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Nursing Admission Criteria   |   Advanced Placement Admission Criteria   |   Transfer Admission Criteria


The nursing department provides information to all students who express an interest in the program. In addition to the regular college admission requirements, prospective nursing students must meet applicant requirements of the nursing program to be considered for admission. Admission into the program is granted only in the fall semester.  Interested applicants should contact the Nursing Department for specific requirements.

To apply for the nursing program:

• Complete WWCC admissions process. Receive acceptance to the college.

• Complete the online nursing application located on the nursing program website by application deadline. Application informatin available January-March.

• Achieve a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale from prerequisite courses.

• Complete prerequisite courses with a “C” or better.

• Take the TEAS®-V entrance test. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) measures basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of reading, mathematics, science, and English/language usage. TEAS®-V study manual may be purchased through the WWCC Bookstore (307-382-1673).

Admission Criteria:

  • • TEAS®-V entrance test - Adjusted Individual Total score
    Grade point average - prerequisite courses
    • Completed required general education courses - 1 point for each course

  • Applicants are encouraged to contact a nursing advisor periodically to ensure the appropriate classes are taken and to communicate program changes.

Admission Process:

Students may find admission criteria and application deadlines on the nursing website. Admission into the nursing program is competitive and based on the cumulative score of points the applicant receives for grade point average from prerequisites, TEAS®-V Adjusted Individual Total score, and the completed required general education courses. Grade point average from prerequisites and TEAS®-V 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 of 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. Applicants not admitted must re-apply for the next year. Re-applicants will be subject to the same scrutiny and consideration as an initial applicant. Applicants who are admitted but decline entrance into the program must re-apply.

Rev. 3/14/14


Advanced Placement Admission Criteria:

Rawlins Nursing StudentsGraduates of practical nursing programs may apply to enter the second year of the nursing program as advanced placement students, based on space availability if requirements are met. The nursing department provides information to all students who express an interest in the program. In addition to the regular college admission requirements, prospective nursing students must meet applicant requirements of the nursing program to be considered for admission. Admission into the program is granted only in the fall semester.



To apply for advanced placement:

• Complete WWCC admissions process. Receive acceptance to the college.

•  Complete the online application located on the nursing program website by the application deadline. Application information available February - April.

• 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.

• Achieve a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for prerequisite and nursing courses required to earn the Practical Nursing (PN) certificate.

• Complete prerequisites and nursing courses with a “C” or better.

• Take the LPN STEP Test. Result must be at or above the national mean on the Individual Score to qualify.

Admission Criteria:

    • LPN STEP Test - Individual Score
    • Grade Point Average - prerequisite and nursing courses
    • Complete required general education courses - 1 point for each course

Applicants are encouraged to contact a nursing advisor periodically to ensure the appropriate classes are taken and to communicate program changes.

Admission Process:

Students may find admission criteria and application deadlines on the nursing website. Admission into the nursing program is competitive and based on the cumulative score of points the applicant receives for grade point average from prerequisite and nursing courses, LPN STEP test, and completed required general education courses. Qualified applicants with the highest points are admitted into the nursing program on a space available basis. Applicants will be notified in writing of 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. Applicants not admitted must re-apply for the next year. Reapplicants will be subject to the same scrutiny and consideration as an initial applicant. Applicants who are admitted but decline entrance into the program must re-apply.                      
Rev. 1/28/1
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 Transfer Admission Criteria:  

Transfer students admission is based on space availability if requirements have been met. Nursing courses already completed must be comparable to WWCC nursing courses. The nursing department provides information to all students who express an interest in the program. In addition to the regular college admission requirements, prospective nursing students must meet applicant requirements of the nursing program to be considered for admission. Interested applicants should contact the Nursing Department for specific requirements.

To apply for the nursing program:

• Complete WWCC admissions process. Receive acceptance to the college.
• Achieve a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale from prerequisite and nursing courses.
• Complete prerequisite courses with a “C” or better.

Admission Criteria:

• Transfer student admission is based on space availability if requirements have been met. Nursing courses already completed must be comparable to WWCC nursing courses.
• Transfer students may be required to demonstrate abilities via academic testing or proficiency demonstration. Students who are not successful must reapply the following year.

Applicants are encouraged to contact a nursing advisor periodically to ensure the appropriate classes are taken and to communicate program changes.

Admission Process:
Applicants must meet all admission criteria prior to the beginning of the semester for which they are applying. Applicants will be notified in writing of the results of the admission process. Applicants who are admitted but decline entrance into the program must re-apply.      
Rev. 08/20/1
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If you have any questions, please feel free to email the nursing department: nursing@wwcc.wy.edu or call (307) 382-1713.

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