Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Executive
Wilkes University

Program Details

Wilkes University’s online Nurse Executive concentration, part of the Master of Science in Nursing degree program, is designed to provide graduates with the ability to bring best-practice management skills to a variety of health care organizations. This MSN online program requires 39 credit hours to complete. The Nurse Executive concentration is based on an intensive academic grounding in relevant business concepts, advanced practice, and workplace leadership. This program also includes two management-focused practicums, totaling 250 clinical hours of experience for each course. A concluding scholarly review course allows students to synthesize and review issues relevant to the Nursing Executive concentration, and prepares graduates to take the national certification exam leading to Nurse Executive Board Certification.


  • A degree in nursing from a programmatically accredited degree-granting institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Current RN license
  • Current resume
  • A completed admission application
  • Minimum one year of clinical experience
  • Official transcripts for all schools attended

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education