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Through their unique education partnership, American Sentinel and your employer are dedicated to helping YOU achieve YOUR career goals by providing YOU the fast, flexible and future-focused educational programs that improve patient care.
American Sentinel’s accredited online nursing degrees address today’s healthcare issues that are of most concern to you. That means what you learn in class today, can be used at work tomorrow.
Our industry-leading RN to BSN CBE Powered by SIMPath®, for example, takes advantage of what you already know, and is garnering rave reviews from students, some of whom have completed their BSN in a few as 8 months at a tuition cost of $6,000.
Looking to earn your BSN? MSN? DNP? NP*?
Go back to school with your peers and earn your degree while you work. The American Sentinel partnership makes it easier and economical.
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Students And Alumni In Their Own Words
What’s in it for You?
- Reduced tuition rates
- Flexible options to pay for school
- Tuition deferment program – tuition deferred until 30 days after course completion (only the new student resource fee is due prior to enrollment)
- Payment options allow the majority of students to graduate debt free
- CCNE-accredited bachelor’s and master’s nursing degrees
- ACEN-accredited doctor of nursing practice
- Complete most degree programs in two years or less
- Convenient online learning format (no set lecture or log-in times)
- One-on-one intensely personal support from dedicated student advisors
- Dedicated support. Our 2017 survey showed 95% of the nursing students agreed that they are happy with their experience at American Sentinel and that it was the right choice for them
- Real-world education taught by experts in their fields. 93% of students surveyed report that their course work is immediately applicable to their jobs
- Online chats, articles and webinars about leadership, careers, professional advancement and today’s most important topics in healthcare
- American Sentinel ensures your success! Our high graduation rate of 89% for the RN-BSN degree, 85% for MSN and 95% for DNP, far exceed the national average of 58% (DEAC’s Graduation rate benchmark study in 2016). Your dedicated Student Success Advisor will work hand-in-hand with you to create a positive experience by guiding you through each process for attaining your advanced degree.
Registered Nurse to B.S. Nursing (RN to BSN) is an accelerated nursing degree program for RNs with associate degrees in nursing. We offer both traditional course-based and accelerated competency-based BSN programs.
Registered Nurse to B.S. Nursing/M.S. Nursing (RN to BSN/MSN) is a fast-track program that enables RNs to earn their BSN and MSN degrees (5 MSN specializations).
M.S. Nursing (MSN) is a distance education program for experienced nurses, who can choose from seven specializations: Case Management, Infection Prevention and Control, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner.
Infection Prevention and Control Certificate gives clinicians, nurses, physicians, managers, non-nurse practitioners, infection control team members and others the knowledge they need to develop best practices for infection prevention and control.
Healthcare Management Degrees
MBA Healthcare is designed for current and future healthcare professionals seeking to lead in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry.
M.S. Nursing, management and organizational leadership specialization prepares staff nurses for broader executive and management opportunities.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Executive Leadership prepares master’s-educated nurses for leadership roles in today’s dynamic healthcare environment.
American Sentinel is excited to enroll MSN, Nurse Practitioner specialization program students who reside in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California*, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, 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.
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. 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.
Partner employees receive special tuition rates (per credit hour)
|Degree Program||Partner Tuition||2019 Standard Tuition|
|RN to B.S. Nursing (course-based)||$370||$430|
|RN to B.S. Nursing (Powered by SIMPath®)||$2,890 per semester||$3,100 per semester|
|RN to M.S. Nursing||$350 for undergrad courses|
$460 for grad courses
|$430 for undergrad courses|
$560 for grad courses
|M.S. Nursing, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner Specializations||$460 – MSN Core Courses; $475 – MSN NP Role and Population Focused Courses||$560|
|MBA Healthcare (course-based)||$460||$560|
Bachelor's and Master's Program Fees
|Course extension fee||$65 ($150 – 2020 fee increase)|
|Late course registration fee||$50|
|Program switch fee||$150|
|Prior learning assessment fee (per course)||$300|
|Test out fee (per test)||$300 for undergrad / $400 for grad|
|Graduation fee)||(payable two weeks prior to graduation) $150|
|Graduation Ceremony Attendance Fee||$125|
|Transcript fee (for each transcript requested)||$10 per request|
|New student resource fee||$100|
|Resource fee: semester students (Title IV recipients)||$200 per 12 credit hours|
|Resource fee: term students (Non-Title IV recipients)||$200 per 12 credit hours|
|Clinical Fees (MSN Nurse Practioner Programs only)||$750/clinical course (four clinical courses = $3,000)|
|Books||New books cost approximately $150 per course. Students may purchase used books. Students are not required to purchase books and materials directly from the University.|
|Costs associated with background checks and malpractice insurance||Students enrolling in the RN to BSN/MSN or MSN program are required to establish a Certified Background account that collects, tracks and monitors the documentation required for the practice experiences you will complete during your nursing program. Fees vary by state, please contact Certified Background and your insurance company for actual costs. Contact www.certifiedbackground.com.|
Doctoral Program Fees
|Course extension fee||$65|
|Program switch fee||$150|
(payable two weeks prior to graduation)
|Transcript fee (for each transcript requested)||$10 per request|
|DNP resource fee||$300 twice during the program|
|DNP residency fee||$250|
|DNP Capstone fee||DNP Project II $1,200, N761PE $1,200|
|DNP Capstone continuation fee||The purpose of this fee is to cover expenses for resources and faculty support when a student slows down or discontinues progress on his/her DNP project. This $350 fee is assessed monthly when a student fails to meet the required perquisite deliverables for DNP Project II or N761PE.|
|Practicum Workroom||A fee of $400 per 8-week term will be charged for students who need to enroll in one or more Practicum Workrooms to complete practice hours because they received transfer credit for one or more MSN or DNP courses that did not contain the required practice hours, or enrolled in the DNP Executive Leadership or Informatics Leadership specialization and did not complete 400 practice hours during their master’s program. This allows students to earn the practice hours required to complete a MSN program (400 hours) or the DNP program (1,000 post baccalaureate hours). This fee is non-refundable once the 8-week term has commenced.|
|Books||An estimated cost of textbooks and other learning materials required for the program is $2,500. Students are not required to purchase books and materials directly from the University.|
|Residency||DNP students are required to attend two residencies. Estimated costs for meals and travel for on-site Residency I is $650. There is a $250 residency fee with Residency I (N740PE). Potential hardware cost for Virtual Residency II is roughly $50-100. This cost would cover the purchase of a microphone and webcam if your computer is not already equipped with these.|
|Costs associated with background checks and malpractice insurance||Students enrolling in the DNP program are required to establish a CastleBranch account that collects, tracks and monitors the documentation required for the practice experiences you will complete during your nursing program. Fees vary by state, please contact CastleBranch and your insurance company for actual costs. Contact http://americansentinel.castlebranch.com/.|