American Sentinel University

Aurora, CO 80014

American Sentinel University is a privately run, for profit institution, located in Aurora, Colorado. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

American River College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Open Admission-
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelFor Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. RN to BSN
  2. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  3. BSN
  4. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)

    The American Sentinel University Master of Science Nursing program is an accredited distance nursing degree program.

    It is intended to prepare nurses who intend to work in the nursing field to offer students a range of mobility and better career options.  The program offers students advanced theoretical and practical skills in five areas of specializations within the MSN program.

    Admission Requirements:

    • Completed application to the graduate program and acceptance by the university
    • A professional resume
    • Proof of a minimum of two years of full time professional experience as a Registered Nurse after licensure
    • Current, valid unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse
    • Baccalaureate level course work from an accredited program  
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
    • Official transcripts for all courses taken at the undergraduate or graduate level

    Graduates from all tracks are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board on Certification and Re-certification.

    The school may require applicants to show transcripts for specific courses and prerequisite examinations may be required for specific graduate tracks. Applicants who are deemed to be insufficiently prepared may be required to sit for special examinations to meet undergraduate prerequisites.  

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Administration Bachelor's degree 450
Nursing Administration Postbaccalaureate certificate 2
Nursing Administration Master's degree 376
Nursing Education Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 28
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 51

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from American Sentinel University

Platt College-Aurora
1.67 miles away
National American University-Denver
5.97 miles away
Aspen University
6.07 miles away
Denver School of Nursing
10.16 miles away
Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs
54.01 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Distance Education Accrediting Commission
01/08/2005 - Current
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
06/30/2016 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate
01/01/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/03/2009 - Current


No Info Available

Net Price

This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergrad students in 2015-2016, therefore net price information is not available.

Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $380.00 $380.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $500.00 $500.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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H.M. Muffly Memorial Scholarship

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Colorado Nurses Association Nightingale Scholarship

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American Sentinel University
2260 South Xanadu Way
Aurora, CO 80014

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