University of Wyoming

Second Degree Accelerated BSN


Basic Information: The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, Wyoming.  This program is for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field and have finished the basic requirements for their BSN.  They title it the "BRAND" program - the Bachelors Reach for Accelerated Nursing Degree.

Must Dos: Students must apply to the University of Wyoming and to the College of Nursing. 

Program Length: This program is 15 months long starting at the beginning of one summer and ending at the end of the next summer.

Prerequisites: Courses include the following:

  • PHCY 3450 (Pathophysiology) - 4 credit hours
    Must be upper division (3000/4000 level). Lower division/Community College level courses do not satisfy this requirement. A syllabus is required for course evaluation.

  • KIN 2040 and KIN 2041 (Anatomy lecture and lab) - 4 credit hours

  • KIN/ZOO 3115 (Physiology) - 4 credit hours

  • MOLB 2021 (Medical Microbiology) - 4 credit hours

  • PSYC 1000 (General Psychology) - 3 credit hours

  • FCSC 1140 or FCSC 1141 (Nutrition) - 2-3 credit hours

All application information can be found here

Prior Classwork Information:

  1. Prerequisites must be met with C or better prior to entering each nursing course.

  2. A cumulative Nursing G.P.A. (NGPA) of 2.75 based on required courses is the minimum required for admission to the nursing major.

  3. Students must attain a 2.00 (C) or S in each nursing course, as well as a cumulative Nursing G.P.A. (NGPA) of 2.75 based on required courses to progress.

  4. Single prerequisite, requisite, core, or nursing major course may not be repeated more than once.*

  5. Only a total of four prerequisite, requisite, or core courses may be repeated.*

  6. Only a total of two nursing courses in the major may be repeated.*

  7. Students must have completed a baccalaureate degree or higher prior to starting the program with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Application Information: The application deadline for the College of Nursing is October 31st.  The College of Nursing application can be found here. The application to the University of Wyoming can be found here.  

Admission Tests:  If you are an international student you must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid information can be found here.  Scholarship information can be found here

Updated: October 2017.