Online Program Open to Wilson College MSN Graduates

Offered in Partnership with Widener University School of Nursing

Nurse practitioners serve an ever-expanding role in the healthcare industry, providing essential services in all aspects of patient care. Now, through a partnership with Widener University School of Nursing, graduates of the Wilson College Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program can seamlessly continue their nursing education to earn nurse practitioner (NP) certification in just 18 months.

Granting advanced entry into Widener's nurse practitioner certificate program, the partnership caters to the lifestyles of working healthcare professionals by offering flexible online courses and local opportunities for clinical experience. All credits are easily transferred between programs and institutions.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

NPs provide physical and mental care and maintenance to patients throughout their lifespan. They perform physical examinations; diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries; provide immunizations; manage high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and other chronic health problems; order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests; prescribe medications and therapies; and educate and counsel patients and their families regarding healthy lifestyles and healthcare options.


  • Diploma, bachelor's degree or associate degree
  • Master of Science Nursing degree from Wilson College
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

NP Specializations Offered

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), 18-month program, 27 credits
  • Additional specializations coming soon

Online Courses and Accessible Clinical Experience

As a working RN, it can be a challenge to juggle work, life and continuing education—especially when outside of a major metropolitan area. Unlike most NP programs, the Wilson-Widener partnership allows working healthcare professionals to complete flexible online courses and gain the hands-on clinical experience they need locally. The student will identify potential local preceptors (NP, MD) which would be approved by Widener.