Nursing Education & Continuing Education Programs
The Mount Sinai Hospital is the recipient of the prestigious Magnet Award for nursing excellence, the first full-service hospital in Manhattan to earn this designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Nursing Education provides professional development and educational support for the Department of Nursing within The Mount Sinai Hospital. We also provide educational support is for other clinical departments/personnel in the hospital. Additionally, Mount Sinai Hospital School of Continuing Education in Nursing offers programs to the professional health care and lay community.
The foundation for our advanced beginner and experienced nurses is a clinically integrated two-week centralized orientation. We follow this with a comprehensive unit-based orientation including a preceptorship experience. Education Specialists are assigned to all services, coordinating all orientation and staff development initiatives.
Continuing education/staff development programs are ongoing along with a state-of-the-art Cardiac Life Support Education Center.
Other opportunities include:
- Liberal tuition reimbursement offering 16 credits per year for degrees in nursing at a variety of metropolitan universities
- Generous continuing education benefits offering 5 days per year and available full reimbursement for outside conferences
- Free courses offered by The Mount Sinai Hospital School of Continuing Education in Nursing
- On-site BCLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP classes
- Monthly nursing grand rounds
- On-site BSN program offered by New York University, Division of Nursing
- Unit-based Internet access for all nurses
- On-site day care center
- Committee appointments and nursing research involvement
Professional Practice Model
Our Professional Practice Model is the foundation for our commitment to patients and their families – and the nurses, caring for them. This model integrates primary nursing, extraordinary clinical leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration. Primary nursing recognizes that nurses are the professionals responsible for assessing, planning, and coordinating patient care.
The nurse manager exemplifies leadership, creating an environment that supports the nurse-patient relationship and professional advancement. In addition, Mount Sinai has championed advanced nursing practice, employing over 200 nurse practitioners, midwives, and nurse anesthetists. Lastly, our focus on interdisciplinary collaboration signifies that nurses and other professionals form vibrant partnerships on behalf of the patients and families we serve.
Mount Sinai Hospital earned Magnet status in 2004 and again in 2009, ranking it among the nation's elite 6% for having received this gold standard of nursing excellence twice in succession. Learn More
Maria L. Vezina Ed.D, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Director, Nursing Practice
The Mount Sinai Hospital
35 East 102nd St.
New York, NY 10028