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January 23, 2018
American Sentinel University, an accredited healthcare-focused online university, announced today that it has partnered with the Nurses on Board Coalition (NOBC) in its goal of ensuring that at least 10,000 nurses are on boards by 2020.
NOBC is an organization committed to building healthier communities through the service of nurses on all types of boards. In addition to ensuring at least 10,000 nurses sit on boards by 2020, NOBC is also dedicated to raising awareness that all boards will uniquely benefit from nurses’ experiences, compassion, and insights. These particular perspectives will help to achieve better community and national health outcomes.
NOBC was created in response to the landmark National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) report on the need for nurses to play a greater role in America’s ever-changing healthcare landscape.
“NOBC is proud to recognize American Sentinel as a Founding Healthcare Leadership Organization Strategic Partner,” said Patti Epstein, Strategic Programs Manager, NOBC. “American Sentinel’s thought leadership and exclusive focus on healthcare education brings natural synergies to our partnership. The active engagement of the American Sentinel community of students, faculty and alums, on all types of boards, will advance our shared goal to improve health in communities across our nation.”
“We are honored to partner with our colleagues at the Nurses on Boards Coalition in our shared vision for a stronger nursing presence at key decision-making levels. Nurses offer a real-world perspective of both their patient populations and their healthcare systems,” said Dr. Elaine Foster, Dean of Nursing and Healthcare Programs for American Sentinel University.
“American Sentinel University is fortunate to educate nursing leaders from distinguished healthcare organizations all across the country. We know how valuable nurses are in our increasingly complex healthcare systems, and we believe that through education and opportunity, nurses can be a solution to many of the issues we face today.”
American Sentinel University is a Level I Founding Healthcare Leadership Organization Strategic Partner and already enjoys a professional relationship with many of the NOBC national member organizations, including AORN, ANA, AONE, STTI, and OADN.
About American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare, M.S. Information Systems Management, and M.S. Business Intelligence and Analytics). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), of One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, DEAC, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 234-5100, www.deac.org.
In June 2016, the Higher Education Commission Board of Trustees voted to grant American Sentinel University the status of candidate for accreditation. Institutions seeking accreditation by HLC are required to complete a period of candidacy before being evaluated for full accreditation. To earn and maintain candidacy, American Sentinel must fully meet the Commission’s Eligibility Requirements and Assumed Practices and demonstrate the capacity to meet all the Criteria for Accreditation within the candidacy period.
Please note, the MBA Healthcare Project-Based program is pending review for inclusion in the university’s programs covered by the Higher Learning Commission designation of candidate for accreditation.
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