• Press Release

Phillips School of Nursing to Launch Second Degree Accelerated BSN Program

  • New York, NY
  • (September 30, 2016)

The Phillips School of Nursing (PSON) at Mount Sinai Beth Israel announced today that it has received approval from the New York State Education Department to offer a second degree accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) beginning in the spring of 2017.  

Designed for students and professionals who already have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline, this full-time program leads to an ABSN degree in as little as 15 months. Following a New York State mandate, the first cohort will accept 40 students.  The program is intended for academically talented, compassionate professionals who are highly motivated to become registered nurses.  Graduates are eligible for licensure as registered nurses and qualify for admission to graduate programs.

“The nursing profession has never before experienced such professional opportunity,” said Todd F. Ambrosia, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, Dean of PSON. “At our school, we are committed to preparing our graduates to become highly skilled professional clinicians in a variety of settings.”

The degree consists of a minimum of 120 credits, of which 54 will be designated for nursing courses offered at the School; the remaining credit hours may consist of previous coursework in the natural and social sciences and the humanities completed through an earned bachelor’s degree.  The accelerated program uses theory and hands-on training to prepare students to care for diverse populations.

PSON’s program features nearly 600 hours of clinical experiences at sites throughout the Mount Sinai Health System.  Students will have the opportunity to learn alongside some of the best nursing preceptors in a variety of environments including community hospitals, academic medical centers, and neighborhood health care centers—all providing high-quality care to culturally and ethnically diverse men, women, and children.

PSON’s accelerated nursing program is currently accepting applications, and the first classes will begin in January 2017.  For more information on PSON’s accelerated nursing program, visit pbisn.edu or call 212-614-6114.

About Phillips School of Nursing

Founded in 1904, Phillips School of Nursing (PSON) at Mount Sinai Beth Israel is dedicated to the professional education of undergraduate nursing.  As part of Mount Sinai Beth Israel, students benefit from an impressive array of clinical experiences, in the hospital and in the community, throughout the Mount Sinai Health System.  In addition to the ABSN, the school offers an RN to BSN program and a fast track Associate’s in Applied Science in Nursing degree.  The school has designed a variety of innovative curriculums responding to the special needs of working adults interested in entering the nursing profession, nurses interested in advancing their career, and foreign educated physicians and nurses who wish to pursue nursing practice in the United States.  In 2014, the National League of Nursing designated the school a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in the category of Student Learning and Professional Development.    Located in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, convenient to public transportation,
the school currently enrolls close to 300 students.  PSON is accredited by The New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education.  The School is accredited in nursing by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (AAS program), the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education (AAS and RN-BSN), and is in new applicant status with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (RN-BSN program)

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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