160 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1190
Kathleen Gallo, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Founding Dean and Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies
Renee McLeod, DNP, PhD(c), FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FNYAM
Professor of Nursing
Chair of Graduate Nursing Program
Jennifer Saleta, EdD, MBA, FACHE
Associate Dean for Administration
Barbara Callahan, DNP, MS, ANP-BC, GCNS-BC
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Michael Cassara, DO, MSEd, FACEP, CHSE
Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice
Associate Professor of Nursing
Anthony Porcelli, EdD
Senior Assistant Dean for Operations and Strategy
About the School
The Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies aims to be the global leader in interprofessional education preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals. The Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies incorporates the diverse academic programs and infrastructure of Hofstra University, as well as the significant clinical activities and educational resources of Northwell Health.
The Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (127 s.h.) degree program that will provide the educational, clinical, and experiential base for entry-level professional practice, as well as the platform on which to build a career through graduate-level study and lifelong learning. The School also offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with three tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner (70 s.h.), Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (70 s.h.), and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (68 s.h.); as well as four advanced certificate programs Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificate (25.5 s.h.), Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificate (26.5 s.h.), Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificate (25 s.h.) and Registered Nurse First Assistant Advanced Certificate (6 s.h.). The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) - Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Doctor of Nursing Practice (97.5 s.h.) program prepares graduates to deliver high-quality, holistic, evidence-based anesthesia, and pain services. The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP applies evidence in practice to improve the quality of care and health outcomes.
The School also offers a Master of Science in Cardiovascular Sciences and Perfusion Medicine (62 s.h.), a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (79 s.h.), and a dual Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in PA studies for first-year students.