Licensed Practical Nurses

SOC Code: 29-2061

Entry Salary
Average Salary

Job Description
Licensed Practical Nurses perform technical services requiring basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, psychological and sociological sciences, as well as knowledge of nursing procedures.

1.  Graduate from a State-approved practical nursing program.
2.  Pass a national nursing licensure examination.
3.  Meet continued competency requirement.

All applications are reviewed by the State Board.

Schools Located in Wyoming
Laramie County Community College - Cheyenne 
Northern Wyoming Community College - Gillette
Sheridan College - Sheridan
Western Wyoming College - Rock Springs 

Practical nurses must be licensed by the State Board of Nursing.

Examinations are held in Casper.
Licensing by Endorsement (Out of State) $120.00
Licensing by Examination $130.00
Renewal (Dec. 31 Every ‘Even’ Year)* $  90.00
Background Check $  60.00
* All licenses are renewed in 2006, 2008, 2010, etc.

Licensing Agency
Board of Nursing Staff
1810 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82001
Phone: (307) 777-7601
Fax: (307) 777-3519

Additional Sources of Information
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses
605 Poole Drive
Garner, North Carolina  27529

American Licensed Practical Nurses Association
1090 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC  20005

National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service
10801 Pear Tree Lane, Suite 151
St. Ann, Missouri  63074

Occupational Outlook Handbook:
"Licensed Practical Nurses"

Wages Last Updated June 2008

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