Continuing Education & Nursing Programs

Department of Education and Continuing Education at both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens, provide professional development and educational support for all nursing staff as well as 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 with preceptors and nurse leadership.

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

Mount Sinai Nursing’s Professional Practice Model, “Relationship Centered Care” serves as a framework for nurses, across all specialties and service lines. The professional practice model supports nurses to practice, collaborate, communicate and develop professionally:

  • Care of Self
  • Care of Team
  • Care of Patients, Families, Communities

Viewing patient as paramount is an essential tenet of our professional practice model. RCC is framed on a therapeutic nurse patient relationship. Professional relationships support inter-professional care coordination, communication and collaborative practice. Concepts from RCC framework flow into practice environment as nurses at all levels and specialties demonstrate collaborative partnerships with patients founded on therapeutic communication and unconditional positive regard for the person.