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 Nurse
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse
- Practitioner (Post-master’s certificate only)
Clinical experiences are individualized, with advanced practice nationally certified preceptors. Specific clinical placement depends on your program track.
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.
Sage has provided nursing education for 100 years and is highly regarded by the health care community. Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in 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 or 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 Programs for Albany Med Employees
Albany Med Health System employees receive a discount to attend graduate nursing programs at Sage. Sage’s partnership with Albany Med also supports laboratory professionals and clinical faculty members. Read more about Sage’s academic partnership with Albany Med.
“Russell Sage College is a great choice for any student coming in to go towards Nursing”
Kristina Marie Villajuan, RN/Nurse Educator & Russell Sage College Alumna
“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 ANP-BC CWOCN (Assistant
Professor of Practice and Graduate Program Director)
Your Future 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.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Nurse Practitioners, the median annual wage for nurse practitioners is $123,780 per year, with employment opportunities predicted to increase 40% through 2031.
M.S. in Nursing Alumni Spotlights
Donald Tessitore, NP
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Patricia Klimkewicz, PhD, RN-BC, MBA
When she was in first grade, Sage alumna Patricia Klimkewicz, dean of health sciences at Hudson Valley Community College, hoped …
At age 54, Carl Cacciotti is about to begin the third act of his very full life. Right out of …
After being born and raised in Egypt, migrating to Canada, and attending college in Buffalo and Long Island, Aasma Hafeez …
Billie Lynn Allard, MS, RN, FAAN
There’s an old English proverb that goes, ‘All good things come to those who wait.’ Billie Lynn Allard of North …