Message from the Dean

At the Mount Sinai Phillips School of Nursing, we understand that nursing isn’t just a career for our students, it’s a calling. Many of our students have had successful careers in other areas, but have felt compelled to pursue a profession where they can make a difference. It’s no small thing to make a change like that. And others are ambitious, practicing RNs who want to attain their BSN to advance their career.

At the Mount Sinai Phillips School of Nursing, we create the space for you to successfully take that bold step. We have the tools and resources to help students embrace their goal of working in a field of compassionate service.

“While nursing is rooted in knowledge and evidence-based practice, it’s equally rooted in caring for the whole person, not just the illness.”
~ Todd Ambrosia, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FNAP, Dean

At the Mount Sinai Phillips School of Nursing, we have been a leader in nursing education since our beginning in 1904. And while we have an incredible new state-of-the-art facility, we’re proudest of our capacity to help nursing students develop their humanistic side. While technology and knowledge are constantly evolving in nursing, one thing hasn’t changed—and never will—it’s vitally important to learn how to develop empathy and caring in every circumstance.

We can help you develop the skills so that you’re prepared for any challenging situation. So that the care you provide is always compassionate, never mechanical. We offer a progressive nursing curriculum that is continually responding to current health care needs and social priorities. The effectiveness of our training is demonstrated by the fact that we have twice been designated a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing in the category of Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development, most recently from 2019 to 2023.

Your learning takes place within the heart of the Mount Sinai Health System. We have a wonderful network of hospitals, clinics, and community collaborative partners that work in tandem to help you become the nurse you want to be. The eight hospital campuses reflect the rich diversity of New York City, and include The Mount Sinai Hospital, ranked among the best in the world. Together with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Hospital is internationally acclaimed for its excellence in research, patient care, and education across a range of specialties.

Our nursing students complete their clinical rotations in a variety of inpatient and community settings where they have an outstanding opportunity to work with at-risk populations and learn alongside experienced practitioners and educators throughout the Health System and other affiliated hospitals.

The exceptional faculty, passionate and inquisitive students, and dedicated staff make Mount Sinai Phillips School of Nursing an unrivaled setting to pursue your nursing education. We currently offer two nursing programs:

  • a 15-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (ABSN) for second degree students
  • our “Upward Mobility Program,” a 15-month Bachelor of Science Completion Program (RN-BSN) for registered nurses

Both programs prepare students with the critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills necessary to excel in today’s demanding healthcare environment.

I encourage you to explore our website and take a look at the wonderful resources we offer our students. We hope that you will consider taking the next step forward with us because, as always, it is my goal to ensure that all paths from Phillips lead to the best and brightest futures.


Todd F. Ambrosia, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FNAP
Dean, Mount Sinai Phillips School of Nursing
Vice President of Nursing Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System