Message from the Dean

Thank you for your interest in Wilkes University Online Passan School of Nursing!

With more than 40 years of educating nurses, the Passan School of Nursing offers an extensive array of graduate programs and concentrations. Our school has a strong commitment to the professional practice of nursing.  Faculty and staff are dedicated and resourceful, providing students with personalized attention and an innovative curriculum at the master’s and doctoral levels.

When choosing any online nursing program, curriculum, faculty and learning environment are important considerations. Our faculty are expert teachers and clinicians who are passionate about nursing education and assisting students to meet their optimum potential. All aspects of academic programming are designed to foster student success.

The face of healthcare is rapidly changing and nursing is strategically positioned to address multiple challenges facing individuals, families and communities. Our graduates are advanced practice nurses working to influence change and shape the future of our profession. Healthcare reform, technological advances, an aging population and increases in chronic illness contributes to the need for well-educated, clinically-competent healthcare providers. Wilkes nurses are everywhere, moving the profession forward from practice to policy.

We are proud of our students and graduates who carry our school forward and out into the world. We hope you will join us and become part of our nursing family.

To your success, 

Wilkes University Signature of the Dean

Deborah Zbegner, PhD, CRNP, WHNP-BC, RNC-REIN

Dean, Passan School of Nursing