American Sentinel University’s Nursing Blog Series Details Career Benefits of Earning MSN or DNP

MSN and DNP Programs Prepare Nurses to Expand on Their Clinical Expertise and Bring Innovation to Healthcare and Positively Impact Their Communities

AURORA, Colo. – August 15, 2017 – American Sentinel University launched a new six-part ‘Career Check-Up’ nursing series as part of the university’s ‘The Sentinel Watch’ blog. It features American Sentinel’s Dean of Nursing and Healthcare Programs, Dr. Elaine Foster as she outlines advice and insight for nurses interested in going back to school to earn their MSN or DNP degree.

“The sky is the limit for today’s nursing professionals with advanced degrees. But those who want to enjoy the highest level of responsibility and salary often choose to earn a Master of Science Nursing (MSN) or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP),” says Dr. Foster.

The degree nurses decide to earn depends on their career goals. Earning an MSN takes less time and in some cases, offers more career options. But there are career paths, such as nursing education and executive leadership, where a DNP could be the better choice.

American Sentinel’s blog series offers a career check-up for nurses and explores what degree is beneficial for them based on their career objectives.

“Nursing is currently in a transitional period. The DNP is slowly becoming the standard to enter advanced nursing practice. As nurses continue to explore the profession, they must examine where they see themselves in several years. We hope this blog series will serve as an excellent point of reference to help nurses get their career on track to achieve their goals,” adds Dr. Foster.

The ‘Career Check-up’ blog series will run through September 8, 2017.

To learn more about whether an MSN or DNP is the right choice for career advancement, visit the ‘Career Check-up’ series on American Sentinel University’s ‘The Sentinel Watch’ blog.

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.