Are you seeking, in Wyoming, a job that not only pays well, but also leaves you feeling emotionally satisfied at the end of each work day? Can you imagine yourself working in a healthcare setting? If you answered yes to all these questions, a career as a nurse aide may be a great choice for you. In addition to offering great wages and plenty of emotional rewards, a career as a CNA in Wyoming is in high demand.
Certification Requirements in Wyoming
In Wyoming, the Wyoming State Board of Nursing regulates the certifications of nurse aides. For you to become certified as a nurse aide in Wyoming, you must complete a state-approved program of classroom- and clinic-based training. After completing this all-important requirement, you must attain satisfactory scores on Prometric's CNA competency exam. This is a two-part evaluation that ensures you are fully prepared for a nurse aide position.
It is worth noting that the Wyoming State Board of Nursing is responsible for the administration of the state’s nursing assistant program, and the board has contracted with Prometric to develop and administer its CNA Competency Evaluation Program.
How to Get Your CNA Certification in Wyoming
Once you have fulfilled your training requirement, you can apply for CNA certification by examination. Not long after you sit for and pass your competency evaluation by Prometric, you will be issued a certificate by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing. To apply for certification by examination, select the Nurse Portal link on the board’s website and create an account. Once you have created an account you may select the apply for licensure box in the upper right hand corner and select the appropriate application by examination. Read all of the instructions carefully before completing the application.
How to Verify Your CNA Certification in Wyoming
Every now and then, you may need to verify your CNA certification in Wyoming. Whenever you do, go to the board’s website and click on Verify a CNA. On the page that shows up, simply submit your name and/or certification number to check your status.
How to Renew Your CNA Certification in Wyoming
CNAs in Wyoming must renew their certification before December 31 of every even year, or basically every two years. To be eligible for the renewal, you must, in the past two years, complete either 400 or 200 hours of work as a CNA and either 15 or 30 hours of continuing education or pass the NATCEP exam. If you have not engaged in either 400 or 200 hours of work as a CNA and 15 hours of continuing education in the last five years, you will have to retrain and repass the test or pass the NATCEP or similar national exam again. To renew, click on “Renewals” on the nursing board’s website and then “CLICK HERE FOR RENEWALS.” All renewals must be done online, and there is a renewal fee that you must pay.
How to Reinstate Your CNA Certification in Wyoming
A CNA whose certificate has been revoked, surrendered, suspended, or conditioned may apply for reinstatement and shall submit completed application and fees, CBC fingerprint cards and fees, evidence of meeting renewal requirements, evidence of compliance with the previous Board’s order or correction of underlying conduct, and evidence demonstrating just cause for reinstatement. To submit a reinstatement application, go to the Licensing page from the homepage of the board’s website. On the page that opens, click on “CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE NURSE PORTAL.” If you have already not done so, you will be required to create a profile in the portal to manage all your applications, including the reinstatement application.
How to Transfer Your CNA Certification from Wyoming to Another State
If you are relocating to another state and need to transfer your CNA certification out of Wyoming, you will need to contact the nurse aide regulatory agency of your new state to learn about the new state’s transfer requirements. You can find a list of CNA regulatory agencies in the U.S. on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website. Although transfer criteria may vary from state to state, common requirements include CNA verification, transfer fees, and/or continuing education classes.
Wyoming Nurse Aide Registry
If you have additional questions, contact the Wyoming Nurse Aide Registry at:
2300 Capitol Ave, Suite 510, Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7601
Fax: (307) 777-3519
Registry Search: https://wybn.boardsofnursing.org/licenselookup/Home/Index
State-Approved CNA Programs in Wyoming
The following CNA schools are among the best in Wyoming:
Carbon County Higher Education Center1650 Harshman St, Rawlins, WY 82301
Casper College125 College Dr, Casper, WY 82601
Central Wyoming College2660 Peck Ave, Riverton, WY 82501
Eastern Wyoming College800 S Windriver Dr, Douglas, WY 82633
Eastern Wyoming College1016 E Cleveland St, Sundance, WY 82729
Eastern Wyoming College116 Casper Ave, Newcastle, WY 82701
Fremont County BOCES320 W Main St, Riverton, WY 82501
Health Care Provider Education Center1013 Logan Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Laramie County Community College1400 E College Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82007
Life Care Center of Cheyenne1330 Prairie Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82009
Northwest College1501 Stampede Ave, Cody, WY 82414
Northwest College231 W 6th St, Powell, WY 82435
Sheridan College1 E Whitney St, Sheridan, WY 82801
Sheridan College1 Whitney Way, Sheridan, WY 82801
Star Valley Medical Center901 Adams St, Afton, WY 83110
Western Wyoming Community College1013 W Cheyenne Dr, Evanston, WY 82930
Western Wyoming Community College2500 College Dr, Rock Springs, WY 82901