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American Sentinel was a good fit for me, all my professors where accesssble and called me back when I needed to get clarifications. Most all my professors held PhDs or EdDs . Many tutorials were available and live conferences with the Deans at select times. They dont just take you regardless of credits as I needed 2 humanities courses extra to graduate. They are Nationally accredited and will have their Initial Regional accreditation as of 9/19 as it is a 4 year process . They also value Veterans as they give them lower tuition costs.
Took me a little over two years to complete. I worked very hard. There was a lot of essay writing. However, most higher degree programs require the ability to write essays. They want graduates to have a better understanding of pulling together evidenced-based practice and having the ability to summarize it. I found rubrics easy to understand. Like any type of higher education, the student gets what they put into it. If you want something, you have to work for it.
My brother had cancer and I asked to drop the Rn to BSN program. They have a strict policy - and allowed me to drop. However they wanted their FULL money! This is a horrible act! Their program is not good. I had many questions about classs and was told by advisors well we are new and trying to improve. So they will take your money. Offer little to no support and just say we are trying to improve. PLEASE DO NOT WASTE your time! They dont care and they just want money. I have MBA so Im not some stupid young person who they try to prey on
Very helpful when trying to get you signed up. But no support after you sign promisary note. I couldn't get several of the online mandatory assignments to open so I could complete them. Contacted tech support, my counselor, instructor, no help really. Spoke with president of University about problems with accessing assignments. No help. Just told me to pay bill or it will go to collections. Oh yeah, I tried to access all my assignments on 3 different computers. The problem wasn't with me, it was their programs and lack of support. Be warned.
This program prepared me for an administrative position in a university nursing program. I have found the knowledge from the curriculum has provided me a very strong background in educational leadership from developing relationships with faculty members to identifying incivility in nursing education. The courses were timely and improved my leadership responses in today's nursing educational climate. Well done, ASU! I will always be grateful for the preparation I was provided to lead others in the professional practice of nursing education.
American Sentinel University provided the support needed to achieve the highest level of education desired. During my journey I was expected to demonstrate accountability for the decisions taken. I improved my skills as a leader and the competencies needed to understand the healthcare environment today. As a leader, I find my self in circumstances where emotions run hot, but I learned to manage these emotional charges with positive people to balance my life.
I feel compelled to write a review because I had a great experience at the school. I was able to graduate with honors and taking courses online was more attainable that having to attend a classroom. The teacher were very knowledgeable and helpful. True the school isn't regionally accredited so if going to purse a higher education in another school make sure they take Nationally accredited students. I will pursue my Nurse Practioner with American Sentinel.
This school isn't bad but the financial aid office is awful! If you need financial aid I would recommend not going to this school they take forever and do not reply to anyone for days at a time taking multiple calls to get answers. Very uneducated people working in the office and don't seem to care about their jobs. You literally have maybe 3 people that work there that are completely unhelpful!
I am in DNP Program, and must say to all potential students DON'T GO here! The whole program is juts ridiculous, some professors dont even reply or comment your work. By the end they are screwing you up, not letting you scheduling your defense date, the chairs of the projects just people sitting home, and deciding last minute what they want to do with you, so they making fun of you by playing on your time restrains. Overall, it does not worth the money you pay, go to other reputable school, there are plenty now offering DNP. I wish I would go somewhere else.
I had no idea the credits from my BSN received at this school would be rejected by other schools pursuing my MSN Degree. This school is accredited but NOT Regionally accredited which is necessary for transferring to other schools. DON'T WASTE VALUABLE TIME!