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Many employers look into "where you git your education from". That being said they look into the schools you have attended to see if it is a quality education. Many employers are reluctant to hiring employees with online degrees. The reason is because many schools will basically give to a diploma in exchange for your money. For this reason I f you want to get a job after graduating first check the school accreditation before applying to a program. There is a difference between national and regional accreditation. American sentinel university is nationally accredited but NOT regionally accredited. Most employers look for employees who have earned a degree from a regional accredited institution. Make sure you know the difference between national and regional accreditation. Otherwise you will end up with a useless degree thatbyou paid thousands for.
DNP program is solid.The professors are knowledgeable. Feedback were timely, discussion replies from professors always incorporated real life situations that contributed tremendously to my learning. Kudos to Dr. Pate and all faculty. The first year (2013) the assigned academic counselor was not as engaged. Didn't return phone calls which caused a lot of anxiety on my part however, my second year the new academic counselors were excellent. Kudos Julie!!!! PLE's I think are really great.... more work to do on top of required readings and weekly paper and discussions to submit. But, who says nursing is cake walk....let alone doctoral studies? I say, the DNP program is rigorous and I highly recommend.
This school is a joke. It's the worst program anyone can attend. I'm ashamed and embarrassed to have graduated from here. Do NOT get a degree from here. The program is pathetic and my knowledge does not compare to any of my colleagues that got a real DNP.
I am currently completing my BSN in nursing. I felt compelled to write a review as I really feel American Sentinel online program has surpassed my past experiences with other universities. I have been a ADN nurse for 7 years and working mostly an overtime schedule with a 1 and 2 year old, this university has been comparable to my busy life. When signing up the process is smooth. Tramaine (admission advisor), was the friendliness, most informative person I initially spoke with. I was given a couple different success advisors initially but finally have been with one, Jacqui, for a good amount of time. She has assisted me whenever I need it. She responds so quickly to her emails and makes you feel as though you are "on campus", she provides many good options and priceless guidance during the program. The 8 week classes are great, the instructors are compassionate in their education and I actually feel I am learning tools that have and will be utilized in my career. The price is comparable to standard BSN programs but really provide top dollar education. I can't say enough about this program, I am so happy I chose American Sentinel and will have acquired my degree very soon. From, A full-time OR RN a mother of 2 under 2, wife, and newly inducted Dean's List student!
I felt that American Sentinel was a good fit for me. My job subsidized my tuition, with a payback of three years to the company. I felt the education was great! Sometimes a little fast paced to learn everything the course syllabus outlined. I am also a nursing educator, and it opened the doors to better opportunities. It was difficult at the end taking two classes at a time, but well worth the effort to finish sooner. I would like to pursue my DNP in education from ASU in the future.
I have had difficulty finding a university to accept credits from ASU. ASU does not have regional accreditation, only national for the BSN and MSN programs. Most universities want transfer courses to come from a regional and national accredited school. My experience with instructors was mostly positive. Instructors were fair and gave quick feedback on assignments. The workload of assignments and projects were reasonable.
I received a great education. It was challenging and for the most part all the instructors were very helpful and wanted their students to succeed. There might have been one or two that wasn't active enough, but that happens in traditional classrooms as well. I completed the BSn program and wet back and recently completed my MSN. I urge all to follow their heart and find a program that suits them best. American Sentinel University was the best for me.
I chose American Sentinel because it was affordable and offered flexible scheduling. I finished the MSN in 2 years. I spent about 10-15 hours on classwork per week. I was impressed with the quality of instruction. I just took the CNE exam and passed without difficulty.
Ok. Here are the negatives that I would say about the school. 1. The Phone Contact Information Does Not Work/The 1800 Number. 2. The school library resource does not provide adequate sources to complete research assignments. 3. You may have the same professor more than once. Positive: The professors worked with you on your APA writing, late or delayed assignments, the finance department worked with me on making my payments, the classes were continuous so that I can complete school, the professors responded within a timely manor. I learned about leadership and organizational theories and the courses really made me have a passion for Global health and health legislation.
American Sentinel's RN to BSN program, like most high caliber nursing programs, requires many hours of reading, research, writing discussions and assignments, power point presentations, voice thread technology, and knowledge of virtual patient and hospital situations. I had been out of school over 20 years and felt very anxious about returning to a world where new technologically-oriented teaching methods were mandatory. With the help of my husband to guide me with the technical aspect, I made It! The nursing instructors were very understanding about adults working full time and trying to get through school. I feel I received a quality education and learned many different aspects of nursing besides bedside care. Another positive about out American Sentinel was their tuition was far more affordable than most others. My nursing instructors were helpful and always ready to give you a second chance, providing you had proved yourself. If you really want your BSN, you can do it! Just know up front that you will put your life on hold for the next 18 months!