Master’s Program Requirements

Master of Science Nursing (MSN) Requirements

To be considered for admission to the American Sentinel University MSN program, the following must be submitted:

  • A completed application.
  • A resume, curriculum vitae or list of professional accomplishments.

Applicants educated within the United States who hold a U.S. RN License must submit the following:

  • A copy of your active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.
  • Official transcripts* from each post-secondary institution attended. The institution(s) must send the transcripts directly to American Sentinel University. Your nursing education must be from a bachelor’s of science nursing degree program with a minimum 2.0 GPA earned on a 4.0 scale and accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education.

Applicants educated outside of the United States who hold a U.S. RN license must submit the following:

  • A copy of your active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.
  • An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. Bachelor of Science nursing program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on 4.0 scale.
  • To receive transfer credits for courses from institutions outside the United States, your NACES or CGFNS evaluation will need an approved course-by-course academic report. This report must be submitted at the time of evaluation in order for the transfer credits to be awarded. An official copy of the report or an official copy of the transcripts will be required.

Applicants educated outside of the United States who do not hold a U.S. RN license must submit the following:

  • A Validation of Licensure Report that shows evidence that you are legally authorized to practice as a professional nurse in the geographical area in which you work. CGFNS is an agency that can provide documentation acceptable to American Sentinel University.
  • An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. Bachelor of Science nursing program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on 4.0 scale.
  • To receive transfer credits for courses from institutions outside the United States, your NACES or CGFNS evaluation will need an approved course-by-course academic report. This report must be submitted at the time of evaluation in order for the transfer credits to be awarded. An official copy of the report or an official copy of the transcripts will be required.

* If you are utilizing federal financial aid for all or part of your tuition you must submit official transcripts prior to acceptance. If you are not utilizing federal financial aid, unofficial copies may be submitted for purposes of evaluation and acceptance. However official copies must be received by our Registrar’s Office no later than the end of your first 8 week term. Failure to do so will result in you not being able to begin future courses.

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Nursing (RN to BSN/MSN) Requirements

To be considered for admission to the American Sentinel University RN to BSN/MSN program, the following must be submitted:

  • A completed application.
  • A resume, curriculum vitae or list of professional accomplishments.

Applicants educated within the United States who hold a U.S. RN License must submit the following:

  • A copy of your active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.
  • Official transcripts* from each post-secondary institution attended. The institution(s) must send the transcripts directly to American Sentinel University. Your nursing education must be from a hospital school of nursing or an associate degree nursing program accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education.

Applicants educated outside of the United States who hold a U.S. RN license must submit the following:

  • A copy of your active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.
  • An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. nursing school.
  • To receive transfer credits for courses from institutions outside the United States, your NACES or CGFNS evaluation will need an approved course-by-course academic report. This report must be submitted at the time of evaluation in order for the transfer credits to be considered.

Applicants educated outside of the United States who do not hold a U.S. RN license must submit the following:

  • A Validation of Licensure Report that shows evidence that you are legally authorized to practice as a professional nurse in the geographical area in which you work. CGFNS is an agency that can provide documentation acceptable to American Sentinel University.
  • An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. nursing school.
  • To receive transfer credits for courses from institutions outside the United States, your NACES or CGFNS evaluation will need an approved course-by-course academic report. This report must be submitted at the time of evaluation in order for the transfer credits to be considered.

21 baccalaureate-level nursing credit semester hours and 30 hours of general education courses must be completed or transferred in, maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Then, you complete 36 graduate nursing credit hours. Students who are not able to achieve a 3.0 in the nursing courses but do have a 2.5 cumulative GPA will be allowed to complete the BSN program.

* If you are utilizing federal financial aid for all or part of your tuition you must submit official transcripts prior to acceptance. If you are not utilizing federal financial aid, unofficial copies may be submitted for purposes of evaluation and acceptance. However official copies must be received by our Registrar’s Office no later than the end of your first 8 week term. Failure to do so will result in you not being able to begin future courses.

Master’s Program Requirements (Non-Nursing)

To be considered for admission to any of the American Sentinel University master’s degree programs, the following must be submitted:

  • A completed application.
  • A resume, curriculum vitae or list of professional accomplishments.
  • Official transcripts* from each post-secondary institution attended. The institution(s) must send the transcripts directly to American Sentinel University.
    • To enroll in a graduate program at American Sentinel, you must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (as shown on the degree transcript) from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education.
    • To receive credits for courses or degrees from institutions outside the U.S., Canada or U.S. territories, you must have your academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member organization, which will assess a fee. Be sure to request that the certifying organization’s report be sent directly to American Sentinel. Depending on the program, if you have a foreign degree you will need to request either a general or expanded report from the evaluator.

    * If you are utilizing federal financial aid for all or part of your tuition you must submit official transcripts prior to acceptance. If you are not utilizing federal financial aid, unofficial copies may be submitted for purposes of evaluation and acceptance. However official copies must be received by our Registrar’s Office no later than the end of your first 8 week term. Failure to do so will result in you not being able to begin future courses.

Non-Discrimination Policy

In accordance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 5 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, American Sentinel University admits all qualified applicants regardless of age, sexual preference, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, creed, disability or ethnic origin. The university recruits and admits those students/learners who have the potential to successfully complete the educational programs. The prospective student’s motivation and interest in succeeding in his/her chosen business field are important factors for admission consideration as well as the student’s academic background and qualifications.

International Student Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not earned an undergraduate degree from an institution at which all courses were taught in English will need to provide one of the following:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (written version) or 80 (iBT version).
  • An International English Language Test (IELTS) score of at least 5.0 for undergraduates and 6.5 for graduates, or verification of certification in an English proficiency program.

To receive credits for courses or degrees from institutions outside the U.S., Canada or U.S. territories, you must have your academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member organization, which will assess a fee. Be sure to request that the certifying organization’s report be sent directly to American Sentinel. Depending on the program, if you have earned a foreign degree you will need to request either a general or expanded report from the evaluator.

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