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Infection Control Nursing Degree

Develop the expertise you need to improve patient safety by earning your Master of Science Nursing with a specialization in Infection and Prevention Control. One of seven specializations offered by our CCNE-accredited MSN program, our curriculum is specifically designed to be 100% online for maximum flexibility. You’ll be stepping into a field with immense opportunity, having earned the credentials you need to make a difference.

MSN Specializations

M.S. Nursing, Nurse Practitioner specializations are offered in 38 states. Contact admissions for more information.

Course Length
Nursing Courses
$ 15000
Total Tuition

Why Our MSN Program Works

MSN Infection Prevention and Control Curriculum

A specialization in Infection and Prevention Control will develop your expertise in epidemiology and pathophysiology. Our rigorous curriculum covers a breadth of issues in Infection and Prevention control, including emerging infectious diseases. View entire curriculum. Key courses include:

  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Collection and Interpretation of Surveillance Data

M.S. Nursing, Infection Prevention and Control

Completion of the MSN, infection prevention and control specialization, requires 36 credit hours. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 18 credit hours from previous graduate study.
View more information on MSN practice experiences.


Credit Hours*

REQUIRED COURSES (36 credit hours)
Core Courses (18 credit hours)


Credit Hours*

Nursing Infection Prevention and Control Specialization (18 credit hours)
* Credit hours are equivalent to semester hours

American Sentinel’s MSN, infection prevention and control specialization, was created following similar principles that are outlined in the Infection Control Professional Detailed Content Outline developed by the Certification Board for Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. is not affiliated with nor endorses any products or services provided herein.)

You Can Afford It

Most of our students graduate debt free by taking advantage of our flexible payment options and 0% financing. Comparing costs for higher education can be tricky. Find everything you need for a total cost comparison here and you’ll see why earning your MSN with American Sentinel offers great value.

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Fri., Nov. 22, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. MDT

More on the MSN Infection Prevention and Control

Graduates of our MSN Infection and Prevention Control can assume management roles in a wide variety of healthcare organizations where they:

  • Interpret infection control data
  • Assess and manage environmental risks
  • Design and implement surveillance systems
  • Develop evidence-based practices

Graduates of the MSN degree program, infection prevention and control specialization, will be able to:

  • Apply principles of epidemiology to environmental risk assessment.
  • Develop a comprehensive infection prevention and control program.
  • Design a surveillance system.
  • Interpret infection control data.
  • Integrate roles as leaders and collaborators in various healthcare settings.
  • Use theoretical knowledge to guide advanced nursing practice.
  • Analyze models that expand the role of nurses in a global society.
  • Evaluate legislation, policies, and economics as applied to the current healthcare environment.
  • Appraise research to enhance professional nursing practice

All coursework for the Master of Science Nursing is 100% online and includes Practice Experiences. Practice experiences do not involve hands-on patient care. Unlike the clinical experiences you completed to become a registered nurse, practice experiences are built in to your courses and do not add additional work.

Practice experiences are interactive learning opportunities where you get to apply the concepts you are learning to real world scenarios. They are an important requirement for accreditation, as it enables students to demonstrate educational competencies.

See MSN Practice Experiences for more information.

  • 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

The mission of the MSN program
is to prepare highly qualified professional nursing personnel to serve global healthcare communities as administrators, educators, and informatics specialists.

What Our Students Are Saying

“At American Sentinel, you’re constantly learning from others at different hospitals around the country. It has benefited me in ways I didn’t consider. I’m glad I took the leap.”
“American Sentinel was there for me every step of the way,” she says. “I went through a whole lot to make this degree happen. The people there were wonderful and helped me whenever I needed it.”
“I love the online structure of it and the eight-week courses, but I especially like the classes.”
“This really is the perfect curriculum for my goals and the fact that it is online and I can continue to work full time is a bonus.”