Wyoming Nursing Assistant / Nurse Aide Guide

Is a License or Certification needed:  To get certified and work as a nursing assistant or nurse aide in Wyoming, you need to complete a nursing assistant program and pass the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam.

Who Grants Certification: The Wyoming State Board of Nursing grants certification to Wyoming nursing assistants and nurse aides.  
The Qualifications to become Certified:

In order to qualify to receive a nursing assistant or nurse aide license in the state of Wyoming, you must:
  • successfully complete a Wyoming state approved training program within the past year.
  • successfully complete a clear background check.
Further details can be found in the Wyoming Nurse Aide Candidate Handbook.
How to Apply for Certification and to take the Exam:

In order to apply for Nurse Aide Licensure in the state of Wisconsin, you will need to:
  • Have completed a Wyoming state approved nurse aide training program successfully, and
  • Apply to get certified and to take the Wyoming NNAAP examination. The application to get certified by examination and the Wyoming State Certified Nurse Aide Exam application can be found online.  Fill out the certification application and send to:
Wyoming State Board of Nursing
130 Hobbs Avenue – Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Send the exam registration to:
American Red Cross
1804 North Sixth Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

Along with the application put these items in the envelope:
  • A certified check, money order, company check or Pearson VUE voucher in the amount of $120, made out to “NACES Plus Foundation, Inc.”
  • Your document of eligibility from Section 2 of the application
  • A photocopy of a current driver’s license, Social Security card, passport, employee check stub or Internal Revenue Service to prove your name, SS# and date of birth
A copy of your certified background check
Wisconsin test sites can be found here.

Test Content 

The NNAAP test has two parts, a Skills Evaluation and a Written (or oral) part.  Both parts must be passed to be listed on the Wisconsin State Nurse Aide Registry. The written section is 70 questions in length, 60 are multiple choice and 10 are reading comprehension questions. Take two pencils with you. You will have two full hours to complete the exam. (The oral exam if given in place of the written exam is 160 questions in length.) The Skills Evaluation will be a 25 minute time period given to complete 5 randomly selected nurse aide skills.
Content topics include:
  • Activities of Daily Living – Hygiene, Dressing and Grooming, Nutrition and Hydration, Elimination, Rest/Comfort/Sleep
  • Basic Nursing Skills - Infection Control, Safety/Emergency, Therapeutic/Technical Procedures, Data Collection and Reporting
  • Restorative Skills – Prevention, Self-care/Independence
  • Psychosocial Care Skills – Emotional and Mental Health Needs
  • Spiritual and Cultural Needs
  • Communication
  • Client Rights
  • Legal and Ethical Behavior
  • Member of the Health Care Team
Certification Renewal and Continuing Education Requirements:

According to Wyoming law, to renew your license, it is required that you have worked 16 hours and had 24 hours of in-service at your place of employment in a paid role of a nurse aide during the past 24 months. This must be paid employment, not volunteer work, and in a nursing environment such as a nursing home, home health setting or a hospital.


WY Nurse Aide Registry 
WY Board of Nursing 
1810 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-7601
Fax: 307-777-3519


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