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American Sentinel offers RN to BSN programs online so you can prepare for today’s new normal

This might feel like an easy time to put your education off, but this is the perfect time to explore new opportunities. While other schools are just now turning to online education, we have been in the game for over 15 years. With two different tracks to earn your BSN degree, we offer you flexibility and choice.

Watch Our Video to Learn More About our Two BSN Learning Path Options.

In March of 2021, American Sentinel University officially merged with Post University® to become American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University. Please pardon our appearance as we update all of our services to reflect our new name.

Which learning path option suits you best?

RN to BSN, Traditional Online BSN (Term-based)

Ideal for working professionals who prefer a structured-yet-flexible program with more guidance and less emphasis on computer-simulated learning environments.

  • Total of 10 nursing courses
  • Complete 1-2 courses in 8 weeks
  • Monthly start dates to accommodate busy work/life schedules
  • Possible completion: 10 months
  • $430/credit hour
  • Payment plans: from $250/mo and 0% interest

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RN to BSN, Powered by SIMPath®

Save time and money by moving through the SIMPath® RN to BSN at YOUR pace. This innovative educational program allows you to demonstrate your skills, with an emphasis on our immersive virtual simulations. Your schedule is up to you–you can complete one course at a time or triple up to go faster and finish in as little as 8 months.

  • Total of 10 courses
  • Complete 3 or more courses per semester
  • Monthly start dates
  • Possible Completion: 8 months
  • $3,100/semester (4 months)
  • Payment Plans: from $250/mo and 0% Interest

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

We know you have plenty on your plate: your job, your family, and numerous personal obligations. That’s why we’ve created a BSN program that works for working professionals like you. Our 2019 student satisfaction rate is 99% for our RN to BSN program, in fact. American Sentinel is one of the first and few online institutions focused solely on healthcare. So, we know this field better than most and have designed a relevant curriculum that meets the needs of today’s hospitals and healthcare organizations.

focused on healthcareWhen you compare our CCNE-accredited online BSN program to others, you’ll find that ours offers one of the lowest tuition rates paired with one of the highest graduation rates in the industry. You want to bolster your nursing career during a time when excellent nurses are needed. We’ll help you do so.

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Thu., Jun. 24 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. MST

Tue., Jul. 13 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. MST

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99%

Student Satisfaction

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98%

Recommend Our Programs

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Achieved Their Goals

Source: American Sentinel College’s End of Course Surveys 2020

You May Be More Than Halfway There!

Transfer 90 credits (60 automatically with RN license)

Your RN license plus ASN or ADN earns you 60 credits toward the total required 120 credits for your BSN. Up to 90 credits can be transferred into your program depending on evaluation of your official transcripts. Get your free evaluation today!

We understand as a nurse you want to focus on nursing courses, so we offer many ways for you to earn general education credit quickly and inexpensively, such as: Credit By Exam, Test Out, or College Credit.

Your General Education credits count. We work hard to award the maximum amount of transfer credit you deserve to shorten your path to completing your degree. Your previous General Education credits DO NOT expire which means they may be eligible to transfer no matter when you completed them.

Term-based RN to BSN Curriculum

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.

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.

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General Education Notes

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.

Learn more about Practice Experiences here >

GENERAL EDUCATION (30 credit hours) Credit Hours*
ORI100 Orientation0
Communication Competency (choose 6-9 credit hours)
COM200 Intercultural Communications3
COM210-CBE Business Communications3
COM220-CBE Interpersonal Communications3
ENG105 Beginning Writing3
ENG110 English Composition I3
Humanities (choose 6-9 credit hours)
GHIS200 Global History of Nursing3
GHIS201 History of Global Health3
GHIS201-CBE History of Global Health3
HIS125 Western Civilization I3
HIS225 Western Civilization II3
HUM200 Nursing: A Critical Voice in Health Care Transformation3
HUM201 Media and Nursing3
HUM201-CBE Media and Nursing3
HUM210-CBE Social Justice3
PHI215 Philosophy of Religions3
Behavioral and Social Sciences (choose 6-9 credit hours)
GA200 The Comparative Study of Health Care Systems3
GEO200 Global Geography3
NUTRI101 Global Nutrition3
SOC220 Globalization3
Science, Mathematics and Information Technology (6-9 credit hours required)
MA120 College Algebra3
MA215 Statistics (required for RN to BSN/MSN students)3
MA215-CBE Statistics3
Credit by Exam
Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities3
Gardner’s Art through the Ages: A Concise Global History3
Jazz: The First 100 Years3
Worlds of Music3

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

Powered by SIMPath® RN to BSN 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. More about SIMPath®

Request more information about the Online BSN program

General Education Notes

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.

GENERAL EDUCATION (30 credit hours) Credit Hours*
ORI100 Orientation0
Communication Competency (choose 6-9 credit hours)
COM200 Intercultural Communications3
COM210-CBE Business Communications3
COM220-CBE Interpersonal Communications3
ENG105 Beginning Writing3
ENG110 English Composition I3
Humanities (choose 6-9 credit hours)
GHIS200 Global History of Nursing3
GHIS201 History of Global Health3
GHIS201-CBE History of Global Health3
HIS125 Western Civilization I3
HIS225 Western Civilization II3
HUM200 Nursing: A Critical Voice in Health Care Transformation3
HUM201 Media and Nursing3
HUM201-CBE Media and Nursing3
HUM210-CBE Social Justice3
PHI215 Philosophy of Religions3
Behavioral and Social Sciences (choose 6-9 credit hours)
GA200 The Comparative Study of Health Care Systems3
GEO200 Global Geography3
NUTRI101 Global Nutrition3
SOC220 Globalization3
Science, Mathematics and Information Technology (6-9 credit hours required)
MA120 College Algebra3
MA215 Statistics (required for RN to BSN/MSN students)3
MA215-CBE Statistics3
Credit by Exam
Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities3
Gardner’s Art through the Ages: A Concise Global History3
Jazz: The First 100 Years3
Worlds of Music3

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

What Our Students Are Saying

HCA nurse Katie Riherd discusses why she chose American Sentinel for her BSN degree - view video

Katie Riherd

RN to BSN

You can push yourself to complete the modules at your pace. Best of all, I feel the material is so applicable to what I do in my case management job at St. Luke’s Cornwall.

Jeanne Icolari

Jeanne Icolaria

SIMPath® RN to BSN Student with St. Luke’s Cornwall

I really love American Sentinel. My instructors have been great and I appreciate how the program fits the way I learn best, which is independently and at my pace.

Summer Haywood

Summer Haywood

SIMPath® RN to BSN Student with Jasper Memorial Hospital

The BSN has taught me how to better understand the importance of evidence-based practice. There’s nothing more important! It’s also really gotten me thinking about things like teaching online one day and finding ways to contribute to my organization.

Dana White - BSN

Dana White

RN to BSN graduate, 2019

Next Start Date:

July19

Admissions

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  • Complete Application
  • Copy of your active and unencumbered U.S. RN license
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended

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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 an online 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.

A BSN degree is becoming more crucial every day. Our online 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.

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.

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

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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