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 the classes 100% online?

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

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 888-413-5633.

Are Wilkes’ online nursing programs accredited?

Yes. They’re accredited by the CCNE*.

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:

  • 8 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)
Are the GRE or GMAT required to enter the online nursing programs?

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

How does the nursing clinicals 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, schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor, or call 888-413-5633.