Master's (MS)

Our master's programs are designed for nurses seeking advanced roles in clinical practice (nurse practitioners and nurse midwives), nursing administration, education, and informatics while providing the necessary foundation for doctoral study. Graduates are prepared for leadership positions in teaching, clinical consultation, clinical research, nursing management, administration, and advanced nursing practice in the care of the adult, care of the elderly, care of infants, children, and adolescents, mental health, holistic nursing, palliative care nursing (specialty sequence), and nurse-midwifery. Whatever program you enroll in, the curriculum includes a core of nursing theory, research, statistics, population-focused care, and issues and trends in healthcare delivery.

Learn more about our MS programs below.

In addition to these concentrations, we offer specialty sequences for graduate students in:

Graduates of the NYU Meyers MS and AC programs in nursing are educated and prepared to work in various advanced practice roles according to their specified population and degree/advanced certificate. Graduation from these programs provides eligibility to sit for national board certification in their respective populations (where applicable).

Advanced practice roles include: 

  • nurse practitioners (specialized by patient population to include pediatrics, adult-gerontology primary care, psychiatric-mental health across the lifespan, family, and adult-gerontology acute care)
  • nurse-midwifery
  • functional roles to include nurse educator, nurse administrator, nurse informaticist, or clinical research nurse.

Students preparing for advanced practice roles may also specialize in areas such as substance use and abuse; palliative care (board eligibility for Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse [ACHPN]); and advanced practice holistic nursing (APHN).

The MS and Advanced Certificate Program Outcomes

The overall outcomes for the Master’s (MS) and Advanced Certificate (AC) programs are:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making based on a synthesis of appropriate theories and evidence from nursing and other sciences as related to the roles of nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and/or roles as educators, administrators, informaticists, or clinical research nurses.
  • Perform role competencies defined by national professional organizations for nurse practitioners, or nurse-midwifery roles and/or roles as educator, administrator, informaticist, or clinical research nurse.
  • Demonstrate evidence-informed decision-making related to a specific advanced practice role.
  • Advocate for universal access to quality and cost-effective healthcare for all populations across the lifespan.
  • Collaborate as members of interprofessional teams to achieve high-quality and cost-effective health outcomes.
  • Demonstrate advanced professional practice role competencies related to educational, leadership, policy, organizational, and management outcomes.
  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making in the context of personal and professional codes and guidelines.
  • Articulate a personal and professional philosophy about the Advanced Practice Nursing role that reflects patient-centered care, respect for diversity, cultural values, and a commitment to the preservation of human rights based on professional standards of practice, scope of practice, and respective professional codes of ethics.
  • Evaluate patient outcomes in relation to improving quality and patient safety.
  • Demonstrate effective written, verbal, and technological communication skills that influence the achievement of professional and health-related client outcomes in organizational, legislative, and policy settings.

The Master’s, Advanced Certificate, and DNP Program Outcomes are reaffirmed or revised annually by the Graduate Workgroup. The 2022-2023 Masters and AC and DNP Program Outcomes were approved on 09/2022 by the combined Graduate (MS/AC/DNP) Workgroup.

All master's students are required to complete the core courses, advanced core courses, and population/specialty-specific coursework for their respective programs and associated clinical hours. Below are the MS specializations currently offered. 

In addition to these concentrations, we offer specialty sequences for graduate students.  The specialty sequences are comprised of additional coursework and clinical hours in the respective sequence. Below are the specialty sequences currently offered.

  • Holistic Nursing
  • Palliative Care
  • Substance Use Disorders

Nursing Core (12 credits)

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-GN 2005 Intro Stats Health Profs 3, Fall, Spring, Summer

The syllabus for N41.2005 is intended for graduate students in nursing. The course provides the foundations necessary to understand elementary biostatistics and applications of biostatistics in the medical literature. It will concentrate on the interpretation and comprehension of graphical and statistical techniques that are essential components to medical research. The ability to understand basic arithmetic and high school algebra is required.

NURSE-GN 2303 Research in Nursing 3, Fall, Spring, Summer

This graduate research course is designed to develop the role of the advanced practice nurse, midwife, educator, administrator, or informatics specialist as a competent research consumer. An evidence-based practice paradigm is used to promote acquisition of information literacy and critical appraisal skills which, combined with clinical judgment and patient preferences, support evidence-based decision making.

NURSE-GN 2041 Nursing Issues & Trends in Hlth Care Deliv Sys 3, Fall, January, Spring

In this course, students analyze current political, social, and economic issues and trends that affect health care delivery, nursing, and health policy. The course focuses on the United States and includes global issues that affect health care systems and delivery of care. Students develop strategies for collaborating with individuals and organizations in efforts to enhance health equity and the quality of care for patients and populations of diverse racial, ethnic, gender, and other identities. The course covers credentialing of advanced practice nurses and its importance in providing high quality care. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to develop and pursue their professional goals in terms of participation and leadership in professional organizations, engaging in civic participation, and obtaining and using health policy evidence and information to advance health equity. Coursework entails individual and group assignments in both synchronous and asynchronous modes. This is a required core course for all master’s students at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and open to other NYU graduate students with permission of the instructor.

NURSE-GN 2011 Apn: Pop Focus Care 3, Fall, Spring, Summer

The Population-Focused Care course explores advanced practice nursing at community and population levels. Nursing contributions to core public health functions and essential public health services are considered in the context of theoretical frameworks for health communication and behavioral change to develop programs to improve the health of populations. Data sources for community health assessment and epidemiologic analyses are examined. Cultural and political competencies are also addressed.

All MS Programs

  • A BS in nursing or BS/BA in a non-nursing field together with an associate's degree in nursing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • NYS nursing license prior to beginning coursework
  • Prior to entering the specialty courses of a respective nursing master's program, at least one year of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse is required.
  • Must have taken a basic statistics course and a basic research course at the undergraduate level

Additional Program-Specific Requirements

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care

  • At least one year of clinical nursing experience is required at the time of application.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

  • At least one year of clinical nursing experience with adults and older adults is required at the time of application. Critical care experience preferred. 


  • Prior to entering the specialty courses of the pediatrics program, at least one year of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse in pediatrics is required.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification is required prior to entering the first clinical pediatric clinical course.

Psychiatric-Mental Health

  • At least one year of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse in psychiatric mental health is required at the time of application.
  • One year of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse may be substituted by other equivalent experience in the psychiatric field, psychology, or another closely related social science field subject to approval. Please contact Prof. Donna McCabe to find out if your experience can substitute for RN work experience. 

Nursing Education

  • Prior to entering the specialty courses of the nursing education program, at least three years of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse is required.

Technical Standards Requirements

Applicants must meet the Technical Standards for Core Professional Nursing Competency Performance in order to be eligible for admission to, progress in, and graduate from the nursing program.

Criminal Background Check Policy

All nursing students will be required to complete a series of clinical learning experiences in order to successfully meet the learning outcomes for a given program of study. Prior to participating in clinical learning experiences at any off-campus healthcare facility, students are required to complete a criminal background check and a drug test. Each clinical facility has policies regarding possible convictions and potential drug use that may bar students from being accepted at the facility for clinical placement. You may read more about this policy.

Equal Opportunity Statement

NYU Meyers does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Prospective students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for all of our programs.

Application Instructions

Application Deadlines

The application for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2024 will be available on September 15.

Spring 2024

Early Action Deadline: November 1, 2023
Final Deadline: December 1, 2023

Summer 2024

Final Deadline: February 15, 2024

The summer semester accepts applications for Family NP, Clinical Research Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Palliative Care (Advanced Certificate), and Psychiatric-Mental Health NP (MS Only). Family NP and Palliative Care admit students for the summer semester only.

Applicants to the Psychiatric Mental Health NP program (Master of Science) must apply for the Summer semester and follow Summer deadlines.

Applicants to the Psychiatric Mental Health NP program (Advanced Certificate and Advanced Certificate to DNP) must apply for the Fall semester and follow Fall deadlines.

Please contact the NYU Meyers Office of Admissions with any questions.

Fall 2024

Early Action Deadline: March 1, 2024
Final Deadline: June 15, 2024

Application Requirements

Access the application for our MS programs. All applicants to our MS 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.

Important Notes

We encourage you to fill out a FAFSA form at the time that you apply.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. All deadlines listed are 'in-office' deadlines, not postmark deadlines. It is always to the candidate's best advantage to apply early, especially when applying for financial aid. Should any of the dates listed fall on a weekend, the deadline will be the next working day.

After submitting your application, you may check on your admissions status using your application login. Should you have any questions about the admissions process, you are encouraged to call the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions at (212) 998-5317.

Application Fee

The application fee is $85 dollars. Your application will not be processed until your application fee has been paid. Application fees are non-refundable and must be received by the stated application deadlines.


NYU Meyers waives fees for applications based on financial hardship or US military service/US veteran status. To request that the application fee is waived, please submit a request to before submitting your application. The request should include your full name and the program to which you are applying. We will notify you via email when your request for an application fee waiver has been approved. 


The program starts in September (fall), January (spring), or May (summer).

Applicants must be registered nurses and licensed to practice nursing in the New York State. The GRE is not required for graduate admission.

Your letter of recommendation should comment on your maturity, intellectual potential, and motivation to further your career in nursing. Recommendation letters should be on letterhead and written by a nurse with a minimum of a master's degree, a physician, or former professor.

After submitting your application, you may check on your admissions status using your application login.

You can expect to hear a response four to six weeks after the application deadline. For instance, if you are applying for the early action deadline of November 1 for Spring entry, you can expect to hear a response by the end of November.