American Sentinel University Adds New Online Degree Programs in GIS, Health Informatics, and More

AURORA, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 27, 2010American Sentinel University (, an accredited online university that provides degree programs and practical education for professionals, announces new additions to its degree programs, including online Bachelor’s degrees in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and in Health Informatics, plus new Business Administration degree specializations in Healthcare Management, Finance, Business Informatics, and Leadership.

The school has also added a new Infection Prevention and Control specialization to its CCNE-accredited online nursing Master’s degree program.

"American Sentinel University works diligently to enhance our programs so that students learn relevant curriculum that they can apply to their jobs immediately,” said Catherine Garner, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Provost and Dean, Health Sciences and Nursing.

Bachelor’s Degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

American Sentinel’s online GIS degree teaches students to interpret and visualize spatial data for the purpose of uncovering relationships, patterns and trends. It also covers fundamental business and information technology skills.

Bachelor’s Degree in Health Informatics

The online Health Informatics program provides training in information analysis, solution design and the management of data storage, transfer and retrieval in health care environments. The program includes five courses that serve as the foundation for the Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) certificate.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Healthcare Management Specialization

The specialization in Healthcare Management teaches students to apply principles of finance to complex healthcare budgeting and forecasting, articulate regulatory impact on organizational decision-making, and assess key risks in a healthcare organization.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Finance Specialization

The Finance specialization focuses on accounting and financial strategies necessary to develop strategies to ensure the financial viability and growth of an organization. Courses include the use of simulation software to evaluate critical financial and business risk threats.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Business Informatics Specialization

The Business Informatics specialization teaches management of key information systems and how to use data for organizational decision-making. Students gain a working knowledge of databases, enterprise information, and security systems.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Leadership Specialization

The Leadership specialization teaches skills needed to integrate management, marketing, accounting, and finance concepts for developing strategies to improve short-, medium,- and long-term organizational performance.

Master’s Degree in Nursing - Infection Prevention and Control Specialization

The new online nursing Master’s degree specialization in Infection Prevention and Control specialization provides education in two emerging, but significant fields in American healthcare: patient safety and quality control for hospital-acquired infections, and the growing threat of epidemics.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University,, delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online degree programs focused on the needs of high-growth sectors. Its nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


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