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Gerontological/Adult Nurse Practitioner



The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing of the City University of New York offers a 42-credit program to prepare Gerontological/Adult Nurse Practitioners, leading to a Master of Science degree.  This program prepares graduates to provide primary care for adults and older adults in the community and in a variety of health care settings. Students learn to apply expert knowledge and research findings through 42 credits of coursework and 735 hours of supervised clinical experience. Graduates of the program are eligible for New York State NP certification and meet the educational requirements for national board certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program. They are also eligible for New York State certification as an Adult NP.

The program consists of core courses taken with other graduate students in nursing; advanced practice core courses; and an elective course.

The master’s program at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Requirements for Admission:

For more information on admission requirements, please click here.

Minimum requirements include:

  • Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing
  • Licensure and current registration as an RN in New York State
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and in nursing coursework
  • Completion of a basic statistics course and an undergraduate research course
  • Completion of an on-line application form including a personal statement and at least two relevant letters of recommendation

Please note that these are the minimum requirements; meeting them does not guarantee admission. The GNP/ANP program receives many more applicants than we can accept. For Fall 2013, for example, we offered admission to 26.5% of applicants. The mean overall cumulative undergraduate GPA for admitted applicants was 3.58.

Course Requirements:

Course descriptions are available in the Hunter College Graduate Catalog

Core Courses:

N700  Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science (3 cr.)

N702  Advanced Nursing Research            (3 cr.)

N704  Health Care Systems & Policy (3 cr.)

N749  Health Promotion & Disease Prevention in Diverse Populations            (3 cr.)

Advanced Practice Core Courses:

N717  Advanced Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice  (3 cr.)

N750  Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (3 cr.)

N751  Advanced Health Assessment (3 cr.)

Specialization Courses:

N755  Primary Care Nursing I (5 cr.)

N757  Primary Care Nursing II (5 cr.)

N768  Primary Care Nursing III (5 cr.)

N769  Gerontological NP Practicum (3 cr.)

Elective  (3 cr.)

Tuition and Fees:

As a tax-supported institution, Hunter College keeps tuition and fees relatively low. For information on tuition and fees, click here.

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For further information, contact the Interim Gerontological/Adult NP specialization coordinator, Dr. Anita Nirenberg,, 212-481-4359


Fact Sheet - Gerontological/Adult NP