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Fast-Track Your RN to BSN

The fastest way to earn your BSN depends on your learning style and life circumstances. Our advisors are uniquely qualified to help you choose the best path for you.

RN to BSN, Traditional Online
(Course-based)

Ideal for learners who prefer a structured approach with more guidance and less emphasis on computer simulated learning environments.

  • Total of 10 courses
  • Complete 1-2 courses in 8 weeks
  • Monthly start dates
  • Average Completion: 30 months
  • $410/credit hour*

Payment Plans:
From $250/mo
and 0% Interest

RN to BSN, CBE
Powered by SIMPath®

Competency-based education lets you choose innovative ways to demonstrate your skills, with a particular emphasis on SIMPath®, our immersive virtual simulation.
  • Total of 10 competencies
  • Complete 3 or more competencies per semester
  • Start dates twice a month
  • Possible Completion: 8 months
  • $3,000/semester*

Total Tuition:​
2 Semesters : $6,000*
3 Semesters : $9,000*

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Flexible. Affordable. Evidence-based. RN to BSN.

As a registered nurse, you pay attention to what actually works. So do we. The 2017 graduation rate for our RN to BSN program was 88%. American Sentinel is one of the first and few online institutions focused solely on healthcare. And most of our students are just like you: working professionals with full-time jobs, families and personal obligations.

When you compare our CCNE-accredited RN to BSN program to others, you’ll find that our program offers one of the lowest tuition rates paired with one of the highest graduation rates in the industry.

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Your Degree, Your Way.

Everyone brings unique experiences to learning. Use yours…your way…to demonstrate your mastery of nursing practice. Choose the best way to earn your BSN: a more traditional, course-based RN to BSN, or our competency-based RN to BSN, CBE Powered by SIMPath®. Both options provide quality outcomes and flexibility to fit your life and are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

But don’t take our word for it.
98% of our students surveyed in 2017 indicated they achieved their stated goals.

What Our Students Are Saying

I feel I’m more marketable and knowledgeable. American Sentinel is excellent and flexible, and offers great support.
Sybilla Ruhl
BSN graduate
I absolutely recommend American Sentinel for lots of reasons, but mostly because you will be surprised by what you can achieve.
Sharon VanDalinda
BSN graduate & MSN current student

Program FAQ

Yes. You’re a healthcare professional who wants to make a difference, but you have many obligations (work, family, life). You can now choose a BSN program that fits your life. The traditional online RN to BSN learning format is more guided and progresses one course at a time (can overlap). Or you can accelerate your program as you show mastery of the materials with the RN to BSN, CBE Powered by SIMPath®.

No. This program is for licensed RNs with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing (which equals 60 credits of the total 120 credits to graduate).

No.

Incoming students, on average, are required to take two general education courses. Find out how many you’ll need to take by submitting your transcripts. Students accepted to the RN to BSN program will be awarded 60 credits hour for their ADN or nursing diploma and RN license. You can also transfer in up to 30 additional credit hours (including the general education courses), leaving 10 nursing courses to complete your degree at American Sentinel.

A BSN degree is becoming more crucial every day. Our BSN curriculum focuses on the most relevant areas of nursing today: management, community health, strategic planning and more. Students say they can immediately apply what they learn to their careers.

Whether you need a BSN to keep your job or want to improve your skills to deliver better patient care, a BSN will give you more stability, flexibility and career growth. Nurse Journal states that BSN nurses can earn $8,000+ more than an ADN nurse. See more career paths >>

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Admissions

For more information, check out the full admission requirements >>

ENROLLMENT IS EASY, PLEASE SUBMIT:

  • Complete Application
  • Copy of your active and unencumbered U.S. RN license
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended*
*The institution(s) must send the official transcripts directly to American Sentinel University.

Whether you have chosen to advance your education to improve patient care, increase your job stability, or meet the 2020 recommendation, you want a quality BSN degree.

Both the traditional (course-based) and the SIMPath® BSN programs are CCNE-accredited and offer immediately impactful courses. The programs have been mapped to each other and include the same learning outcomes.

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RN to BSN,
CBE Powered by SIMPath®
Curriculum

A Bachelor of Science Nursing is quickly becoming the minimum education level for many healthcare systems. Nurses are an important part of the care team and advanced nursing education is the key to stability and mobility in the healthcare industry. Our BSN curriculum focuses on the most relevant areas of nursing today: management, community health, strategic planning and more. And students say they can immediately apply what they learn to their careers.

The RN to BSN degree program is based on the Colorado Nursing Articulation Model. Nursing students will be awarded 60 credit hours of the total 120 credit hours for their U.S. RN license and original nursing curriculum, including foundational courses, from an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing.

General Education Notes

Nurses educated outside of the United States will be required to take ENG105 Beginning Writing as their first course.

Students holding a bachelor’s degree in another field will automatically be awarded 30 general education credits hours for the RN to BSN.

American Sentinel has partnered with Sophia Pathways to offer undergraduate general education alternativesmaking it more convenient to achieve your degree.

Competencies

Explores nursing theories and principles that serve as guides for ethically sound behavior within a nursing context. Addresses the added complexities that technological advances bring to the healthcare field. Other topics include economic issues, patient self-determination, ethics in research, diversity and discrimination in healthcare

Focuses on nursing practice foundations including the influence of socio-cultural-political-economic and physical environments on health, healthcare delivery systems, and outcomes.

This course introduces concepts of organization and management theory as they relate to key issues in nursing management. Topics include delegation, conflict negotiation, standards of practice and professional responsibility.

Provides the theoretical foundation for understanding organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement and safety within selected healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on strategies for effective change management and communication in quality improvement and patient safety. Ethical, legal, and resource management concepts will be explored.

This course is a foundational research course designed to introduce students to the components of the nursing research process, with an emphasis on critiquing and applying current research for evidence-based practice.

Provides an overview of concepts and theories related to community health nursing. Emphasis is on population focused practice, health promotion, health maintenance and risk reduction. Topics include core functions and essential services of public health, epidemiology concepts, community assessment, and interprofesssional collaboration to meet client needs in community settings.

his course introduces a structured critical thinking approach to achieving the Institute of Medicine Competencies. Critical Thinking Habits of the Mind and Critical Thinking Skills will guide students in critiquing nursing assessment, inter-disciplinary planning, and setting goals for patient health outcomes. The course offers suggestions for assessing the critical thinking abilities of patients and families to participate in care.

Provides students with intergraded functional health assessment knowledge and practical applications of physical assessment. The integrated health assessment includes physical, social, cultural, psychological and spiritual components across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on developing and using therapeutic communication skills. All students may submit a video recording of a complete head to toe assessment. A complete head to toe assessment is required for Tennessee residents.

This course covers current topics and trends in Nursing Case Management. This course will cover a wide array of topics including disease navigation and demand management. The course focuses on the nurse’s role in a collaborative team approach utilizing both acute and community settings.

The capstone course reflects the nursing program outcomes and University principles of accountability, leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. This course is designed to synthesize and integrate the successful achievement of previous course objectives met during the program of study.

Courses

Credit Hours*

General Education (30 credit hours)

Communication Competency (choose 6 credit hours)

Humanities (choose 9 credit hours)

Behavioral and Social Sciences (choose 9 credit hours)

Science, Mathematics and Information Technology (6 credit hours required)

MA215 Statistics (required for RN to BSN/MSN students)

3

Credit by Exam

Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities

3

Gardner’s Art through the Ages: A Concise Global History

3

Jazz: The First 100 Years

3

Worlds of Music

3

NOTE: Students may transfer courses in Physics, Geography, Geology, Forensic Science, Ethics in Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology to fulfill the six credit hour Science, Mathematics and Information Technology requirement.

* Credit hours are equivalent to semester hours

RN to BSN,
Curriculum

As many facilities are working toward 80% BSN by 2020 and the Affordable Care Act is pressuring facilities to place even more emphasis on managing readmissions and costs, a BSN degree is becoming more crucial every day. Our BSN curriculum focuses on the most relevant areas of nursing today: management, community health, strategic planning and more. And students say they can immediately apply what they learn to their careers.

The RN to BSN degree program is based on the Colorado Nursing Articulation Model. Nursing students will be awarded 60 credit hours of the total 120 credit hours for their U.S. RN license and original nursing curriculum, including foundational courses, from an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing. View more information on RN to BSN practice experiences.

General Education Notes

Nurses educated outside of the United States will be required to take ENG105 Beginning Writing as their first course.

Students holding a bachelor’s degree in another field will automatically be awarded 30 general education credits hours for the RN to BSN.

American Sentinel has partnered with Sophia Pathways to offer undergraduate general education alternatives making it more convenient to achieve your degree.

Courses

Credit Hours*

REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES (30 credit hours)

Courses

Credit Hours*

GENERAL EDUCATION (30 credit hours)

Communication Competency (choose 6 credit hours)

Humanities (choose 9 credit hours)

Behavioral and Social Sciences (choose 9 credit hours)

Science, Mathematics and Information Technology (6 credit hours required)

MA215 Statistics (required for RN to BSN/MSN students)

3

Credit by Exam

Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities

3

Gardner’s Art through the Ages: A Concise Global History

3

Jazz: The First 100 Years

3

Worlds of Music

3

NOTE: Students may transfer courses in Physics, Geography, Geology, Forensic Science, Ethics in Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology to fulfill the six credit hour Science, Mathematics and Information Technology requirement.

* Credit hours are equivalent to semester hours