Wilkes University


Deborah A. Zbegner, Ph.D., CRNP, WHNP-BC; Dean of Nursing; Associate Professor

Kathleen Hirthler, D.N.P., CRNP, FNP-BC; Chair, Graduate Nursing Program; Associate Professor

The Passan School of Nursing Faculty reserves the right to revise the Graduate Nursing Program requirements and policies as deemed necessary at any time to prepare students for new and emerging roles in nursing.

Polices of the Passan School of Nursing Graduate Nursing Program may be more stringent than other University graduate programs. The Passan School of Nursing Graduate Program Student Handbook details these policies and is available at Nursing Graduate Student Handbook.

State Requirements for Online/Distance education

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 education 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.

Further details can be obtained at https://www.wilkes.edu/about-wilkes/accreditation-and-rankings/state-authorization-and-registration.aspx

Additional fees exist for software products employed in graduate nursing programs, which promote student achievement of course outcomes in the distance education environment.

*Fees are subject to change.

 Category Course(s) Required  Approximate Fee
 Shadow Health  NSG 500  $89.00; one-time fee

All clinical, research, and practicum courses for RN to M.S.N., M.S.N., Post Graduate/APRN Certificate, D.N.P. program students; Ph.D. program students, if deemed necessary based upon dissertation focus

Varies by state of residence; range $100.00-$200.00; one-time fee

Students may be required to pay a CastleBranch Bridge fee based upon requirements of the health care agency.

 Proctor Now NSG 500, 530, 533, 552, 550, and most NP theory courses $15.00/test
 Typhon Nurse practitioner clinical courses $90.00; one-time fee
 Residency NSG 500 and clinical courses for NP students based upon location of precepted clinical settings; and Ph.D. program residency (NSG 615) Students are responsible for all expenses related to the residency.
 SPSS  NSG 601 and Ph.D. program courses Price varies based upon source of package chosen; minimum $50.00 

Professional Liability Insurance for
Students in Clinical/Practicum Courses                                                                                                                          

Clinical, research, and practicum courses when completion of clinical hours and/or research are a course requirement The fee is collected by the university for each clinical, research, or practicum course; $25.00/clinical, research, or practicum course
D.N.P. Project/Ph.D. Dissertation Binding                                            NSG 608b and NSG 631 $45.00 on time fee when enrolled in NSG 608b and NSG 631.