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Course-based online RN to BSN program

Are you a nurse who is seeking a quality, affordable, online BSN in the traditional 8-week course format? Then, this program is for you. Courses start monthly, are 100% online and you can immediately use the knowledge you gain at your current job.


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Get All A’s: Accredited. Affordable. Accessible.

You can earn a CCNE-accredited online RN to BSN at American Sentinel for a total program cost of $12,600.* That’s almost half the cost of comparable online programs. The reason we can offer best-in-class educational content is simple: online education for healthcare professionals is all we do. With this singular focus we aim to improve patient outcomes and advance the healthcare industry through innovative learning environments

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.

Pay Lowest Tuition Rates

With a total program cost of $12,900 (depending on transfer credits and number of courses required), our accredited online RN to BSN program has one of the lowest tuition rates among our peers. Similar online programs at other universities can cost upwards of $23,000.

American Sentinel nursing students often use our payment plan to finance part or all of their tuition costs, significantly lowering out-of-pocket expenses. And our 0% interest financing and flexible payment options allow most of our students to graduate debt-free.

To learn more about American Sentinel’s payment options, financial aid, and discount or scholarship eligibility visit the Paying for School page.

Why Our RN to BSN Program Works:

  • Curriculum designed by RNs for RNs
  • Monthly start dates
  • Course length: 8 weeks with monthly starts
  • Work at your own pace with no mandatory login times
  • One-on-one support: MySentinel® Student Support

Questions? Join an Upcoming BSN Open House

Fri., Feb. 21, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. MDT

Wed., Feb. 26, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MDT

Our Student Satisfaction Speaks Volumes:


of BSN students surveyed
stated they could apply
what they learned to their job


of students surveyed
would recommend American
Sentinel to a friend


of students surveyed are
satisfied with their

Source: Biannual Student Survey 2019, End of Course Surveys 2018

Need Answers?

Final tuition will depend on the number of transfer credits awarded and whether those transfer credits fulfill mandatory course requirements. Of the 120 credits required for your BSN, 60 are automatically awarded to eligible registered nurses. An additional 30 credits can be earned by demonstrating course equivalency or Life Experience Credits. The maximum number of transfer credits is 90.

Finish the program in ten months, or take each course at your own pace. We give you options instead of limitations.

  • Assume leadership roles on multidisciplinary teams within healthcare organizations
  • Enhance professional nursing practice through the use of research and evidence-based practice
  • Integrate methods of research and scholarship to make and prioritize diagnoses
  • Design care for individuals, groups and communities
  • Incorporate methods of health promotion and education in nursing care of individuals, families and groups with simple to complex healthcare needs
  • Accept accountability and responsibility for professional judgment and actions
  • Integrate professional values and role behaviors
  • Examine the problems of contemporary health and illness
  • Demonstrate the role of the global citizen
  • Collaborate with other groups to shape health policies that affect both individual and community health.
  • “Yes You CANN” Scholarship
  • Military Scholarship
  • Military Benefits
  • Education Partner Program
  • Employer Reimbursement
  • More Ways to Reduce Tuition Costs
  • Active, unencumbered RN License
  • Diploma from a hospital school of nursing program or
  • ASN or ADN from a nationally accredited college
  • For nurses with foreign education, equivalent recognized by NACES evaluator
  • College credits
  • Professional work and life experience
  • Military training
  • Credit by exam or test out
  • Professional certifications and licenses

The mission of the RN to BSN program is to enhance the knowledge and practice of nurse generalists who are key members of an interdisciplinary team (professional lives) that can have a positive impact on healthcare outcomes (civic lives).

What Our Students Are Saying

The flexibility of this program lets me continue to be a parent and a wife, and the supportive professors mean you always have help when you need it

Alison Carlisle

Alison Carlisle

BSN Graduate with Maury Regional

American Sentinel has given me the confidence to push myself, which I never thought I’d do.

Jennifer Gearhart

Jennifer Gearhart

BSN Student with HCA

The communication is excellent. The advisors are so supportive and I really appreciate being able to communicate with the professors. They care!

Fatimah Kharleed-Goode

Fatimah Kharleed-Goode

BSN Student with Cleveland Clinic

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.

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.

General Education (30 credit hours)
CoursesCredit Hours*
ORI100 Orientation0
Communication Competency (choose 6 credit hours)
COM200 Intercultural Communications3
ENG105 Beginning Writing3
ENG110 English Composition I3
Humanities (choose 9 credit hours)
GHIS200 Global History of Nursing3
GHIS201 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
PHI215 Philosophy of Religions3
Behavioral and Social Sciences (choose 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 credit hours required)
MA120 College Algebra3
MA215 Statistics (required for RN to BSN/MSN students)3
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