Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

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New applications for this in-person program are paused. Please explore the online MS in Adult Gerontology Primary Care program, designed with the flexibility to allow students to learn at their own pace. 

Why Specialize in Adult-Gerontology as a Nurse Practitioner?

As the general population ages, there is an exponential demand for greater numbers of nurse practitioners to meet the primary care needs of adults. With a master’s degree in adult gerontology primary care, you are positioned to make a difference in the well-being of your clients.

Why Choose An Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Adelphi in New York?

  • Earn your adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner degree either in a part-time blended program that mixes online and on-campus courses or in a fully online program with no on-campus requirement— designed to help working professionals successfully balance academics and career.
  • Develop into a comprehensive care practitioner who provides continuous care to adults across a broad patient spectrum in various settings and during any transition.
  • Benefit from small class sizes with dedicated faculty who provide personalized support, as well as exceptional campus labs and resources.
  •  Prepare for Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner exams offered by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

MS in Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP Program Adds Online

The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MS program at Adelphi is now available online. It will also remain in-person.

Significant Nursing Tuition Discounts

Graduate nursing students enrolled in the Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health who also are employees of Northwell Health, NYU Langone Health and Nassau County Government are eligible for a 15 percent tuition discount on those graduate programs.

Students should check with their employer to see if they are a current participant.

Visit employer reimbursement to learn more.

90%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our master’s graduates say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

It wasn’t until I developed a heart condition, and was on the patient side, that I decided to become a nurse practitioner…Seeing how NPs took care of me was the driving force to pursue this goal. Nurse practitioners take care of patients holistically, while caring for and supporting one’s needs.

Joseph Brennan ’20 Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program

Post-Master’s Options

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program students have two options to further their nursing education:


Advanced Standing DNP

Adelphi’s accredited advanced standing DNP program prepares advanced practice nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice.

PhD in Nursing

Become a nurse-scholar and contribute to the development of the field, advancing healthcare through teaching, research and leadership.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH-NP)

This certificate program is designed to educate nurses who have an MS degree and are NPs in another speciality to provide primary psychiatric and mental health care across the lifespan (child-adolescence through geriatric).

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

As a student at Adelphi, you’ll have the opportunity to gain clinical experience through internships at some of the nation’s leading healthcare facilities on Long Island and in New York City including:

Adelphi graduate nursing student with a patient.

State-of-the-Art Technology

We offer our nursing students uniquely tailored clinical experiences by simulating the hospital setting in our newly opened 100,000-square-foot Nexus Building, with simulation labs, a smart-home healthcare system and telepresence robots.

Our state-of-the-art simulation lab provides our students with the highest-quality simulation technology in a safe learning environment so they receive the education, practice and exposure they need when applying for their first job.

Students have access to two simulation manikins:

  • Victoria, our birthing manikin, simulates a live birth and is one of only two such manikins in the tristate area.
  • Hal, our new state-of-the-art pediatric manikin, is the most advanced pediatric patient simulator in the United States—capable of simulating lifelike emotions through dynamic facial expressions, movement and speech.

Inside the Clinical Education and Simulation Lab

Program Info

Application Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, a B or above in all science and nursing classes and should submit the following application requirements:

  • Graduate application and $60 fee
  • Résumé
  • Current New York state RN license
  • 500-word personal essay on your reasons for applying to the program
  • All previous college transcripts, including final transcript documenting a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited four-year institution

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