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


The purpose of the Master of Science with Major in Nursing at Wilkes University is to prepare the Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Executive, and Nurse Educator for advancing nursing practice. This multidisciplinary program provides a foundation for further study in nursing and continued professional development. Graduates are eligible for national certification. Each student's program of study is planned to meet individualized personal goals and professional requirements. 



The Master of Science with Major in Nursing program at Wilkes University prepares students to:

1.   Engage in lifelong learning in a constantly evolving and multicultural world.

2.   Demonstrate competence in the development of scientific inquiry relevant to clinical practice, administration, or education.

3.   Utilize leadership strategies that foster improvement of patient and population health.

4.   Advance nursing practice by translating evidence in a variety of roles and areas of practice.

5.   Improve healthcare outcomes through interprofessional collaboration.


This multidisciplinary program provides a foundation for doctoral study in nursing and continued professional development. Graduates of the program are eligible for national certification examinations in the chosen concentration. Each student's program of study is designed to meet individual professional goals and requirements.


  •  A baccalaureate nursing degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  •   Licensure as a Registered Nurse
  •  A completed admission application
  •  One year of clinical experience
  •  Official transcripts for all schools attended

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

*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.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing at Wilkes University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.



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