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M.S. in Adult Nurse Practitioner (Blended Format)

Nurse with PatientThe 41-credit M.S. in Adult Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurse practitioners by integrating extensive clinical practice with foundational knowledge that is required of all graduate nursing students.

It is designed for the registered nurse with a B.S. in nursing, who wishes to acquire the clinical knowledge and skills needed for advance-practice nursing roles in the care of adults in a variety of primary care settings.

This program is presented in a blended format. All courses are web-enhanced using BlackBoard. Basic computer skills are required.

Approximately 45% of the class sessions are delivered online with the remaining class sessions delivered face-to-face.


The required credits, class hours and clinical hours for the program are:

Credit Hours

Class Hours

Clinical Hours

 41

 495

 600

The program is approved by the New York State Education Department and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Graduates are eligible for New York State certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Synthesize knowledge from advanced theoretical and empirical sciences to generate nursing theory relevant to the advanced practice nursing role 
  • Evaluate clinical data for planning, implemention and evaluation of health care to promote, maintain and/or restore an optimum level of health and adaptation in selected client populations 
  • Utilize the research process in the systematic investigation of factors that influence the health and the adaptation of client populations 
  • Assume a collegial role in consultation with other care providers to enhance the quality and the accessibility of health care services to consumers 
  • Utilize the advanced practice role to exercise leadership responsibility, professional accountability and the scholarly approach to health care 
  • Generate a personal philosophy and role definition that reflects commitment to human values and contributes to the evolution of nursing as a profession 
  • Utilize oral and written communication skills to actualize the advanced practice of the nursing role