Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MS)

Program Description

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Program prepares students to provide high quality, safe, equitable, and evidence-based care for diverse patients across the adult lifespan with chronic, acute, and critical illness. Our students are educated to implement their full scope of practice ranging from disease prevention to the diagnosis and treatment of complex medical and mental health diagnoses, to the provision of palliative care. Completion of the Program enables graduates to be licensed and eligible for certification as an AGACNP and to practice in a variety of acute in-patient and outpatient settings.


  • Expert AGACNP faculty and preceptors in acute care.
  • Innovative teaching strategies designed to develop the AGACNP students’ therapeutic communication techniques, critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning, and decision-making.
  • State of the art simulation center - Students participate in 12 acute and critical care simulations, including 6 intra-professional simulations, to cultivate ethical and clinical decision-making.
  • Rapid response simulations to promote teamwork, collaboration, and communication in the treatment and management of deteriorating patients.
  • Curriculum includes a procedures course, providing multiple opportunities for students to learn and practice procedural skills such as point-of-care ultrasound, central line placement, chest tube insertion, and endotracheal intubation.     
  • Faculty arrange placements for all AGACNP students in diverse acute care and critical care settings in premier hospitals throughout the New York (NY) and greater NY areas.   
  • AGACNP students complete 4 different clinical placements in medicine, surgery, cardiology, and critical care.


  • Prepare adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners (AGACNPs) to assume clinical and ethical leadership of patients with acute, chronic, and critical illness.
  • Guide AGACNP students to provide respectful care, acknowledging the patients’ and families’ needs, values and preferences.
  • Educate students to critically analyze the best available research to implement high-quality, patient-centered care.    
  • Prescribe pharmacotherapies to improve patient outcomes.
  • Provide multiple experiences for students to develop, implement and evaluate their decision-making.

MS Specialty Sequences

The College of Nursing offers specialty sequences for graduate students in:

  • Holistic Nursing
  • Palliative Care
  • Substance Use Disorders

See Academic Programs | Master's (MS) for more information.

Practicum Opportunities

  • AGACNP students complete diverse clinical experiences on medicine services, surgery services, cardiology services, rapid response services and intensive care units, post-anesthesia care units, emergency rooms. In addition, students may be placed in specialty services, such as cardiac catheterization labs, advanced heart failure clinics, and pain management services.    
  • Practicum Opportunities include:
    • New York University (NYU) Langone Health including Tisch Hospital, Kimmel Pavilion, NYU Langone Orthopedic (LOH) Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island, NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn;
    • Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH);
    • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC);
    • New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH)/Weil Cornell Medical Center; 
    • North Shore – Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System; 
    • Montefiore Medical Center; Maimonides Medical Center


Access the application for our MS programs. All applicants to our MS programs are required to submit the following documents at the time of application:

  1. One (1) transcript from each post-secondary school attended. We can review applications with unofficial transcripts. Admitted students will be asked to submit official transcripts prior to beginning coursework at NYU Meyers.
  2. Resume.
  3. A two- to three-page personal statement.
  4. At least two (2) letters of recommendation.
  5. RN license and registration certificate. Applicants may submit an application with an out-of-state license, but admitted students must obtain a New York State RN license prior to beginning coursework at NYU Meyers.

Applicants who have attended a post-secondary institution outside of the United States are required to upload one (1) transcript from each post-secondary school attended and submit one (1) official course-by-course evaluation of each foreign transcript directly to our office at the time of application. Applications will not be reviewed without these documents. Please mail official course-by-course evaluation(s) to:

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
433 First Avenue, LL1
New York, NY 10010

For applicants whose native language is not English, a copy of the applicant's latest TOEFL or IELTS score is required. Admitted students will be asked to submit official test scores prior to beginning coursework at NYU Meyers. We require a minimum TOEFL internet-based score of 100 and an IELTS Band score of 7.

See Master's (MS) for additional admission instructions and eligibility requirements specific to this program.


  • A BS in nursing or BS/BA in a non-nursing field together with an associate’s degree in nursing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • NYS nursing license prior to beginning coursework
  • Prior to beginning the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner master’s program, at least one year of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse is required.
  • Must have taken a basic statistics course and a basic research course at the undergraduate level

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Additional Requirements

  • At least one year of clinical nursing experience with adults and older adults is required. Critical care experience preferred.

Important Notes

We encourage applicants to fill out a FAFSA form at the time that they apply.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. All deadlines listed are ‘in office’ deadlines, not postmark deadlines. It is always to the candidate’s best advantage to apply early, especially when applying for financial aid.

Applicants may check on the status of their application using their application login. Should applicants have any questions about the admissions process, they are encouraged to call the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions at 212-998-5317.

Application Fee

The application fee is $85 dollars. Applications will not be processed until the application fee has been paid. Application fees are non-refundable and must be received by the stated application deadlines.

Fee Waivers

NYU Meyers waives fees for applications based on financial hardship or US military service/US veteran status. To request that the application fee be waived, please submit a request to when submitting an application. The request should include the applicant's full name and the program to which they are applying. We will notify applicants via email when their request for an application fee waiver has been approved.

For Students with International Credentials

If an applicant's academic credentials are not in English and/or are from a foreign school with a grading system not based on a 4.0 overall GPA, we strongly suggest evaluation and translation. Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE) is the preferred service. ECE prepares evaluation reports that identify the United States equivalents of educational qualifications earned in other countries. To request an evaluation report, applicants must complete and submit an application form, along with all required documentation and all applicable fees. ECE will complete most evaluation reports in approximately 15 to 20 business days from the date they receive all required documentation and fees. They also offer one-day, five-day, and 12-day Rush Service and Express Delivery. Please visit the ECE website for more information.