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The purpose of the Master of Science with Major in Nursing at Wilkes University is to prepare the Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Executive, and Nurse Educator for advancing nursing practice. This multidisciplinary program provides a foundation for further study in nursing and continued professional development. Graduates are eligible for national certification. Each student's program of study is planned to meet individualized personal goals and professional requirements. 



The Master of Science with Major in Nursing program at Wilkes University prepares students to:

1.   Engage in lifelong learning in a constantly evolving and multicultural world.

2.   Demonstrate competence in the development of scientific inquiry relevant to clinical practice, administration, or education.

3.   Utilize leadership strategies that foster improvement of patient and population health.

4.   Advance nursing practice by translating evidence in a variety of roles and areas of practice.

5.   Improve healthcare outcomes through interprofessional collaboration.


This multidisciplinary program provides a foundation for doctoral study in nursing and continued professional development. Graduates of the program are eligible for national certification examinations in the chosen concentration. Each student's program of study is designed to meet individual professional goals and requirements.


  1. Graduation from an approved baccalaureate program in nursing.
  2. Licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  3. One year of clinical experience prior to clinical practicum.
  4. A GPA from the original program of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  5. An undergraduate statistics course.
  6. An undergraduate research course.
  7. Evidence of health assessment skills.
  8. A statement of professional goals. These goals should relate to the goals of the graduate program in nursing at Wilkes.
  9. Two letters of recommendation.
  10. Personal interview.

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

* 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. 

The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing at Wilkes University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.



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