AURORA, Colo., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Sentinel University was designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® Magazine, an honor the school has received for the ninth consecutive year.
This distinction puts American Sentinel in the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that do the most to embrace America's military service members and veterans as students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.
The elite list of Military Friendly® Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories, including military support on campus, graduation rates, employment outcomes, and military spouse policies.
"American Sentinel University is proud to honor our military servicemen and women with exceptional educational benefits and to focus on two areas that have great significance for them - relevant healthcare degree programs for today's high-demand careers and outstanding student support to ensure program success and graduation," says retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Paul Capicik, Vice President, Military Programs at American Sentinel University and a 26-year veteran and former corporate CIO.
The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the veteran student landscape to one much more transparent and has played a significant role over the past seven years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.
As a military friendly school, American Sentinel has recently made healthcare-centered programs their primary focus. With more than 25 percent of its nursing program enrollments comprised of military and military spouses, this field of study offers a great transition credential for students departing the military.
"Healthcare degrees provide an attractive option for service members because it is one of the fastest growing and evolving industries, and all healthcare-related fields are in high demand," says Capicik. "Service members will likely enter the civilian or government non-military healthcare arena at some point, making healthcare a rewarding, and lifelong career choice."
Capicik says American Sentinel University is a good choice for military students as they can study from any location around the world on flexible schedules. The University offers service member students military scholarships (discounted tuition), is approved to accept TA and GI Bill funding benefits, and accepts many tuition reimbursement programs for active and non-active duty military students, veterans and their spouses.
American Sentinel offers stable three-tier support to military students - course faculty, student success advisors, and a military advisor that covers the academic, administrative, and military-related needs.
"Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses," says Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. "Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills, and training for a successful career after graduation."
For more information about American Sentinel's commitment to connecting with and supporting military students, visit http://www.americansentinel.edu/military or call 866.922.5690.
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
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