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.
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.
- Monthly start dates
- Work at your own pace with no mandatory login times
- One-on-one support
State Authorization, Licensure and Disclosure
American Sentinel University reviews the relevant rules and regulations for each State before enrolling students in that State. Information regarding the authorization of American Sentinel University to enroll students in the Nurse Practitioner program for each state can be found on our State Authorization and Licensure page. Additionally, important disclosures related to the licensure and certification requirements in each state can be found under each state on that page.
COVID-19: We’ve implemented course accommodations to support you while you are doing so much to care for your communities.
Was The Right Choice
Had Positive Impact
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.
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."
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."
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."
MSN, Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership With Cookeville Regional Health System
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 include 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
MSN Nurse Practitioner Specializations
American Sentinel offers three Master of Science Nurse Practitioner specializations. These specializations will prepare nurses to take the licensure test in one of three focus areas: adult gerontology primary care, family practice or psychiatric mental health. 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