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 NPs to evaluate patients, diagnose and prescribe medications and therapeutic measures.
W.S.1977 § 33-21-120

Regulatory Agencies

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

Licensure Requirements

State law requires an RN license, a graduate degree in an NP role and national certification.
WY ADC AI NGEN Ch. 2 s. 2

Continuing Education*

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. 12

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: Wyoming NPs are permitted to refer to physical therapy.
    W.S.1977 § 33-25-102
  • Parking Permits: Wyoming NPs are authorized to provide proof of disability for disabled parking permits.
    W.S.1977 § 31-2-213
  • Death Certificates: Wyoming NPs are not presently 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.

*Contact hours in specific topics may be required. Please contact your state’s 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.

Updated November 2017

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