MSN Online

Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

Wilkes University

27 months
728 USD/credit 9706 USD/year
728 USD/credit 9706 USD/year
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As a Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner student at Wilkes University, you can make a difference in patients' lives by expanding your knowledge and skills beyond being able to diagnose and provide treatment. With your new experience, you will be able to provide disease prevention and management, counseling, and health and wellness education for families across the life span. 


Wilkes University's online Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner track will allow you to analyze evidence-based practice to facilitate direct care for health promotion, protection and disease prevention. You’ll understand how to apply critical-thinking skills to clinical decision-making and diagnostic reasoning for prioritizing care and demonstrating communication skills to positively impact patient outcomes physically, psychosocially, spiritually, cognitively and developmentally.

According to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the United States will be short at least 120,000 family medicine providers by 2030. Enrolling in our FNP program online and becoming an advanced practice nurse allows you to be part of the solution. 

Clinical Placement Experts

Wilkes works with you to offer a high-quality placement experience that is compliant, meets University and national guidelines and prepares you for success in our family nurse practitioner program. Clinical placement services are built into the program and are provided at no additional charge. We partner with you to:

  • Research and find a nearby site aligned with your area of study and secure a preceptor.
  • Organize all necessary documents and clearance requirements prior to your clinicals.
  • Monitor your schedule and placement hours.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Diagnostic Reasoning for Nurse Practitioners
  • Health Perspectives of Culturally Diverse, Rural and Underserved Populations
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 27 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria. These admissions standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for the program. Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates, such as official transcripts, for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

    Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered RN license*
  • Resume and cover letter

Work experience

  • One year of clinical experience (by the start of the nurse practitioner clinical courses)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9706 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 728 USD per credit during 27 months.
  • National

    9706 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 728 USD per credit during 27 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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