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About the College

Letter from the Dean

In 2021, American Sentinel University officially merged with Post University to become American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University. In this College and throughout the University, we share a mission of providing outstanding support, educational excellence, and career-focused success for all our students. It’s a mission that goes hand-in-hand with our overall effort to make your education fit your needs, your goals, and your life, as exemplified in our motto: “Post Makes It Personal®.” It’s a mission none of us takes lightly, and I’m proud to take a leadership role in these efforts as dean of the American Sentinel College.

Today’s healthcare field is exploding with opportunity. At American Sentinel, through our online degrees for nursing and healthcare management, we’re dedicated to helping our students gain the skills, credentials, and experiences needed to make their way in it. We are committed to their success in and out of the classroom.

This is my personal invitation to you to come and learn what it takes to make a difference, both for your career and for those you will serve in the future. Let’s make it happen together.


Dr. Karen Whitham, EdD, MSN, MS, RN, CNE
Interim Dean, American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences

About the College

Acquired by Post University in 2021 and renamed American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences, American Sentinel was established as a school dedicated to providing high quality instruction, student support, and high graduation rates.

Over time, American Sentinel University began to focus on providing healthcare and nursing programs online, including an RN to BSN degree completion program that could be taken in both a traditional term-based online format or with the increased flexibility of a competency-based modality known as the Powered by SIMPath™ program. The school also offers Master of Science in Nursing program with distinct, career-focused specializations along with a number of Nurse Practitioner specializations, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and health management programs.

Along the way, American Sentinel earned programmatic accreditations from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for their RN to BSN and MSN programs with eight specializations, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for their Doctor of Nursing Practice program with four specializations, and regional accreditation from Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Today, American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences continues a proud tradition of offering 100% online degree programs for nursing and healthcare professionals who want to advance their ability to achieve better outcomes for their patients and their careers.


Our Faculty

American Sentinel College is proud to provide the industry experienced faculty our professionally minded students need to improve patient outcomes, advance careers, and achieve more.

For the current list of the American Sentinel College faculty visit Post’s Faculty Directory and search for American Sentinel College.

Our Mission

At the American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences, our mission is to provide high-quality, innovative degree and certificate programs that enable students to enhance their professional and civic lives.

Vision Statement

At the American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Science, we hold ourselves to a high standard. We will continuously pursue excellence for ourselves and our students. Our vision is to be recognized as a world leader…

… for providing accessible, quality, advanced education for the motivated learner/professional who seeks success in their chosen fields and communities …

… for our innovative use of technology that creates new standards in outcomes and achievement of academic excellence…

… for our understanding of and meeting the changing needs of our students, communities and other constituents…

… for creating excellence in student and constituent services.

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