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Empower Your Passion: Specializations for Nurse Practitioners
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Online Nurse Practitioner Degrees

Advanced practice nurses are in high demand to help fill the shortage of primary care professionals. If you want to provide patient-focused care such as making diagnoses and prescribing medication, this program is for you. Our program is CCNE accredited and classes are 100% online. No residency is required. 

Nurse Practitioner now offered in 43 states

Per federal regulation (34 CFR §668.43(a)(5(v)), institutions must disclose the following specific state authorization categories. Any additional questions about state authorization requirements can be directed to university staff.

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A list of all States for which the institution has determined that its curriculum meets the State education requirements for licensure or certification (Currently enrolling students in these states).Maryland, North Dakota, Colorado.
A list of all States for which the institution has determined that its curriculum does not meet the State educational requirements for licensure or certification (Not currently enrolling students in these states).Arizona, District of Columbia, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, US Territories.
A list of all States for which the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification* (Currently enrolling students in these states).California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Illinois, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa, Indiana.

*American Sentinel University reviews the relevant rules and regulations for each State before enrolling students in that State. Many State regulatory bodies (i.e. Boards of Nursing) do not have formal approval processes for out-of-state APRN programs. These States are listed above as states for which the University has not made a determination, as formal approval of our program is not available. We do not accept enrollments from students in the states for which the university does not meet the State educational requirements. The University has designed the program to satisfy the requirements set by our numerous accreditors as well as most states. Because many states do not offer an approval process for our APRN program, we encourage students to review their own State Board of Nursing requirements for individual licensure and contact that Board with any questions. Contact information and Board websites can be found under this link. Students should also contact admissions@americansentinel.edu at the University, who will be happy to answer any questions about the curriculum.

Important Disclosures

The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates with an active, unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license to practice as nurse practitioners. However, for those States in which the university “has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure and certification,” each state Board of Nursing has its own academic and certification requirements and issues its own credential for an RN to be permitted to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in that state. We encourage students to consult the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency in the state in which he or she wishes to practice to determine specific requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency in the state in which he or she wished to practice to determine specific requirements. Each student is encouraged to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to the practice as an APRN in the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Contact information for each State Board of Nursing can be found at this link. American Sentinel University makes no representations or guarantees that completion of American Sentinel University coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential. For more information about nurse practitioner certification exams, students should visit the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners at www.aanpcertification.org, the American Nurses Credentialing Center at www.nursecredentialing.org, or other nurse practitioner certification exam websites.

The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates with an active, unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license to practice as nurse practitioners. However, for those States in which the university “has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure and certification,” each state Board of Nursing has its own academic and certification requirements and issues its own credential for an RN to be permitted to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in that state. We encourage students to consult the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency in the state in which he or she wishes to practice to determine specific requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency in the state in which he or she wished to practice to determine specific requirements. Each student is encouraged to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to the practice as an APRN in the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Contact information for each State Board of Nursing can be found at this link. American Sentinel University makes no representations or guarantees that completion of American Sentinel University coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential. For more information about the requirements to practice as a nurse practitioner, students should contact the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency.

California Board of Nursing regulations introduced in January 2019 now require approval for the Nurse Practitioner Programs in the state. American Sentinel has submitted the documentation for approval and is awaiting a response from the California Board of Nursing. This information will be updated on the website when it becomes available. Note that California residents must submit their Preceptor form in advance so American Sentinel can provide notification to the California Board of Nursing.

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Have Questions About Our Nurse Practitioner Programs?

Reach out to our Nurse Practitioner Admissions Advisors, Suzette Brown and Marie Stewart. They are specially trained to answer your specific questions regarding our Nurse Practitioner programs. They are standing by to help you meet your educational goals.

Call them at 303.557.9945.

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Dr. Lauren M. Stehling discusses our Nurse Practitioner Programs

Dr. Lauren M. Stehling, Director of the Nurse Practitioner Program at American Sentinel University discusses our Nurse Practitioner program specialty tracks, what you can do with this program, and why students should choose American Sentinel University.