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Admission Requirements

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Interested in obtaining a Master's in Nursing?
Click the appropriate link below to find out the admissions process for your ideal program.

For more information about any program, please contact:

Joanne A. Thomas
(800) WILKES-U ext. 4234
570-408-4234

joanne.thomas1@wilkes.edu

 


 

RN to MS Admission Process

This accelerated program is designed for the experienced, practicing registered nurse who plans to continue nursing studies through the master's level and does not hold a baccalaureate degree. Adjustments of the undergraduate requirements permit rapid progress into the graduate level. The Master's Program remains intact and prepares an advanced practice nurse. Program plans are individualized for each student. Time to complete the program is related to the applicability of transfer credit as well as the number of credits taken in any semester.

An interview with the Program Director is required prior to entry into the program. Formal admission to Wilkes University is necessary and will include evaluation of transfer credits.

Admissions Requirements: 

  • A completed online application
  • An associate's degree in nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  • One year of clinical experience
  • Official transcripts for all schools attended
  • International Students (ONLY) are required to submit TOEFL and WES Evaluation

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

Length of Program

The total number of credits to complete the RN to MS program varies depending on the courses completed prior to admission. A program plan will be designed for you upon admission.

 

MS, Nursing - Admission Process

 This program is designed for the experienced, practicing registered nurse who plans to continue nursing studies through the master's level and holds a baccalaureate degree. The Master's Program prepares students to become an advanced practice nurse.

Admissions Requirements:

  • A completed online application
  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Licensure as a registered nurse
  • One year of clinical experience
  • Official transcripts for all schools attended
  • International Students (ONLY) are required to submit TOEFL and WES Evaluation

 


*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.

 

 

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