Adult Gerontology Primary Care

Degree Granted
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Earn an in-demand degree from a top nursing school, preparing to treat adults from adolescent to middle to advanced age.

Why Earn an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Degree?

As the general population ages, there is an exponential demand for greater numbers of nurse practitioners to meet the primary care needs of adults. With an advanced nursing degree in adult gerontology primary care, you make a difference in the well-being of your clients in physician offices, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, home healthcare and assisted living facilities.

Why Earn Your Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Degree at Adelphi?

  • Earn your degree in a part-time blended program that mixes online and on-campus courses—designed to help working professionals successfully balance academics and career.
  • Develop into a comprehensive care practitioner who provides continuous care to adults across a broad patient spectrum in various settings and during any transition.
  • Benefit from small class sizes with dedicated faculty who provide personalized support, as well as exceptional campus labs and resources.
  • Prepare for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner exams offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and/or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners


* 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

It wasn’t until I developed a heart condition, and was on the patient side, that I decided to become a nurse practitioner…Seeing how NPs took care of me was the driving force to pursue this goal. Nurse practitioners take care of patients holistically, while caring for and supporting one’s needs.

Joseph Brennan ’20 Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program

Post-Master’s Options

Nursing education students have two options to further their nursing education:

PhD in Nursing

Become a nurse-scholar and contribute to the development of the field, advancing healthcare through teaching, research and leadership.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH-NP)

This certificate program is designed to educate nurses who have an MS degree and are NPs in another speciality to provide primary psychiatric and mental health care across the lifespan (child-adolescence through geriatric).

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

As a student at Adelphi, you’ll have the opportunity to gain clinical experience through internships at some of the nation’s leading healthcare facilities on Long Island and in New York City including:

Adelphi graduate nursing student with a patient.

State-of-the-Art Technology

We offer our nursing students uniquely tailored clinical experiences by simulating the hospital setting in our newly opened 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

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, a B or above in all science and nursing classes and should submit the following application requirements:

  • Graduate application and $50 fee
  • Two letters of recommendation, from master’s prepared nurses or above only, including credentials
  • Résumé
  • Current New York state RN license
  • 500-word personal essay on your reasons for applying to the program
  • All previous college transcripts, including final transcript documenting a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited four-year institution

Awards & Recognition

Phone Number
Nexus Building

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