Family Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Certificate)

Program Description

Our master’s programs are designed for nurses seeking advanced roles in clinical practice (nurse practitioners and nurse midwives), clinical research nursing, education, and informatics, while providing the necessary foundation for doctoral study. Graduates are prepared as nurse practitioners (NP) in one of the following disciplines: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP, Family NP, Pediatrics NP Primary Care, Pediatrics NP Primary/Acute Care, Psychiatric Mental Health NP, and Nurse Midwifery. Graduates are prepared in leadership roles in one of the following disciplines: Clinical Research Nursing, Nursing Education, and Nursing Informatics. Graduates may also complete specialty sequences in one of these concentrations: Substance Related Disorders, Palliative Care, and Holistic Nursing. The curriculum includes core courses in research, statistics, population-focused care, issues and trends in healthcare delivery, and contemporary practice roles. Consistent with graduate education national standards, the NP, Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Research Nursing, and Nursing Education curricula require the students to take the Three P’s; Advanced Pathophysiology Across the lifespan, Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan, and Advanced Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan (for Pediatrics NP – Advanced Physical Assessment Across the Pediatric Lifespan).


  • Direct contact with expert faculty in the field of family advanced practice nursing
  • Prepares the student for primary care management of patients and families across the lifespan
  • Small student-to-faculty ratio
  • Individualized student advisement
  • Internal transfers are not allowed


  • Educate family nurse practitioners who will provide leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions which promote the highest possible quality of life for children, adolescent, adult and older adult patients, their families, and communities.
  • Develop evidence-based knowledge that advances patient-centered, family-centered, primary care practice for patients and their families across the lifespan.
  • Prepare graduates to act as change agents in healthcare settings to promote quality, safety, and cost-effective outcomes.
  • Provide direction for the development of innovative primary care programs that address the healthcare needs of diverse populations, especially those in medically underserved urban and rural communities.

Practicum Opportunities

  • Clinical placements are arranged by faculty.
  • Outstanding clinical placement opportunities are available throughout the tri-state area and include:
    • Premier primary care, ambulatory care, teaching centers (e.g. Bassett Medical Center, Community Healthcare Network, Mt. Sinai Medical Center (MSMC), NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), Montefiore Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Health System (NYPHS), North Shore – LIJ Health System).
    • Select community-based private practice clinical sites supportive of the Family Nurse Practitioner primary care role


The application for our Advanced Certificate programs is available. All applicants to our Advanced Certificate 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 Advanced Certificate for additional admission instructions and eligibility requirements.