Master of Science in Nursing / Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (RN to MSN)
Wilkes University

Program Details

The online RN to MSN program from Wilkes University is designed for Registered Nurses with associate degrees who want to become nurse practitioners. The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care track prepares students to provide chronic and acute primary health care to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

Students learn how to integrate evidence-based nursing theories with health assessment and diagnostic reasoning to provide quality outcomes for their patients. The program focuses on clinical skills, professionalism, and evidence-based practice. The online adult nurse practitioner program offers a variety of flexible options for working nurses, including mentoring and faculty support to help students succeed.

Courses examine topics including:

  • Advanced pathophysiology
  • Advanced pharmacology
  • Advanced health assessment
  • Diagnostic reasoning for nurse practitioners
  • Health perspectives of culturally diverse, rural, and underserved populations

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Wilkes University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Associate Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Applicants should have a minimum of one year of clinical experience
  • Unencumbered R.N. license
  • Associate Degree in Nursing required
  • A pass-through bachelor's degree is not granted as part of the Associate Degree in Nursing to Master of Science in Nursing

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, Wyoming