Welcome to Nursing and Allied Health!

We offer several programs to students interested in nursing and allied health careers. 



The NWC Associate Degree in Nursing program is a 5 semester program that includes one semester of pre-requisite coursework and 4 semesters of core nursing courses. The nursing program uses an evidence-based nursing curriculum that intentionally prepares students for the challenges faced by nurses in today’s changing healthcare environment and appropriately supports Wyoming’s unique nursing education need by creating a seamless pathway to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) through the University of Wyoming.
Interested in this program?  Learn more about the application process

ADN RN Student Handbook


The LPN certificate program is a program delivered online with clinical and lab practice in Lovell, WY and the surrounding communities.  Students may earn their certificate within a calendar year and be eligible to sit for the NLCEX-PN exam.  LPNs practice largely in the clinical and long term care settings.  Entry into the LPN program requires pre-requisites, application, physical/technical requirements, drug screening, and acceptance based on space availability and criteria.  
Interested in this program?  Learn more about the application process.

LPN Student Handbook



The CNA certificate program consists of two courses: NRST1510 Nursing Assistant and NRST1200 Medical Terminology. 

This four credit course prepares a person to work as a nursing assistant. Students acquire basic theory principles, and skills necessary to provide basic patent care as a CNA in the health care setting to meet the physical, psychosocial, mental, and spiritual and cultural needs of the client/resident. Students also learn the State and Federal laws as well as the policies and procedures of the institution governing the practice of the nursing assistant. Satisfactory completion of the course entitles the student to take a competency exam to become certified in the State of Wyoming.  Interested in this program?  Learn more about program requirements and fees.

The Nursing Assistant course is offered each semester and typically consists of 8 weeks of online coursework, 16 hours of face-to-face lab, and 30 hours of on-site clinical experience.  The course is offered at multiple sites throughout the NWC service area.  Please consult the NWC Class Schedule for available courses.  

EMT Basic and EMT Advanced

The NWC Allied Health EMT Program is offered at both the Basic and Advanced Level.  Each level program is 8 credit hours. 
The courses prepare students to work in a fast-paced setting as part of an emergency response team.  Students will learn the skills necessary to administer first aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured persons in pre-hospital settings, perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, administer drugs, report patient condition to physicians and other medical staff, drive and maintain mobile intensive care units, and coordinate work with police and fire department personnel.  Taught in a blended format, the program has classroom lecture, lab, and clinical experiences in the ER and on an ambulance.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will be prepared to sit for the National EMS and Wyoming EMS certification exam at the appropriate level (Basic or Advanced).  
Please consult the NWC Class Schedule for available courses.  


Certified Medical Assistant Certificate Program

As part of the Allied Health Certified Medical Assistant Certificate Program, students prepare to join the medical workforce as an essential part of the clinical team.  The 30 credit hour program provides the training necessary to record patient medical history, vital statistics, and test results in medical records, interview patients, prepare and administer medications, collect blood, tissue, and other laboratory specimens, communicate with physicians and other clinic staff, prepare treatment rooms, and maintain supplies.  Taught in a blended format, the program has classroom lecture, lab, and clinical experiences in clinics across our region.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification exam.
Please consult the NWC Class Schedule for available courses. 

These options are available to suit your personal situation and career goals, or to help you make the decision that is best for you.

Depending on the course of study you take, you are eligible to sit for an exam that can license you as a EMT, CCMA, CNA, LPN, or RN.

Approval & Accreditation:

All Northwest College Nursing Programs are approved by:

Wyoming State Board of Nursing

130 Hobbs Ave., Suite B,

Cheyenne, WY 82002



The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326




Program Articulation:

The Associate Degree of Nursing Program is articulated with the University of Wyoming

Student Achievement Outcomes:

Program Completion Rates: Expected Level of Achievement 80% completion within 150% of time

  • PN Certificate Program cohort 2017: 100%
  • Associate Applied Science Degree cohort 2017: 95%
  • Advanced Placement cohort 2017: 100%

Licensure Rates: Expected Level of Achievement per WSBON or ACEN

  • PN cohort 2016: 100% (WSBON 75%)
  • RN cohort 2017: 84% (ACEN 80%)
  • Advanced Placement 2017: 80% (ACEN 80%)

Employment of Graduates: Expected Level of Achievement 90%

  • PN cohort 2016: 100%
  • RN cohort 2017: 100%
  • Advanced Placement 2017: 100%

If you are interested in any of our programs, please review the specific program of interest under the 'How to Enroll' tab, look over/print out the application packet and then give our office a call with any questions. We will be happy to assist you in your professional journey!

The information on this website contains course requirements, estimated costs, and admission information, along with prerequisite requirements for the Nursing program. After reviewing the application materials for your program of interest you'll note that testing scores may be required. To schedule a date and time for the TEAS or LPN ENTRANCE testing, in Cody contact Carri Dobbins at 307-587-3506; for Powell contact the CTD Office at 307-754-6062.  

Thank you for visiting our programs at Northwest College — your future is our focus!