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Admission Requirements

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Interested in obtaining a Master's in Nursing?
Click the appropriate link below to find out the admissions process for your ideal program.

For more information about any program, please contact:

Joanne A. Thomas
(800) WILKES-U ext. 4234
570-408-4234

joanne.thomas1@wilkes.edu

 


 

RN to MS Admission Process

This accelerated 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 Master's Program remains intact and prepares an advanced practice nurse. Program plans are individualized for each student. Time to complete the program is related to the applicability of transfer credit as well as the number of credits taken in any semester.

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

The following items must be submitted: 

  1. Online application www.wilkes.edu/applyonline
  2. Two  academic or professional letters of recommendation
                   
     Recommendation Form
  3. Official transcripts for all schools listed on application
  4. Statement of Professional Goals
  5. International Students(ONLY) are required to submit TOEFL and WES Evaluation


Admission is based on the following criteria:

1. Graduation from an accredited nursing program.
2. Licensure as a Registered Nurse.
3. One year of clinical experience prior to clinical courses.
4. A GPA from the original program of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
5. A statement of professional goals.
6. Two letters of recommendation.
7. Personal Interview.

A student whose background is judged to be deficient in any area will be evaluated individually, and a program plan that will remedy the deficiency will be developed. Courses to remedy such deficiency do not carry graduate credits.

Length of Program

The total number of credits to complete the RN to MS program varies depending on the courses completed prior to admission. A program plan will be designed for you upon admission.
 

MS, Nursing - Admission Process

 

This program is designed for the experienced, practicing registered nurse who plans to continue nursing studies through the master's level and holds a baccalaureate degree. The Master's Program prepares students to become an advanced practice nurse.

The following items must be submitted:

  1. Online application 
  2. Two academic or professional letters of recommendation
                    Recommendation Form
  3. Official transcripts for all schools listed on application
  4. Statement of Professional Goals
  5. Copy of RN license
  6. International Students(ONLY) are required to submit TOEFL and WES Evaluation

Admission is based on the following criteria:

  1. Graduation from an approved baccalaureate program in nursing.
  2. Licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  3. One year of clinical experience.
  4. A GPA from the original program of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  5. An undergraduate statistics course.
  6. An undergraduate research course.
  7. Evidence of health assessment skills.
  8. A statement of professional goals. These goals should relate to the goals of the graduate program in nursing at Wilkes.
  9. Two letters of recommendation.
  10. Personal Interview.

 


*Authorization requirements for distance education vary by state.  Wilkes University is currently in the process of pursuing individual state authorizations and approvals, as necessary, for its online course delivery.  Wilkes is not required to have state authorization in all 50 states and may choose not to enroll students from states where we are not authorized.  Any questions related to the university’s approval to offer graduate nursing programs in a specific state should be forwarded to our Graduate Admissions team.

 Please note:  Since distance education requirements vary by state, distance education students who change their residency to a state in which Wilkes University is not approved to operate may be unable to remain enrolled at Wilkes University or may have their academic progression delayed until proper approvals may be obtained.

 

 

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