Faculty provides hands-on learning opportunities to a group of nursing students.
The Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health's nursing program features several ultramodern simulation labs for students to hone their assessment skills and help develop sound clinical judgment.

The Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health's nursing program has been granted accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education's (CCNE) Board of Commissioners.

Adelphi’s undergraduate and graduate nursing programs met all four CCNE accreditation standards and are now accredited for 10 years, through December 2033.

The prestigious accreditation follows a comprehensive self-study and review by a peer-review team of CCNE examiners, then a review by the Commission. The 10-year accreditation is the maximum that can be awarded to a nursing program.

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Undergraduate Nursing Program—jumping an unprecedented 19 spots in a single year in the 2024 rankings—Adelphi is also ranked a Best Grad School for Nursing by U.S. News.

“We are thrilled to have received the maximum accreditation by CCNE for our nursing programs,” said Deborah Hunt, PhD ’12, dean of the Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health. “The Commission’s approval is a testament to the quality and strength of our faculty and staff who play such a vital role in our innovative and highly ranked nursing programs. The CCNE accreditation team were professional and supportive throughout the visit.”

The accredited programs include:

Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing

Adelphi’s hands-on BS in Nursing is designed to prepare students for rewarding, critical roles in the expanding healthcare field, promoting wellness throughout the lifespan. Graduates go on to work in hospitals and healthcare facilities, in various community-based settings and can practice in any number of specialty areas. In addition to the traditional program, Adelphi also offers an Accelerated BS in Nursing program which gives students the chance to achieve a BS in Nursing in just 14 months.

Master’s Degree in Nursing (Online)

Ranked one of New York’s top online nursing graduate programs, this flexible, online degree program prepares students for much-needed roles in nurse training and education. Students in the program will build skills in instruction, performance evaluation and implementing innovative approaches to nursing education. Graduates go on to work in higher education, educating nurses in clinics and hospitals, a clinical supervisor role in healthcare settings or as a consultant for teaching institutions.

Adelphi also offers other nursing-related MS degrees including the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program (online and in person) and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program (hybrid).

Postgraduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Programs

This advanced nursing practice post-master’s certificate entails in-depth study of adult-health nursing. The curriculum integrates theoretical knowledge and practical skills while exploring the issues and forces within the healthcare delivery system that affect the roles of the advanced practice nurse.

Postgraduate Mental Health Nursing Practitioner

This post master’s advanced practice concentration entails in-depth study of psychiatric-mental health nursing across the lifespan. Designed for students who are already licensed NPs in another specialty, the curriculum integrates theoretical knowledge and practice skills in order to prepare nurses at the graduate level for care of psychiatric-mental health clients, individuals, families and communities.

“We appreciate the support of President Riordan and Provost Storm and the entire Adelphi University community, including our CNPH faculty, staff, students, alums, administrators, advisory board and clinical partners who helped to make this visit so successful,” said Dr. Hunt. “I would also like to recognize the leadership of the Steering Committee chairs, Patricia Donohue-Porter, MS ’78, PhD ’87, Vera Bender professor and PhD in Nursing program director, and Mary Hickey, MS ’93, EdD, associate dean, who guided the process. This was truly a collaborative effort.”

Learn more about Adelphi’s nursing programs.

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