Apply for American Sentinel University’s Health Informatics Scholarship to Jumpstart a Career in this In-Demand Field

– University Offering Five Full-Tuition Scholarships for its Health Informatics Masters –

AURORA, Colo. – March 1, 2013 – Health informatics is the new frontier of health care and one of the fastest growing fields today as employers look for skilled individuals who are ‘job ready’ to fill key positions in the health care informatics field over the next few years.

As a leader in online health care education, American Sentinel University is proud to offer qualified individuals currently employed by a health system or health system support provider located in the United States the opportunity to apply for one of five full-tuition scholarships in its online Master of Health Care Informatics (MHCI) program. Interested applicants can apply for this scholarship by March 11.

Informatics in High Demand in Changing Health Care Environment

American Sentinel University’s online masters in health informatics helps make today’s health care professional invaluable in today’s and tomorrow’s health care job market.

“We recognize the importance of informatics in health care, not only in the practice of nursing, but in the realm of big data,” said Richard Oliver, Ph.D., and CEO of American Sentinel University. “Employers are looking for skilled individuals who are ‘job ready’ for the predicted 160,000-190,000 health care informatics jobs coming available over the next few years. Awarding these scholarships reflects the university’s commitment to the health care profession.”

American Sentinel’s MHCI program provides students with the most important analytical skills in the health care setting today, which includes the ability to locate disparate information and interpret and create graphics of that information in a meaningful way for use by end users (management and physicians) to support clinical, administrative or quality decision-making needs that meet operational, legislative and regulatory requirements to reduce costs, improve workflows, impact quality and safety initiatives and more.

Apply for American Sentinel’s MHCI Scholarship

To be eligible for the informatics scholarship, applicants must currently be employed by a U.S. health system or an organization supplying services to a U.S. health system and must complete the application process, which includes submitting a resume and an essay describing their personal commitment to improving health systems and how American Sentinel’s MHCI degree will enhance their effectiveness in their roles and organizations.

Applicants must also hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and be available to start class on April 15, 2013. The deadline for entries is March 11, 2013.

This scholarship provides an annual (12 calendar months) academic year tuition remission (based on the student’s class start date) for the total tuition cost covering 36 credit hours in the university’s MHCI program and is renewable annually for three years as long as all university eligibility requirements continue to be met. Books, materials, and other fees are not included and these costs are the responsibility of the student.

Applicants can learn more about American Sentinel University’s MHCI scholarship.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University is dedicated to delivering quality, affordable, online education in the fields of health care, technology and business. Its flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs, including MSN, Informatics, and are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Its master of science in health informatics, MHCI, teaches students the management, integration, interpretation, and visualization skills needed to make organizational data usable for management and patient care decision-making and performance improvement. 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.