New programs at the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of nursing are gathering momentum as the school works to better prepare students to meet the changing needs of the healthcare industry.
Many organizations are demanding that nursing job candidates have a Bachelor of Science degree, which was only available at the University in Laramie, until recently.
The University of Wyoming’s Fay Whitney School of Nursing has been chosen to participate in a $3 million initiative aimed at transforming nursing education. The initiative is called the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program. UW School of Nursing Dean Mary Burman says the effort is intended to address issues that include health care access, quality and cost. Burman says in Wyoming, they will look at three key issues.