Phillips School of Nursing Receives National Accreditation for Baccalaureate Degree Program

New York, NY
 – November 15, 2016 /Press Release/  –– 

The Phillips School of Nursing (PSON) at Mount Sinai Beth Israel announced today that its registered nurse (RN) to bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) program has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for a period of five years, through December 31, 2021. CCNE is a national accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to identify and assess the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

“We are delighted to receive this recognition for our outstanding BSN program,” said Todd F. Ambrosia, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, Dean of PSON. “CCNE accreditation is an indication of a program’s quality and excellence. We are proud to offer this next level of nursing education to students seeking an advanced career. This accreditation is possible with the partnership of our administration, faculty, and staff who worked diligently to achieve this recognition.”

With the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting the need for more than 580,000 new and replacement registered nurses by the year 2018, PSON’s RN to BSN program addresses the needs of nurses who wish to pursue advanced study in specialty clinical settings such as critical care/emergency department and perioperative care. These specialties are in high demand and require education beyond what is taught in associate degree programs. The program offers an innovative, personalized approach that builds on previous learning experiences and transitions individuals with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines into nursing. PSON is currently accepting applications for the spring 2017 semester.

For more information, visit pbisn.edu or call 212-614-6114.

About Phillip School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Founded in 1904, PSON is dedicated to the professional education of undergraduate nursing.  As part of Mount Sinai Beth Israel, students benefit from an impressive array of clinical experiences, in the hospital and in the community, throughout the Mount Sinai Health System.  In addition to the RN to BSN, the school offers an Accelerated BSN and a fast track Associate’s in Applied Science in Nursing degree.  The school has designed a variety of innovative curriculums responding to the special needs of working adults interested in entering the nursing profession, nurses interested in advancing their career, and foreign educated physicians and nurses who wish to pursue nursing practice in the United States.  In 2014, the National League of Nursing designated the school a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in the category of Student Learning and Professional Development. Located in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, convenient to public transportation, the school currently enrolls close to 300 students.  In addition to CCNE, the School is accredited in nursing for its baccalaureate program by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education and for its AAS program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the “Honor Roll” of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report.  The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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