Adult Gerontology Primary Care

Degree Granted
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Become a nursing leader, providing comprehensive adult care with a doctorate from our top-ranked College of Nursing and Public Health.

Why Earn a DNP in Adult Gerontology Primary Care?

The DNP (doctorate in nursing practice) program prepares nurses to be all-encompassing care practitioners with the skills to provide continuous care to patients, including young adults, adults and older adults, across settings and during transitions. The DNP graduate program is prepared to improve health and care outcomes through the translation of new science, its application and evaluation. In addition, DNP graduates will generate evidence through their practice to make a positive difference in practice and outcomes of care.

Why Earn Your DNP in Adult Gerontology Primary Care at Adelphi?

  • Receive personalized attention in our small classroom setting while learning on the most advanced technology in our state-of-the-art simulation center.
  • Benefit from the program’s flexibility, with part-time and online options that cater to working professionals, as well as reduced required credits and clinical residency hours for students who have related MS degrees.
  • Gain hands-on experience in a variety of clinical settings, including community health clinics, health maintenance organizations, specialty clinics, correctional facilities and private medical practices as part of the programs extensive required clinical practicum.

Doctoral nursing student with patients in the Nexus Building.


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our graduate students are working or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Graduate and doctoral education has a transformative power. It enables our students and graduates to make significant contributions toward health and wellness at the individual, family, community and organizational levels. Present and future leaders in nursing and healthcare are at Adelphi today.

Elaine L. Smith ’78, MS ’88, EdD Dean, College of Nursing and Public Health

State-of-the-Art Technology

We offer our nursing students uniquely tailored clinical experiences by simulating the hospital setting in our 100,000-square-foot Nexus Building, with simulation labs, a smart-home healthcare system and telepresence robots.

Our state-of-the-art simulation lab provides our students with the highest-quality simulation technology in a safe learning environment so they receive the education, practice and exposure they need when applying for their first job.

Students have access to two simulation manikins:

  • Victoria, our birthing manikin, simulates a live birth and is one of only two such manikins in the tristate area.
  • Hal, our new state-of-the-art pediatric manikin, is the most advanced pediatric patient simulator in the United States—capable of simulating lifelike emotions through dynamic facial expressions, movement and speech.

Program Info

Application Requirements

Adelphi University’s College of Nursing and Public Health is currently only accepting applicants with advanced standing to the DNP program. Applicants must hold a master of science degree as a nurse practitioner with an adult gerontology primary care focus, have a minimum of 1 year working experience post-baccalaureate and should submit the following application requirements:

  • Graduate application and $50 fee
  • Official transcripts showing a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and B or above in all science and nursing classes
  • A master’s degree from an accredited program with adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner focus
  • New York State nurse practitioner license (or be license-eligible)
  • Final transcript documenting bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • A 500 word written essay addressing your vision of your future role with a DNP degree.
  • 3 letters of reference from doctorally-prepared nursing faculty or colleague. At least two of these references should be from a supervisor or faculty member.
  • Applicants must conduct an interview with a current faculty member in the program

Awards & Recognition

Elizabeth Mcquaid

Admissions Coordinator Part-time
Phone Number
Nexus Building 338

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