What will I learn?

The Department of Nursing offers programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) in Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing. The MS degree programs have two options: Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and Nurse Practitioner (NP). Students in the two degree programs take many of the same courses but focus their course assignments, competency development and clinical hours on the role of choice – as clinical nurse specialists to work with the adult and gerontological populations within the spheres of direct care, nursing personnel, and organizations/networks or as primary care nurse practitioners to work with the adult and gerontological populations to promote health, prevent disease, and manage the care of individuals, their families, and communities.

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Option (42 credits)

The program requires 42 credits with a minimum of 500 supervised hours toward development of clinical competencies for adult gerontological population with a specialty practice focus. Requirements include a graduate core of 15 credits, an advanced practice core of nine credits, specialty (CNS role) courses of 12 credits, and six credits of elective courses.

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) Option (42 credits)

The program requires 42 credits with a minimum of 500 supervised hours toward development of clinical competencies for primary care of the adult-gerontological population. Requirements include a graduate core of 15 credits, and advanced practice core of nine credits, specialty (NP role) courses of 12 credits, and six credits of elective courses.

Which department am I in?

School of Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (42 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $830 per credit
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

School of Health Sciences

Building 5S Room 212,

STATEN ISLAND,

New York,

10314, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have Bachelor’s degree with a major in Nursing from an accredited school and at least one year full-time experience in nursing or a bachelor’s degree in another field with three years’ full-time experience in nursing, and completion of required undergraduate courses; Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the nursing major. English Language Requirements: Students also have International English Language Testing System (IELTS): We will only accept the academic exam scores. The minimum required score is 6.5 (overall band); Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum required score is 79 (Internet), 600 (paper-based); and 250 (computer-based).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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