American Sentinel University Reviews
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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!
I was very satisfied with the online class work, The advisors and the school in general. I was able to complete my BSN online and didn't have to worry about additional test or clinicals. I was able to use my time more effectively than having to attend a classroom setting.
I have been involved in the ADN to MSN program and have been very pleased with the university. My Advisor is amazing and answers my questions within a day turn around. At one time I registered for the wrong classes and she went back and corrected them for me without hesitation or hassle. Although there are 3 to 4 papers due each class, the work is challenging but not difficult to accomplish for the working nurse. I HIGHLY recommend this school and am very excited to see my daughter joining me in this journey as she just finished her ADN and will be joining the ASU family
The instructors are overloaded and the written work is based on quantity not quality. If you want a quality education go down the street to Regis University. I received different information from various people when I had a question or an issue. Very expensive and no personal attention given
This schools credits are not transferable, anywhere. The course load was ridiculous for 3 credits. The quality of my professors went from excellent (first course) to pathetically poor. I was advised to skip the readings and discussions and just work on my final project. Try straighter edge (for pre-reqs)!
I only have a few complaints about this University. One, the teachers I had didn't provide much feedback during group discussions. Also, towards the end with one class left, they threw me into an advanced programming class I'm java with no prior exp
The University as a whole suffers from communication issues. Staff and Professors seem interested in your education but lack follow through. Get any questions or concerns answered before enrolling and in writing especially if you are a transfer student. Education is not up to par as most courses use material that is extremely outdated.
I wish the advisors and admissions staff would've explained that this school is only nationally accredited. I wanted to pursue my MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner and was turned down by every college because this school is not regionally accredited. What a waste and certain states do not recognize a BSN from this school. I am finding this out now. Please do your research!
In December 2015, I completed the RN-MSN Education program. I was able to complete it in 2.5 years. It was a challenging program and required a large amount of research and writing....all of which added to the credibility of the program. My experience with instructors was for the most part a positive one although I did have one instructor who did not make much effort to participate or stimulate weekly discussions. All of her comments were generic and gave the impression that she was not doing her job. Ultimately, her performance lead to a very poor evaluation at the end of the course as that was one way to have my voice heard. Overall, I would recommend ASU to anyone who is looking for an online program. My one recommendation to the leadership would be to promote relationships with students through continuity in such areas as advisement. One success advisor who follows the student all the way to graduation would be an excellent quality improvement for the program.
I found this school to be perfect! It had all i needed. The teachers were great and very responsive to my questions when I had them. The classes allowed me to work, take care of my family, and attend classes on my time. Once I had my degree I had jobs that were opening up to me more than before. People seem to take me more "seriously" now that I have my degree. I would and have recommended this school to others. The classes were challenging and up to date with current technology.