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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.

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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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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, 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

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.

Important Disclosures

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.

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
M.S. Nursing (Term-Based) $460$560
M.S. Nursing, 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
MBA Healthcare$460$560
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  (Nursing degrees)$25$25
APEA Exam Fee (MSN NP program only)$35Not available at this time
SPSS (Business degrees)$43 for 6 monthsN/A
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.