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University to offer new DNP cohort this fall

Tuesday July 8, 2014
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American Sentinel University will offer a doctor of nursing practice cohort beginning this fall, according to a news release.

The school’s DNP programs offer specialty tracks in executive and educational leadership to prepare nurses with leadership skills in administration and academic settings. American Sentinel’s DNP fall cohort will begin Oct. 20. Class size is limited to 25 students. The deadline to apply for the fall cohort is August 25.

“Education makes a difference in the ability of nurses to practice and nurses with doctoral degrees will be in high demand in the coming years,” Cheryl Wagner, RN, PhD, MSN/MBA, associate dean of graduate nursing programs at American Sentinel University, said in the release. “Our DNP programs are designed for nurse leaders seeking practice-focused degrees. Since the launch of our first DNP program in 2010, we have empowered nurses to gain the credibility, management skills and industry knowledge they need to move up the career ladder and play an important role in the healthcare transformation.”

American Sentinel’s two-year DNP Executive Leadership program enables master’s-prepared nurses to practice within a complex, highly computerized health system to gain a doctoral degree in nursing leadership. “The DNP Executive Leadership program offers nurse executives doctorates in practice-based fields as an alternative to PhDs, both within and outside of healthcare,” Wagner said.

The program features a flexible online format, eight-week-long courses and two seven-day residencies.

American Sentinel’s doctorate in nursing education develops the six key competencies: leadership, finance and fund development, new models of curriculum development and delivery, strategic planning, education policy, education research and accreditation training.

“The roles of nursing deans and education directors have expanded significantly over the last several years and our DNP gives leaders the tools they need in order to be effective in transforming nursing education,” Wagner said. “The most successful way to create strong educational leadership is to develop nurses to become better educators by mentoring them at a high level.”

Learn more, visit http://www.americansentinel.edu/online-doctoral-degree-programs.


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