ReNEW is a Revolutionary Student Experience

ReNEW’s shared, statewide curriculum empowers students to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Students can attend the University of Wyoming exclusively, or obtain an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at any of Wyoming’s six participating community colleges and then complete BSN coursework at UW through distance delivery.

Core Curriculum

Six core curricular concepts form ReNEW’s organizing framework are woven throughout each course.

  • Safety
  • Clinical Judgment
  • Leadership
  • Patient Centeredness
  • Professionalism
  • Health Promotion

The ReNEW curriculum includes eleven End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). A SLO identifies the expectations of each student who successfully completes the baccalaureate curriculum.

Each program’s SLO is linked to one of the six core curricular concepts. For students who begin their program at a participating Wyoming community college, the curriculum includes eleven ADN Benchmark SLOs that identify the expectations of each ADN student who successfully completes the first five semesters of the ReNEW curriculum. Each ADN Benchmark SLO is linked to one of the six core curricular concepts.

Prerequisite Courses

All participating schools have the following prerequisite courses for ReNEW:

  • English 1010 – Composition
  • Math 1400 – College Algebra
  • Biology (or Life) 1010 – General Biology
  • Anatomy or A & P I (Anatomy & Physiology I)
  • Individual programs may have other prerequisites

Students should visit with an advisor at the college they plan to attend for specific information about prerequisite courses.

Applications / Admission


As of Fall 2018, all Wyoming Community Colleges and the University of Wyoming will offer entry into the ReNEW nursing curriculum.


Students’ first step is to apply to a participating community college or UW.  Because each school has its own admission criteria, it is important that students check with the school they plan to attend for specific admission requirements and application dates.

Students who begin ReNEW at a Wyoming community colleges will complete a simple application to UW when they are ready to take courses at UW.  Every community college has an articulation agreement with UW that outlines a program of study showing coursework delivered at the college and at UW.

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