Wilkes University


Nursing students at Wilkes University practice a procedure on a manikin.

Wilkes University Passan School of Nursing student.

Wilkes University's Passan School of Nursing offers a variety of convenient programs for working nurses. Whether you're looking to advance your current career or pursue a new specialty through a master’s in nursing or beyond, Wilkes has a flexible program for you. Going back to school is a big decision, but Wilkes offers the mentoring and faculty support you need to succeed.

Wilkes has points of entry for associate, bachelor's or master's in nursing degrees.

Want to be a nurse practitioner? Study online to become an adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, or psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner.

Wilkes also offers the online Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) and the online, low residency Ph.D. in Nursing for master's-prepared nurses.

If you already have a degree in another discipline but wish to become a nurse, our accelerated baccalaureate degree may be right for you.

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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).

Authorization requirements for distance education vary by state. Wilkes University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), which allows us to enroll students and engage in all activities covered by SARA in states that are members of SARA. However, Wilkes University 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. Programs leading to professional licensure/certifications may have additional authorization requirements that need to be met. Wilkes University's programs are designed to meet the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for recommending candidates for licensure/certification. The University continually reviews its programs and state requirements and actively seeks approvals, where needed, in order to deliver its online programs. Any questions related to the University's approval to offer online graduate programs in a specific state should be forwarded to our Graduate Admissions team. Additional information can also be found at www.wilkes.edu/StateAuthorization

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.