Lienhard School of Nursing Pace University

Lienhard School of Nursing Pace University

New York, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
March 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
5 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


Preparing Students for the Ever-Evolving and Challenging Role of Family Nurse Practitioner

The Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing M.S. program in family nurse practitioner studies is an advanced nursing degree that focuses on health promotion, illness prevention, health maintenance, detection of alterations in health status, and restoration of health care. Additional foci are advanced nursing practice strategies, research, and leadership.

All graduates from the program are eligible for New York State (NYS) certification as family nurse practitioners with full prescriptive privileges. The Lienhard School of Nursing continues its rich tradition of preparing nurse practitioners for the rigors of providing healthcare and continues as an educational leader in the field.

The clinical concentration of the program further prepares students in their goal of meeting the primary health care needs of families and individuals within the family and community. Students will focus heavily on the clinical element during their studies and learn patient interaction, counseling, and teaching so that they can provide the highest level of service to their patients. Essential areas of study in the program include health promotion, illness prevention, health maintenance, monitoring changes in health, and restoration of health through medicinal and therapeutic means.

Graduates will be fully prepared to diagnose and manage acute conditions, manage health crisis situations, and detect and manage conditions with multisystem consequences. Because the role of nurse practitioner is ever-changing within the larger healthcare context, the Lienhard M.S. program in family nurse practitioner studies is always evolving and incorporating new technologies, techniques, and cutting-edge research in preparing students for the challenging role of family nurse practitioner.

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Preparing Graduates to Utilize and Impart Knowledge in Health Care and Educational Environments

The newly approved Master of Arts (M.A.) in nursing education offered by the Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing prepares students to assume the role of educator in a variety of educational and practice settings. This program was designed specifically to prepare students to utilize and impart knowledge regarding all of the latest practices, concepts, theories, and developing ideas and paradigms involved in the modern health care and educational environments.

Among the principles that are thoroughly explored in the program are adult learning theories, chaos theory, learning styles of millennial students and the baby boomer work force, the effective use of technology in teaching, working within ethnically-diverse environments, ongoing legislative updates in the field, and general educational policies.

Students are encouraged to experience real-world teaching environments while at the same time enhancing their clinical knowledge so that they can be best prepared to educate future health care providers.

A Dedication to Leadership, Innovation, and Excellence Makes the Lienhard School of Nursing a Leader in the Field

The Lienhard School of Nursing graduate programs are based on the dual principles that guide the school and contribute to the programs' status among the top graduate nursing programs in the country.

The first principle is an enduring commitment to leadership in the field. Students at the Lienhard School of Nursing are taught by top-flight professors with many years of real-world experience in the field of nursing; these professors constantly strive to enhance their own knowledge of both clinical and classroom techniques. This ongoing dedication to knowledge and excellence is imparted to students as they are brought into contact with cutting edge technology, techniques, and theory.

The second principle that is strictly adhered to in the Lienhard School of Nursing is that of giving students every opportunity to learn and to succeed. Students are given every opportunity possible, and learn in an environment that is ever-changing in order to remain in lockstep with the changes occurring in the practice of medicine.

The Lienhard Approach to Nursing Brings Resources to Students and Health Care Excellence to the Real World

Students enrolled in graduate programs at the Lienhard School of Nursing are offered every possible resource available to further their academic pursuits which, in turn, brings very well-prepared practitioners and educators to the world. The Lienhard School of Nursing Learning Resource Center is just one of the resources available to students, and is a state-of-the-art center that features computer labs, nursing computer assisted software, access to case study simulations, instructional videos, and a wide variety of research resources.

Clinical practice labs provide simulated nursing care practice in a setting that mimics a hospital. Patient simulators are available to reproduce realistic clinical situations. Provided with the best educators in the country and top-flight resources for facilitating their education, students go on to provide excellence in health care upon their graduation.

Location & Contact

Lienhard School of Nursing

Pace University

One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
United States

Dr. Harriet Feldman

Dean, College of Health Professions

Phone: 914-773-3245

Ms. Susan Ford-Goldschein

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 914-422-4283
Fax: 914-422-4287

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Nurse Education Advanced Certificate
    • Nursing Leadership Advanced Certificate
    • Nursing Practice Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    • Nursing Education Master of Science (MS)
    • Family Nurse Practitioner Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 108
    • Doctoral Degrees 14
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 7
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


70% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 324
    • Accepted 229
    • Acceptance Rate 70
    • Enrolled 143
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $70
    • Application Fee - International $70
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 14th September 14th Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesRN license, resume, personal statement, and 2 letters of recommendation, official transcripts
    • Doctoral's DegreesRN license, resume, personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, accredited master's degree in nursing, and minimum GPA of 3.3, national certification
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesRN license, completion of 2nd degree in nursing
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students452
    • Female Percentage92%
    • Male Percentage8%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students452
    • Part-time Percentage100%
    • Full-time Percentage0%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino9%
    • Black / African American23%
    • White / Caucasian47%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian15%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown4%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty41
    • Full-time Percentage27%
    • Part-time Percentage73%
    • Female Percentage90%
    • Male Percentage10%




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