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.
Program Objectives and Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
- Develop nursing knowledge and clinical skills in a specialty practice setting in order to improve patient outcomes.
- Conduct evidence-based research.
- Utilize technology and information literacy skills in the systematic process of inquiry, research, and analysis to support evidence-based practice.
- Communicate across disciplines to provide and maintain delivery of culturally-sensitive health care.
- Demonstrate leadership and management skills that utilize critical and creative thinking, ethical decision-making, and the ability to manage ambiguity in a rapidly changing health care environment.
- Promote and maintain a culture of mutual respect, upholding the rights, beliefs, and values of all individuals in local or global communities in the delivery of accessible, cost-effective, safe, and quality patient care.
- Analyze the issues of an aging community and the impact on the provision of health care.
- Analyze the provision of care across the health-illness continuum with attention to public policy and advocacy.
- Demonstrate accountability for nursing practice and commitment to ongoing professional, educational, and clinical development.
- 75% of students will complete the RN-BSN program within three years of enrollment.
- 95% of graduates will state that the program provided them with a broad knowledge base for evidence-based, clinically competent, professional practice in the care of individuals, groups, and families in a specialty practice setting.
- 95% of graduates will evaluate the leadership and management opportunities as positive learning experiences.
- 95% of graduates will rate the opportunities for inter-professional activities positively.
Upward Mobility Master Curriculum
|NSG 406||Interprofessional Communication*||3|
|NSG 405||Applied Ethics in Nursing||3|
|SPE 201||Public Speaking*||3|
|NSG 303||Health Assessment||3|
|Total = 9-15|
|INL 302||Information Literacy and Technology*||3|
|NSG 301||Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NSG 307||Geopolitics and Health Care Policy||3|
|PSY 200||Group Dynamics*||3|
|Total = 9-15|
|NSG 401||Nursing Issues in Caring for At-Risk Communities||5|
|PSY 300||Abnormal Psychology*||3|
|NSG 404||Nursing in a Clinical Specialty*||5|
|Total = 10-16|
|NSG 402||Nursing Leadership and Management||4|
|ENG 301||Professional Writing*||3|
|NSG 409||Nursing Capstone Course||3|
|SPA 100||Spanish for Health Care*||3|
|Total = 7-13|
Program length: 15 months / 4 semesters
Graduation requirement: 122 credits
*Eligible for transfer credit.
**National Certification in a Specialty Area may be eligible for transfer credit for NSG 404
The academic policies of the school are designed to ensure that all students meet the school’s academic standards for successful program completion and eventual licensure. Students are advised to be thoroughly familiar with these policies, which are fully described in the Student Catalog/Handbook.
The residency requirement is 27-35 credits. Comparable liberal arts and science courses may be accepted for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis
Time Requirements for Program Completion
Program completion is calculated as 150% of the standard completion time for the program. For the Upward Mobility Program, students have a maximum of six semesters for program completion.