2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2021  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, M.S.

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Admissions Requirements for Graduate Program

Applicants for the graduate program in nursing must meet the following requirements:

  • have a B.S. with a major in nursing from a nationally accredited program( ACEN, NLNAC or CCNE)
  • have an undergraduate 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (preference will be given to applicants with a 3.3 or above)
  • completed one year of professional clinical practice prior to admission
  • provide proof of New York State R.N. license and current professional registration
  • meet all current college and program health requirements and provide documentation (additional requirements will apply to clinical practicums)
  • submit a current curriculum vitae and personal statement
  • submit two letters of reference (at least one from a clinical supervisor who can address clinical competence)
  • submit official transcripts of undergraduate work
  • submit proof of certificate of basic life-support prior to entering clinical practicums
  • complete pre-admission interview

Clinical Requirements:

  • A health clearance and photocopy of liability and malpractice policy with minimum coverage of $1,000,000/$6,000,000 are required prior to enrolling in clinical courses. All students and faculty are required to maintain their own health insurance.
  • Students are also required to provide proof of professional licensure and certification in basic life support (BLS). Clinical/lab courses are also assessed additional fees that can be found in the course offerings booklet.
  • Additional requirements may apply based on clinical/practicum agency placements.


Students must complete the approved program with a minimum of seven semesters and a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA.

A minimum of 42 credits is required for the adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner concentration, including 525 clinical hours on a pass basis.

Students must also obtain at least a grade of B (3.0) on the comprehensive examination.

Graduate students must complete the application for graduation form and submit it to the registrar’s office in the semester in which the student expects to receive their degree.

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