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RN to MS Program

Breiseth Hall 570-408-4234 (T) 570-408-7846 (F) • Email

RN to MS Program

Wilkes University’s RN to MS program accelerates the path to an advanced nursing degree. This program is designed for the experienced, practicing, registered nurse who plans to continue nursing studies through the master's level and does not hold a baccalaureate degree. Adjustments,of the undergraduate requirements, permit rapid progress into the graduate level. The curriculum for the Master of Science with Major in Nursing remains intact and prepares the registered nurse for advancing nursing practice.Program plans are individualized for each student.The total time to completion of the program is dependent on the number of transfer credits, as well as the number of credits taken in any semester.


An interview with the Director of Graduate Nursing Program is required prior to entry into the program. Formal admission to Wilkes University is necessary and will include evaluation of transfer credits.


Concentrate studies in:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Education
  • Nurse Executive

Admission requirements:

  • completed graduate application for admission with payment of appropriate application fee
  • official transcripts showing graduation from an accredited program in nursing
  • licensure as a registered nurse 
  • one year of clinical experience prior to clinical practicum
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from original program
  • statement of professional goals
  • two letters of recommendation
  • personal interview


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