Wilkes University

Deborah Zbegner, Dean, Passan School of Nursing Welcome from the Dean

On behalf of our nursing faculty and staff, welcome to the Wilkes University Passan School of Nursing!

With over a forty year history of educating nurses, the Passan School of Nursing offers an extensive array of undergraduate and graduate concentrations. Whether you are beginning your career, looking to change your career, or desire an advanced degree, Passan School of Nursing is the place for you. Our school has a strong commitment to the professional practice of nursing.  Faculty and staff are dedicated and resourceful providing students with personalized attention.
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Graduate School

The Passan School of Nursing offers a variety of convenient graduate 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. Learn More>>

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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 (www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Congratulations to the Passan School of Nursing!

NCLEX Pass Rate for Wilkes Graduates

Recent graduates from Wilkes University’s Passan School of Nursing achieved a pass rate that exceeds the national and state averages on the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Wilkes bachelor of science in nursing graduates taking the test between October 2018 and September 2019 achieved a 93.55% pass rate.

This exceeds the national average of 88.07% and the Pennsylvania average of 91.61%.

The White House recognized Wilkes' Passan School of Nursing

The White House recognized Wilkes' Passan School of Nursing for teaching student nurses how to prevent prescription drug and heroin abuse. Wilkes is the only school in northeast Pennsylvania, and one of just 191 school nationwide, to be acknowledged by the Obama Administration.

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The Clinical Nursing Simulation Center (CNSC)

The Clinical Nursing Simulation Center (CNSC) is part of the Passan School of Nursing at Wilkes University.    The mission of the CNSC is to provide structured learning activities in a simulation environment that will allow for the development and evaluation of clinical judgment in the student nurse.

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  • Clinical Nursing Simulation Center
    Undergraduate Nursing Handbook
    Nursing Student Organization
    Graduate Nursing Programs
  • Virtual Transfer Tuesday - Tuesday, October 27, 7 p.m.
    Take a virtual tour of Wilkes University and explore our campus life, academics, and more.
    Deposit at Wilkes
    Wilkes University Online MBA

Experience Wilkes University Virtually

Now that you've had a chance to digest the mountains of material you've received from other schools and cruised around our website, it's time to look a little deeper. Open the closets. Look under the rugs. Check out things for yourself.

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Dean: Dr. Deborah A. Zbegner | Stark Learning Center N245 | (p) 570-408-4086 | email