Flexible Online Programs for Busy Nurses and Healthcare Professionals
We are the American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University. For more than 15 years, we have been online educating registered nurses and healthcare professionals like you. We offer a number of advanced online nursing degrees, health management degrees, digital credentials, and more—all designed to give you the advanced education needed to achieve your personal and professional goals.
Explore all the possibilities below.
We are focused on providing a personalized educational experience to all of our students. We say Post Makes It Personal®, and that means we help you with a comprehensive and well-coordinated level of one-on-one support, including a faculty of industry professionals that genuinely care about your success in and out of class. We also offer:
Flexible Online Classes
Monthly & Bi-Monthly Start Dates
Generous Transfer Credit Policy
Practice-Focused Curriculum for Real-World Skills
Specializations To Customize Your Education
We have partnerships with over 200 healthcare providers across the nation to provide the kinds of educational opportunities that lead to better patient outcomes and happier healthcare staff. You want the kind of education that can help you make a difference for your career as well as for your patients. We’re here to help you do it.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Programmatic Accreditation
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Post University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.
ACEN Programmatic Accreditation
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program with four specializations within the American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN): 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000
Pick Your Path: Two Ways To Learn
To provide you with extra educational flexibility and choice, we offer two different tracks in many of our programs, our traditional Term Based and a 16-week self-paced format called SIMPath® (Competency Based).
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See What Our Students Are Saying
“You can push yourself to complete the modules at your pace. Best of all, I feel the material is so applicable to what I do in my case management job at St. Luke’s Cornwall.”
RN to BSN, Competency Based Track
A nursing informatics specialization will significantly impact my professional and personal life. I can use my nursing informatics training to improve patient care, reduce errors, and enhance outcomes.”
MSN – Nursing Informatics Specialization
“I really enjoyed the experience, and would definitely recommend the DNP Educational Leadership. It worked for my life and my schedule and I came away a better nurse and professor because of it.”
DNP – Educational Leadership Specialization
The first assignment in her Post University Master’s Degree course inspired Ash Lee Hicks – a practicing nurse with over a decade of experience – to tackle a big community health issue. Now, she is impacting lives across the state of Arkansas, heading toward her ultimate career goal of teaching the nurses of tomorrow, and showing her four children how education is the tool to overcome anything.
Watch the video to learn more about Ash Lee’s amazing story.
Curriculum, Course Descriptions, & Program Outcomes
Please see the University Catalog for each online program’s curriculum with course descriptions and program outcomes.
Nursing Admissions Requirements
Tuition & Payment Options
View the Tuition and Fees section for information for our online degree program costs.
We offer several funding options as you pursue your education. Please see the Scholarships and Other Ways to Save section to learn more about our:
- External Scholarships
- Nursing Tuition Reductions
- Education Partnership Program Tuition Reduction
- Post Eagle Program (Military)
- Payment Plans
- And more!
These programs are not currently eligible for Title IV funding for new enrollments.
Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)
The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is now available to qualified MSN – Nursing Education Specialization or DNP – Educational Leadership Specialization students at the American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University.
The purpose of this program is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty nationwide. NFLP seeks to accomplish this by providing funding to accredited schools of nursing to establish and operate a student loan fund and provide loans to students enrolled in advanced education nursing degree programs who are committed to becoming nurse faculty. In exchange for completion of up to four years of post-graduation full-time nurse faculty employment in an accredited school of nursing, the program authorizes the cancellation of up to 85 percent of the original student loan amount (plus interest thereon).
If you are interested in learning more and applying for this exciting opportunity, email [email protected].
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Pursuing an advanced nursing degree online is a big step. You probably have some questions. We have answers.
Is American Sentinel College at Post University accredited?
Yes, Post University is institutionally accredited. It holds institutional accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). NECHE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an accrediting agency for educational institutions.
Are nursing degrees from American Sentinel College at Post University accredited?
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master’s degree program in nursing at Post University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program with four specializations within the American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN): 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000.
Where is American Sentinel College at Post University located?
American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Post University primarily operates online, offering students the flexibility to pursue their education from anywhere with internet access. While administrative offices are located at the Post University campus in Waterbury, Connecticut, there is no physical classroom requirement for students, and the college’s emphasis is on delivering nursing and healthcare education through a digital platform. Clinical rotations and/or practice learning experiences, when necessary, are typically arranged in students’ local areas for convenience.
What kind of support is offered to nursing students?
Nursing students at Post University receive comprehensive support to help them succeed academically and professionally. This support includes dedicated student success advisors who assist with course planning and progression, access to online learning resources and materials, tutoring services, and a network of faculty with experience in the field. Additionally, nursing students can benefit from the Center for Career and Professional Development, which provides guidance on job placement, resume building, and interview preparation. We offer a virtual library with healthcare databases, complimentary access to Grammarly, a Writing Center, and mental health resources. We also start every student in an orientation, so they know what to expect from the program. Our goal is to provide a nurturing and empowering environment for nursing students to excel in their education and future careers.
Does American Sentinel College accept transfer credits?
Yes, American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Sciences does accept transfer credits earned from other accredited institutions. To be eligible, courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited institution, and a minimum grade of “C” (or its equivalent) for undergrad courses and “B” for grad courses is typically required for a course to be considered for transfer. Upon applying, the Admissions Department and Registrar’s Office will conduct an official evaluation of your transcripts to determine which courses are eligible for transfer and how they apply to your chosen program. Keep in mind that there is a maximum limit on the number of transfer credits that can be applied to a degree program, which varies by program. If you have questions or wish to initiate the transfer credit evaluation process, contact the admissions team for personalized guidance and support.
Are clinicals required for nursing school?
Depending on the program, clinical rotations could be a required component of nursing school. American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Post University offers a Master of Science in Nursing with three nurse practitioner specializations that require clinical hours, but the remainder of our nursing programs do not require clinical hours. Most programs require practice experiences that are designed to provide you with the opportunity to apply concepts and knowledge taught throughout the courses. These could include practice learning experiences that occur at the workplace or other healthcare settings, and simulations that involve participation in a variety of virtual settings.
How long are the nursing programs?
The duration of nursing programs can vary depending on the type of program and the level of education you are pursuing. Nursing program length depends on the specialization, transfer credits, and whether you have a BSN or MSN as your entry point.
How do online nursing programs work?
Online nursing programs are designed to provide flexibility for students to complete their nursing education remotely. Our programs use a dedicated online learning platform where students can access course materials, assignments, and interact with instructors and peers. The curricula are structured to cover theoretical and practical concepts, and in some cases, clinical and/or PLE components are arranged in students’ local areas to gain hands-on experience. Students can usually study at their own pace within the framework of assignment deadlines and class schedules. nursing programs often include discussion forums, virtual labs, and multimedia resources to facilitate learning. Communication with instructors and academic support services are available through digital channels, ensuring students have access to the assistance they need throughout their education.
How soon can I start my nursing program?
The start date for a nursing program can vary depending on the institution and the specific program you choose. American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Post University offers multiple start dates throughout the year, allowing students to begin their nursing education at their convenience. Typically, the application process, including submitting required documents, receiving an admission decision, and completing any necessary pre-enrollment requirements, will determine your program’s start date. It is advisable to contact the admissions department for detailed information on available start dates and application deadlines. This will help you plan your enrollment and start your nursing journey as soon as possible.
Ready to take the next steps?
You provide high-quality care to others every day. Now, it is your turn. Count on American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University for the support and high-quality care your career deserves. Contact us to talk about how to take your nursing future to another level with an online degree program from Post University, to request more information, or simply to apply now.