Jan 22, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing

School of Nursing


The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is located at Hunter College’s Brookdale Health Science Center at 425 East 25th Street in Manhattan, near Bellevue Hospital. The School’s programs combine liberal and professional education with a humanistic and comprehensive 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’s programs combine liberal and professional education with a humanistic and comprehensive approach to health care. 

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. Graduates meet the educational requirements for national board certification in their specialties. In addition, a PhD program in Nursing is offered by the City University of New York Graduate Center in conjunction with Hunter College, Lehman College, and The College of Staten Island. For information, please go to www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Nursing.

What can I do with my degree in Nursing?

The MS program educates nurses for roles as gerontological/adult nurse practitioners (NPs), psychiatric/mental health NPs, adult-gerontological acute care clinical nurse specialists, community/public health practitioners and nurse administrators. The post-graduate certificate program prepares psychiatric/mental health NPs. The DNP program offers concentrations for Adult/Gerontological NPs, Family NPs and Psychiatric/Mental Health NPs.

Programs and Courses in Nursing

 Programs and Courses in Nursing  


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


Graduates of the advanced practice nursing programs are eligible to take the certification examinations for nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialist.


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, mdornbau@hunter.cuny.edu; Evening Supervisor: Peter Marquez; edcenter@hunter.cuny.edu

Website: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/shp/centers/hpec/

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

Administration and Faculty

425 East 25th St.
New York, NY 10010

Joan Hansen Grabe Dean of Nursing

Gail C. McCain
530 Brookdale Campus West

Associate Dean, Administration

Frank Flammino
600A Brookdale Campus West
(212) 481-7667

Associate Dean, Research

Elizabeth Cohn
622 Brookdale Campus West
(212) 396-7202

Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Mary Hickey
506 Brookdale Campus W
212 396-7147


Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing: Faculty