Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner (RN to MSN)
Wilkes University

Program Details

Wilkes University offers an online Master of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses with associate degrees who want to become nurse practitioners. The Family Nurse Practitioner track prepares students to analyze evidence-based practice to provide direct care for health promotion, protection, and disease prevention.

The program focuses on advanced clinical skills, professionalism, and evidence-based practice. The school’s placement team works individually with students to provide high-quality clinical placements that are compliant, meet university and national standards for clinical requirements, and prepares students for success in the future.

Coursework prepares students for:

  • Advanced practice from clinical, theoretical, and professional standpoints
  • Research, reasoning, diagnosis, and critical thinking
  • Developing healthcare policy, politics, and advocacy systems
  • Delivering informed care with consideration to patients’ population and cultural perspectives

% 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