Passan School of Nursing

Deborah Zbegner, Dean of the College of Health and Education

Welcome From the Dean

On behalf of our nursing faculty and staff, welcome to the Wilkes University Passan School of Nursing!

With a more than 40-year history of educating nurses, the Passan School of Nursing offers an extensive array of undergraduate and graduate concentrations. Whether you are beginning your career, looking to change your career or desire an advanced degree, Passan School of Nursing is the place for you. Our school has a strong commitment to the professional practice of nursing. Faculty and staff are dedicated and resourceful providing students with personalized attention.

Programs & Resources

Wilkes offers three undergraduate and five graduate programs in nursing.

My favorite thing about Wilkes is the people I met here, whether they were students, professors, coaches or other staff members. Everyone works so hard to make sure the students are well taken care of, well educated and safe.

Celine Podlesney '20 | Nursing major and softball student-athlete

The Passan School of Nursing has instilled in me the leadership qualities and nursing skills needed for me to begin my career, and I could not be more thankful.

Megan Kramer '19 | Nursing major

Mission, Vision and Accreditation

The mission of the Passan School of Nursing is to develop professional nurses who will apply evidence based practice in the promotion of quality patient-centered health care to a diverse population. 
The vision of the Passan School of Nursing is to be a recognized leader in nursing education who develops professional nurses based upon essential concepts in the domains and competencies for entry-level professional nursing practice and advanced level nursing education.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and post graduate APRN certificate programs at Wilkes University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education external website (CCNE). 

Clinical Simulation Center Builds Hands-On Skills

Hands-on learning activities in Wilkes’ Clinical Nursing Simulation Center help students build on knowledge they gain in the classroom. High- and low-fidelity manikins talk and move to simulate real patient interactions.

gain hands-on experience at the simulation center