The Sage Colleges
65 1st St.
Troy, New York 12180
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
MSN Program Details
Advanced practice nurses have opportunities to serve as innovative leaders and skilled practitioners, and contribute to the improvement of nursing and health care practice. The demand for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse leaders/specialists, nurse educators, and nurse administrators/executives continues to grow in the rapidly changing and expanding systems of healthcare environment.
Graduate study provides the opportunity to examine existing theory and practice by the combined use of academic, clinical, and research activities, to contribute to the developing body of theory relevant to the knowledge and skills necessary to practice at a high level of expertise, and the opportunity of specialization in advanced practice.
Students enter graduate study with considerable diversity in background; their growth is facilitated by program planning to meet individual needs. Students assume responsibility for self-growth through individual planning, continued learning, self-direction, and self-evaluation.
The Mission Statement of the Department of Nursing is to provide and promote baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral nursing education in an environment which 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. The department endeavors to prepare graduates who are critical thinkers, who utilize, transmit, and develop new knowledge through systematic models of scholarly inquiry, and who demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning. Preparation for excellence in nursing practice is achieved through the integration of arts and sciences, humanistic concern for the health and well-being of others, and an awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity in a pluralistic society. The Sage Colleges strives to prepare graduates who are assertive and practice client advocates, enabling clients to maximize their own potential. The global and technological context in which the nursing profession continues to evolve is emphasized, with the expectation that our graduates will assume leadership roles as professionals, and citizens in organizations to influence health care delivery, nursing education, and the welfare of society.
The Sage Graduate Program in Nursing