Palliative care focuses on optimizing quality of life in patients with advanced illness. Palliative care nurse practitioners assist patients and families to identify their goals of care and match treatment to meet these goals, while emphasizing physical, emotional, and spiritual symptom management. Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of illness and is optimally provided at the same time as disease treatment.
The palliative care specialty can be added to any population nurse practitioner program. The scope of practice of the palliative care pP provides care to diverse patient populations of all ages, across all clinical settings, including acute, primary, long-term, mental health, and community care settings.\
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:
- 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.
- A two- to three-page personal statement.
- At least two (2) letters of recommendation.
- 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.