Becoming an LPN in Wyoming

Wyoming strives for high standards of care and service to the community, believing in the value of continued education and professional growth and development for its nurses and health care providers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wyoming could see an increase of up to 8% licensed practical nurse (LPN) jobs by 2024. Individuals are encouraged to meet this growing demand for nurses and become an LPN in the state by meeting education requirements and applying by exam or by endorsement if he or she is an LPN in another state.

Wyoming LPN Licensing Requirements

Wyoming requires students to attend approved nursing programs to become an LPN in the state. They must also sit and pass the NCLEX exam once coursework is complete.

In order to receive state licensure, the applicant must submit an application to the state, including:

  • Official transcript from state-approved nursing program, showing date of graduation and type of degree.
  • Copy of your social security card and driver’s license (lawful presence).
  • Proof of registration (ATT) for the NCLEX.
  • Fingerprint card and criminal background check.

Applications and Forms:
https://nursing-online.state.wy.us/Resources/LPN%20Application%20Update%208.pdf

LPNs from out of state can apply for their license in the state of Wyoming by endorsement. The applicant must submit the appropriate form and include:

  • Verification of current licensure (in good standing).
  • Copy of your social security card and driver’s license (lawful presence).
  • Fingerprint card and criminal background check.
  • Meet 1 continued competency requirements (500 hours as an LPN in the last 2 years or 1600 hours in 5 years, 20 hours continued education in the last 2 years, a refresher course in the last 5 years, certification in a specialty area within the last 5 years, or passed the NCLEX-PN within the last 5 years).

For those who've studied abroad and hold a comparable license in another country, can apply for a license in Wyoming, but must submit the following for consideration:

  • Request an official transcript (with translation).
  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • Verification of current LPN license.
  • Sit for and pass the NCLEX exam.

Wyoming LPN licenses expire every 2 years and has competency requirements to renew—the licensee must have worked 1600 hours in the last 5 years or 500 hours in the last 2 years for renewal.

Learn more about Wyoming LPN Jobs & Employment Outlook.

LPN Salary in Wyoming By Area

The table below lists career information collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for licensed practical nurses in Wyoming. The table is sorted by total employment, with the largest metropolitan areas listed first.

AreaTotal EmploymentAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Casper160$21.17$44,030
Cheyenne150$20.14$41,890

For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Wyoming LPN to RN/BSN programs page.

LPN Programs in Wyoming

ProgramDetails
Casper College
125 College Dr, Casper, WY 82601
(307) 268-2100 Visit Homepage
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Laramie County Community College
1400 E College Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82007
(307) 778-5222 Visit Homepage
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Northwest College
231 West 6th St, Powell, WY 82435
(800) 560-4692 Visit Homepage
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Sheridan College
300 West Sinclair, Gillette, WY 82718
(307) 686-0254 Visit Homepage
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Western Wyoming Community College
2500 College Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901
(307) 382-1600 Visit Homepage
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