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EWC nursing program accepting applications

January 10, 2023

 Torrington nursing student Chelsea Fabela

Torrington nursing student Chelsea Fabela

Students interested in finding a rewarding, high paying career can now apply for the nursing program at Eastern Wyoming College. Applications are now being accepted for classes on the Torrington and Douglas campuses.

“I love the nursing program,” EWC nursing student Chelsea Fabela said. “The size of our cohort is small, but that is the best part. We are like a family, and we all want to see each other succeed.

Unlike large programs, we really get to know our faculty and they know us.”

Chelsea is a non-traditional student with a husband and two boys. She is a 2011 graduate of Torrington High School.

“I didn’t pursue college full-time until 2019,” Chelsea said. “I chose to get into nursing when I was in high school, my step-dad got into a bad accident and had his leg amputated followed by many other health complications. After that, I spent a lot of time taking care of him and my mom. I got my CNA certificate my senior year of high school and have enjoyed the medical field and decided to finally take the steps to become an RN. I am now in the EWC nursing program on the Torrington campus in my second year, one more to go.”

If you are interested in pursuing a career in nursing, now is the time to get started. Wyoming’s annual income for RNs is $73,130, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

You will need to apply to attend EWC, then fill out a second application for the nursing program. Visit EWC’s website ( and click on the nursing program photo, create an account and then apply. Students need to have their prerequisites done or in progress by the end of the spring semester. If they have prerequisite classes in progress during the application period, the student’s mid-term GPA is used for admission calculation.  All of the information is on EWC’s website:

Potential students will also need to take a TEAS test, which will have to be scheduled. It has a separate tab for the information and that website is:

For more information, call EWC Director of Nursing Dr. Monica Teichert, DNP, FNP-C at 307.534.2999 or the EWC Nursing Office Assistant at 307-624-7000.

“It’s a great program and I would suggest to anyone interested in nursing to come to EWC,” Chelsea said.

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