Have you been thinking about becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Wyoming, but are wondering what is involved in completing the certification requirements? Wyoming's Department of Health oversees the rules regarding certification of nursing assistants in Wyoming, and you will find everything you need to know described below.
Requirements to Become a CNA in Wyoming
State-approved CNA training programs in Wyoming should consist of no less than 75 hours of classroom and clinical instruction. During your training, you will learn many essential skills including CPR, basic patient care, effective communications, and maintaining a safe and clean environment.
After completing your CNA program, you must register for and complete the state's CNA Nurse Aide Certification exam. This test comprises a multiple-choice question section and a practical skills evaluation.
Passing both sections of the CNA exam will place your name on Wyoming's Nurse Aide Registry.
State-Approved CNA Programs in Wyoming
There are many excellent Wyoming nursing schools that offer CNA programs. To help you find one of the best schools in the state, the most popular facilities are listed below:
Star Valley Medical Center901 Adams St, Afton, WY 83110 (307) 885-5800
Casper College125 College Dr, Casper, WY 82601 (307) 268-2100
Health Care Provider Education Center1013 Logan Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001 (307) 778-8861
Laramie County Community College1400 E College Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82007 (307) 778-5222
Life Care Center of Cheyenne1330 Prairie Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82009 (307) 778-8997
Northwest College1501 Stampede Ave, Cody, WY 82414 (307) 587-3376
Eastern Wyoming College800 S Windriver Dr, Douglas, WY 82633 (307) 624-7000
Western Wyoming Community College1013 W Cheyenne Dr, Evanston, WY 82930 (307) 789-3988
Northwest College231 W 6th St, Powell, WY 82435 (307) 754-6000
Carbon County Higher Education Center1650 Harshman St, Rawlins, WY 82301 (307) 328-9274
Central Wyoming College2660 Peck Ave, Riverton, WY 82501 (307) 855-2256
Fremont County BOCES320 W Main St, Riverton, WY 82501 (307) 856-2028
Western Wyoming Community College2500 College Dr, Rock Springs, WY 82901 (307) 382-1600
Sheridan College1 E Whitney St, Sheridan, WY 82801 (307) 675-0505
Sheridan College1 Whitney Way, Sheridan, WY 82801 (307) 675-0305
Eastern Wyoming College1016 E Cleveland St, Sundance, WY 82729 (307) 282-0769
Eastern Wyoming College116 Casper Ave, Newcastle, WY 82701 (307) 746-3603
CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Wyoming
CNAs in Wyoming are going to stay in demand over the next eight years. Overall employment of CNAs in Wyoming is expected to grow by 11.2% from 2018 to 2028. CNAs in Wyoming earn a median salary of $29,014 per year.
Take a look at the CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Wyoming below to get a detailed picture.
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Wyoming Nurse Aide Registry
If you have any questions on how to get, verify, renew and reinstate a CNA certification in Wyoming or transfer it to another state, you can contact the Wyoming Department of Health, Aging Division - Healthcare Licensing & Surveys at:
2300 Capitol Ave, Suite 510, Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7601
Fax: (307) 777-3519
Registry Search: https://wybn.boardsofnursing.org/licenselookup/Home/Index