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Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies

Hofstra University and Northwell Health have come together to form the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, in order to meet the increasing need for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to deliver community-based health care. The Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies aims to be the global leader in interprofessional education preparing the next generation of advanced practice nurses and physicians assistants.

Did you know...?

  • The Physician Assistant Studies program has earned national rankings in U.S. News & World Report.
  • Students benefit from Hofstra's relationships with Northwell Health, the nation's second-largest nonprofit secular health system, and the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University.
  • Hofstra's Master of Science with a major in nursing program can be completed part time in three years, graduating adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners.
  • The Clinical Skills Center and Bioskills Education Center are two of many experiential learning settings that provide opportunities for hands-on simulation, developing communication and physical diagnosis skills, surgical skills instruction/assessment, and more.
  • The Physician Assistant Studies program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Inc. and leads to licensure and/or certification.

Graduate Programs Degrees Offered
Cardiovascular Sciences and Perfusion Medicine

Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Track
Nursing, Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA)
Adv Cert
Physician Assistant Studies
Dual BS/MS, MS