Primary Care for Patients of All Ages and Families

Our Family Nurse Practitioner track will allow you to analyze evidence-based practice to facilitate direct care for health promotion, protection and disease prevention. You’ll understand how to apply critical-thinking skills to clinical decision-making and diagnostic reasoning for prioritizing care and demonstrating communication skills to impact patient outcomes physically, psychosocially, spiritually, cognitively and developmentally.

Clinical Placement Experts

Wilkes works with you to offer a high-quality placement experience that meets the clinical requirements to prepare you for success in your future endeavors. We partner with you to:

  • Research and find a nearby site aligned with your area of study.
  • Organize all necessary document and clearance requirements.
  • Monitor your schedule and placement hours.

Admission Requirements | Associate Degree in Nursing (R.N.) to Master of Science in Nursing ­– Nurse Practitioner

Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria.  These admissions standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for the program.  Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates as needed for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

  • Associate Degree in Nursing with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered R.N. license*
  • One year of clinical experience (by the start of the nurse practitioner clinical courses)
  • Resume and cover letter

Admission Requirements | Master of Science in Nursing­ – Nurse Practitioner 

Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria.  These admissions standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for the program.  Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates as needed for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered R.N. license*
  • One year of clinical experience (by the start of the nurse practitioner clinical courses)
  • Resume and cover letter

Admission Requirements | Post-graduate/A.P.R.N. Certificate

Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria.  These admissions standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for the program.  Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates as needed for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

  • Master/Doctoral in Nursing or Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered R.N. license*
  • One year of clinical experience (by the start of the nurse practitioner clinical courses)
  • Resume and cover letter

Program Features

  • Nurse practitioner concentrations available: Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care and Family
  • $728 per credit hour
  • Three opportunities per year to start classes
  • 12-week courses

*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.