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M.S. Nursing Degree

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 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: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Montana, Oklahoma, Ohio and Utah

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.

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.

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    2018 start dates include: March, May and September
  • Course length: 8 weeks
  • Coursework is all online.
    585 clinical hours will be completed in the program
  • Personal support and guidance from MySentinel® Support
  • State Practice Experience Coordinators and Specialized Faculty

Eligibility Requirements

  • Active, unencumbered RN license
  • Bachelor of science nursing degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or 
  • Comparable degree as determined by eligible third-party evaluation service

Note: No GRE or other placement test is required for admission

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 MSN program. These experiences are built into the courses and do not add additional work. Instead, they offer more interactive learning assignments.

Here’s what one MSN student had to say about her experience:

Nursing is a practice profession. It involves doing, not just talking about doing – which is where practice experience assignments are great. My favorite PE involved bringing new technology to the nursing unit. I identified a list of smart phone apps (many of which were free) that nurses could use as resources in their daily practices. I created a hand-out that broke down costs, where to download the app, and what use it provided. The PE not only helped me in my studies, it helped me help others.
Anita Herring
MSN Nursing Informatics Specialization

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

For more detailed information, please see the MSN Practice Experiences Quick Start Guide and the Nursing Practice Experience Guide.