American Sentinel University offers two doctoral programs for nurse leaders seeking a practice-focused degree that will help them gain the credibility, management skills and industry knowledge they need in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice programs feature the flexibility of online learning, experienced faculty with significant nursing leadership and educational experience, and a nationwide representation of students.
All DNP applicants are required to have a MSN degree. Applicants with master’s degrees in other disciplines (e.g., MBA, MHA, MPH or MEd) may transfer credits from courses that are equivalent to the courses in the American Sentinel MSN program. They will then complete the MSN program at American Sentinel before being accepted into the DNP program.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Educational Leadership – For nurses holding a MSN, an unencumbered RN license and have a minimum of two years of full-time work experience in a leadership or faculty role in nursing education at a two- to four-year college or university, hospital or health care organization within the past five years.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Executive Leadership – For managers who hold a MSN, an unencumbered RN license and have a minimum of three years full-time work experience in a nursing executive or a management leadership role within the last five years.