College of Nursing and Public Health

College of Nursing and Public Health

What sets Adelphi’s College of Nursing and Public Health apart? Leadership — proven leadership.

As the first school of nursing on Long Island and one of only 7 current nursing programs in the nation recognized by the National League for Nursing for advancing the science of nursing education, we are setting the standard for innovative graduate and undergraduate study, groundbreaking scholarship and contributions to the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

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

Adelphi prepares students for future professional practice roles as compassionate leaders, innovators, and scholars in the fields of nursing and public health.

Welcome from Dean Deborah Hunt

Expertise and Innovation

Groundbreaking Research

From studies on opioid addiction and treatment to research on patient safety and maternal and child health, Adelphi faculty members are taking the lead in addressing issues affecting the health of Americans and people across the world. Research

Advances in Care

The IDEATE program, a partnership with Adelphi’s School of Social Work that trains students to work as a team to provide integrated behavioral healthcare to children and adolescents, is just one of the ways the College is blazing new trails in patient care. IDEATE Fellowship in Behavioral Healthcare

Leadership in Public Health

K.C. Rondello’s commitment to public health and public service brought him to Costa Rica, where he helped underserved communities. Meet K.C. Rondello

Choose Your Program

Undergraduate Majors

Launch your career in health care with our highly ranked bachelor’s in nursing, a bachelor’s in health sciences, or our fast-track accelerated nursing program in New York. You can also minor in public health. Adelphi is a U.S. News Best Undergraduate Program in Nursing.

Minors & Bachelor’s Degrees

Master’s Programs

Our four graduate nursing programs earned U.S. News and World Report’s Best Grad School for Nursing honors. With our MS in Public Health, you can become a leader and advocate for public health.

MS & MPH Degrees

Doctoral Programs

Earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice and become a nursing science leader. Or choose our 100% online nursing PhD option, conducting research or taking on the critical role of educating future nurses.

DNP & PhD Degrees

Advanced Certificates

Expand your leadership potential with two Advanced Certificate options in high-demand fields. Or choose an Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Informatics to prepare for a career in hospital, academic or other healthcare settings.

Advanced Study in Healthcare

Online Programs

Prepare for a leadership role with the convenience of Adelphi’s online nursing program. Choose from three master’s, an advanced certificate, or earn your PhD – while working or busy with family responsibilities.

Online Degrees

Nursing Pinning Ceremonies

Here’s a look back at the College of Nursing and Public Health’s Pinning Ceremonies earlier this year.

State-of-the-Art Instruction

Our Clinical Education and Simulation Lab offers students a highly realistic hands-on experience responding to routine and emergency situations encountered in hospital settings. Equipped with the latest medical equipment and four high-fidelity manikins—including a birthing mother, newborn and pediatric manikins—the Simulation Lab gives students a safe environment to put what they’ve learned in the classroom into practice.

Jaggar Community Fellows Program - Nursing students working at Northwell

Nursing student Denilis Chusan at her clinical training

Hands-On Experience with Healthcare Leaders

Clinical experience is a foundation of nursing education. At Adelphi, you’ll learn your craft in some of the leading healthcare institutions in the New York area, including:

  • NYU Langone Hospital, Mineola
  • North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset
  • St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn

Top agencies frequently reach out to help place students in clinical supervision that support the growth of future nurses.

Two nursing students standing in front of the Adelphi University panther statue holding their stethoscopes in heart shapes

Leadership in Self-Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn new attention to the stresses nurses face—stresses that can affect nurses’ wellbeing as well as their ability to provide compassionate care. That’s why we are leading the way in incorporating self-care and resilience into nursing education. Adelphi’s College of Nursing and Public Health has been chosen as a prestigious pilot school for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing initiative called A Competency-Based Approach to Leadership Development and Resilience for Student Nurses. Duty to self continues to be an integral part of our Introduction to Professionalism course and a cornerstone of our approach to nursing education.

Healthcare Heroes Born Here

Adelphi is known for its top-ranked nursing program in New York. In Adelphi’s episode of Amazon Prime’s The College Tour, you’ll meet Kezia Lovell. She’s a senior nursing major who is passionate about making the world a better place.

College of Nursing & Public Health Newsletter

The latest College of Nursing and Public Health Newsletter highlights those in leadership roles, and features stories about “The Spirit of Giving—and Making a Difference” and “The Nursing PhD: The Road to Leadership.”

An Unwavering Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is one of our College’s greatest strengths. We support an inclusive, equitable environment where all students feel understood and respected, and appreciated.

Leadership Opportunities

As a student in our nursing program, you can join vibrant campus, state and national organizations that take the lead in addressing issues in nursing education and practice.

Our Graduates Are Leading the Way

Leadership in Career Guidance

We have connections with healthcare employers and powerful career tools that will help you land your dream job. As an Adelphi nursing or public health student, you have access to clinical supervision with leading healthcare organizations.

Awards & Recognition

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