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Gerontological/Adult Nurse Practitioner (MS)

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


Course of Study

The program consists of core courses taken with other graduate students in nursing, advanced practice core courses, specialization courses, and an elective course. Course descriptions are available in the Graduate Catalog (2015-16).

Nursing Core Courses (12 credits)

NURS 700    Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science (3 cr.)

NURS 702    Advanced Nursing Research (3 cr.)

NURS 704    Health Care Systems & Policy (3 cr.)

NURS 749    Health Promotion & Disease Prevention in Diverse Populations (3 cr.)

Advanced Practice Core Courses (9 credits)

NURS 717    Advanced Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice (3 cr.)

NURS 750    Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (3 cr.)

NURS 751    Advanced Health Assessment (3 cr.)

Specialization Courses (21 credits)

NURS 755    Primary Care Nursing I (5 cr.)

NURS 757    Primary Care Nursing II (5 cr.)

NURS 768    Primary Care Nursing III (5 cr.)

NURS 769    Gerontological NP Practicum (3 cr.)

Elective      (3 cr.)


Gerontological/Adult NP Fact Sheet (PDF)


How to Apply

Review our admission requirements for all nursing master's specializations. Information on the application process is available from the Office of Graduate Admissions.

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.


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