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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 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*?

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Accreditation

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 2019 survey showed 97% 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. 92% 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! 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.

Nursing Degrees

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Registered Nurse to B.S. Nursing

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.

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Registered Nurse to B.S. Nursing/M.S. Nursing ​

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).

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M.S. Nursing/MBA Healthcare

With our M.S. Nursing, Management and Organizational Leadership/MBA Healthcare degrees, you’ll be equipped to shape the future of nursing and healthcare. This dual degree program is designed for nurses looking to lead in healthcare organizations and drive new policies to improve patient care. Taking this dual degree program can save you time and money as opposed to earning both degrees separately.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with four specializations to choose from: Educational LeadershipExecutive LeadershipInformatics Leadership and Professional Leadership.

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Infection Prevention and Control Certificate

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

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MBA Healthcare

MBA Healthcare is designed for current and future healthcare professionals seeking to lead in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry.

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M.S. Nursing/MBA Healthcare

With our M.S. Nursing, Management and Organizational Leadership/MBA Healthcare degrees, you’ll be equipped to shape the future of nursing and healthcare. This dual degree program is designed for nurses looking to lead healthcare organizations toward improved patient care.

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M.S. Nursing, Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization

M.S. Nursing, management and organizational leadership specialization prepares staff nurses for broader executive and management opportunities.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice Executive Leadership

Doctor of Nursing Practice Executive Leadership prepares master’s-educated nurses for leadership roles in today’s dynamic healthcare environment.

Nurse Practitioner now offered in 43 states

Per federal regulation (34 CFR §668.43(a)(5(v)), institutions must disclose the following specific state authorization categories. Any additional questions about state authorization requirements can be directed to university staff.

CategoriesStates
A list of all States for which the institution has determined that its curriculum meets the State education requirements for licensure or certification (Currently enrolling students in these states).Maryland, North Dakota, Colorado.
A list of all States for which the institution has determined that its curriculum does not meet the State educational requirements for licensure or certification (Not currently enrolling students in these states).Arizona, District of Columbia, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, US Territories.
A list of all States for which the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification* (Currently enrolling students in these states).California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Illinois, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa, Indiana.

*American Sentinel University reviews the relevant rules and regulations for each State before enrolling students in that State. Many State regulatory bodies (i.e. Boards of Nursing) do not have formal approval processes for out-of-state APRN programs. These States are listed above as states for which the University has not made a determination, as formal approval of our program is not available. We do not accept enrollments from students in the states for which the university does not meet the State educational requirements. The University has designed the program to satisfy the requirements set by our numerous accreditors as well as most states. Because many states do not offer an approval process for our APRN program, we encourage students to review their own State Board of Nursing requirements for individual licensure and contact that Board with any questions. Contact information and Board websites can be found under this link. Students should also contact admissions@americansentinel.edu at the University, who will be happy to answer any questions about the curriculum.

Important Disclosures

The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates with an active, unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license to practice as nurse practitioners. However, for those States in which the university “has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure and certification,” 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 an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in that state. 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 the student’s responsibility to consult the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency in the state in which he or she wished to practice to determine specific requirements. Each student is encouraged to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to the practice as an APRN in the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Contact information for each State Board of Nursing can be found at this link. American Sentinel University makes no representations or guarantees 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 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 program is designed to prepare graduates with an active, unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license to practice as nurse practitioners. However, for those States in which the university “has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure and certification,” 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 an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in that state. 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 the student’s responsibility to consult the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency in the state in which he or she wished to practice to determine specific requirements. Each student is encouraged to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to the practice as an APRN in the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Contact information for each State Board of Nursing can be found at this link. American Sentinel University makes no representations or guarantees 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.

Tuition

Partner employees receive special tuition rates (per credit hour)

Degree ProgramPartner TuitionStandard Tuition
RN to B.S. Nursing (Term-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
Master's programs (Term-Based) $460$560
Master's programs (Powered by SIMPath®)$3,700 per semester $4,000 per semester
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 – MSN Core Courses; $575 – MSN NP Role and Population Focused Courses
DNP$685$770
IPC Certificate$460$560

RN to B.S. Nursing, term-based

Program Fees

FeesTerm-BasedPowered by SIMPath®
Application fee$0$0
Shadowhealth™$90-110$90-110
Course extension fee$150N/A
Late course registration fee$50$50
Program switch fee$150$150
Prior learning assessment fee (per course)$300N/A
Test out fee (per test)$300N/A
Humanities credit by exam$125$125
Post-enrollment evaluation fee (per transcript submitted after enrollment)$50$50
Graduation fee$150$150
Graduation Ceremony Attendance Fee$125$125
Transcript fee (for each transcript requested)$10 per request$10 per request
New student resource fee$100$100
Resource fee:$200 per 12 credit hours$200 per semester

Other Costs

Other CostsAmount
BooksNew books cost approximately $150 per course. Students may purchase used books. Students are not required to purchase books and materials directly from the university. Many courses use eBooks and discounts are available from several publishers. Mandatory $90-110 fee for Shadowhealth™ is required.

RN to B.S. Nursing, Powered by SIMPath®

Program Fees

FeeAmount
Application fee$0
Shadowhealth™$90-110
Late course registration fee$50
Program switch fee$150
Humanities credit by exam$125
Post-enrollment evaluation fee (per transcript submitted after enrollment)$50
Graduation fee$150
Graduation Ceremony Attendance Fee$125
Transcript fee (for each transcript requested)$10 per request
New student resource fee$100
Resource fee$200 per semester
Prior learning assessment feeNot available at this time

Other Costs

Other CostsAmount
BooksNew books cost approximately $150 per course. Students may purchase used books. Students are not required to purchase books and materials directly from the university. Many courses use eBooks and discounts are available from several publishers. Mandatory $90-110 fee for Shadowhealth™ is required.

Master’s

Program Fees

FeesTerm-BasedPowered by SIMPath®
Application fee$0$0
Shadow Health (Nursing degrees)$90-110$90-110
Shadow Health Pharmacology (MSN NP programs only as needed)$90-110N/A
EHRGo (Nursing degrees)$45 for 12 weeks$45 for 12 weeks
Navigate 2 Scenario for Health Care Finance$25$25
APEA Exam Fee (MSN NP program only)$35N/A
SPSS (Business degrees)$43 for 6 months$43 for 6 months
Course extension fee$150N/A
Late course registration fee$50$50
Program switch fee$150$150
Prior learning assessment fee (per course)$400Not available at this time
Test out fee (per test)$400Not available at this time
Post-enrollment evaluation fee (per transcript submitted after enrollment)$50$50
Graduation fee$150$150
Graduation Ceremony Attendance Fee$125$125
Transcript fee (for each transcript requested)$10 per request$10 per request
New student resource fee$100$100
Resource fee$200 per 12 credit hours$200 per semester
Clinical Fees (MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs only)$750/clinical course (four clinical courses = $3,000)N/A

Other Costs

Other CostsAmount
BooksNew books cost approximately $150 per course. Students may purchase used books. Students are not required to purchase books and materials directly from the University. Many courses use eBooks and discounts are available from several publishers.
SoftwareFor Master of Science in Nursing degrees, some courses require mandatory purchase of software including Shadow Heath, Shadow Heath Pharmacology, EHRGo, and Navigate 2 Scenario for Health Care Finance (Nursing Degrees). For Master of Business Administration, SPSS is required. For more detail, please see the fees section above and the specific course descriptions in the academic catalog.
Costs associated with background checks and malpractice insuranceStudents enrolling in the RN to BSN/MSN or MSN 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.
Practicum WorkroomA 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 courses that did not contain the required practice hours, or enrolled in the DNP Executive 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.

Doctoral

Program Fees

FeeAmount
Application fee$0
EHRGo$45 for 12 weeks
SPSS$43 for 6 months
Course extension fee$150
Post-enrollment evaluation fee (per transcript submitted after enrollment)$50
Program switch fee$150
Graduation fee$150
Graduation Ceremony Attendance Fee$125
Late course registration fee$50
Transcript fee (for each transcript requested)$10 per request
DNP resource fee$300 twice during the program
DNP project feesDNP Project II $1,200, N761PE $1,200
DNP capstone continuation feeThe 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.

Other Costs

Other CostsAmount
BooksAn 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. Many courses use eBooks and discounts are available from several publishers.
SoftwareFor Doctoral degrees, some courses require mandatory purchase of software including EHRGo and SPSS. For more detail, please see the fees section above and the specific course descriptions in the academic catalog.
ResidencyDNP students are required to attend two residencies. Residency I, students may choose between an online residency or a face to face on-site residency in Denver, Colorado. Students selecting the on-site residency will be responsible for any expenses related to their travel, including flights, lodging, transportation and meals, excluding lunches on classroom days which the university will provide. The estimated travel expense for the on-site residency is $1,500, but this amount can vary based on factors such as cost of flight and hotel selected. Residency II is a virtual residency that will require access to a computer equipped with a microphone and webcam. Estimated hardware cost to purchase a microphone and webcam if needed is $100.
Costs associated with background checks and malpractice insuranceStudents 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.
Practicum WorkroomA 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.