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Online Nurse Practitioner Programs

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. Choose from two specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. We also offer a Post Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate program.

Nurse Practitioner now offered in 40 states

American Sentinel is excited to enroll MSN, Nurse Practitioner specialization students who reside in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. We are actively working with state boards of nursing to offer our program in all 50 states. If you do NOT see your state on the list, please fill out this form expressing your interest in the program when it becomes available in your state, and someone will contact you if/when it becomes available.

Important Disclosures

The MSN nurse practitioner specializations are designed to prepare graduates with an active, unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license to qualify to sit for national nurse practitioner certification exams, which are required for practice as a nurse practitioner in most states. Because no graduate program can guarantee that graduates will be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency to determine specific certification exam requirements. It is each individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. American Sentinel University makes no representations or guarantee that completion of American Sentinel coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. 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 specializations are designed to prepare graduates with an active, unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license to practice as nurse practitioners. However, 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 a nurse practitioner in that state. Because no graduate program can guarantee that graduates will be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner upon graduation, 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 each individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to the practice as a nurse practitioner in the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. American Sentinel University makes no representations or guarantee 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. Currently, there is no approval process in place for these programs; we await instructions from the Board regarding the approval process. Once the process is in place, we anticipate following the procedures outlined by the Board.
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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.