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

Are Wilkes’ online nursing programs accredited?

Yes. They’re accredited by the CCNE*.

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

Information can be found on our Get Started page, and by completing the form at the top of the page. Or, you can contact an admissions counselor at admissions@onlinenursingdegrees.wilkes.edu.

Are the classes 100% online?

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

How does the nursing clinical placement process work?

We do the heavy lifting for you. For more information on the nursing clinicals placement process, visit our Clinical Placement Services page, access your free program guide, or email us at admissions@onlinenursingdegrees.wilkes.edu.

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.

Course length is 12 weeks, and each program varies:

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program:

  • 7 courses / 3 terms / 1 year to complete

Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) — Nurse Practitioner program:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration: 19 courses / 9 terms / 3 years
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) concentration: 17 courses / 8 terms / 2.6 years
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration: 18 courses / 9 terms / 3 years

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) — Nurse Practitioner (NP) program:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration: 16 courses / 7 terms / 2.3 years
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) concentration: 14 courses / 6 terms / 2 years
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration: 15 courses / 7 terms / 2.3 years

Post-Graduate/APRN Certificate program:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration: 12 courses / 5 terms / 1.67 years
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) concentration:  10 courses / 4 terms / 1.3 years 
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration: 11 courses / 5 terms / 1.67 years

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program:

  • 10 courses / 6 terms / 2 years

PhD in Nursing Program:

  • 17 courses / 9 terms/ 3 years (on average — depending on dissertation)

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 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.

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program:

  • Tuition: $61,665

Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) — Nurse Practitioner (NP) program:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration: $39,312
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) concentration: $37,128
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration: $38,584

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) — Nurse Practitioner (NP) program:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration: $31,304
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) concentration: $29,120
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration: $30,576

Post-graduate/APRN Certificate program:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration: $21,840
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) concentration: $19,656
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration: $21,112

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program:

  • Tuition: $30,720 - $33,792

PhD in Nursing Program:

  • Tuition: $48,128**

Financial Aid

Is financial aid available to online nursing students?

Yes, financial aid is available to qualifying nursing students. Please access your free program guide to learn more about financial aid options.

APRN Certificate

How many credits and clinical hours are needed for each NP concentration?
  • Family: 30 Credits / 584 Clinical Hours
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care: 27 Credits /500 Clinical Hours
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health: 29 Credits / 500 Clinical Hours
Are the classes 100% online?

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

Is financial aid available to online students?

Yes, financial aid is available to qualifying nursing students. Please fill out a form to schedule an appointment with an admissions advisor and learn if you qualify for financial assistance.

How does the nursing clinical placement process work?

For more information on the clinical placement process, visit our Clinical Placement Support page or fill out a form to chat with an admissions advisor.

 


* The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing/ Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate/APRN certificate programs at Wilkes University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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