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American Sentinel University’s Online Graduate Nursing Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News & World Report

– American Sentinel University’s Online Graduate Nursing Programs Rank in Top Ten for Best Overall Student Engagement –

AURORA, Colo. – January 20, 2016 – American Sentinel University has been ranked for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best online graduate nursing programs among public and private universities in the nation.

“We are honored to receive national recognition for our online nursing graduate programs,” says Judy Burckhardt, Ph.D., MAEd, MSN, RN, Dean and Professor, Nursing and Healthcare Programs at American Sentinel University. “Our graduate nursing programs are designed to evolve as the industries and needs of our students change to ensure they are relevant, insightful and represent the highest level of academic excellence. Our objective is to provide all students with a meaningful advantage in their industry and organization.”

U.S. News rankings factor student engagement; faculty credentials and training; peer reputation; student services and technology; and admissions selectivity among other factors into the rankings. A program’s score for each category is calculated using data that the program reported to U.S. News. For more information on the methodology, visit U.S. News online.

American Sentinel University ranked in the top 10 for its student engagement. American Sentinel’s graduate nursing programs encourage nurses to thrive, collaborate and interact with fellow students and faculty through online communities in their classes.

“Our nursing faculty are leaders in nursing education and are not only accessible and responsive, but help to create rewarding experiences for students, so they complete their degrees,” says Dr. Burckhardt.

American Sentinel’s innovative approach to nursing education offers a flexible online curriculum delivered by faculty with real-world healthcare experience.  The university’s education platform leverages technology for more efficient and effective instruction so that nurses can earn an advanced degree to achieve personal and professional goals.

“The curricula of the graduate nursing programs are based on the competencies nurses need to be successful in nursing today. Student assignments and projects in the nursing programs involve ‘real- world’ concerns and challenges. Students apply what they learn in class to their areas of employment and bring the challenges they’re currently facing in healthcare back to the classroom for discussion,” says Dr. Burckhardt.

The university’s virtual classrooms and discussion forums are designed to help provide an interactive learning experience. Students communicate with professors, peers, and colleagues at some of the top healthcare organizations, such as Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, etc.

All students receive MySentinel™ Student Support services, which offer a distinctively personal one-on-one approach for online learning. Students have a dedicated advisor to help guide them from admission to graduation.

“At American Sentinel, our faculty and student support staff are driven by one goal, to nurture talent. We strive to foster a supportive and encouraging environment for growth and learning for students,” says Dr. Burckhardt.

American Sentinel offers a Master of Science Nursing (MSN) program with five specializations including case management, infection prevention and control, nursing education, nursing informatics, and nursing management and organizational leadership. Also, the university offers a Registered Nurse to B.S. Nursing/M.S. Nursing fast-track program, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with two specialty tracks in executive, and educational leadership, Master of Business Administration Healthcare, and an infection prevention and control certificate program.

American Sentinel University is an innovative, accredited educator for online nursing degree programs. Learn more about American Sentinel’s graduate-level nursing degree programs.

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.