American Sentinel University Honors Nurse-Family Partnership with Donation in Recognition of National Nurses Week

– Donation Recognizes Importance of Changing Lives Through Community Health Care Nursing –

AURORA, Colo. – May 8, 2013 – American Sentinel University, a leading online university accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, today announced that it has donated $3,000 to Nurse-Family Partnership in honor of its nursing students and in recognition of National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12).

“We are delighted to present Nurse-Family Partnership with this donation in celebration of Nurses Week,” says Judy Burckhardt Ph.D., MAEd, MSN, RN, dean, nursing American Sentinel University. “There is an exponential growth in the number of nurses who work directly with the public in their local communities and home settings and this donation is to recognize nurses and their commitment to leave a positive impact on future generations.”

Mary Adams, the president of American Sentinel University presented the check to Thomas R. Jenkins Jr., president and CEO of Nurse-Family Partnership, and Elly Yost, RN, MSN, PNP, MBA/MHA, director of nursing at Nurse-Family Partnership, in a ceremony at the headquarters of Nurse-Family Partnership in Denver, Colo. on May 6.

“We are grateful to American Sentinel University for its recognition of Nurse-Family Partnership and its generous donation,” says Yost. “It’s especially meaningful to us, as an organization whose home visiting program is delivered by nurses, to receive this support during National Nurses Week.”

Nurse-Family Partnership a leading evidence-based home visiting program serving first-time moms living in poverty. The organization partners low-income, first-time moms with maternal and child health nurses and the resulting trusted relationship gives these moms the support they need to have a healthy pregnancy and improve their child’s health and development, while becoming more economically self-sufficient and instilling confidence and empowering them to achieve a better life for their children – and themselves.

The organization’s outcomes include long-term family improvements in health, education and economic self-sufficiency. By helping to break the cycle of poverty, the Nurse-Family Partnership plays an important role in helping to improve the lives of society’s most vulnerable members, build stronger communities and leave a positive impact on this and future generations.

“Like Nurse-Family Partnership, American Sentinel believes in evidenced-based practice and we educate our nurses to be adept at assessment, improve their critical thinking skills and focus on research and knowledge to integrate the best data available. We understand the hard work and dedication this successful program exemplifies in the community and honor and thank the nurses for their continued commitment to the organization and their patients,” adds Burckhardt.

About Nurse-Family Partnership®

The Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office is committed to producing enduring improvements in the health and well-being of low-income, first-time parents and their children by helping communities implement and sustain an evidence-based public health program of home visiting by registered nurses. Nurse-Family Partnership is the most rigorously tested maternal and early childhood health program of its kind. Randomized, controlled trials conducted over 35 years demonstrate multi-generational outcomes that benefit society economically and reduce long-term social service expenditures. Nurse-Family Partnership is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online nursing degree programs in nursing, informatics, MBA Health Care, DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership. Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.