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American Sentinel University Named Premier Education Provider for American Nursing Informatics Association

Partnership Provides ANIA Members with Access to High-quality Nursing Programs at a Discounted Tuition Rate

AURORA, Colo. – July 18, 2017 – American Sentinel University, an accredited healthcare-focused online university, will be a Premier Education Provider for the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) for the second consecutive year.

American Sentinel and ANIA are both committed to advancing the specialty practice of nursing informatics which is essential to the delivery of high quality and cost-effective healthcare. The organizations have partnered to provide ANIA’s members with access to American Sentinel’s CCNE and ACEN-accredited nursing degree programs that are immediately impactful in their informatics careers.

Nursing informatics integrates nursing, computer science and emerging technology to manage knowledge in a healthcare setting and draw meaningful insights from collating and analyzing patient data. Nursing informaticists educated at the doctoral-level have become integral in healthcare to ensure safety, improve patient outcomes, and reduce costs.

The partnership offers ANIA’s 3,000+ members, including nurses and healthcare professionals a discounted tuition rate for American Sentinel’s online nursing and healthcare management degrees and certificate programs. The partnership also provides members access to tuition payment plans and other benefits.

“American Sentinel understands the crucial role that nursing informatics plays in healthcare, and we are honored to partner with one of the most important informatics associations. Together we can achieve the goal of preparing highly qualified nurses and healthcare professionals to lead informatics in today’s healthcare systems,” says Elaine Foster, Ph.D., MSN, RN, Dean of Nursing and Healthcare Programs at American Sentinel University.

American Sentinel’s flexible online learning platform makes advanced education even more attainable and enables ANIA members to gain the tools, business fundamentals and leadership abilities, knowledge, and skills that immediately impact their careers.

The university’s new DNP Informatics Leadership online degree is an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)-approved program. It’s one of a select few in the country and emphasizes critical thinking and advanced management and leadership skills. The curriculum is timely and relevant and provides nurses with the foundation and skills to lead their organizations and the next generation of nurses.

“The mission of ANIA is to advance nursing informatics through education, research, and practice in all roles and settings. We are pleased to make available to our members the degree programs offered by American Sentinel University through our new partnership,” says Brenda Kulhanek, Ph.D., MSN, MS, RN-BC, President of ANIA.
ANIA members gain an advantage from American Sentinel’s online classrooms and coursework. Students benefit from American Sentinel’s MySentinel Student Support services, which provide a distinctively personal one-on-one approach to online learning.

These services include new student orientation, dedicated student success advisors, tutoring, student resource center, writing center, and discussion forum to interact with peers. Students also have access to comprehensive online library services, with help from virtual librarians who are available 24-hours a day.

ANIA members can choose from American Sentinel accredited online RN to BSN nursing degree program, an RN to BSN/MSN fast-track program that enables RNs to earn their BSN and MSN degrees, an MSN program with five specializations, including one on nursing informatics, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with three specializations including an informatics leadership specialization, a Master of Business Administration-Healthcare, and an infection prevention and control certificate program.

About the American Nursing Informatics Association

The American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) is an organization of professional nurses and associates who are committed to integrating nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing and informatics practice. ANIA’s mission is to advance the field of nursing informatics through communication, education, research, and professional activities.

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 DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The university is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC 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.