Wilkes University

M.Sc. Online
12 months
728 USD/credit
728 USD/credit
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Wilkes University's Passan School of Nursing offers a variety of convenient programs for working nurses. Whether you're looking to advance your current career or pursue a new specialty, the Nursing program of Wilkes University is flexible. Going back to school is a big decision, but Wilkes offers the mentoring and faculty support you need to succeed.


The Nursing program of Wilkes University is designed for registered nurses who are ready to take the next step in their careers. Wilkes also offers an accelerated path to a nursing degree for second-degree students in a campus, face-to-face format.

R.N. to M.S.N., Nursing M.S.N. or Post-Graduate /APRN Certificate programs in the following concentrations:

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Focused clinical practice prepares the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner to provide comprehensive primary care  as an advanced practice nurse to adult-gerontology patients. Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners emphasize healthcare management, healthcare promotion, and disease prevention. Graduates of the program will earn a master’s degree and are eligible to sit for national certification examinations. The 2018 pass rate was 91.7%.

Family Nurse Practitioner

A shortage of physicians, combined with increased patient need, creates a great demand for nurse practitioners who provide primary care to families and patients of all ages. Position yourself for career growth while learning how to diagnose, treat and prevent illness with our online Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner program. Upon successful program completion, you will be eligible to sit for national board certification. The first reporting for national board certification will be in 2020. 

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners provide primary mental health care to patients of all ages. Focused clinical practice prepares the psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner to provide comprehensive care in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient offices, clinics, and rehabilitation facilities. Nurse practitioners in the psychiatric/mental health field assess, diagnose, and treat mental illness with therapy, rehabilitation, and prescriptive drugs. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the ANCC examination for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The 2018 pass rate was 95%. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
  • Advanced Nursing Research
  • Advanced Role Development in Nursing
  • Health Policy and Politics for Advancing Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Pathophysiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • For students seeking a post-graduate certificate, the application deadline is April 1.




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application
  • Official transcripts with nursing degree completion and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from an institution with programmatic (ACEN, NLNAC, CCNE) accreditation. Students who graduated from a non-programmatically accredited institution and meet all other admission requirements will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Associate's degree in Nursing for R.N. to M.S.N. program
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing for M.S.N. program
  • Unencumbered RN license; and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) license and national board certification, as appropriate
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • One year of clinical experience

Work experience

  • One year of clinical experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    728 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 728 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    728 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 728 USD per credit and a duration of 12 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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