At the Mount Sinai Phillips School of Nursing, we have a holistic admissions process which allows us to view students in the most balanced way possible. While academics are important, we want to know what else a student has achieved or experienced prior to their application that would make them an ideal nurse.
We recognize the value that you may bring from a previous career. We understand that you bring with you the ability to manage situations and critical thinking skills.
We also recognize people have experiences outside of a job that impact on their ability to be a nurse. Perhaps you cared for an elderly relative, parent, or siblings at home. Perhaps you volunteered as a Big Brother or Sister. Or maybe you developed leadership skills from being a shift manager at a retail store or being a camp leader. Did you have compelling life circumstances to overcome that show your resilience? Did you have economic or social obstacles to rise above?
In short, we want to know about you as a person. And we want to support and guide you throughout the application process. Contact us and talk to us—we’re here for you.
Why Choose the Mount Sinai Phillips School of Nursing?
- 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
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)
Mount Sinai 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
Mount Sinai 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.
How To Apply
Please submit your completed application to NursingCAS below:
Application Open: August 11, 2023
Application Deadline Dates and NursingCAS link:
2022-2023 Admission Cycle:
- Spring 2024: October 1, 2023
2023-2024 Admission Cycle:
- Summer 2024: February 1, 2024
- Fall 2024: April 1, 2024
- Spring 2025: October 1, 2024
Mount Sinai Phillips School of Nursing will only review applications that have been 'verified' by NursingCAS. Please be sure to monitor the status of your application on an ongoing basis by checking the "View My Notifications" and "Check Status" sections of NursingCAS, and following up appropriately to ensure that all admissions materials are submitted by the application deadline.
Questions about the NursingCAS application should be directed to the WebAdMIT Support Team at 857-304-2020 or via email at email@example.com. For questions about admissions process and eligibility please email PSON@mountsinai.org.
A. Bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing from a nationally or regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25:
- 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 have their transcripts evaluated by a NACES approved agency
- Pre-requisites (minimum GPA of 3.0):
- 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 Labs- 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.
B. Two letters of recommendations: One from an academic source and one from a professional source.
C. Three short essay questions answered in 150 to 200 words each:
- Detail challenges in today's U.S. Healthcare System and how nurses can create a positive impact
- Describe how you believe your previous career, personal/ volunteer experience, and/or education will shape your future in nursing
- A patient is admitted to the hospital with a diabetic foot ulcer and reports not taking their medications recently. What factors need to be considered, and what approach would you take? Provide at least three factors to consider and the plan related to each.
D. Current resume: Include patient care experience, work, leadership, volunteer experience, awards, professional organizations and academic history.
E. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Heath Care Providers Certification: Only BLS certification from the American Heart Association is accepted.
Additional Requirements for Non-US Citizens: Submit copy of passport or permanent resident card (USCIS Form I - 551).
Note On Transfer Credits
PSON only accepts transfer credits for comparable Pathophysiology (3 credits) and Pharmacology (3 credits) courses. In order to transfer a course in Pathophysiology and/or Pharmacology, the student must have achieved a grade of C+ or above within the past five years from an accredited institution. All other courses (except prerequisites) must be taken at PSON as a part of the residency requirement.
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.
Today, more than ever, nurses need a BSN degree to compete in the job market. The Upward Mobility Program is an innovative path for RNs to earn their BSN while working. Mount Sinai Health System will pay your tuition and provide you with 20 percent time off from work to attend classes. In return, you will make a commitment to work within the Mount Sinai Health System for two years after graduation.
Graduation requirement: 122 credits
Credits for prior RN Licensure: 87- 95 credits
Residency requirement: 27-35 credits
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions for Spring, Summer and Fall intake
RN Licensure (Unrestricted and unencumbered current license and current registration to practice as a registered nurse in New York State)
Official transcripts (all credit transfer requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Heath Care Providers Certification (AHA only)
Note: Student admissions are conducted on a case-by-case basis.
For program information please submit this Form.
For questions, contact Tuan Le, Program Coordinator, at Tuan.Le@mountsinai.org or 917-623-7921.
In addition to academic qualifications, nursing students must possess the ability to demonstrate proficiency in five core areas: motor, sensory, communication, behavior, and critical thinking skills. The ability to consistently demonstrate these personal and professional competencies are essential upon admission to graduation.
To successfully complete the program, the student must demonstrate:
- The ability to assess patients and their environment to safely deliver nursing care (examples include, but are not limited to, the following: detect changes in skin temperature and color, detect changes in patient’s cognitive/psychological/ physical condition, and potential safety hazards).
- The ability/stamina to safely implement nursing care to patients of all ages (examples include but are not limited to the following: perform CPR, safely transfer patients in and out of bed, lift, move and position patients and equipment, hang IV bags at the appropriate level, maneuver in small spaces, move around in patient rooms, workspaces and treatment areas).
- The necessary manual dexterity to prepare and administer medications via the required route (examples include but are not limited to the following: intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous, and orally.)
- Possession of gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care (examples include, but are not limited to, the following: ability to calibrate and use equipment, insert foley catheters, manipulate intravenous therapy equipment).
- The ability to communicate clearly and effectively regarding treatments, procedures, and patient teaching; the ability to record all information accurately.
- The ability to exercise ethical judgment and think critically in the delivery of patient care: (a) collecting, analyzing and integrating information and knowledge; (b) processing information accurately and quickly to prioritize tasks; and (c) predicting possible outcomes, applying knowledge and using the nursing process in a systematic way.
- The ability to allay patient fears and anxieties using self as a therapeutic tool (examples include, but are not limited to, the following: develop sensitive interpersonal relationships with patients/families, demonstrate flexibility to function effectively under stress and adapt to changing situations, increase self-awareness, demonstrate compassion, focus and maintain attention to tasks, and build patient trust.)
- Sufficient hearing and vision to carry out necessary patient assessments and treatments safely and effectively (examples include but are not limited to the following: detect sounds related to bodily functions using a stethoscope, detect audible alarms such as monitors or call bells, detect unsafe temperature levels in heat-producing devices, accurately read the volumes in fluid collection devices, detect fire in a patient care area and initiate emergency action).
- The ability to function collaboratively with peers, colleagues, and members of the health care team.
- The ability to respond to clinical situations in a timely and effective manner to ensure patient safety.
- Proficiency in basic computer skills (examples include, but are not limited to, the following: word processing, electronic mail, and utilizing the Internet as a research tool).
- Be capable of exercising sound clinical judgment and developing empathic and maintaining empathic and professional relationships with patients, their family members/significant others/caregivers, members of the health care team, faculty, and peers of diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds both in the clinical and academic settings.
- Demonstrate competence in the areas of critical thinking, problem-solving, reasoning, clinical judgment, and dosage calculations in a reasonable time frame. The student must be able to prioritize, organize and attend to tasks and responsibilities efficiently and in a timely manner.
The Mount Sinai Phillips School of Nursing strives to ensure that all programs are fully accessible to students without discrimination. Students with disabilities who require additional assistance or accommodations are encouraged to contact the Assistant Dean of Student Services.