Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MS)

Program Description

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program prepares NPs to be educated, certified, and licensed to practice as primary care providers for young adults, adults, and older adults.  In this role, students will provide direct healthcare services by assessing and managing both health and acute and chronic illness states. You will develop competencies in health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, and management. Our students work in community settings such as outpatient clinics, provider's offices, long-term care settings, and patients' homes. In this specialty NPs and their patients develop satisfying long-term relationships and become trusted health counselors and providers of primary healthcare.


  • Direct contact with expert faculty and preceptors in the field of Primary Care and Specialties that are often co-managed with primary care providers
  • Prepares the student for primary care management of patients
  • Small student-to-faculty seminars
  • Individualized student advisement
  • Internal transfers are not allowed


  • Educate Primary Care Nurse Practitioners who will provide leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions that promote the highest possible quality of life for adolescent, adult and older adult patients.
  • Utilize evidence-based knowledge that advances patient-centered, primary care practice.
  • Prepare graduates to act as primary care providers in health care settings to promote quality, safety, and cost-effective outcomes.
  • Provide experiences in primary care and specialty clinical areas that address the health care needs of diverse populations.

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

  • Clinical placements are arranged by faculty.
  • Outstanding clinical placement opportunities are available in:
    • Primary care offices, outpatient ambulatory care centers, Mt. Sinai Medical Center (MSMC) clinics, NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) outpatient clinics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center outpatient clinics (MSKCC), Montefiore Medical Center outpatient clinics, New York-Presbyterian Health System (NYPHS) outpatient clinics, North Shore – LIJ Health System) outpatient clinics, Veterans outpatient clinics, and Specialty practices (pain management, urology, gastroenterology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, hepatology, neurology, urgent care, gerontology, oncology, outpatient drug addiction centers, and more.


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. You 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. Your application will not be reviewed without these documents. Please mail your 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 your 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.