The College of Staten Island of The City University of New York (CSI/CUNY) provides students with a unique opportunity to become an Advanced Practice Nursing leader by offering the prestigious Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP) at an incredible value for New Yorkers as well as non-residents, with available scholarships.

The College of Staten Island is the only higher education institution in New York to offer a facilitated pathway in Nursing from the Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree all the way to the Post-Master’s and DNP, ensuring the completion of all necessary prerequisite courses.

The DNP in Adult Gerontology Primary Care (AGPC) Nurse Practitioner is geared toward the nurse already in practice with flexible scheduling and remote classes. For nurses in practice and for those already holding a Master’s degree or Post-Master’s certification, enrollment is still possible for September.

The DNP, accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education of Nurses (ACEN), is presently overseen by Interim Dean of Health Sciences and Acting Nursing Chair Dr. Heyward Michael Dreher.

Discussing the program, Dr. Dreher said, “The College of Staten Island values our strong collaboration with the Staten Island community, and our solid reputation of excellence will further establish this program as a source of nursing leaders and administrative healthcare professionals in our community. CSI’s Post-Master’s and DNP programs encourage our best and brightest healthcare professionals to consider taking their careers to the next level.”

The DNP AGPC NP program prepares the direct specialist for focused primary care of adolescents and adults (13 years and older) across the lifespan, which differs from a Family Nurse Practitioner degree.

Students can begin the MS in Nursing degree at CSI and then transition to the DNP to become an AGPC Nurse Practitioner. Students may also opt to complete a Master’s AGPC at CSI to become an AGPC Nurse Practitioner and then complete the DNP. Any current AGPC NP may also apply directly to the DNP.

Great Value and Available Scholarships

This incredible opportunity represents not only a significant tuition savings to our students via a CUNY degree, (less than $15,000 for residents of NY) but also offers a top-notch accredited program and rich academic experience with renowned professors and one-on-one advisement. Scholarships will be available to each accepted DNP applicant.

Applications Are Open

Students can complete their BS in Nursing undergraduate or MS in Nursing graduate studies at the College of Staten Island and the necessary fieldwork, then apply to the DNP AGPC NP program in the fall.

The application deadline has been extended to August 1 for Fall 2023 enrollment in the DNP program.

Apply by January 15 for early decision and by April 15 for regular admission to the DNP Fall 2024 cohort.

Rewarding Careers

With a DNP education, students gain entrée to an important and rapidly evolving profession. Graduates are typically employed within six months of graduation. DNPs enjoy rewarding careers—along with playing key leadership and administrative roles in managing the holistic care of patients, and establishing roles in the community as accessible healthcare professionals.

College of Staten Island students enjoy the benefit of studying in close proximity to hospitals in NYC and the five boroughs, in the heart of the Staten Island community. It is one of only a handful of accredited DNP programs offered in the Metro area.

For more than 60 years, the College of Staten Island has continually been considered a leader in the education of nurses, renowned for its excellent programs in healthcare and its nursing graduates who serve the Staten Island community and metro area. Accredited by (ACEN) CSI is a top-ten-ranked school of nursing in New York State and its graduate programs are ranked in the top 20 in the U.S. by GradReports.