“The mission of Phillips School of Nursing (PSON) at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, as a single-purpose institution, is to provide optimal academic and clinical experiences at the associate and baccalaureate levels in nursing.”
PSON is growing rapidly in response to societal changes. Recognizing nursing as a multi-level career, PSON is dedicated to developing and providing a seamless academic progression model that will take students from multiple entry points to higher level nursing degrees. The school maintains a strong practice oriented focus, with exceptional faculty who are dedicated teachers and clinicians.
Curricula at all levels integrate culturally competent care into every nursing course to prepare graduates to meet the health care needs of a diverse patient population. Students have the opportunity to have international experiences in countries such as Haiti and the Republic of China, as further partnerships are established.
The school is well-poised to respond to the rapid changes in the delivery of health care and nursing. Our newly implemented strategic plan will allow the school to be a leader in improving human health through thoughtful initiatives in the areas of teaching, multidisciplinary scholarship, and service efforts that will enhance health care delivery for the local and global community.
The vision of Phillips School of Nursing is:
- To actively respond to society’s need for caring, knowledgeable, and skilled nursing professionals.
- To use and develop evidence-based research as the foundation for contemporary education and clinical practice.
- To be a leader in associate and baccalaureate nursing education.
The philosophy of Phillips School of Nursing reflects the beliefs of the faculty regarding individuals, society, nursing, education and the role of the nurse within the health illness continuum.
The faculty’s belief is embodied in the recognition that human beings possess physical, social, psychological, spiritual and cultural qualities. Inherent in this belief is that human beings are endowed with self-worth and dignity and have a right to have their basic needs met. The human experience is dynamic throughout the life cycle and an individual’s behavior reflects continuous interaction with the total environment.
Society is comprised of individuals, diverse in their cultures, customs and behaviors, whose interactions occur through membership in family and community groups. The School of Nursing, as part of the community, prepares graduates to make vital contributions to society. This is achieved through provision of care to individuals and groups of individuals in varied health care settings and by participation in health-related community activities.
Health is a dynamic state with levels of wellness existing along a continuum. Optimal health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of illness. Illness is manifested by compromised functioning and diminished capacity to meet one’s needs.
Nursing is a dynamic, interactive process between the nurse, patient, family and significant others whereby goals are mutually established in order to meet compromised patient needs. Nursing practice is caring and humanistic, aimed at assisting patients to achieve their highest level of functioning.
Adult education is an interdependent process between teacher and learner. The educator functions as a facilitator, resource person and role model who encourages students to develop the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to deal with challenges. The learner is a motivated individual who internalizes and applies new principles, concepts and skills as evidenced by modification of attitude, ideas and behavior. Inherent in this process is the development of the learner’s self-awareness, independent decision-making and accountability. Optimal learning occurs in an interactive environment where mutual respect and freedom of inquiry are fostered.
Nursing education provides the graduate with the competencies necessary to implement nursing care based upon current knowledge and concepts of the biological, social and behavioral sciences, nursing concepts, current technology and health care trends. The ultimate goal is to graduate nurses who deliver competent and compassionate health care, both locally and globally, and who participate in professional activities and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.
Graduates are prepared to function in a collaborative role with other health care practitioners when providing and managing preventative, restorative and supportive care to individuals. They practice in a variety of health care settings utilizing established protocols within an ethical and legal framework.
Program Outcome 1: At least 75% of students entering the program will successfully complete the program in 4 years.
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Program Outcome 2: Graduates’ licensure exam pass rates (for first time test takers) will be at or above the state and national means (averages).
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Program Outcome 3: At least 85% of the graduates will obtain employment within twelve months following RN licensure.
Program Outcome 4: At least 90% of graduates will be satisfied with the education they received as evidence by responses on follow-up surveys.
To build capacity in pedagogy, becoming leaders in nursing education and enhancing student’s competency to practice. This involves moving from a lecturer and teacher paradigm to a more student-centered paradigm.
To advance the scholarship capacity of PSON to become a nationally recognized institution on the leading edge of nursing education.
To be a leader in the local, national and global communities by educating top quality nursing students and by collaborating with and within these communities to foster the health and well-being of the various populations.