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American Sentinel University Partners with RTConnections to Provide Nurses with Advanced Degrees for Career Advancement

– Partnership Provides RTConnections’ Members with Accessible, High-quality Academic Programs Across Healthcare-related Disciplines –

AURORA, Colo. – April 12, 2016 – American Sentinel University, an accredited healthcare-focused online university, today announced a new learning partnership with RTConnections. RTConnections is an industry leading professional development company for nurses, founded by Dr. Renee Thompson. Dr. Thompson is a keynote speaker, author, award-winning nurse blogger, and professional development/anti-bullying thought leader.

The learning partnership is an extension of the alliance between American Sentinel and Dr. Thompson and is focused on the topic of nurse bullying. Earlier this year, both organizations partnered to develop a blog series and e-books addressing this important subject.

The formal learning partnership expands the collaborative agreement and supports the mission of both organizations to provide high-quality advanced education to nurses.

American Sentinel’s students have access to RTConnections’ vast resources and training that offer nurses an additional level of expertise for a competitive edge in the nursing job market. They also receive discounted registration rates for all industry events and training sessions, including the upcoming Medical Surgical Nursing Symposium in Orlando, Fla. April 28-29.

“We are proud to partner with RTConnections on this significant nursing education endeavor,” says Judy Burckhardt, Ph.D., MAEd, MSN, RN, Dean and Professor, Nursing and Healthcare Programs at American Sentinel University. “Dr. Thompson works tirelessly to help healthcare and academic organizations address and eliminate workplace bullying and makes a significant difference in the lives of nurses.”

As a trusted, online education provider of healthcare degree programs, American Sentinel provides RTConnections’ members with relevant and timely curricula and offers a discounted tuition rate and tuition deferment program to help make advanced education even more attainable.

“Today’s nursing leaders need to stay connected with the everyday challenges of healthcare. It’s critical that nurses have a variety of options to pursue additional education to discover what they are most passionate about in the field of nursing,” says Dr. Thompson. “It brings me great joy to know that I’m making a difference in the lives of nurses by partnering with American Sentinel University to offer my members a flexible online learning platform that can be done anywhere, anytime to enhance their knowledge and confidence while making valuable contributions to healthcare transformation.”

American Sentinel’s online programs cater to busy healthcare professionals at various stages of their careers. With an advanced degree, students gain the tools, business fundamentals and leadership abilities that benefit RTConnections’ members, followers, and the healthcare industry. Students benefit from American Sentinel’s MySentinel Student Support services, which provide a distinctively personal one-on-one approach to online learning. These services include new student orientation, dedicated student success advisors, tutoring, student resource center, writing center discussion forum to interact with peers and instant messaging services to connect with their advisor outside of work hours.

RTConnections members can choose from American Sentinel’s accredited online nursing and healthcare management degree programs, including RN to BSN, an RN to BSN/MSN fast-track program that enables RNs to earn their BSN and MSN degrees, an MSN program with five specializations (case management, infection prevention and control, nursing education, nursing informatics, and nursing management and organizational leadership), a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with two specializations (executive leadership and educational leadership), an infection prevention and control certificate program and a course-based or project-based a Master of Business Administration-Healthcare, (MBA) program.

About RTConnections

RTConnections is a company dedicated to educating, connecting and inspiring current and future nurses.  Through clinical and leadership education, professional development programs, and consulting services, the team at RTConnections helps nurses articulate their value by improving their clinical and professional competence. Founded by Dr. Renee Thompson, a leading authority on nurse bullying and professional development, RTConnections offers keynote presentations, certification preparation courses, leadership retreats, seminars on eliminating disruptive behaviors among teams, preceptor development programs, new nurse residency consultation, a comprehensive anti-bullying program, and more.

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About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online nursing degree programs in nursing, informatics, MBA Health Care, DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership. Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The university is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.