Wilkes University Nursing FAQs

You have questions. We have answers. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Wilkes online nursing programs.

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Admissions

Where can I find information on applying to Wilkes University's online nursing programs?

Information can be found on our Get Started page, and completing the form at the top of the page. Or you can contact an admissions counselor at 888-413-5633.

Are the classes 100% online?

Excluding nursing clinicals and residencies, all coursework is 100% online with each course experience being primarily asynchronous.

How does the nursing clinicals placement process work?

We handle all of the legwork with you. For more information on the nursing clinicals placement process, visit our Clinical Placement Services page, schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor, or call them at 888-413-5633.

Are the GRE or GMAT required to enter the online nursing programs?

No, there are no GRE or GMAT requirements to enroll.

How long do the nursing programs take to complete?

Note: The length of time listed is based on the total amount of required courses for each program. An analysis of previous coursework may shorten total length of time to complete.

Each program varies:

Associate Degree in Nursing (R.N) to Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) — Nurse Practitioner program:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) concentration: 19 courses / 9 terms / 3 years
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A.G.P.C.N.P.) concentration: 17 courses / 8 terms / 2.6 years
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (P.M.H.N.P.) concentration: 18 courses / 9 terms / 3 years

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) — Nurse Practitioner (N.P.) program:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) concentration: 16 courses / 7 terms / 2.3 years
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A.G.P.C.N.P.) concentration: 14 courses / 6 terms / 2 years
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (P.M.H.N.P.) concentration: 15 courses / 7 terms / 2.3 years

Post-graduate/A.P.R.N. Certificate program:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) concentration: 11 courses / 5 terms / 1.67 years
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A.G.P.C.N.P.) concentration:  9 courses / 4 terms / 1.3 years 
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (P.M.H.N.P.) concentration: 10 courses / 5 terms / 1.67 years

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program:

  • 10 courses / 6 terms / 2 years
Are Wilkes’ online nursing programs accredited?

Yes. They’re accredited by the CCNE*.

Tuition

How much do the online nursing programs cost?

Note: Tuition listed is based on the number of required courses for each program. An analysis of previous coursework may allow for fewer courses and in turn, a lower net cost when applicable.

Each program is different but highly competitive. A review of official transcripts will determine a student’s course of study.

Associate Degree in Nursing (R.N) to Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) — Nurse Practitioner (N.P.) program:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) concentration: $39,312
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A.G.P.C.N.P.) concentration: $37,128
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (P.M.H.N.P.) concentration: $38,584

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) — Nurse Practitioner (N.P.) program:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) concentration: $31,304
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A.G.P.C.N.P.) concentration: $29,120
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (P.M.H.N.P.) concentration: $30,576

Post-graduate/A.P.R.N. Certificate program:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) concentration: $20,384
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A.G.P.C.N.P.) concentration: $18,200
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (P.M.H.N.P.) concentration: $19,656

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P) program:

  • Tuition: $30,720 - $33,792

Financial Aid

Is financial aid available to online nursing students?

Yes, financial aid is available to qualifying nursing students. Please contact an admissions counselor to schedule an appointment or contact them at 888-413-5633 to learn if you qualify for financial assistance.

 


*The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master’s degree in nursing/doctor of nursing practice, and post-graduate A.P.R.N. certificate programs at Wilkes University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).