Infection Prevention and Control Certificate Requirements
To be eligible for the Infection Prevention and Control Certificate, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in a healthcare-related field (public health, nursing, dietetics, microbiology etc.) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale), as shown on the applicant’s college transcript.
To be considered for admission to the American Sentinel University Infection Prevention and Control Certificate program, the following must be submitted:
- A completed application.
- Detailed essay on each of the items below (approximately 3-4 paragraphs)
- Professional and academic background, skills, and accomplishments
- Why this program is a good fit for your interests and academic goals
- Future career goals
- Official transcripts* from each post-secondary institution attended. The institution(s) must send the transcripts directly to American Sentinel University.
- The applicant must hold a healthcare-related bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education and must have earned a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- For institutions outside the United States, Canada or U.S. territories, an Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) member organization, Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. nursing school. (Additional fees will be assessed by these organizations.)
- The certifying organization’s reports must be sent directly to American Sentinel. Depending on the program, if the student has a foreign degree he or she will need to request either a general or expanded report from the evaluator.
* Unofficial copies may be submitted for purposes of evaluation and acceptance. Applicants cannot receive transfer credits for a certificate program but will need to submit academic transcripts from any previous institution(s) attended as supporting evidence of eligibility for the program. However, official copies must be received by the Registrar’s Office no later than the end of the student’s first eight-week term. If the student fails to submit such official documents on time, a registration hold will be placed.
Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not earned an undergraduate degree from an institution at which all courses were taught in English will need to provide one of the following:
- A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (written version) or 80 (iBT version).
- An International English Language Test (IELTS) score of at least 5.0 for undergraduates and 6.5 for graduates, or verification of certification in an English proficiency program.
American Sentinel has no control over whether another university will accept its credits as transfer credits. Many do; however, it is not our decision. Rather, it is the decision of individual colleges and universities. There are many reasons that credits might not transfer. Sometimes there is not an appropriate match in curriculum between two schools. Students should contact the registrar at the university in question to determine whether credits from American Sentinel will transfer to that institution.
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