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Master’s Program Requirements

To be considered for admission to the American Sentinel University MSN program, the following must be submitted:

  • A completed application.
  • A resume, curriculum vitae or list of professional accomplishments.
  • Detailed essay on each of the items below (approximately 3-4 paragraphs)
    • Your professional background and accomplishments
    • Why this program is a good fit for your interests and academic goals
    • Your plans for balancing work, school, and life
    • Your future career goals and how the program will help you achieve these goals

    Nurse Practitioner Program Specific Requirements

    In addition to the MSN requirements above, the Nurse Practitioner program requires:

    • Official transcripts** from each post-secondary institution attended. The institution(s) must send the transcripts directly to American Sentinel University. Your nursing education must be from a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree program with a minimum 2.5 GPA earned on a 4.0 scale and accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education. If you have a Master’s of Science Nursing, you qualify for admission to American Sentinel with a 3.0 GPA earned on a 4.0 scale.
    • One year of current full-time work experience in nursing.
    • Applicants who have failed or been academically withdrawn from our other programs to be reviewed and approved by the Dean and Director.
    • NP students to maintain residency and hold an active unencumbered RN license in an approved NP program state. The student may only participate in clinical activities in an approved NP state in which they also hold an active unencumbered license. Prior program approval is required to attend clinical activities in a state in which the student does not have a primary residence.
    • Applicants whose primary language is not English and/or who have completed their tertiary education (level equivalent to U.S. college or university) in a non-English speaking institution to take the internet based TOEFL (IBT) and achieve a minimum score of 89 overall with minimum required score on Speaking 26.

    Applicants educated within the United States, Canada* and US Territories* who hold a U.S. RN License must submit the following:

    • A copy of your active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.
    • Official transcripts** from each post-secondary institution attended. The institution(s) must send the transcripts directly to American Sentinel University. Your nursing education must be from a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree program with a minimum 2.0 GPA earned on a 4.0 scale and accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education.

    Applicants educated outside of the United States who hold a U.S. RN license must submit the following:

    Applicants educated outside of the United States who do not hold a U.S. RN license must submit the following:

    * Schools located within the United States, Canada, or US Territories that have transcripts issued in a language other than English are considered foreign and applicants must provide an Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. nursing school. In addition, American Sentinel reserves the right to request an Academic Report from NACES, AICE, TAICEP or CGFNS for education taught in English and obtained in Canada or US Territories if deemed necessary.

    ** Unofficial copies may be submitted for the purposes of evaluation and acceptance but must contain proof of minimum degree conferral and minimum GPA. If the unofficial transcript does not have completion or conferral status, the applicant must also provide a copy of their diploma. Official copies of transcripts with degree conferral date and minimum GPA must be received by the Registrar’s Office by the end of the first 8-week term. If the applicant fails to submit such official documents on time, he or she will be disallowed from starting future courses until the official transcripts are received, and subsequently be withdrawn for failing to provide them.

To be considered for admission to the American Sentinel University RN to BSN/MSN program, the following must be submitted:

  • A completed application.
  • A resume, curriculum vitae or list of professional accomplishments.
  • Detailed essay on each of the items below (approximately 3-4 paragraphs)
    • Your professional background and accomplishments
    • Why this program is a good fit for your interests and academic goals
    • Your plans for balancing work, school, and life
    • Your future career goals and how the program will help you achieve these goals

Applicants educated within the United States, Canada* and US Territories* who hold a U.S. RN License must submit the following:

  • A copy of your active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.
  • Official transcripts** from each post-secondary institution attended. The institution(s) must send the transcripts directly to American Sentinel University. Your nursing education must be from a hospital school of nursing or an associate degree nursing program accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education.

Applicants educated outside of the United States who hold a U.S. RN license must submit the following:

Applicants educated outside of the United States who do not hold a U.S. RN license must submit the following:

21 baccalaureate-level nursing credit semester hours and 30 hours of general education courses must be completed or transferred in, maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Then, you complete 36 graduate nursing credit hours. Students who are not able to achieve a 3.0 in the nursing courses but do have a 2.5 cumulative GPA will be allowed to complete the BSN program.

* Schools located within the United States, Canada, or US Territories that have transcripts issued in a language other than English are considered foreign and applicants must provide an Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. nursing school. In addition, American Sentinel reserves the right to request an Academic Report from NACES, AICE, TAICEP or CGFNS for education taught in English and obtained in Canada or US Territories if deemed necessary.

** Unofficial copies may be submitted for the purposes of evaluation and acceptance but must contain proof of minimum degree conferral and minimum GPA. If the unofficial transcript does not have completion or conferral status, the applicant must also provide a copy of their diploma. Official copies of transcripts with degree conferral date and minimum GPA must be received by the Registrar’s Office by the end of the first 8-week term. If the applicant fails to submit such official documents on time, he or she will be disallowed from starting future courses until the official transcripts are received, and subsequently be withdrawn for failing to provide them.

To be considered for admission to the American Sentinel University MSN/MBA Healthcare dual degree program, the following must be submitted:

  • A completed application.
  • A resume, curriculum vitae or list of professional accomplishments.
  • Detailed essay on each of the items below (approximately 3-4 paragraphs)
    • Your professional background and accomplishments
    • Why this program is a good fit for your interests and academic goals
    • Your plans for balancing work, school, and life
    • Your future career goals and how the program will help you achieve these goals

Applicants educated within the United States, Canada* and US Territories* who hold a U.S. RN License must submit the following:

  • A copy of your active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.
  • Official transcripts** from each post-secondary institution attended. The institution(s) must send the transcripts directly to American Sentinel University. Your nursing education must be from a bachelor’s of science nursing degree program with a minimum 2.0 GPA earned on a 4.0 scale and accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education.

Applicants educated outside of the United States who hold a U.S. RN license must submit the following:

  • A copy of your active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.
  • An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. Bachelor of Science nursing program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on 4.0 scale.
  • To receive transfer credits for courses from institutions outside the United States, your NACES, AICE, TAICEP or CGFNS evaluation will need an approved course-by-course academic report. This report must be submitted at the time of evaluation in order for the transfer credits to be awarded. An official copy of the report or an official copy of the transcripts will be required.

Applicants educated outside of the United States who do not hold a U.S. RN license must submit the following:

  • A Validation of Licensure Report that shows evidence that you are legally authorized to practice as a professional nurse in the geographical area in which you work. CGFNS is an agency that can provide documentation acceptable to American Sentinel University.
  • An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. Bachelor of Science nursing program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on 4.0 scale.
  • To receive transfer credits for courses from institutions outside the United States, your NACES, AICE, TAICEP or CGFNS evaluation will need an approved course-by-course academic report. This report must be submitted at the time of evaluation in order for the transfer credits to be awarded. An official copy of the report or an official copy of the transcripts will be required.

* Schools located within the United States, Canada, or US Territories that have transcripts issued in a language other than English are considered foreign and applicants must provide an Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. nursing school. In addition, American Sentinel reserves the right to request an Academic Report from NACES, AICE, TAICEP or CGFNS for education taught in English and obtained in Canada or US Territories if deemed necessary.

** Unofficial copies may be submitted for the purposes of evaluation and acceptance but must contain proof of minimum degree conferral and minimum GPA. If the unofficial transcript does not have completion or conferral status, the applicant must also provide a copy of their diploma. Official copies of transcripts with degree conferral date and minimum GPA must be received by the Registrar’s Office by the end of the first 8-week term. If the applicant fails to submit such official documents on time, he or she will be disallowed from starting future courses until the official transcripts are received, and subsequently be withdrawn for failing to provide them.

To be considered for admission to the American Sentinel University MBA Healthcare degree program, the following must be submitted:

  • A completed application.
  • A resume, curriculum vitae or list of professional accomplishments
  • Detailed essay on each of the items below (approximately 3-4 paragraphs)
    • Your professional background and accomplishments
    • Why this program is a good fit for your interests and academic goals
    • Your plans for balancing work, school, and life
    • Your future career goals and how the program will help you achieve these goals
  • Official transcripts** from each post-secondary institution attended. The institution(s) must send the transcripts directly to American Sentinel University.
    • To enroll in a graduate program at American Sentinel, you must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (as shown on the degree transcript) from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education.
    • To receive credits for courses or degrees from institutions outside the U.S., Canada* or U.S. territories*, you must have your academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member organization, which will assess a fee. Be sure to request that the certifying organization’s report be sent directly to American Sentinel. Depending on the program, if you have a foreign degree you will need to request either a general or expanded report from the evaluator.

* Schools located within the United States, Canada, or US Territories that have transcripts issued in a language other than English are considered foreign and applicants must provide an Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. nursing school. In addition, American Sentinel reserves the right to request an Academic Report from NACES, AICE, or CGFNS for education taught in English and obtained in Canada or US Territories if deemed necessary.

** Unofficial copies may be submitted for the purposes of evaluation and acceptance but must contain proof of minimum degree conferral and minimum GPA. If the unofficial transcript does not have completion or conferral status, the applicant must also provide a copy of their diploma. Official copies of transcripts with degree conferral date and minimum GPA must be received by the Registrar’s Office by the end of the first 8-week term. If the applicant fails to submit such official documents on time, he or she will be disallowed from starting future courses until the official transcripts are received, and subsequently be withdrawn for failing to provide them.

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.

To receive credits for courses or degrees from institutions outside the U.S., Canada or U.S. territories, you must have your academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member organization, which will assess a fee. Be sure to request that the certifying organization’s report be sent directly to American Sentinel. Depending on the program, if you have earned a foreign degree you will need to request either a general or expanded report from the evaluator.

Non-Discrimination Policy

In accordance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 5 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, American Sentinel University admits all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliations, or political philosophy. The university recruits and admits those students/learners who have the potential to successfully complete the educational programs. The prospective student’s motivation and interest in succeeding in his/her chosen business field are important factors for admission consideration as well as the student’s academic background and qualifications.