Columbia University School of Nursing Master's Programs

Master's Programs

Hye Won Hong


“I moved to the U.S. from Seoul, South Korea, when I was in high school and later attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. During school breaks, I flew back to Korea and volunteered at the National Medical Center (NMC), a non-profit, government-supported hospital. Seeing the impact NMC healthcare workers made on underserved rural Korean communities influenced my decision to pursue nursing.
I am currently in the second phase of the Combined BS/MS Program, studying to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. I am on a strict budget and am grateful to the alumni, faculty and friends who helped to fund my tuition through their gifts to the Annual Fund. Upon graduation, I plan to work for UNICEF, UNAIDS or WHO. I look forward to enabling future nursing students to study at Columbia by contributing to the Annual Fund.”


PhD Student Specialties and Subspecialties
Master’s specialty programs currently offered are: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP), Adult NP, Family NP, Neonatal NP, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Midwifery, Pediatric NP, Psychiatric/Mental Health NP and Women’s Health NP. Subspecialties currently include Addictive Behaviors, Genetics in Advanced Practice, HIV/AIDS, Oncology and Palliative and End of Life Care.

The Master's Completion Program
The Master’s Completion Program is designed for advanced practice nurses who possess a baccalaureate and national professional certification in their area of specialty. The School of Nursing recognizes that many baccalaureate prepared nurses pursued various pathways to professional certification on the advanced practice level.

Statutory Certificate Program
The University Statutory Certificate Program to prepare nurses with a master’s degree as advanced practice nurses (NPs) without the need to complete an additional master’s degree.
Theory and clinical experiences focus first on the well population and then progress to episodic and chronic illness. Clinical experiences are consistent with the student’s long-term career goals


Joint Degree Programs Nursing and Public Health & Nursing and Business
Nursing and Public Health program offers a Master of Science from the School of Nursing and a Master of Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health, and prepares nurses to be both advanced clinical practitioners and public health practitioners or administrators in a variety of community settings, including hospitals.

The School of Nursing, in collaboration with the Columbia University School of Business, offers a combined graduate program which is designed for students with an interest in management and nursing who intend to be both advanced clinical practitioners and professionally educated managers in a health care setting.

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