Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, MS

  • New York City
  • Westchester

Go Above and Beyond

Make a positive impact on families and communities as an advanced practice nurse. Go beyond the traditional nurses’ role, and graduate as a highly-skilled practitioner able to treat patients as in hospitals, clinical settings, and private practices.

Contribute to Community Health

  • Flexible programming to meet your needs—a unique blend of online and on-campus classes, and individually precepted clinical practicum hours.
  • The 42-credit master’s program prepares you to move into a well-paid career delivering health care to patients and families across the lifespan within a primary health care framework.
  • The program meets the American Nurses Credentialing Center AACN requirements for Family Nurse Practitioner Certification.


Develop skills in history taking, family assessment, cultural assessment, risk assessment, basic laboratory procedures and diagnostic studies, health promotion/disease prevention planning, and appropriate documentation in NURS 640 Advanced Physical Assessment. Advance your knowledge with courses such as NURS 650 Advanced Theory and Practice I for FNPs, where you will build proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation, assessing and managing acute and chronic illnesses. In the FNP Practicum courses, demonstrate your knowledge of advanced pathophysiology, pharmacologic interventions, and implementation primary care practice guidelines.

Graduates of the program are highly competent and specialized nurses who have mastered the skills necessary to treat individual patients and families, diagnose illness, create treatment plans, and provide support.


Students gain experience through online and on-campus classes and individually precepted clinical practicum hours.


Graduates of our FNP program are specialized healthcare professionals, proficient in high level skills such as creating care plans, collaborating with healthcare teams, ethical and effective decision-making, communication, patient diagnoses.


Graduates enter the field in prestigious institutions, such as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and more.

What You Need To Know

Applicant information:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing
  • Be licensed as a registered nurse in New York State
  • Demonstrate scholastic aptitude as evidenced by previous academic work, motivation, leadership potential and maturity
  • Have an undergraduate cumulative QPA of 3.0
  • Evidence of successful completion (grade B or higher) of an undergraduate statistics course is required
  • Submit an essay, professional resume, and recommendations as described in the application
  • Submit official transcripts from each academic institution previously attended
  • A personal interview may be required
  • No standardized admissions test (GRE or Miller Analogy) is required



Nurse Practitioners (NPs) at #5 out of all occupations (Source U.S. News & World Report Best 100 Jobs Rankings for 2020)


Average salary for a Family Nurse Practitioner (Source: