Nursing school can be an expensive endeavor. Tuition is by far the single largest cost component of nursing education. In addition to tuition, students must bear the costs of registration fees, books and supplies, room and board, and living expenses. Fortunately, a number of Wyoming schools offer quality nursing education at an affordable price, whether you are interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), or registered nurse (RN).

Aspiring CNAs must complete a brief eight- to ten-week training program, and they must pass a state certification exam. Because they are so brief, CNA programs naturally cost less. By contrast, LPNs must complete a 12- to 18-month certificate and pass the NCLEX-PN national licensure exam. RNs have two distinct degree options: two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Both culminate with the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam.

The cost of each nursing program is proportional to its length. So for example, a BSN degree will cost roughly twice an ADN degree at the same school. However, the type of institution also significantly affects tuition cost. Public schools enjoy government subsidies and thus offer substantially lower tuition than their private counterparts.

To help prospective nursing students find a program that fits their budget, we have compiled below a list of top nursing schools in Wyoming arranged by cost.