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New York State approves NP programs at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ school

Gallo, Kathleen

Kathleen Gallo, RN

The New York State Department of Education has approved license-qualifying NP programs to be offered by the new Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, Hempstead, N.Y. Created as part of a partnership between Hofstra University and the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the programs are designed to meet the increasing need for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to deliver community-based healthcare, according to a news release.
Starting in September with an inaugural class of 30 students, the school will offer a three-year, part-time program leading to an MS degree in adult-gerontology acute care and family nursing.
In addition to nursing, Hofstra’s two existing programs in physician assistant studies — a dual-degree program and a graduate program — will be housed in the new school.
“We have a unique opportunity to redesign both medical and nursing education in an interprofessional education curriculum that is different than any other in the New York area,” Kathleen Gallo, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, dean of the school, said in the release.
The graduate nursing school builds on a partnership that began with the founding of Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, which graduated its first class in May.
Gallo brings to the new school a blend of scholarly, clinical and management experience, according to the release. As chief learning officer at North Shore-LIJ, she is responsible for leadership development throughout the health system. She has more than 25 years’ experience in emergency nursing, and previously served as the health system’s director for emergency medicine and vice president for emergency medical services.
“As our population continues to age and as more people become insured as part of the Affordable Care Act, nurse practitioners and physician assistants will both be key in meeting the growing demand for care,” Gallo said in the release.

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