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Gerontological Nursing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (QS) , NY,
The Department of Nursing offers programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) in Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing. The MS degree programs have two options: Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and Nurse Practitioner (NP).  


 Students in the two degree programs take many of the same courses but focus their course assignments, competency development and clinical hours on the role of choice— as clinical nurse specialists to work with the adult and gerontological populations within the spheres of direct care, nursing personnel, and organizations/networks or as primary care nurse practitioners to work with the adult and gerontological populations to promote health, prevent disease, and manage the care of individuals, their families, and communities.

These programs are designed to meet health care workforce needs and to provide opportunities for graduate-level education. The program requirements are consistent with the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) competencies published by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) competencies published by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and the Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies and Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Nurses who successfully complete the programs are prepared to meet the needs of culturally diverse individuals, families, and communities and will have a competitive edge in the changing environment of health care. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Health Organizations, Policy, Financing, and Ethics
  • Applied Statistical Thinking and Methods in Health Research
  • Evidence-Based Nursing for Advanced Practice

                                      Detailed Programme Facts

                                      • Programme intensity Full-time
                                        • Full-time duration 24 months
                                      • Languages
                                        • English
                                      • Delivery mode
                                        On Campus

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                                      General Requirements

                                      • Baccalaureate degree in Accounting or a related field such as Business or Economics.
                                      • Letter of intent
                                      • Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
                                      • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
                                      • CSI graduates who have a GPA of 3.2 or higher in their accounting or business pre-major and major are exempt from taking the GMAT.
                                      • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
                                      • Two letters of recommendation from instructors or employers. One letter, whenever possible, should come from a current or former employer.

                                      Tuition Fee

                                      • International

                                        780 USD/credit
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 780 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                                      • National

                                        425 USD/credit
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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                                      Living costs for New York City

                                      • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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