The purpose of the Master of Science with Major in Nursing at Wilkes University is to prepare the, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Executive, Clinical Nurse Specialist 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.
1. Synthesize advanced knowledge of nursing and related disciplines for the development of advanced nursing practice in the roles of the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Executive, and Nurse Educator.
2. Develop expertise in the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Executive, and Nurse Educator to advance nursing practice.
3. Develop skills and abilities to assume leadership roles in advanced nursing practice.
4. Evaluate nursing research for its applicability to advance nursing practice.
5. Evaluate applicable knowledge and concepts in nursing to deal with the complexities of a dynamic society.
6. Participate in lifelong learning as a part of advancing nursing practice.
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. This program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Each student's program of study is designed to meet individual professional goals and requirements.
Graduation from an approved baccalaureate program in nursing.
Licensure as a Registered Nurse.
One year of clinical experience prior to clinical practicum.
A GPA from the original program of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
An undergraduate statistics course.
An undergraduate research course.
Evidence of health assessment skills.
A statement of professional goals. These goals should relate to the goals of the graduate program in nursing at Wilkes.
Two letters of recommendation.
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.
Tuition - Tuition for the MS in Nursing is $520/credit for the 2013-2014 academic year.