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. Students 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. 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

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.