College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
CSI Campus

Department of Nursing
 Graduate Programs

Master of Science

As an RN with a baccalaureate degree in nursing, you can enter our unique program that prepares advanced practice nurses for the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner (CNS/NP) roles. The program emphasizes cultural competency in the care of diverse populations. You will explore theoretical foundations of nursing science, study advanced pathophysiology, examine health policy, and study advanced clinical concepts associated with the care of adults or older persons in the specialty of your choice. Further develop your clinical expertise while engaging in evidence-based practice through research. Explore your future role as educator, leader, and consultant. You may choose to study full- or part-time. Full-time students may be eligible for grant-funded assistance. Graduates of the MS in Adult Health Nursing or Gerontological Nursing will be prepared to contribute to the profession and their clients’ welfare by distinguishing themselves in evidenced-based practice, leadership, education, and as a consultant in their chosen specialty. You will be paving the way for future graduate study at the doctoral level. For more information about the graduate program, call Dr. Como at (718) 982-3823 or email her at

Advanced Certificate Programs

  • Advanced Certificate in Adult Health Nursing
  • Advanced Certificate in Gerontological Nursing

For more information about the above named advanced certificate programs contact
Dr. Como at (718) 982-3823 or email her at

Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence

    The Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence program at CSI is the first of its kind in the country. It has been developed and designed to help health professionals:

      • Advance and revitalize your career
      • Increase earning potential, marketability, and promotional opportunities
      • Meet health care and educational demands of a diverse population
      • Meet accrediting agency and professional association mandates for cultural competence education

    For more information about the Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence email Dr. Jeffreys at

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Doctoral Study

The Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS) program is offered by the Graduate Center in conjunction with the three CUNY master’s programs in nursing: Hunter College, Lehman College, and the College of Staten Island.

For more information about the CUNY DNS program, email Dr. Gigliotti at