Advance Your Career with In-Demand Skills
At Wilkes University, you can advance your career from registered nurse to nurse practitioner in as little as two years with our online MSN-NP program. Depending on your career goals, you can specialize in one of three concentrations:
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
The online MSN-NP program focuses on advanced clinical skills in high demand and evidence-based practice for improved patient outcomes. Coursework is asynchronous and 100% online. Clinical rotations hone your skills with actual patients in the real world.
Our integrated exam preparation courses provide dedicated study resources that lead to impressive pass rates and graduate success. Wilkes' nursing students have pass rates on board-certification exams consistently above the national average.
Once enrolled, we connect you with a dedicated Student Success Advisor who helps navigate your educational journey through to graduation and ensures you have the resources you need to succeed in the program.
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing with a 3.0 GPA*
- Unencumbered RN license
- Current resume
- Check state authorization
All applicants are reviewed on an individual basis.
*Applications presenting a history of disciplinary action on professional licenses will be subject to an additional review process by the Special Licensure Discrepancy Committee of the University.
Applications are currently being accepted for May 2023
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Save Time & Money
Wilkes University offers one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to become a nurse practitioner, especially in contrast to national competitors. Our tuition is only $728 per credit hour. Depending on which MSN-NP concentration you choose, the total tuition cost ranges from $29,120 to $31,304. Moreover, we offer several forms of financial aid to qualifying nursing students. To learn more about financial aid options, access your free program guide.
See how Wilkes compares to other online MSN-NP degrees in the table below.
|Months to Complete
||24 - 28
||24 - 36
||30 - 36
||33 - 36
|Number of Credits
||40 - 43
||58 - 63
||45 - 47
||42 - 44
||52 - 56
||500 - 584
||650 - 750
||550 - 700
||640 - 720
Source: Proprietary research
Includes $12,960-$13,485 in fees
Clinical Placement Support
If you’re ready to advance your career as a nurse practitioner, we’re here to help. Clinical placement support is built into the program's cost so you can focus on your coursework and the core competencies you need to succeed. Our dedicated clinical placement team assists with the time-consuming logistics of identifying and securing quality placement sites and preceptors and ensures the rotations meet University and national guidelines. While we work diligently to place all our students, circumstances beyond our control do not guarantee placement.