Deborah A. Zbegner, Ph.D., CRNP, WHNP-BC; Dean of Nursing; 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 University graduate programs. The Passan School of Nursing Graduate Program Student Handbook details these policies and is available at Nursing Graduate Student Handbook.
State Requirements for Online/Distance education
State authorization is the legal mandate that requires higher education institutions
to be in compliance with the laws and regulations of each state where it conducts
business. Each state has the authority to regulate educational activities that are
delivered within and across its borders, including distance/online education. Additionally,
states have the right to determine the process by which out-of-state colleges and
universities can obtain approval. The need for higher education institutions to seek
such approval depends on the requirements of each state's regulations and the types
of activities an institution is conducting in the state. There can be significant
consequences to institutions that are not in compliance with state authorization regulations,
so Wilkes University takes this requirement very seriously.
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.
|Category||Course(s) Required||Approximate Fee|
|Shadow Health||NSG 500, 550, and 526||Fees vary based upon number of courses using the software|
All clinical, research, and practicum courses for RN to M.S.N., M.S.N., Post Graduate/APRN Certificate, D.N.P. program students; Ph.D. program students, if deemed necessary based upon dissertation focus
Varies by state of residence; range $100.00-$300.00; one-time fee
Students may be required to pay a CastleBranch Bridge fee based upon requirements of the health care agency.
|RPNow®||NSG 500, 530, 533, 552, 550, and most NP theory courses||$15.00/test|
|Typhon||Nurse practitioner clinical courses||$90.00; one-time fee|
|Residency||NSG 500 and clinical courses for NP students based upon location of precepted clinical settings; and Ph.D. program residency (NSG 615)||Students are responsible for all expenses related to the residency.|
|SPSS||NSG 601 and Ph.D. program courses||Price varies based upon source of package chosen; minimum $50.00|
Professional Liability Insurance for
|Clinical, research, and practicum courses when completion of clinical hours and/or research are a course requirement||The fee is collected by the university for each clinical, research, or practicum course; $30.00/clinical, research, or practicum course|
|D.N.P. Project/Ph.D. Dissertation Binding||NSG 608b and NSG 631||
$45.00 on time fee when enrolled in these courses.
PhD program students will utilize the ProQuest platform at this fee.
|Graduation Degree/ Certification Audit||Completed the last semester of each program to validate all terms are met for program completion, the graduation ceremony, and degree/certification conferral.||$170.00|
|Dissertation Examination Retake||NSG 628||$50.00/second retake|