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Empower Your Passions: Seven Specializations for Your MSN Degree
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Online MSN Program

Earning your Master of Science in Nursing is more than a way to advance your career. It’s an opportunity for you to shine. You get to develop expertise in an area that interests you, choosing from seven specializations, each in high demand. American Sentinel’s online MSN program is CCNE – accredited,  and 100% online, giving you the flexibility you need to balance work, school and home.

Specialize with Confidence

Our goal is to equip you with the latest knowledge and market-relevant expertise, no matter which specialty track you choose. You can count on American Sentinel to constantly update and enhance our master’s degree curriculum with direct insights from industry partners and leading healthcare organizations.

MSN Specializations

M.S. Nursing, nurse practitioner specializations are offered in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California*, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

COVID-19: We’ve implemented course accommodations to support you while you are doing so much to care for your communities.

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MSN Education Graduate Discusses Why She Chose American Sentinel University

Brigitte Mosely earned her MSN, Education online at American Sentinel University. She explains why she chose American Sentinel’s Master’s in nursing education and what she thought of the program.

Tailor-made for Working Nurses Like You

American Sentinel is one of the few universities in the nation dedicated solely to educating working healthcare professionals online.

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What our students have to say about their experience:

"There is a lot of opportunity where I am to grow and I’m excited that I’m now more prepared for that. With my education, I’m up to date on a field that is constantly changing, and I have the credentials to pursue my future goals."

Kristen Hale

Kristen Hale

MSN Nursing Informatics graduate, 2019

"I sometimes worked seven days straight for 14 hours a day," he recalls. "Being a student on top of it all was not easy. But American Sentinel University offered me the flexibility I needed to accomplish my educational goals despite a busy military lifestyle."

Marvin Edmond

Marvin Edmond

MSN, Nursing Informatics

"When you’ve been out of college for a long time, it’s a little intimidating to go back. American Sentinel had this nurturing, supportive feel to it. Everyone there was nice from the very beginning, and once I started, the instructors and student success advisors were just wonderful."

Diane Gentry

Diane Gentry

MSN, Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership With Cookeville Regional Health System

MSN Nurse Practitioner Specializations

American Sentinel offers two Master of Science Nurse Practitioner specializations. These specializations will prepare nurses to take the licensure test in one of two focus areas: adult gerontology primary care or family practice. Courses are currently offered in eight states. The program is CCNE-accredited.

  • Course work is all online. 585 clinical hours will be completed in the program.
  • Course length: 8 weeks
  • Personal support and guidance from MySentinel® Support
  • State Practice Experience Coordinators and Specialized Faculty

Eligibility Requirements

For information on program eligibility requirements, please visit the Master’s Program Admissions Requirements page.

MSN Practice Experiences

To be at the forefront of nursing education, we not only strive to meet accreditors’ guidelines, but we also work to meet the needs of our nursing students. Both our students and AACN agree, nursing is a practice profession. So, to enhance the experience of our nursing students, we offer Practice Experiences as part of our online MSN program. These experiences are built into the courses and do not add additional work. Instead, they offer more interactive learning assignments.

Types of Practice Experiences (PEs)

  • PRACTICE LEARNING EXPERIENCES (PLE): Course assignments that allow you to use what you learned in the online classroom out in the real world
  • SIMULATIONS (S): Assignments that involve participation in virtual settings
  • PRECEPTED PRACTICE EXPERIENCES (PPE): Course assignments that take place in the workplace or other healthcare settings