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, 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 degree nurses.

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. Join the growing field of nursing informatics, or prepare for a leadership role as a nurse executive or nurse educator.

Wilkes also offers the online doctor of nursing practice and 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.

*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.

**For Ohio residents: The online graduate programs within the Wilkes University Passan School of Nursing are authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to offer programs with on-ground experiences or are exempt from authorization by the Ohio Board of Regents.