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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)
    • Professional and academic background, skills, and accomplishments
    • Why this program is a good fit for your interests and academic goals
    • Future career 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 Masters 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    • Applicants who have failed or been academically withdrawn from our other programs to be reviewed and approved by the Dean and Director.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’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:

    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, 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 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.

    * Canadian schools which have transcripts issued in French 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.

    ** Unofficial copies of transcripts may be submitted for purposes of evaluation and acceptance. However official copies must be received by our Registrar’s Office no later than the end of your first 8 week term. Failure to do so will result in you not being able to begin future courses.

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)
    • Professional and academic background, skills, and accomplishments
    • Why this program is a good fit for your interests and academic goals
    • Future career 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:

  • 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, an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education 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.
  • To receive transfer credits for courses from institutions outside the United States, your NACES or GFNS 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 considered.

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, an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education 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.
  • To receive transfer credits for courses from institutions outside the United States, your NACES 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 considered.

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.

* Canadian schools which have transcripts issued in French 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. Bachelor of Science nursing program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on 4.0 scale.

** Unofficial copies of transcripts may be submitted for purposes of evaluation and acceptance. However official copies must be received by our Registrar’s Office no later than the end of your first 8 week term. Failure to do so will result in you not being able to begin future courses.

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)
    • 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.
    • 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.

* Canadian schools which have transcripts issued in French 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. Bachelor of Science nursing program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on 4.0 scale.

** Unofficial copies of transcripts may be submitted for purposes of evaluation and acceptance. However official copies must be received by our Registrar’s Office no later than the end of your first 8 week term. Failure to do so will result in you not being able to begin future courses.

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.