Program Overview

The associate degree nursing program prepares the graduate to function as a Registered Nurse in providing care to clients with complex healthcare needs. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in any state. This program may require travel to surrounding communities.

It is recommended that students contact the college regarding the program requirements.

Students must complete all program requirements, including approved prerequisites with a “C” or better and meet the minimum GPA of 2.50. Admission into the EWC Traditional Day classes occurs every two years on the EVEN Years.  (Admission: Fall 2020, 2022, 2024) Admission into the EWC Night School occurs every two years on the ODD years (Admission Fall: 2019, 2021, 2023).

Please note that this program has strict admittance requirements. For more information, please contact Blanca Jaime, Office Assistant, at (307) 624-7000 or

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Opening the Doors to a Bright Future

The nursing program at Eastern Wyoming College provides a high-quality education for people looking toward a future in nursing. Since its beginning in 2016, the program has advanced to offer a day and night cohort on EWC’s Douglas campus and a night cohort on the Torrington campus. A day cohort is planned to be added soon on the Torrington campus. “I love the nursing program,” second-year EWC nursing student Chelsea Fabela said. “The size of our cohort is small, but that is the best part. There are eight of us and we are like a family, and all want to see each other succeed. Unlike large programs, we really get to know our faculty and they know us. It’s a great program and I would suggest to anyone interested in nursing to come to EWC.” Today the program is under the direction of Dr. Monica Teichert and it is continuing to advance. Graduates are helping address the shortage of nurses in eastern Wyoming.
Program Benefits

High Paying Career


Strong Job Outlook


Job Satisfaction


Trusted and Respected Profession

ReNew Curriculum

Professional Nursing Care in Health Promotion: (9 credits of didactic and clinical)

Chronic Illness: (9 credits of didactic and clinical)

Professional Nursing Care of the Patient with Acute Illness: (9 credits of didactic and clinical)

Professional Nursing Care of the Patient with  Professional Nursing Care of the Patient with Complex Illness: (9 credits of didactic and clinical)

Revolutionizing Nursing Education in Wyoming (ReNEW) Curriculum is the result of a group of dedicated Wyoming nurse educators who decided to develop a “shared” curriculum with Wyoming Community Colleges and the University of Wyoming. The intent is to have students be able to make a “seamless” progression from the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to the Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) and fulfill the Institute of Medicine report to increase the number of BSN-prepared nurses. With this common philosophy, the curriculum will be taught at Community Colleges including EWC and the University of Wyoming undergraduate program.

Examination for RN Licensure

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Eastern Wyoming College at the Torrington and Douglas Campus located in Torrington, Wyoming and Douglas, Wyoming is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation. For more information, please contact Blanca Jaime, office assistant, at (307) 624-7000 or

State-approved and accrediting agency associated with the EWC Nursing program:

Wyoming State Board of Nursing
130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY  82002
(307) 777-7601

Program Details

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites include the courses listed below which count toward the total program credits. Go to the Nursing (ADN) page for a full details list of course requirements All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the Spring semester prior to Fall admission into the Nursing Program. (No Summer classes are allowed).

Classes | Credit
ENGL 1010 – English I: Composition | 3
HMDV 1000: College Studies (Freshman Foundations) | 1
BIOL 1010 – General Biology I (BIOL 1000 is not accepted) | 4
MATH 1400 – College Algebra | 4
ZOO 2015 – Human Anatomy | 4
Arts, Culture, and Humanities | 4
Total Credit Hours: 19

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Active Wyoming Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate required prior to the first day of the first semester of ADN program (NURS 1100)

EWC Nursing Program Application Checklist

  1. Application to EWC Completed.
  2. Application to the Nursing Program completed.
  3. Submit all official transcripts from any college/university attended for any coursework you have taken. Transcripts must show the successful completion of the Prerequisites or success if currently enrolled with a grade of “C” or better.
  4. TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam successfully completed with results submitted by the student to EWC by the application deadline. Test scores are only valid for One Calendar Year.
  5. minimum of a GPA of 2.50 including a “C” or better in all prerequisites.
  6. Have met all the requirements on the Admission Ranking Worksheet
  7. You can only retake the TEAS test a total of 3 times within 1 rolling calendar year.

End of Program Outcomes

When the EWC Nursing Students complete the Nursing Program they will have successfully met the following End-of-Program Outcomes.

  1. Safety: Provide safe nursing care within the healthcare system
  2. Clinical Judgment: Incorporate prior knowledge, current research, and clinical experience in decision-making.
  3. Leadership: Demonstrate leadership skills as part of an inter-professional team to promote desired outcomes.
  4. Patient Centeredness: Use effective communication and advocacy y to provide individual care.
  5. Professionalism: Practice within the core values, principles, and standards of the nursing profession.
  6. Health Promotion: Utilize the nursing process and a broad knowledge base to maximize health.

“I really like the atmosphere here. The small class size is great. You get to know everyone and the instructors are fantastic.”

-Morgan Douglass, Nursing Student from Casper, Wyoming