American Sentinel University Announces Education Partnership with National Rural Health Association

– Partnership Provides NRHA Members with Accessible, High-quality Academic Programs Across Healthcare-related Disciplines –

AURORA, Colo. – September 12, 2014 – American Sentinel University, an accredited career-focused online university, has been named an approved education affiliate for the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).

The education partnership supports the mission of both organizations for the improved access, quality and equity in rural healthcare for rural Americans. American Sentinel will provide NRHA’s more than 20,000 members with access to the university’s degree and certificate programs in nursing, informatics, management and technology.

“We are proud to be affiliated with the National Rural Health Association. Its members help prepare today’s health leaders with the medical education, skills and insight on critical health issues vital to improving healthcare in rural American,” says Kurt Linberg, Ph.D., provost at American Sentinel University.

American Sentinel recognizes the importance of education for rural students. Over half of the university’s student population currently live in remote or non-metropolitan areas. These students have full-access to online programs in nursing, informatics, management and technology.

The university’s partnership will provide NRHA’s members with accessible, high-quality, healthcare-related academic programs to help them gain access to specialized training so they can make valuable contributions to the healthcare transformation in this country, says Linberg.

“Rural healthcare will improve through strong partnerships between our members and our corporate partners like American Sentinel University,” says Alan Morgan, CEO at NRHA.

In addition, American Sentinel will provide NRHA’s members with accelerated admissions for all degree and certificate programs.

American Sentinel’s online programs are catered to healthcare working professionals at various stages in their careers. With an advanced degree, students gain the tools, business fundamentals and leadership abilities that benefit NRHA, their member’s career and the healthcare industry.

Learn more about American Sentinel University’s online degree programs.

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 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.

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About National Rural Health Association

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information on NRHA visit