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NLN Center of Excellence

Nurse Practitioner Master’s Program

Learn more about our nurse practitioner graduate degree focusing on adult and gerontologic primary care.

Caring for adults and the elderly has become an important aspect of today’s society. There is an exponential demand for greater numbers of nurse practitioners to meet the primary care needs of the population.

The Master of Science (MS) in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner focuses on preparing you to work in this growing area of specialization in healthcare. The curriculum integrates theoretical knowledge with diagnostic and treatment skills while exploring the issues and forces within the healthcare delivery system.

During the program, you will work closely with advanced practice nurses and other health professionals in a variety of clinical settings. 

We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Adelphi nursing graduate students working with sim man

Why should I enroll?

  • State-of-the-art, 18,000-square-foot clinical simulation laboratory with the latest education technology, housed in the College of Nursing and Public Health’s new Nexus Building and Welcome Center
  • Part-time online, blended and in-person courses that cater to the full-time working professional
  • Side-by-side experience with nurse practitioner faculty
  • Individualized educational planning and advisement
  • Variety of clinical settings, including community health clinics, health maintenance organizations, specialty clinics, correctional facilities and private medical practices
  • Preparation for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner exams offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and/or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Opportunities for scholarships and financial aid

What will I study?

Through a comprehensive curriculum that uses traditional and online classroom settings, simulated experiences and clinical training, you will develop strong primary care knowledge and clinical reasoning skills while completing course work in the care of adolescents, adults and the elderly. The program is built on a strong foundation of core courses, including theory, statistics, research and health policy, all taught by expert faculty. Some nurse practitioner courses include advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology and physical assessment. Students complete 600 hours of a clinical practicum under the guidance of highly qualified clinical preceptors. You will complete a Capstone Project in which you will synthesize and apply knowledge acquired throughout your graduate study.

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Who are the faculty members?

 Our instructors are scholars and experienced clinicians who are accomplished researchers, passionate teachers and tireless advocates for healthcare issues.

» View the nursing and public health faculty list

What are the expected costs?

Tuition information may be obtained from our Student Financial Services webpage.

» Find specific tuition and financial aid details

How do I apply?

In addition to a completed application for graduate admission and application fee, applicants must submit:

  • Current New York State RN license
  • Official transcripts showing a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and B or above in all science and nursing classes
  • Final transcript documenting a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited four-year institution
  • Résumé
  • A 500-word, typed essay on your reasons for applying to the program
  • Two letters of recommendation, from master’s prepared nurses or above only, with credentials included.

» Apply now to the MS Nurse Practitioner program

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College of Nursing and Public Health
Nexus Building, 3rd Floor
p – 516.877.4510

Office of Graduate Admissions
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