Gerontology (Advanced Certificate)

Program Description

New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, in collaboration with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, offers a post-master's advanced certificate in gerontology program. This program is most applicable for (1) adult nurse practitioners who need the gerontology content to meet eligibility requirements for the national Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification exam; (2) nurse practitioners who want to further their ability to provide comprehensive interprofessional primary care to older adults with multiple chronic conditions; and (3) nurse practitioners who want to further their knowledge in gerontology.

The advanced certificate in gerontology addresses a need for adult nurse practitioners prepared in care of adults prior to the adoption of The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education endorsed in 2008 by 48 nursing organizations. The program provides nurse practitioners in primary care with the ability to (1) have advanced knowledge and skills in the management of complex, frail, community dwelling older adults with multiple chronic conditions, and (2) implement effective care for this growing population within a high functioning, interprofessional team that utilizes evidence-based practice to achieve quality outcomes.  The curriculum incorporates Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPEP) online modules to provide clinicians with information about caring for older adults in interprofessional teams. 


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.