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  • 06 Aug 2019 9:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New this year, present a poster at the Advanced Practice Forum in October

    Present a research and evidence based poster during the WCAPN Advanced Practice Forum on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Community & Convention Center in Lander, Wyoming. Posters are open to nursing professionals and students.

    The following types can be submitted:

    • Research

    • Quality Improvement—pilot projects, clinical innovation, and change projects.

    • Informational

    All applications need to be submitted electronically to wcapnevents@wcapn.orgby Friday, September 13. Notification of poster acceptance will take place by September 20, 2019.

    Each poster presenter must register for the conference and be available for discussion on October 5. Posters must be displayed on a trifold, free-standing poster board no larger than 3’X4’.

    Electronic application will consist of:

    • Project type

    • Project title

    • Statement of purpose/clinical questions

    • Framework/background and significance

    • Method (design, setting/sample, protocol/implementation)

    • Findings/results

    • Conclusions/implications


    For more information, visit If you have questions regarding poster abstracts, contact the WCAPN office at (307) 247-4495

    Poster Schedule

    Friday, October 4:

    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM                Poster set-up

    Saturday, October 5:

    6:45 AM                                 Set up by this time, if not set up the night before

    7:00 – 8:00 AM                      Breakfast and poster area open

    10:00 – 10:15 AM                  Attendee break with posters

    12:15 –12:45 PM                   Lunch & posters before Annual Meeting

  • 21 Jun 2019 1:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the 2019 Advanced Practice Forum. Join us at the Lander Community and Convention Center on October 4th through the 5th.

    The Wyoming Advanced Practice Forum is designed to support the professional practice and learning needs of nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and other interested health care providers by providing a variety of evidence-based educational topics.

    Register here or click on the photo below.

  • 21 Jun 2019 1:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WCAPN is seeking interested members who wish to serve in leadership roles within the association.

    Elected in 2019 by Statewide Ballot:

    • President-Elect
    • Treasurer
    • Director at Large (2 Positions)

    The position of President-Elect will serve for three years serving as President-Elect during year one, serving as President during year two, and serving as Past President the third year. The President-Elect serves primarily in a learning role by assisting the President in the business of WCAPN. 

    The President-Elect will assume the duties of President in the fall of 2020. The President presides over the Board and meetings. Represents (or designates representative of) the WCAPN in business, legislative, and other related activities. The Past President serves in a support/mentoring role for the Board. May assume temporary leadership position in the temporary absence of the President.

    The Treasurer serves as the custodian of WCAPN funds in collaboration with the Executive Director. Examines monthly financial reports, monitors and evaluates financial affairs, and provides insight and direction regarding financial goals. The Treasurer provides an annual financial summary report for the Board and General Membership at the fall Annual Membership meeting.

    Director at Large serve as representation of the general membership to advise, participate, and contribute to Board on all matters of the organization.

    All candidates for office must submit a “Consent to Serve” form by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2nd. Each candidate is also required to submit a headshot to

    Slate of Candidates will be announced to the membership the end of August. Electronic election ballots will be emailed on Thursday, October 3, 2019 and voting will remain open until Thursday, October 17, 2019. Election results will be announced at the annual meeting on Friday, October 25th in Des Moines.

    If you have any questions about running for office or need more information on specific duties, email the office at  

    Link to consent to serve:

  • 21 Jun 2019 1:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WCAPN recognizes that there has been and will be individuals that dedicate time, knowledge and skills to advance the role of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in Wyoming in profound ways.

    The WCAPN Pinnacle Award was designed in 2016 to have the ability to acknowledge individuals who have contributed to the advancement of APRNs. Award recipients are individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary dedication and long-term contribution that has influenced the APRN role in Wyoming and made a lasting impression on the profession.

    Any WCAPN member in good standing can request the WCAPN board to consider an individual for the Pinnacle Award. The person who is being considered for the Pinnacle Award does not need to be a member of WCAPN or an APRN.

    Do you know someone that you would like to be named 2019 Pinnacle Recipient? To make a nomination, send one to two pages of typed information about the person to be considered that explains how the person has impacted APRNs in Wyoming.

    Please be sure to include your name, email, address and phone number along with the nominees contact information. The request for consideration needs to be submitted electronically to WCAPN Executive Director, Tobi Moore by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019.

    The Pinnacle Award will be given during WCAPN annual meeting on October 5, 2019 in Lander, Wyoming.

  • 21 Jun 2019 12:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Defending Your License: Strategies for Nursing Professionals

    Earn CNE credit* by Attending NSO’s Complimentary Webinar

    The webinar will take place on Thursday, July 11th from 2-3:00 p.m. ET. If you can't make the live webinar, sign up via email for the archived recording.


    • Understand the role and authority of State Boards of Nursing and regulatory agencies
    • Describe the license discipline process and potential outcomes
    • Discuss possible outcomes of the disciplinary process, along with strategies to proactively protect your license


    • Jennifer Flynn, CPHRM, Risk Manager, Nurses Service Organization (NSO)
    • Susan A. Wagener, BSN, JD, HeplerBroom, LLC
  • 21 Jun 2019 12:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You can still view the webinar on our website (must be a member and logged in to view)

    Licensing Complaints: What to Expect and How to Respond

    This webinar will provide a broad overview of licensing complaints, how licensing complaints are investigated, potential outcomes in licensing cases, and how to proceed if you receive a licensing complaint.

    Traci L. Lacock, JD - Ms. Lacock is a partner at the law firm Hirst Applegate, LLP in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Her law practice focuses on professional liability, medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, and defending professional license complaints. She graduated in 2005 from the University of Wyoming College of Law with her Juris Doctor.

  • 21 Jun 2019 12:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Want to freshen up your office or home with some of Wyoming's beautiful landscapes? Each of the posters above is for sale and can be purchased through the WCAPN office. Pick up at either the conference, or we'll ship to you for a $10.00 mailing cost.


    • 1 poster for $30
    • 2 for $50
    • 3 for $65 (Save $25!)

    Email the office at to order!

  • 21 Feb 2019 9:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nominations are open for the AANP National Leadership Awards. The Towers Pinnacle Award is presented annually to an individual who, through policy, practice or education, has made outstanding contributions that resulted in increased national recognition for NPs and has increased opportunities for NPs to provide care to patients. The Sharp Cutting Edge Award honors an individual who has shown leadership through innovative services, technologies or advocacy activities that advanced NP practice and patient care on a national level. Both of these awards are for achievements that have impacted the NP profession nationally and/or internationally. The deadline for submission is March 11, 2019.


  • 11 Nov 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    National NP Week 2018 will be held November 11–17, 2018

    National Nurse Practitioner Week is held annually to celebrate these exceptional health care providers and to remind lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so that NPs will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education.

    Join us in Cheyenne on Monday, November 5, as Governor Mead signs Wyoming NP Proclamation.
    Signing is at 10:00 am at the Kendrick Gallery Conference Room

    We encourage all members to submit the NP Week Proclamation to their local city officials to sign and support Wyoming Nurse Practitioners.

    Learn More About National NP Week HERE 

  • 17 Oct 2018 1:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WCAPN Announces New President-elect and Directors to board

    The Wyoming Council for Advanced Practice Nurses (WCAPN) membership elected Wesley Davis, DNP, ENP-C, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC, an emergency nurse practitioner at Crook County Medical Services District and assistant professor at the University of South Alabama as president-elect of the WCAPN Board of Directors. Dr. Davis will assume the presidency on October 5, 2019, leading the statewide membership organization whose strategic focus is to promote advanced practice nursing in the state of Wyoming.

    Dr. Davis developed the Emergency Nurse Practitioner specialty program at the University of South Alabama. As a distance faculty member, he now serves as the Emergency Nurse Practitioner specialty coordinator for the University. In addition to directing the emergency nurse practitioner specialty, he teaches the residency courses for candidates working toward the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Dr. Davis also currently serves as the Wyoming State Representative for the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners.

    Dr. Davis holds a doctorate in nursing practice and master’s degree in advanced practice nursing from the University of South Alabama School of Nursing. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing. He is triple board-certified as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, a Family Nurse Practitioner, and an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

    The WCAPN membership also elected Amy Gruwell, FNP-C, to serve a two-year term as secretary, Brandon Bennion, DNP, F. VP-BC, to serve a two-year term as director at large, and Angelia D. Lomu, MSN, FNP-C, to serve a two-year term as director at large.

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