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RN to Master of Science in Nursing

American Sentinel University



Are you looking for an online option for that will aid you in taking your nursing education to the next level? Then the online RN to Master of Science, Nursing degree from American Sentinel University is the ideal option for you.

This fully online, 36 credit nursing degree has been specifically designed for those registered nurses with an associate degree looking to gain their MSN without have to complete a bachelor's degree.

Throughout the course of this online MSN, students work with experts in the field to gain the knowledge that is needed for being able to:

  • Express a fundamental understanding of the problems of contemporary health and illness
  • Directly provide and manage competent care for individuals, families, and groups who have simple to complex health care needs
  • Collaborate with other groups in shaping health policies that affect both individual and community health.

Students must complete 18 credit hours of baccalaureate level nursing courses and 3 credit hours of professional communication. A 3.0 GPA must be maintained for each of these courses. Upon completion of these courses, students will fill out a graduate application and apply to our MSN program. Those who are not able to achieve a 3.0 in each of the nursing courses, but do have a 2.5 cumulative GPA will be allowed to complete the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) sequence and then apply separately to the Masters Degree in Nursing program.

Students will be able to complete their Masters Degree with 21 undergraduate credits and 36 graduate credits, thus accelerating the attainment of an advanced practice degree in Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership, Case Management, Nursing Education, or Nursing Informatics. The RN to MSN courses are open for enrollment once a month.

All applicants must be a Registered Nurse.

American Sentinel's RN to MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Students complete 18 credits of baccalaureate-level nursing courses (and must earn a 3.0 GPA in these courses), then apply to the MSN program, where they will complete 36 graduate credit hours.

Accreditation Information

Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission

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