As 21st century health care evolves and changes, the role of the registered nurse has taken on new importance. Nurses are the face of health care for millions of patients each year. They not only treat the sick, but serve as crucial links to health care institutions for family and loved ones, and they engage in the important work of keeping people healthy through preventive medicine.

Sage's program meets the state requirements of all 50 states. At Sage you'll turn your interest in health care, your compassion, and your desire to help others into an exciting and potentially life-saving career.

The Baccalaureate Program admits students who are preparing for the initial licensure examination (NCLEX-RN). The Baccalaureate Program is available through Russell Sage College on a full-time or part-time basis. Transfer students are accepted into the basic program prior to the junior year. There is a minimum of five semesters of nursing courses in this program (may include some summer session courses).                                   

A total of 120 credits are required for the B.S. degree at The Sage Colleges. NurseCompForty-five credits need to be taken at The Sage Colleges. Sixty credits in the Arts and Sciences are required including the general education requirements of Russell Sage Colleges (36 credits). The nursing major includes 54 nursing credits and 27 credits of required support courses for the B.S. degree.

A student may transfer in up to 60 credits from an Associate’s Degree program, or up to 75 credits from a Baccalaureate Program.

The sequence of nursing courses requires five to six semesters of study. Transfer students receive an analysis of their prior course work and establish a planned sequence for the remaining courses in the curriculum. Courses may be offered in varied schedules including day, evening, institute format, as well as some summer session courses. 

If you are interested in a Bachelor's degree with a major in Nursing (and you are not a registered nurse):                                                                       

Points of Entry for Student With College to Apply
High School Diploma Russell Sage College
Associate's/Bachelor's in Another Major Russell Sage College

If you are interested in a Bachelor's degree with a major in Nursing (and you are a registered nurse):

Points of Entry for Student With College to Apply
Associate's Degree in Nursing Sage College of Albany
Associate's Degree in Nursing with Bachelor's in Another Major Sage College of Albany

Students may transfer in up to 66 credits from an associate degree RN program, or up to 90 credits with courses from a baccalaureate degree program.

A minimum of 30 credits must be taken at the Sage Colleges. 

Application Deadlines

Spring Semester, 2014 October 1, 2013
Fall Semester, 2014 March 1, 2014

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Admitted Students

Orientation and Program Planning Dates are as follows:

Transfer Student Orientation June 13, 2013
First-Year Student Orientation July 11, 2013
Transfer Student Orientation August 15, 2013

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