American Sentinel University

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American Sentinel University
MottoTransforming Healthcare Through Education
PresidentMary Adams
Location, ,

American Sentinel University is a for-profit university, offering distance-learning healthcare focused degrees and certificate programs. American Sentinel University is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).[1]


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 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.[2]


American Sentinel University offers online Bachelor's degree program for RN to BSN completion (nursing) in a traditional online format as well as a competency-based RN to BSN Powered by SIMPath™ program. The school offers master's degree programs in RN to MSN (nursing), and MSN (Nursing) with specializations in nursing management organizational leadership, case management, infection prevention and control, and nursing education. information systems management, MBA in Healthcare, business intelligence and analytics, Doctoral degree programs are offered in nursing practice (DNP Executive Leadership, DNP Educational Leadership,DNP Informatics Leadership and DNP Nursing Specialization). There is also a certificate program in infection prevention and control.

Nursing Program Accreditation (CCNE)[edit]

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).[3]


  1. ^ American Sentinel University, Accredited Institutions, Distance Education and Training Council Archived August 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) website:

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