AURORA, Colo., Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- American Sentinel University named 517 undergraduate students to the 2016 Spring Dean's List, which recognizes undergraduate students for academic excellence in the nursing and healthcare management programs during the 2016 spring semester.
Eligibility for the Dean's List is based on the cumulative grade point average for all coursework of 3.9 or higher and a semester grade point average of 3.9 or higher for undergraduate students who started and completed two courses for the period January through April 2016.
The 2016 Spring Dean's List accounts for nearly 20 percent of American Sentinel's active student population and includes undergraduates from the nursing and healthcare management programs.
"The modern healthcare system has evolved, and advanced education now plays a significant role in the quality of care," says Judy Burckhardt, Ph.D., MAEd, MSN, RN, Dean and Professor, Nursing and Healthcare Management Programs at American Sentinel University. "Our nursing and healthcare management programs are designed to prepare nurses and other healthcare professionals to serve as leaders, administrators, and researchers who can improve patient care and business processes. We're honored that so many of our students and graduates play important roles at some of the nation's top hospitals and healthcare organizations."
Currently, American Sentinel students and graduates work at more than 300 healthcare facilities and organizations throughout the U.S. including Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, Geisinger Health System, Maury Regional Medical Center, Spectrum Health, Centura Health and Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
"Our faculty and student support staff are driven by one goal, to nurture talent. The faculty is comprised of leaders in nursing and healthcare who focus on creating a rewarding experience for our students to ensure they complete their degrees," says Devon Putnam, Director of Student Success and Retention at American Sentinel University. "We strive to foster a supportive and encouraging environment for growth and learning, and we're proud that our students excel in their studies and careers and make a difference in the lives of so many."
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