Master of Science in Nursing with a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Advanced Practice Nurses (Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives) must present evidence of:
Completion of graduate courses titled Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology and Advanced Physical Assessment,
Completion and documentation of a minimum of 500 hours of clinical practice during advanced-practice nursing master's or post-master's program. This should be an official statement on University letterhead which verifies the number of supervised clinical hours completed in the applicant's master's program.
Proof of national advanced practice certification (preferred)
Applicants with a B.S. in nursing:
Bachelor of Science in nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Application Process for applicants with B.S. or M.S. in nursing:
1. Complete the online application. Application fee is $35.
2. Once the online application is complete, submit all of the following information:
Official transcripts from all post-secondary education experiences. (International students must submit all official transcripts and other requirements to http://www.wes.org and pay the appropriate fees. World Education Services will forward documents to Wilkes University.)
Three recommendation forms submitted from graduate-prepared nurses or faculty who can attest to the applicant’s potential for advanced-practice studies and for leadership.
A maximum 5-page document focusing on a Scholarly Project topic; this document should include APA format and scholarly references.
A professional portfolio submitted by the applicant reflecting career and scholarship achievements to date.
Documentation of current RN and advanced practice nursing state licensure and current national certification for advanced practice nursing.
For applicants whose native language is not English and who hail from non-English speaking countries, submission of a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 earned within two years prior to application.
3. For those applicants who meet the above requirements, a successfully completed phone interview.
Submit application materials to: Wilkes University
Doctor of Nursing Practice Admissions
84 W. South St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
Spring 2014: October 1, 2013
Fall 2014: April 1, 2014
*Admission to students pursuing a concentration in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is offered for the fall semester only.
For more information, contact:
Joanne A. Thomas
College of Graduate and Professional Studies
84 W. South St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766 Joanne.Thomas1@wilkes.edu
(800) WILKES-U Ext. 4234
Ph: (570) 408-4234
Fax: (570) 408-7846
*Due to State Board of Nursing and/or Board of Education guidelines, the School of Nursing may not accept students from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, or Wyoming for our online programs.