College of Nursing and Public Health Adelphi University

College of Nursing and Public Health Adelphi University

Garden City, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
March 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
6 Departments and Programs
departments and programs


Adelphi University Offers Specialized Master's Programs in Nursing and a Ph.D. in Nursing

Adelphi University's College of Nursing and Public Health offers three specialized Master of Science degrees in nursing: Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner; Nursing Administration; and Nursing Education. Each of the degree programs is available on a full-time or part-time schedule. The College has a proud history of graduating well-trained advanced practice nurses, administrators, and educators. Small graduate classes with an average of 14 students set the stage for stimulating faculty-student interactions.

The College of Nursing and Public Health is located on Adelphi's main campus in Garden City, Long Island, New York. Beautifully landscaped with lavish rose gardens and 60 species of trees and shrubs, the 75-acre Garden City campus was officially designated as an arboretum in 2002.

Master of Science in Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Through the study of the many facets of physical illness and nursing care, the master's program prepares students to become advanced nurse practitioners in adult/geriatric nursing. The program emphasizes scientific inquiry for building clinical knowledge and testing the validity of the theoretical assumptions underlying the nursing profession.

Choosing this field of nursing entails an in-depth study of adult-health. The 45-credit part-time and 52-credit full-time curricula integrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills while exploring the issues and forces within health care. Students have opportunities to work with advanced practice nurses and other health professionals in a variety of clinical settings.

Master of Science in Nursing Administration

The 32-credit Master of Science in Nursing Administration focuses on preparing the student for the increasingly complex responsibilities of nurse managers in a variety of health care environments. The program's curriculum incorporates contemporary management theory and essential core competencies for nurse managers.

Master of Science in Nursing Education

The 45-credit Master of Science in Nursing Education trains students to be faculty members in baccalaureate nursing programs and other institutional settings. Nursing education students acquire the knowledge, skills, and values related to learning and teaching instructional design, assessment and measurement strategies, curriculum development, and the implementation and evaluation necessary in the education field.

Nursing education graduates are trained and ready to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches as teachers while advancing the professional role of the educator. Graduates will also be eligible to take the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator examination.

New Allied Health Graduate Programs

The College, which added the Master of Public Health program in 2012, has since begun offering the Master of Science in Nutrition and the M.S. in Healthcare Informatics as well.

Master of Public Health

The multidisciplinary 45-credit M.P.H. program provides society with knowledgeable, professionally educated people to enhance the public health infrastructure and the health of populations. The program provides students with a wide range of skills and tools necessary to work in the public health arena. The emphasis is on early action and prevention in the healthcare system, rather than on the traditional approach of treating illnesses. A nursing license is not required.

Master of Science in Nutrition

The 34-credit--and 100-percent online--M.S. in Nutrition will prepare students to help improve the health of individuals with obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This program is designed for professionals who have bachelor¿s or graduate degrees in healthcare and are licensed and practicing in their field, such as nurses, physicians, podiatrists and chiropractors.

Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics

The 39-credit M.S. in Healthcare Informatics program trains students to use information technology in preparation for careers in health and medical informatics in academic, healthcare or industrial settings. Offered both online and in the traditional classroom setting, the course work focuses on: American healthcare systems, management theory, organizational behavior, information systems, databases, system security, data analysis and clinical decision support.

The program, which includes a field experience course and culminates in a capstone research course, is designed to accommodate the busy lives and career responsibilities of working professionals. Students can study part time in the evenings and complete the program in three calendar years (taking two courses each semester and one course each summer).

Ph.D. in Nursing

One of a small group of Ph.D. in Nursing programs in the U.S., Adelphi University's 54-credit doctoral program is designed for expert nurse-scholars who will advance the development of knowledge for the discipline; improve the health of society; contribute to nursing science; and advance healthcare through teaching, research, and leadership. The program is grounded in a foundational core of nursing knowledge, and a knowledge of research methodologies and methods.

The Ph.D. in Nursing curriculum includes a concentration of nursing education courses to prepare graduate students for future roles as faculty members in schools of nursing.

New Building, New Beginnings

Come Fall 2015, the Nexus Building and Welcome Center will open on the Garden City campus as the new home of the College of Nursing and Public Health, including state-of-the-art examination rooms, simulation labs and classrooms.

Added Value

Established in 1896, Adelphi University is a fully accredited, private university with nearly 8,000 undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and returning-adult students in the arts and sciences, business, allied health, clinical psychology, education, nursing and social work. Academic experts have chosen Adelphi University as the gold standard for northeastern colleges. Noted for high academic standards and reasonable tuition costs, the private liberal arts university has also been recognized as a best buy in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" for eight straight years. Adelphi was also selected as a Best College in the Northeast by "The Princeton Review" and a Top College by "Forbes". ranked us in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide in return on investment.

Adelphi Faculty and Research Facilities

Adelphi has hired hundreds of additional professors since 2001. Adelphi University's commitment to excellence in education is evidenced by its major investments in university research facilities, infrastructure, and state-of-the-art computer technology as well as attracting nationally recognized educators to their faculty. In recent years, Adelphi faculty members have been recognized as Fulbright Scholars and Hartford scholars.

An exceptional research facility, Adelphi's Swirbul Library contains 600,000 volumes, 806,000 micro-formatted items, 33,000 audiovisual items, and online access to more than 61,000 electronic journal titles and 221 research databases.

Four Convenient Adelphi Locations Serve Students in the New York City Metro Area

Adelphi University has four locations in the New York metropolitan area offering select academic programs. The Garden City campus, Hauppauge Education and Conference Center and Sayville Downtown Center are all located on Long Island. The Adelphi Manhattan Center is in the historic SoHo neighborhood of New York. The Hudson Valley Center is located north of New York City in Poughkeepsie, New York.

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Location & Contact

College of Nursing and Public Health

Adelphi University

Alumnae Hall, Room 220 1 South Avenue, PO Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530
United States

Dr. Patrick Coonan


Phone: 516-877-4511

Ms. Christine Murphy

Director of Admissions

Phone: 516-877-3050
Fax: 516-877-3039

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Health Information Technology Advanced Certificate
    • Nursing Administration Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Nurse Practitioner In Adult Health Nursing Certificate
    • Nursing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Public Health Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Adult Health Nurse Master of Science (MS)
    • Nutrition Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 30
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * 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? No
    • 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


64% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 293
    • Accepted 190
    • Acceptance Rate 64
    • Enrolled 103
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 15th April 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesBSN, clinical experience, 1 course in basic statistics, minimum GPA of 3.0, and 2 letters of recommendation, resume or curriculum vitae
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, licensure as RN in New York, professional writing sample (scholarly writing), and 3 letters of recommendation, resume or curriculum vitae
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesMSN
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

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 awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Graduate Assistantships, achievement awards

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students249
    • Female Percentage85%
    • Male Percentage15%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students249
    • Part-time Percentage92%
    • Full-time Percentage8%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American29%
    • White / Caucasian39%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian17%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown2%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty240
    • Full-time Percentage18%
    • Part-time Percentage82%
    • Female Percentage92%
    • Male Percentage8%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchSocial practices in healthcare, bereavement, family grief, historiography, gerontology
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




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