Wilkes University


Deborah A. Zbegner, Ph.D., CRNP, WHNP-BC; Dean of Nursing; Associate Professor

Kathleen Hirthler, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC; Chair, Graduate Nursing Program; Associate Professor

The Passan School of Nursing Faculty reserves the right to revise the Graduate Nursing Program requirements and policies as deemed necessary at any time to prepare students for new and emerging roles in nursing.

Polices of the Passan School of Nursing graduate nursing program may be more stringent than other graduate programs. The Passan School of Nursing GraduateProgram Student Handbook details these policies and is available at  Nursing Graduate Student Handbook.

State Requirements for Online/Distance education

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 education 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.

Further details can be obtained at https://www.wilkes.edu/about-wilkes/accreditation-and-rankings/state-authorization-and-registration.aspx

Additional fees exist for software products employed in graduate nursing programs, which promote student achievement of course outcomes in the distance education environment.

*Fees are subject to change.