Year of the Nurse Scholarship Available

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American Sentinel University to Award 20 Scholarships in Celebration of 2020’s “Year of the Nurse”


Twenty $2,000 Scholarships to Be Awarded to Nursing Students Throughout 2020


AURORA, Colo. – Feb. 26, 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. To celebrate, American Sentinel University announced today it will award twenty $2,000 “Year of the Nurse” scholarships to its nursing students.

Winners will be selected based on the candidate’s excellence in the following areas: Community Service, Personal Commitment to Education, Leadership Potential and Commitment to the Healthcare Profession.


“We understand how important nurses are to our communities, and we want to celebrate them as they are often our unsung heroes,” said Dr. Richard Oliver, Chief Executive Officer of American Sentinel University. “Our mission is to help our students enhance their professional and civic lives. We hope these scholarships will make a difference not only in the life of a nurse, but also in the lives of members of the communities in which they serve by teaching them new skills they can bring to their patients and facilities.”


Five “Year of the Nurse” scholarships will be awarded per quarter in 2020. The deadline for first quarter scholarship applications is March 15, 2020. The scholarship can be applied to any American Sentinel degree program including: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner specializations (MSN-FNP and MSN-AGNP), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

For more information or to apply for American Sentinel’s “Year of the Nurse” scholarship, please visit

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare). 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,

In June 2016, the Higher Learning 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 four-year 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.

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