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* 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)

Advance Your Nursing Career With Wilkes' Online MSN Program

Our MSN–Nurse Practitioner program focuses on the advanced clinical skills that are in high demand, as well as professionalism and evidence-based practice for improved patient outcomes. We offer three concentrations to give you the opportunity to align your graduate studies with your career goals. Wilkes' nursing students have pass rates on board-certification exams that are consistently above the national average, thanks to our integrated exam preparation courses and comprehensive student support.

Program Features

  • Clinical placement services are provided at no additional charge.
  • Three nurse practitioner specialty tracks to choose from:
    • Psychiatric/Mental Health: 15 courses / 7 terms / 2.3 years
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care: 14 courses / 6 terms / 2 years
    • Family Practice: 16 courses / 7 terms / 2.3 years
  • Tuition is $728 per credit hour (40-43 credit hours required for program completion).
    • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration (43 credit hours): $31,304 total tuition
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) concentration (40 credit hours): $29,120 total tuition
    • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration (42 credit hours): $30,576 total tuition
  • Financial aid is available for qualifying students.
  • Courses are 12 weeks long, with three opportunities per year to start classes.
  • A dedicated student success advisor helps you from enrollment through to graduation.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered RN license*
  • One year of clinical experience (by the start of the nurse practitioner clinical courses)
  • Resume and cover letter
  • Check state authorization

These admission standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for this nursing program. Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates, such as official transcripts, for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

*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.