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Heather Huber
Program Director, Nursing
(307) 268-2717
Fax (307) 268-2087
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A nontraditional male nursing student taking the temperature of a patient at the Wyoming Medical Center.

Nursing students visiting with Governor Matt Mead

Casper College nursing students and faculty visited the Wyoming state legislature for Nurses Day on February 5, 2015. "We were able to sit as a group in the governor's office discussing important issues such as the Wyoming Investment in Nursing program, death with dignity, child abuse, and several other topics. He was very receptive to our ideas," said Marianne Madariga, nurse educator. Pictured from left to right: Sarah Hurtado, Marianne Madariaga, Shana Pilny, McKenzie Miller, Chelsea Mock, Gov. Matt Mead, Mallory Wright, Rachel Wilson, Sarah Nicely, and Crystal Baughman.

ADN Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Casper College H.E. Stuckenhoff Department of Nursing is to be the hallmark of learning for associate degree nursing education promoting health in our community and professionalism in nursing through provision of the basic requirements for an associate degree assuring the graduate’s ability to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

  • Are you interested in working in a healthcare environment?
  • Does working with people invigorate you?
  • Do you want a career that is exciting, challenging and in high demand?
  • Are you looking for a career that is well-paying?

If these fit your career goals, you may want to consider a career as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Casper College offers two degree options to become an RN: Associates of Science, and Associates of Applied Science. After acceptance into our program you can finish your degree  in two years and be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure. The Associate of Science degree articulates with several RN to BSN programs.

Our students are prepared to transfer classroom learning into both simulated labs as well as live practicums in a wide variety of health care settings. The majority of our clinical facilities are located within 5 miles of the campus.

For more information on admissions to the program, please read the Guide to Associate Degree Nursing - Fall 2015 listed below or click on the Frequently Asked Questions tab.

Click here to read about changes in the Nursing Program at Casper College. If you would like more information, please contact Heather Huber, Director of Nursing.

Click here for information about the ReNEW Curriculum planned for Fall 2016 admissions.

Application Deadlines:
Spring Cohort: October 1-15
Fall Cohort: February 15-March 1
LPN Advanced Placement :
Spring Cohort: October 15- November 1
Fall Cohort: March 15-April 1

If the final day of the application period falls on a weekend or holiday, we will accept applications the next business day.

Click here to download an application form. Please see the Nursing Student Guidebook for complete information regarding the application process.

Click here to download TEAS information
Clikc here to download CNA Summer 2015 Information and Schedule, CNA Fall 2015 Information and Schedule
Click here to download Guide to Associate Degree Nursing Spring 2015
Click here to download LPN Advanced Placement Guide 2014-2015
Click here to download Application Checklist Advanced Placement 2014-2015
Click here to download Nursing Student Handbook
Click here to download Application Checklist Nursing Program 2014-2015
Click here to download Estimated Program Expenses 2014-2015

Click here to download Program Outcomes/Assessment Results-Fall 2014

State approved and accrediting agency associated with the Nursing Program:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    (Formerly NLNAC, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.)
    (ACEN) (2011)
    3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    Phone:. 404-975-5000
    Fax: 202-975-5020


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Following are questions most asked about the nursing program. If you have questions that aren't answered here, please contact the Program Director of Nursing at
307-268-2717 or email us!

What is WYIN aid and how do I apply for it?
Nursing students or Nursing program applicants who would like a chance for Wyoming Investment in Nursing (WYIN) funds need to contact Align at 800-999-6541 extension 9019 or 9051. Their application and self certification form must be returned to the Enrollment Services office, 3rd floor Gateway Building. Students that have questions may contact Align or Laurie Johnstone, Scholarship Coordinator, at (307) 268-2636.

How do I obtain a guidebook to the nursing program?
Call Lupe at 307-268-2235, or fax at 307-268-2087, and he will be happy to mail you a copy of the guidebook.
Click here to download Guide to Associate Degree in Nursing .

What are the prerequisites for the nursing program?
In order to be eligible to apply to the program a student must have the following completed:

  • Application to Casper College as a degree seeking student;
  • Degree GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Human Anatomy & Lab (4 semester cr.) within past 5 years.
  • General Psychology (3-4 semester cr.)
  • Medical Terminology (3 semester cr.)
  • Completion of TEAS®, with a Proficient score or higher.
  • Wyoming CNA Certification
  • Math Requirements: ACT of 18 or higher (If out of high school less than 1 year); a COMPASS (Algebra) score of 40 or higher; or have a "C" or better in MATH 0920.

What is the ReNEW Curriculum and when does it start?
Our nursing program is part of the state consortium that has adopted the ReNEW curriculum to begin in Fall 2016. See more at this link ReNEW Curriculum.

How and when can I apply to the nursing program?
We accept applications in Spring and Fall semester of each year. See the website for specific deadlines. Students must submit a Casper College Nursing Program Application, TEAS scores, CNA license, and unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended to the nursing department office by the assigned deadline in order to be considered.

How many students apply to the program?
Each year there is a different pool of candidates. We never know how many people will apply. In the past couple of years it has been between 50-60 applicants each semester.

How are students admitted?
Students earn points based on degree GPA, TEAS test scores, and grades they receive in pre-requisite courses. Students with the highest points are admitted. See the "Admission Ranking Worksheet" in the Guide to AD Nursing for a detailed description.

How many students are admitted to the program?
We admit 32 students to start in January and August.

Is there a waiting list?
We do not utilize a waiting list. After accepting the initial students, we rank the remaining qualified applicants according to their point totals and create an alternate list.  If accepted students decline the invitation to begin the program we invite applicants from the alternate list to join the program. This list remains viable until beginning of the semester and then becomes void. We begin the following admissions period with no preference given to those applicants who had been on the alternate list.

Do I have to be a CNA to be accepted into the program?
Yes, students need to be a certified CNA in Wyoming in order to be accepted into our program.

What is the difference between an ADN and a BSN? Which does Casper College offer?

Casper College offers two associate degrees, the Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Science in Nursing which are two-year degrees. The BSN, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing, is a four-year degree.  There are some areas that are covered more extensively in the baccalaureate degree. These include research and a greater emphasis on leadership. Basic nursing content is the same in both levels of education. Graduates of both degrees take the same national licensing exam, the NCLEX-RN.

How long is the program?
After being accepted, the program is 2 years (4 semesters).

What courses can I take via the internet that will count towards the nursing degree?
Casper College offers many courses via distance education including online courses. See the current college schedule for an up-to-date listing of courses offered, including those offered online. All nursing classes utilize the internet (Moodle) to augment the course's delivery.

What does it take to be successful in nursing?

Nursing requires very special talents and skills. Classroom and clinical education is rigorous and challenging. While "wanting" to be a nurse and taking care of others is important, successful students have strengths in mathematics, laboratory sciences and other general education courses. They are focused on building a foundation of learning that will be continued for a lifetime. Successful candidates for a career in nursing should be able to:

  • communicate clearly and effectively,
  • transfer knowledge from the classroom to the practicum experiences
  • demonstrate good organizational skills
  • manage multiple priorities
  • think clearly and logically, even in stressful situations
  • show good judgment
  • work well with others
  • understand delegation roles
  • consistently demonstrate honesty and integrity, and
  • put the needs of the client first.

If your have further questions, plese contact:

Heather Huber
Program Director, Nursing
(307) 268-2717
Fax (307) 268-2087
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