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The Hunter School of Nursing is located at Hunter College’s Brookdale Health Science Center at 425 East 25th Street in Manhattan. The School’s programs combine liberal and professional education with a humanistic and holistic approach to health care. The School’s mission is to provide quality nursing education to promote health and provide care to culturally diverse, urban, and global communities through research, scholarship and service. 

The School offers accredited programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees. The School also offers a post-graduate advanced certificate program (Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner). Graduates meet the educational requirements for national board certification in their specialties. In addition, a PhD program in Nursing will begin in Summer 2022.

What can I do with my degree in Nursing?

The MS program educates nurses for roles as Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Psychiatric-Mental Health NPs, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialists, Community/Public Health Nursing and Nursing Administration (dual degree in Urban Policy and Leadership). The post-graduate certificate program prepares Psychiatric/Mental Health NPs. The DNP program offers concentrations for Adult-Gerontology NPs, Family NPs and Psychiatric-Mental Health NPs.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing programs, the master’s degree in nursing programs, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Hunter College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


Graduates of the NP programs and the CNS program are eligible to for New York State certification and meet the educational requirements for national board certification.


The Health Professions Education Center (HPEC) is an academic learning center serving all students and faculty at the Hunter College Nursing and School of Health Professions. A variety of comprehensive support services and programs are offered at the HPEC to enhance student academic success, retention, and completion rates by applying best practices and addressing student learning needs from multiple pedagogical perspectives. Our services are designed to develop critical thinking, reinforce practice of clinical skills, and foster a supportive, professional environment for student collaboration and scholarship.

The HPEC combines traditional approaches to teaching with new instructional technologies that reflect the dynamic nature of all health professions. Services at the center include:

·  Access to the largest collection of health-related videos and instructional media within CUNY.
·  Computer-aided educational software and virtual training technologies.
·  Access to state board testing preparation programs.
·  Technology support at the Hunter College Brookdale Campus.
·  Beta testing and evaluation of new instructional media.
·  Faculty consultation for research and classroom media integration.
·  Development and administration of e-learning initiatives, online testing, and digital content.
·  Individual and group study support.
·  Simulation laboratory support through the New York Simulation (NYSIM) Center.

Faculty and students from all Hunter College schools and departments are always welcome to view the many resources available at the HPEC.

Director: Martin Dornbaum; Mezzanine floor, Brookdale West Building; (212) 481-5129,

Evening Supervisor: Peter Marquez;


The center maintains regular office hours throughout the academic year, Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM and Fridays 9AM-5PM.

Center for Nursing Research

The mission of the Center for Nursing Research (CNR) at SON is to support and facilitate the development of nurse scientists and their research.

The Goals of the CNR:

  • Foster a sustainable culture of scholarship

  • Develop an infrastructure to support and disseminate nursing research

  • Facilitate interprofessional research collaboration

  • Engage students in the research process

The CNR offers support to faculty in all stages of the research process, from conceptualization of research design through obtaining funding, implementation of the research project, data analysis and publication of findings.

Opportunities are provided for students to participate in research with faculty as research assistants. The Center assists students in the preparation of research posters for presentation at nursing conferences and the CNR annual Evidence-Based Practice Poster Day.

 Hunter College School of Nursing is a partner in a major research consortium of the Weill Cornell Medical College Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC). The mission of the CTSC is to provide an environment that allows optimal use of our considerable multi-institutional assets and the diversity of our patient population to move translational research seamlessly from bench to bedside and to the community.The CTSC acts as a conduit through which essential resources, technological tools and education programs for all partners can be efficiently shared and managed. The multi-institutional consortium includes The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Hospital for Special Surgery, the Hunter College School of Nursing, the Hunter College Center for Translational and Basic Research and the Cornell University Cooperative Extension in New York City.


425 East 25th St.
New York, NY 10010

Interim Dean, W.R. Hearst Foundation Chair in Gerontology; Professor
Elizabeth Capezuti
W530 Brookdale Campus

Associate Dean, Research, Rudin Professor of Nursing
Elizabeth Cohn
W622 Brookdale Campus
(212) 396-7202

Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs, Lecturer
Generic, A2D and RN-BS Programs
Barbara Ravida
W503 Brookdale Campus
(212) 481-7146
(212) 481-4427 (fax)

Associate Dean Graduate Programs, Clinical Professor
Cheryl Zauderer
W506 Brookdale Campus
(212) 481-7147
(212) 481-4427 (fax)

Associate Dean DNP Programs, W.R. Hearst Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing, Clinical Professor
Steve Yermal
W600A Brookdale Campus
(212) 396-7144