American Sentinel University
|American Sentinel University|
|Motto||Learning to Succeed|
|Location||Denver, Colorado, U.S.|
American Sentinel University is a for-profit university, offering distance-learning degree and certificate programs in technology, healthcare and business. American Sentinel University is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).
American Sentinel University was established through the joining of two separate schools: American College of Computer & Information Sciences and American Graduate School of Management. The combined school offered the technology programs of the former and the business programs of the latter, and since the merger has created new offerings in these areas and in new areas such as health care. The school maintains offices in Denver, Colorado and Birmingham, Alabama.
The American Graduate School of Management was founded in 2000. The American College of Computer & Information Sciences was founded in 1988 by Lloyd E. Clayton Jr. as the American Institute of Computer Science.
American Sentinel University offers online associate degree programs in geographic information systems. Bachelor's degree programs are offered in geographic information systems, RN to BSN completion (nursing). The school offers master's degree programs in geospatial information systems (GIS master's programs), computer science with specializations in computer networking, computer programming and information systems security, information systems, MBA (general and health care), business intelligence, RN to MSN (nursing), and MSN (Nursing) with specializations in nursing management organizational leadership, case management, infection prevention and control, and nursing education. Doctoral degree programs are offered in nursing practice (DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership). There are certificate programs in geospatial information systems (online GIS certificate) and infection prevention and control.
Nursing Program Accreditation (CCNE)
March 2009, American Sentinel University's undergraduate and graduate nursing programs earned accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a specialized professional accreditation agency, CCNE is an autonomous branch of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the only accrediting body devoted exclusively to evaluating baccalaureate and graduate nursing degree programs. CCNE granted accreditation to American Sentinel for its RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN), RN to Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN), and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with five specialty areas (case management, nursing informatics, management and organizational leadership, infection prevention and control, and nursing education).
- American Sentinel University, Accredited Institutions, Distance Education and Training Council[dead link]
- Bear, John; Mariah Bear (2003-01-01). Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning. Ten Speed Press. ISBN 1-58008-431-1. page 196
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) website: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/accreditation/