Nursing for Registered Nurses

BS for RNs

New for Registered Nurses

» Reduced tuition! Now $400 per credit hour.

» Courses offered on site at Glens Falls Hospital and St. Peter's Hospital

» Option for dual admission to the BS/MS program.

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The B.S. program for RNs is designed to serve working professionals who are already registered nurses (RN) or are eligible candidates for the National Examination for Licensure as Registered Professional Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Building upon the registered nurses' knowledge and clinical experience, the program is geared at broadening horizons in collaborative and contemporary nursing practices, while at the same time developing leadership skills, increasing marketability and advancing career opportunities with a self-paced flexible format that accommodates the schedule of the busy adult.

Program Highlights

  • Reduced Tuition! Now $400 per credit hour
  • On-site courses offered at Glens Falls Hospital and St. Peter's Hospital
  • Part of the program coursework is web-based for additional convenience
  • Two first-level graduate nursing courses are offered during the final year to help accelerate graduate education and serve as the basis for early entrance into the Master's program in Nursing
  • More than 20 area hospitals, health departments, home care and ambulatory care settings provide a wide range of clinical experiences for students
  • Nursing faculty all have graduate preparation in nursing and have expertise in fields such as acute care, community health, and gerontology.
  • Sage's nursing program has been accepted as a John A. Hartford Foundation Baccalaureate Program Partner for dissemination of Best Nursing Practices in Care for Older Adults
  • Accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Professional Benefits

  • Graduates assume leadership roles within organizations that influence home health care delivery and the welfare of society
  • Sage graduates are better poised to serve as managers and educators in helping to aid in the national nursing shortage
  • Professionals have a clear sense of their role and are better prepared to serve as health advocates and maximize their own potential.


The Sage Colleges is accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education. The Department of Nursing is a member agency of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, the National League for Nursing, and the Council of Deans of Nursing in Senior Colleges and Universities in New York State.

The Baccalaureate and Masters Degree Programs in Nursing at The Sage Colleges are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036, (202) 887-6791. All nursing programs are registered with the New York State Education Department. The Nursing Program has been a participant in the John A. Hartford Foundation Baccalaureate Program Partner for dissemination of Best Nursing Practices in Care for Older Adults.

Program Requirements
Required Upper Division Nursing Courses : 25 Credits

  • NSG 331 Contemp Professional Nsg Practice : 4 Credits
  • NSG 332 Assess for Hlth Pro and Risk Red : 3 Credits
  • NSG 402 Comm/Publ Hlth Nsg in Chng Wld : 6 Credits
  • NSG 404 Leadership in Professional Nsg : 3 Credits
  • NSG 558 Paradigms & Persp of Adv Practice Nursing (see SGS catalog) : 3 Credits
  • NSG 559 Nursing in a Sociopolitical-Environment (see SGS catalog) : 3 Credits
  • NSG 448 Topics in Nursing : 3 Credits

Science : 12 credits
A minimum of 12 credits in Science is required.

  • BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I : 4 credits
  • BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II : 4 credits
    • BIO 117 Human Physiology course may be substituted for BIO 201/BIO 202
  • BIO 208 Microbiology : 4 Credits
  • CHM 111 General Chemistry I : 4 Credits or PHY 101 Physics I with lab : 4 credits

Required Support Courses in Major : 18 credits

  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 202 Human Development or PSY 208 Developmental Science
  • PSY 207 Statistics w/Computer Applications
  • SCI 120 Nutrition Science
  • SCL 101 Intro to Sociology
  • SCL 350 Research for the Professions