What You’ll Learn
Our 42-credit program combines online coursework with in person sessions (up to three Friday and Saturdays per semester) to train students as primary care providers within their community. Full time and part time program options are available.
The graduate program builds on the fundamental principles of nursing to ensure the provision of high quality care. Students learn critical assessment, diagnosis and treatment skills and are mentored in the application of these skills throughout their clinical rotations.
We also offer a Certificate of Advanced Study, designed for nurse practitioners who are currently not a Family Nurse Practitioner.
- Non-clinical courses are 100% online
- Clinical courses are hybrid and are scheduled on up to three Friday evenings and Saturdays each semester
The Department of Nursing’s graduate curriculum is designed to provide the education necessary for function at the advanced practice level of nursing. Our curriculum has a strong focus on culturally competent care. This helps develop the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary for providing care to diverse populations.
Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the national licensure exam as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
The career outlook for Family Nurse Practitioners is strong. We are currently seeing an increase in demand for primary care providers within the Rochester area, New York state and throughout the United States.
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited nursing program or an international equivalent is required.
- An unencumbered New York state license and current registration as a registered professional nurse.
- Recent work experience as a registered nurse is preferred and required before graduation.
- Completion of the GRE General Exam before the application deadline (The GRE General Exam requirement has been waived for the Fall 2022 cohort applications due to COVID-19).
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
Applications open February 1 - April 1 for fall admission only
The master’s degree program and the certificate of advanced study program in Nursing at SUNY Brockport are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.
This accreditation ensures that when attaining your master’s degree or certificate of advanced study as a Family Nurse Practitioner, the student will meet the highest standards available, allowing you to perform at the highest level possible after attaining your degree.
Financing Your EducationLearn more about scholarships, fellowships, and graduate assistantships.
Receive emails about Graduate news and upcoming events.Sign Up
Start Your Application
Complete our multi-part application with the Center for Graduate Studies.Apply Now