Upward Mobility (RN-BSN)

The bar for nurses is rising. More than ever, today’s nurses need a BSN degree to compete in the job market. The Upward Mobility program is an innovative path for registered nurses (RNs) at the associate degree or diploma level to gain their BSN while working—and have their tuition paid for. In return, students make a commitment to work within the Mount Sinai Health System for two years after graduation. The program also offers dedicated time off of work for study during the four-semester program. 

The program is a path for RNs who would like to join the Mount Sinai Health System, as well as RNs within Mount Sinai. Whether you’re a seasoned nurse or a new graduate, you will have a supportive environment to take the next step in your career. 

If you are a new recruit to Mount Sinai, we have openings throughout our eight hospitals in the New York area. It gives the opportunity to work within a top-tier hospital system, gain your baccalaureate degree, and move into higher professional opportunities in the future. If you are currently an RN working within Mount Sinai, the BSN will open doors to professional advancement and specialized training.

New nurses who are hired and current RNs who enroll will join in one of three semesters (Spring, Summer, and Fall) that will be offered annually. You will have 20 percent of your time set aside for studies. Didactics will be conducted virtually, and clinical rotations and labs will occur at hospitals throughout the system.

You will be mentored throughout the program, be supported by our close-knit faculty, and have an extraordinary array of student services behind you. The Upward Mobility program is unique—no other program offers placement within a top-tier health system, financial assistance in the form of tuition, and professional experience that can help you move forward into a leadership trajectory.


The curriculum is designed to be completed in four semesters. It is continuously updated to reflect changes in nursing education, practice, and research.