate) and LPN Predictor Adjusted Individual Total Score account for the majority of the total points. Qualified applicants with the highest points are admitted into the Nursing Program on a space available basis. Applicants will be notified in writing about the results of the admission process. Qualified applicants who have not been admitted are ranked (according to cumulative points) and placed on an alternate list. If positions become available to accommodate additional eligible applicants, those on the alternate list will be notified in rank order. In the event an applicant is not admitted to the Program, the applicant must re-apply to be considered for subsequent application periods. Additionally, applicants who are admitted but decline entrance into the Program must reapply to be considered for subsequent application periods. Re-applicants will be subject to the same scrutiny and consideration as an initial applicant.

* Applicants are encouraged to contact a Nursing advisor periodically to confirm the appropriate classes are taken and to communicate program changes.



Transfer Admission Criteria

Transfer students admission is based on space availability if all requirements have been met. Nursing courses already completed must be comparable to WWCC Nursing courses. Interested applicants should contact the Nursing Program for specific requirements. Transfer applicants may be required to demonstrate abilities via academic testing or proficiency demonstration. Students who are not successful must re-apply to be considered for subsequent application periods.

To apply for the Nursing Program, a student must complete the WWCC admissions process and receive acceptance to the college. To be considered, the applicant must have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the prerequisite courses. Every prerequisite course must have been completed with a "C" grade or higher.

Applicants must meet all admission criteria prior to the beginning of the semester for which they are applying. Applicants will be notified in writing about the results of the admission process. Applicants who are admitted but decline entrance into the Program must reapply to be considered for subsequent application periods.

* Applicants are encouraged to contact a Nursing advisor periodically to confirm the appropriate classes are taken and to communicate program changes.



Outreach Opportunities

Western Wyoming Community College serves a significant number of students who live outside of the Rock Springs and Green River area. In an effort to meet the needs of all students, the Nursing Program has several options to provide students with an opportunity to participate in the Nursing Program.

Nursing courses are available via distance learning methods. Active learning takes place both synchronously through the use of collaborative websites and through Black Board Academic Suite. In addition, some clinical experiences are available in outreach sites throughout the service area. All nursing students, either distance or local to the Rock Springs campus, will attend some learning experiences out of town. Offerings are dependent on student enrollment, faculty, and physical resources available to meet the learning objectives.

Carbon County Higher Education Center (CCHEC) in Rawlins has four reserved positions for qualified applicants from Carbon County School District #1.



Revolutionizing Nursing in Wyoming (ReNEW)

  • More and more nurses are completing their baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) in order to enhance their employment opportunities, facilitate career advancement and/or prepare for graduate education.
  • ReNEW is a shared statewide curriculum providing a streamlined bridge from the associate degree in nursing to the BSN.
  • The ReNEW program plan is a four-year, eight semester (not including summers) baccalaureate curriculum.
  • You can start at one of the Wyoming community colleges and be dually enrolled at the University of Wyoming.
  • Upon successful completion of the ADN benchmark, you are awarded an associate degree in nursing and ready to sit for the national licensing exam (NCLEX) to be a registered nurse.
  • The courses/clinical experiences needed to complete the BSN in year 4 are available through the university online so you do not have to leave home.
  • Progression to the fourth year of the ReNEW curriculum at the University of Wyoming requires students to have graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from a Wyoming ReNEW community college. In addition students must meet one of the following two criteria:
    • RN license and a nursing GPA of 2.5
    • OR
    • No RN license and a nursing GPA of 3.0

  • At Western, ReNEW started in Fall 2016.
  • See also: http://www.uwyo.edu/nursing/programs/renew/
  • For questions about ReNEW, please contact (307) 382-1801 or aclevenger@westernwyoming.edu.



Testimonials

Nursing Student Handbooks: 2016-2017 | 2017-2018

For more information, contact the Nursing Program at (307) 382-1713 or nursing@westernwyoming.edu.
 
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