Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (PSON) utilizes a Holistic Admissions model that values your diversity and past experiences and reviews each application individually. Our goal is to admit those men and women who demonstrate the commitment, responsibility, accountability, spirit of inquiry, and compassion required to become exceptional, registered professional nurses.
At PSON you can apply for:
- an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) for second degree students who want to make a career change.
- a Bachelor of Science Completion Program (RN-BSN) for registered nurses who want to advance their career.
Why Choose PSON?
- An outstanding education at an affordable price
- Liberal transfer credit policy for general education courses
- Academic and peer support programs to ensure success once enrolled
- Comprehensive financial aid packages available
- Unique opportunity for advanced study in high demand clinical areas including Critical Care/ED, Peri-Operative, and Community/Home Nursing (RN-BSN Program)
All Admitted Candidates Must Submit the Following Prior to Admission
- Successfully completed required health clearance
- Successfully completed background investigation and drug screening (fee required)
- Current CPR certification (copy of card)
- Documentation of current professional liability (malpractice) insurance (RN-BSN Only)
Phillips School of Nursing, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, veteran status, religion, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or qualified handicap in any of its policies, procedures or practices. This non-discrimination policy covers admission and access to school programs and activities, including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and student employment. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Student Services, Ashni Patel at email@example.com or by telephone at 917-583-8290.
Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Phillips School of Nursing is committed to the elimination of architectural and other barriers that prevent any qualified person from attending. The School will provide reasonable accommodations in the form of auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities. The School will determine on a case-by-case and course-by-course basis whether a need exists, based on documentation, and what accommodation(s) is appropriate. Any individual with an inquiry or complaint related to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the ADA should contact Ashni Patel, Director of Student Services and 504/ADA and Title IX Compliance Coordinator in the Office of Student Services. Contact information is listed above.
This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant international students in its AAS Program only. After acceptance, students requiring the F-1 student visa should immediately contact the Office of Student Services so that appropriate documents can be filed with the Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The school does not enroll non-immigrant international students in its RN-BSN or ABSN program.
Students are expected to be familiar with all policies, requirements and regulations of the School as stated in its most current School catalog and the Student Handbook. The School reserves the right to change, without prior notice, any statements concerning tuition, fees, charges, academic regulations and requirements, course cancellations, curricula or credits. Such modifications may apply to enrolled and prospective students alike.
Detailed information regarding the School's Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Policy, Campus Assessment Act, and Sexual Harassment Policy may be found in the School's Student Handbook.
The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) is designed to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s nurses. The ABSN is a fast track, hybrid program perfect for students committed to earning their BSN in 15 months of full-time study. The curriculum includes a blend of clinical and classroom instruction to ensure that you are well prepared for the registered nurse licensure examination and clinical practice. Clinical rotations take place in a variety of inpatient and community settings where students have the opportunity to work with at-risk populations and learn alongside experienced practitioners and educators throughout The Mount Sinai Hospital and other hospital affiliations.
Transfer Credit Policy
- 35 credits granted for prior bachelor’s degree
- 31 credits granted for required prerequisite courses
- Residency requirement: 48 to 54 nursing credits dependent upon the number of possible transfer credits awarded for comparable pathophysiology and pharmacology courses
Length of Program: 4 semesters
The Admissions Cycle opens annually on September 1st
B. Bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing from a nationally or regionally accredited institution:
- Official transcript from each institution attended- must be mailed from the issuing institution's registrar's office directly to NursingCAS.
- Applicants are required to list all institutions attended on their application even if a degree was not awarded.
- Applicants must input college-level course work, including courses currently in progress, from every institution previously attended.
- Applicants with international transcripts should refer to the "Additional Requirements for International Transcripts "section below.
C. Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.25.
D. Minimum Prerequisite GPA of 3.0 in the following courses:
- Chemistry with Lab (taken within last 5 years)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (taken within last 5 years)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (taken within last 5 years)
- Microbiology with Lab (taken within last 5 years)
- Nutrition (taken within last 5 years).
- Human Growth and Development.
- General Psychology
- All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to admission with a grade of C or higher.
- Only one prerequisite course failure may be repeated (grade of C- or below).
- Applicants may be offered conditional admission while in the process of completing remaining prerequisite courses or degree requirements. However, all prerequisites and degree requirements must be completed prior to the start of the program.
- Science prerequisite courses must be taken within the last 5 years (as detailed above).
E. Official high school transcript or copy of GED score.
F. Two letters of recommendation - One from an academic source and one from a professional source.
G. Essay Questions answered in 150 to 200 words:
- As you consider entering a licensed profession, explain how you define professionalism and ethical behavior based on the ANA code of Nursing.
- Detail challenges in today’s U.S. Healthcare System and how nurses can create a positive impact.
- Describe how you believe your previous career, experience, and/or education will shape your future in nursing.
H. Current resume: Include work and volunteer experience, awards, professional organizations and academic history.
I. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers Certification: Only BLS certification from the American Heart Association is accepted and must be obtained prior to starting the ABSN program.
J. Additional Requirements for Non-US Citizens and Non-US Residents:
- Submit copy of passport or permanent resident card (USCIS Form I - 551).
- All applicants who have attended a college or university outside of the United States must submit International transcripts or diplomas (if applicable) to one of the following approved evaluation services listed below:
APPLICATION AND ADMISSION GUIDELINES
Admission is granted subject to passing of all conditions stated in the Acceptance Package. This includes a background clearance, a passing drug test, valid immunizations (including flu vaccination), and complete financial registration. The ABSN program includes several clinical rotations, which require that students have a background report without any infractions. If a student's background report contains any infractions, regardless of how they were resolved or adjudicated, he/she will not have cleared the background check and the conditional admission will be withdrawn.
Please note that student admissions are conducted on a case-by-case basis and the Admissions Committee reserves the right to waive any requirement or request additional information from applicants.
Submit a completed portfolio to the Chairperson, Office of Student Services at the address below:
Chairperson, Admissions Committee
Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
776-A Sixth Avenue, Site 4A
New York, New York 10001
Or email your application package to Amber Jefferson, Student Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Unrestricted and unencumbered current license and current registration to practice as a registered nurse in New York State. International applicants must validate credentials with the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) before applying for RN licensure.
2. Official transcript from each institution attended, even if a degree was not awarded. Transcripts are to be mailed from the issuing institutions registrar’s office directly to the school at the address above.
- Prerequisite courses:
- English Composition
- General Psychology
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab
- Human Growth and Development
- Microbiology with lab
All transfer credit requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants may be offered conditional admission while in the process of completing remaining prerequisite courses. However, all prerequisites must be completed prior to the start of the program.
3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
- Grade of C+ or higher in all nursing courses.
- Grade of C or higher in science and math courses
4. Official high school transcript or copy of GED scores.
5. Current resume—include work and volunteer experience, awards, professional organizations and academic history.
6. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Heath Care Providers Certification. Only BLS certification from the American Heart Association is accepted and must be obtained prior to starting the RN/BSN program.
7. Documentation of current professional liability (malpractice) insurance
8. Two letters of recommendations—one from an academic source and one from a professional source.
9. Statement of purpose (250–650 words). Discuss your reasons for applying to the RN-BSN program and how it fits into your personal, educational and professional goals. Include your philosophy on adult learning and how that will affect your experiences. Explain if you have encountered challenges or obstacles in your life that impacted your ability to achieve your goals and how you handled the issues.
Additional Requirements for Non-US citizens and Non-US Residents.
1. Submit copy of passport or permanent resident card (USCIS Form I – 551).
2. All applicants who have attended a college or university outside of the United States must submit international transcripts or diplomas (if applicable) to one of the following approved evaluation services listed below:
- World Education Services (WES): http://www.wes.org/students/
- Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE): https://www.ece.org/
Note: Student admissions are conducted on a case-by-case basis. The faculty of Phillips School of Nursing reserves the right to waive any requirements or request additional information from applicants.