Innovate, Lead and Educate with a Master’s in Nursing

Advanced practice nurses improve the quality of health care for individuals and populations.

About Sage’s Graduate Nursing Programs

Russell Sage College offers master’s in Nursing degrees and post-master’s certificates for:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners
  • Family Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses
  • Practitioner Across the Lifespan
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurses
  • Practitioner (Post-master’s certificate only)
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurse Educators
  • Nurse Administrators

Clinical experiences are individualized, with advanced practice nationally certified preceptors. Specific clinical placement depends on your Master’s in Nursing program track.

Sage has provided nursing education for 100 years and is highly regarded by the health care community. Our undergraduate and graduate Nursing programs have prepared more than 3,500 nurses, most of whom have assumed leadership positions in advanced nursing practice, education and administration. Nearly every chief nursing officer in New York’s Capital Region is a Russell Sage College graduate.


Flexible Course Schedules

Students in our graduate Nursing program have diverse backgrounds and experiences, and we work to help meet your needs. Faculty will help advise and plan out a flexible course schedule that also meets the needs of your personal schedule. You’ll be able to complete the program part time, as well as full time. Face-to-face classes with reduced seat time, online and hybrid classes are available.

Health Alliance Agreement

Many of our Nursing master’s degree students are employed in organizations that are members of our Health Alliance Agreement and are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition.

Graduate Nursing Program Faculty

The nursing faculty includes doctorally-prepared nurses, advanced practice nurses and researchers who teach, mentor and facilitate application of theory to advanced nursing practice to achieve quality, cost-effective outcomes.

“Health care is demanding and busy and … our Master’s in Nursing graduates are finding positions that they are happy about.”

Jody Scardillo, DNP, RN
Co-director, Graduate Nursing Program

Careers with a Master’s in Nursing

Alumni of our graduate Nursing programs have career opportunities as nurse practitioners, nurse educators, nurse executive-administrators and clinical nurse specialists.

Spotlights Pattern

Program Objective

The Nursing department strives to provide graduate Nursing programs in an environment that emphasizes the development of individuals as professional nurses with a vision of their own power and a clear sense of self and their professional role.

Credits & Completion

Our master’s in Nursing programs range from 42 to 48 credits and can be completed full time in approximately two years, or part time. Post-master’s certificates are determined based on previous graduate coursework and can also be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

Applying to Our Graduate Nursing Programs

Applicants to Russell Sage College’s graduate Nursing program must be a Registered Professional Nurse and meet Sage Graduate School admission requirements. In addition, students entering the graduate Nursing program must have a 3.0 GPA and have successfully completed an undergraduate statistics course within three years of admission or demonstrate competency by a portfolio or upon advisement.


  • Spring Semester: October 1
  • Fall Semester: March 1

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