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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated MSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
This program is designed for students who are already Registered Nurses (RNs) and have graduated from AD or diploma nursing programs. This practice is in compliance with the Pennsylvania Articulation Plan to promote educational mobility of RNs based on a common core of knowledge that is recognized without special testing. Upon successful completion of NCLEX-RN and Nursing 299 the student is awarded 36 Wilkes Nursing credits. Registered Nurse students meet the same academic requirements as the basic students with the exception of the total number of credits required (RNs' total number of credits is 120, a reduction of seven elective credits).
MSN Program Details
The purpose of the graduate program in Nursing at Wilkes University is to prepare advanced-practice nurses in the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist with a focus in either adult-gerontological nursing or psychiatric mental health nursing, in nurse executive (management), or in nursing education. An advanced-practice nurse is a registered nurse who is prepared at the master's or doctoral level for nursing practice.
This multidisciplinary program provides a foundation for doctoral study in nursing and continued professional development.
Graduates of the program are eligible to write the certification examinations for clinical nurse specialist and advanced nurse executive by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) upon completion of the requirements.
This program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Each student's program of study is planned to meet each individual's professional goals and professional requirements.
1. Synthesize advanced knowledge of nursing and related disciplines in the development of advanced-practice nursing for the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Executive, or Nurse Educator.
2. Develop clinical expertise as an advanced-practice nurse in the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Executive, or Nurse Educator.
3. Develop skills and abilities to assume leadership roles in advanced nursing practice.
4. Evaluate nursing research for its applicability to advanced nursing practice.
5. Evaluate applicable knowledge and concepts in nursing to deal with the complexities of a dynamic society.
6. Participate in life-long learning as a part of advanced nursing practice.
RN to MSN Program Details
Wilkes University’s RN to MS program speeds the path to an advanced nursing degree. This program is designed for the experienced, practicing, registered nurse who plans to continue nursing studies through the master's level and does not hold a baccalaureate degree. Adjustment of the undergraduate requirements permits rapid progress into the graduate level. The master's program remains intact and prepares the registered nurse for advanced nursing practice.Your personal career goals determine your specific course of study. Time to complete the program is related to the applicability of transfer credit as well as the number of credits taken each semester. Flexible scheduling allows you to complete this advanced practice program while employed.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online program is designed in concert with the mission of the University and the School of Nursing. The goal of the doctoral program is to produce knowledgeable, competent, and clinically proficient advanced practice nurses with the skills and dispositions needed to serve in leadership capacities in their respective fields.
The primary elements of the program are applied research and clinical practice. These two elements are embedded in courses throughout the program with opportunities to apply acquired knowledge and skills to problems and practice in the students' respective fields.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is designed as a practice-focused doctoral program to prepare clinical experts in a specialized field. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program will have a common core with three concentrations from which non-advanced nursing practice students may select, if needing a clinical specialty.