Wilkes University

College of Health and Education

Dean: Dr. Deborah A. Zbegner
Assistant Dean of Operations: Ms. Michele D. Garrison

Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy is the home for the two-year Pre-pharmacy Guaranteed Seat program and the four-year professional program. Students who successfully complete the Pre-pharmacy Guaranteed Seat program matriculate directly into the accredited program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The School also accepts a limited number of Wilkes and other students into this professional program.

The School of Pharmacy offers a program of professional study leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The purpose of the program is to prepare graduates for successful pharmacy practice in the health care environment of the twenty-first century.

Passan School of Nursing

The practice of professional nursing is a deliberative process of assessing, analyzing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care with clients that promotes and restores health and prevents illness. The Passan School of Nursing baccalaureate program prepares a beginning, self-directed practitioner who is capable of initiating, implementing, and revising nursing care.

School of Education

Wilkes University offers degrees and certifications in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Middle Level Education, Special Education, Secondary Education and Reading. The UG Teacher Education Program provides opportunities for students to grow academically, professionally, and personally. The program promotes an appreciation for diversity, as well as a regard for research-based and innovative practices. All coursework is infused with current classroom technology skills and applications pertinent to the field of education. Teacher Education candidates learn and apply the most relevant and current educational research and gain valuable understanding through extensive and diverse field and student teaching experiences in regional schools.


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