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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 needs of today’s nurses. The ABSN is a fast track, blended 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 (3 credits) and Pharmacology (3 credits) courses
Length of Program: 4 semesters
The Admissions Cycle opens annually on September 1st
EXTENDED TO MAY 15, 2021 (For Fall 2021) classes start August 2021
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 institutions 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, 4 credits (taken within last 5 years)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab, 4 credits (taken within last 5 years)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab, 4 credits (taken within last 5 years)
- Microbiology with Lab, 4 credits (taken within last 5 years)
- Nutrition, 3 credits (taken within last 5 years).
- Human Growth and Development, 3 credits
- Ethics, 3 credits
- General Psychology, 3 credits
- Statistics, 3 credits
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 recommendations: One from an academic source and one from a professional source.
G. Essay Questions- Answer all 3 questions in 150 to 200 words each:
- 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 Heath 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 school, college or university outside of the United States must have the International transcripts or diplomas (if applicable) evaluated through a NACES approved evaluation service
APPLICATION AND ADMISSION GUIDELINES
Admission is granted subject to passing all conditions stated in the Acceptance Package. This includes a background clearance, passing a 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 an applicant.
Admissions RN to BSN Program
The RN-BSN program is designed to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s nurses. The RN-BSN program is a fast-track, hybrid program, with entry in Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The program is perfect for RN’s committed to earning their BSN in just three to five semesters, based upon the number of transfer credits granted when admitted. This smooth and flexible model addresses the needs of RNs and the healthcare systems they serve. The curriculum includes a blend of clinical, online, and classroom education with classes held onsite at the School primarily on Wednesdays. Hands-on care (with preceptors) is as an integral part of our curriculum; students learn from a variety of clinical partners to gain outstanding clinical experience in order to provide unmatched patient care in a complex healthcare environment.
Length of Program: 3 to 5 semesters (dependent upon transfer credits upon admission)
Application Open: September 1 (applications accepted year-round)
Application Deadlines: October 15 (for Spring); February 1 (for Summer) and April 1 for Fall
A. Completed portfolio to be submitted to the Chairperson, Office of Student Services at:
Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
148 East 126th Street
New York, New York 10035
Or via email to pson.edu
B. 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. New associate degree graduates will be admitted conditionally and must submit documentation of RN licensure on or before the completion of the first semester of attendance in order to remain in the program.
C. Official transcript from each institution attended must be mailed from the issuing institutions registrar’s office directly to the school at the address above.
- Associate in Science, Nursing, Associate in Applied Science, Nursing, or diploma in nursing.
- Applicants are required to list all institutions attended on their application even if a degree was not awarded.
- Applicants with international transcripts should refer to the “Additional Requirements for International Transcripts “section below.
D. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; C+ or higher in all nursing courses.
E. Minimum Prerequisite GPA 3.0 for science and math courses; minimum GPA OF 2.50 for all other prerequisites:
- English Composition
- General Psychology
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab Human Growth and Development
- Microbiology with lab
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.
F. Official high School transcript or copy of GED scores.
G. Two letters of recommendations - One from an academic source and one from a professional source.
H. Statement of purpose (250 – 650 words):
- discuss how advancing your education to the bachelor’s level applies to your nursing practice;
- how does the bachelor’s degree fit into your personal, educational and professional goals.
I. Current resume: Include work and volunteer experience, awards, professional organizations and academic history.
J. 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.
K. Documentation of current professional liability (malpractice) insurance
L. Additional Requirements for Non-US citizens and Non-US Residents.
- Submit copy of passport or permanent resident card (USCIS Form I – 551)
M. Additional Requirements for International Transcripts:
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/
It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify the status of his or her application with the Office of Student Services to ensure that their portfolio is complete and verified.
All materials in student applications are the property of the School and will not be returned. Applications are retained for a period of two years.
Co-requisite Courses (can be transferred into the program)
- Advanced English Elective (3 credits)
- History Elective (3 credits)
- Language Elective (3 credits)
- Sociology Elective (3 credits)
- Statistics/Economics (3 credits)
- Pharmacotherapeutics (3 credits)
- Pathophysiology (3 credits)
Transfer Credit Policy
- 30 semester hours of nursing credit granted for prior learning validated by the successful completion of the NCLEX-RN exam and RN licensure.
- Minimum residency requirement – 27-33 nursing credits
- Maximum number of credits transferable – 90 credits.
- Comparable liberal arts and science courses accepted for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis.
- National Certification in a Nursing Specialty may be accepted in lieu of “Nursing in a Clinical Specialty,” (Elective Course/NSG 404/5 credits). A list of eligible certifications follows later in this section. Certification must be documented on admission and prior to enrollment, if not, the Nursing in a Clinical Specialty course (NSG 404) must be taken.
Official transcripts from all schools attended must be submitted for Admissions Committee review. A Transfer Credit Assessment Form will be generated for each student accepted into the program. Prior to enrollment, students must review the Transfer Credit Assessment Form, indicate any courses in progress, and sign off on the form, acknowledging that the form includes all of the transfer credits awarded to the student by PSON. The Transfer Credit Assessment Form will be revised accordingly when official, updated transcripts are received by PSON. Once a student is enrolled, it is expected that all courses required for the degree will be completed at the School. Students should be aware of the financial aid implications of taking a challenge exam for course exemption.