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American Sentinel College Nursing Program Outcomes

Graduation Data

American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Sciences (College) educates a unique population of students.  A percentage of students complete their programs while working full-time and managing their home lives. The College believes that every student should have sufficient time to complete their program and thus will not calculate graduation rates until the last student in a cohort has finished studying. The College calculates and reports graduation rates that allow – six years to complete the RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN, MSN, and DNP programs.

The likelihood of individual student success cannot be determined by cohort graduation rates. However, the College makes strenuous efforts to match students with programs for which they are well-prepared and have outcomes aligned with student goals. As a result, this information on the graduation rates for individual programs gives students an indication of the difficulty in program completion faced by similarly situated program entrants.

Graduation Rates by Program (2023)

Program Graduation Rate
RN to BSN  71%
RN to BSN/MSN 86%
MSN  71%
DNP  60%


Retention Rates

The design of the College’s programs is for students with significant prior higher education.  The rates in the chart below do not provide insight into the College’s ability to promote the success of students in their first year and no basis for comparison to other institutions.

To provide meaningful data, the College has calculated retention rates using as its sample all students beginning study a in a cohort year. We exclude students who enroll in a program but never actually begin a course from this calculation. The College’s retention rate for the 2022 enrollment year is 82%.

The College believes that program-specific data provides a better indication of the likelihood of similarly situated program entrants continuing their studies beyond the initial year.

Retention Rates by Program for 2022 Enrollment Year (2023 Reporting Year)

Program Retention Rate
RN to BSN 84%
RN to BSN/MSN 77%
MSN-Non-NP Specializations 85%
MSN-NP Specializations 79%
MBA HC 97%
DNP 86%


Certification Pass Rates

The College offers three nurse practitioner specializations (Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) within its Master of Science Nursing that prepare students to seek certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Students may complete national certification as an APRN through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certifying Board (AANPCB).

Certification Pass Rates

Program Percentage Passed
MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner (2021-2023 data) 72.4%
MSN–Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (2023 data) 75%
MSN-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (2023 data) 100%

Updated April 1, 2024

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