Wyoming State Policy Fact Sheet


American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Wyoming State Policy

Nurse Practice Act: W.S.1977 § 33-21-119

Regulatory Structure: Full Practice

State practice and licensure laws authorize nurse practitioners (NPs) to evaluate patients, diagnose and prescribe medications and therapeutic measures.
W.S.1977 § 33-21-120

Regulatory Agency

NP practice is regulated by the Board of Nursing.
W.S.1977 § 33-21-122

Licensure Requirements

Requirements include an RN license, a graduate degree in an NP role and national certification.
W.S.1977 § 33-21-127

Continuing Education (CE)*

NPs must complete CE as required for national certification and complete 15 CE hours every two years to maintain prescriptive authority.
WY ADC AI NGEN Ch. 2 s. 13

Medical Staff Membership**

Medical staff composition is determined by the governing body’s procedures at each facility.
WY ADC HLTH HLS Ch. 12 s. 7

Signature Recognition on Items of Patient Care

  • Physical Therapy: NPs are authorized to refer to physical therapy.
    W.S.1977 § 33-25-102
  • Parking Permits: NPs are authorized to provide proof of disability for disabled parking permits.
    W.S.1977 § 31-2-213
  • Death Certificates: NPs are authorized to sign death certificates.
    W.S.1977 § 35-1-418
  • Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST): NPs may sign the Wyoming POLST form.
    W.S.1977 § 35-22-504

*Contact hours in specific topics may be required. Please contact your state Board of Nursing for current information.
**Medical Staff Membership refers to governing and voting privileges and is not reflective of clinical or admitting privileges within institutions.
DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this fact sheet is offered as information only and not as practice, financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Correspondents must contact their own professional advisors for such advice.

Updated December 20, 2018

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