Nursing (B.S.)


The baccalaureate preparation in Nursing program (85-86 credits) provides a foundation for a nursing career, which includes roles in acute care and community based care environments and for graduate education in advanced practice. Many opportunities are available for baccalaureate-prepared nurses in today’s health care system. Students must complete all support courses in BIO, CHM/PHY, PSY, and SCI, prior to beginning any NSG courses.

Support Courses

Note: to be eligible to enroll in NSG coursework, a 3.000 or higher nursing major GPA in the support courses is required.

  • Complete all of the following:
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CHM/PHY Requirement

  • Complete one of the following science courses with laboratory:
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Sociology Course

  • Complete one Sociology course. SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (recommended).
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Academic Standards

Students are required to attain and maintain a Nursing major GPA of 3.000 or higher. In order for a student to enroll in Nursing courses (NSG), a Nursing GPA of 3.000 is required. If a Nursing GPA of 3.000 is not achieved, the student will be placed on probation and may not progress in the Nursing sequence. The student will be provided a single semester to increase their Nursing GPA to the required 3.000 by either repeating a Nursing Course and/or required prerequisites. If the required Nursing GPA of 3.000 is achieved, the student will be allowed to progress in the Nursing sequence and come off probation. After one semester, if the cumulative Nursing GPA of 3.000 is not achieved, the student will be dismissed from the Nursing program.

Students are responsible for reviewing the academic standards for nursing as outlined in the appropriate College Catalog and the Nursing Department student handbook. The first time a student’s GPA falls below 3.000 OR a grade of less than C is earned in ANY nursing course, the student’s academic standing will be reviewed by the Nursing Academic Standards committee and the Chair of the Nursing Department. Following this review, at the end of the academic semester the student will be placed on probation and will not be allowed to progress in the nursing program. Students may not appeal probation. The student will be permitted to retake only one NSG course (including NSG courses with a W grade). See the Repeat Course Policy for the institutional limit.

Recommendations from the committee will be given to the student to improve the student’s academic standing within the program. The student must adhere to the recommendations. If the student has previously repeated a nursing course, the student will be dismissed from the program.

Note: students may only be on probation once while in the nursing program and may only repeat one nursing course.

Suggested Program of Study

The following is a suggested course sequence for the Nursing major. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible and may be required to accommodate students in clinical placements. Consult your faculty advisor or the Nursing Program Director. *Note: BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 208, CHM 103 (or CHM 111 or PHY 101), SCI 120, PSY 101, PSY 202 or PSY 208, are required prerequisites for NSG 207 and NSG 212.

Year 1 - Fall: 16 credits
CHM 103 & CHM 103L
PSY 101
RSC 101
Sociology course (SOC 101 recommended)
WRT 101

Year 1 - Spring: 16 credits
BIO 201 & BIO 201L
SCI 120
WRT 201
General Education Course
General Elective

Year 2 - Fall: 16-17 credits
BIO 202 & BIO 202L
PSY 208 or PSY 202
RSC 201 or General Education course
General Education Course
General Elective

Year 2 - Spring: 16 credits
BIO 208 & BIO 208L
SOC 350
RSC 201 or General Education course
General Education course
General Elective

Year 3 - Fall: 12 credits
NSG 201
NSG 207 & NSG 207L & NSG 207R
NSG 212 & NSG 212L & NSG 212R

Year 3 - Spring: 16 credits
NSG 323 & NSG 323L & NSG 323R
NSG 325 & NSG 325L
NSG 326 & NSG 326L
NSG 345

Year 4 - Fall: 17 credits (NSG 14cr. & RSC 3cr.)
NSG 333 & NSG 333L
NSG 355 & NSG 355L
NSG 425 & NSG 425L
General Education: RSC 301

Year 4 - Spring: 12 credits
NSG 405
NSG 409
NSG 450 & NSG 450L

**Recommended for the Quantitative-General Education requirement: Statistics course (MAT 220 or PSY 207), 4 credits

Degree Completion Notes

  • Total credits required for a bachelor's degree (minimum): 120 credits
  • Completion of General Education coursework required
  • 1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage
  • Completion of 60 liberal arts and sciences credits
  • Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
  • Major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 3.000
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