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, nursing management, administration, and advanced nursing practice in the care of the adult, care of the elderly, care of infants, children, 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:

  • Holistic Nursing
  • Palliative Care
  • Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Herbs, Nutraceuticals, and Supplements

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, or nurse informaticist. 

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]); advanced practice holistic nursing (APHN); and, herbs, nutriceuticals, and supplements.

View the MS and Advanced Certificate program outcomes.

All master's students are required to complete the core of 9 credits in addition to their concentration's coursework. Below are the MS specializations with their curriculum sheets.

In addition to these concentrations, we offer specialty sequences for graduate students.  Below are the curriculum sheets for those sequences.

Nursing Core (12 credits)
NURSE-GN 2005 Intro Stats Health Profs Summer Spring Fall

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 Summer Spring Fall

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 Spring Fall

This course analyzes health care system issues and trends, such as capitation, managed care and health care reimbursement, from historical, political and developmental perspectives. Factors that influence nursing practice will be analyzed, such as the corporatization of health care, and conflicts between economic and clinical priorities. Strategies and mechanisms that enhance the delivery of high quality nursing care will be discussed. The course will focus on these matters as they affect the scope, preparation and practice of advanced practice nurses and nurse-midwives.

NURSE-GN 2011 Apn: Pop Focus Care Spring Fall

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.

  • 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 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 and a basic research course at the undergraduate level

Additional Program-Specific Requirements

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

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


  • Prior to entering the specialty courses of the pediatrics program, at least one year 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

  • Prior to entering the specialty courses of the psychiatric mental health program, at least one year full time clinical experience as a registered nurse in psychiatric mental health is required.
  • 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 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 here.

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 Deadlines

The application for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2017 is now available online! Click here to apply.

Spring 2017
Early Action Deadline: November 1
Final Deadline: December 1 *

*We are still accepting applications for certain programs on a rolling basis. Please email to inquire if there is still space available for your program of interest!

Summer 2017
Final Deadline: February 15*

*The summer semester accepts applications for Family NP, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, and Palliative Care (Advanced Certificate). Family NP and Palliative Care admit for the summer semester only.

Fall 2017
Early Action Deadline: March 1
Final Deadline: June 15

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.

Once your online application is submitted, please send the following, original documents to the Office of Graduate Student Affairs and Admissions:

  1. One official transcript from each post secondary school attended
  2. An unofficial copy of your latest TOEFL or IELTS scores for applicants whose native language is not English. Official scores are required before an admission decision can be rendered. We require a minimum TOEFL internet-based score of 100 and an IELTS Band score of 7. 
  3. An original course by course transcript evaluation for all transcripts received from foreign institutes of higher education.
  4. GRE scores are NOT required for this program

In one package, please mail application supporting materials to:

Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
433 First Avenue, LL1
New York, NY 10010

You may check on the status of your application using your Apply Yourself login. Should you have any questions about the admissions process, you are encouraged to call the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions at 212-992-7653.

Application Fee
The application fee is $80 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.

Fee Waivers
NYU Meyers waives fees for applications based on financial hardship or US military service/US veteran status. To request that the application fee be waived, please submit a request to when 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. 

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When does the master's program start?

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

Does NYU Meyers require any specific nursing license and/or examinations for admission?

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

What should my letter of recommendation include?

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.

How can I check the status of my application?

Contact the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions by calling 212-998-5317 to check the status of your application.

When will I know if I am admitted or not?

You can expect to hear a response 4-6 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.