American Sentinel University Launches "Careers in Healthcare" Article Series to Assist in Career Planning for Nurses

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Article Series Will Address a Range of Healthcare and Patient Care Issues and How They Relate to Career Options

American Sentinel University (, an accredited online university that provides CCNE-accredited nursing degree programs for professionals, has launched an article series called "Careers in Healthcare," written by adjunct faculty member, Betty Nelson, PhD, RN. With more than 30 years experience as a clinician, administrator and educator, Betty will address a range of healthcare and patient care issues and how they relate to career options.

"Healthcare is facing huge challenges with patient safety, an aging population with chronic diseases and increasing fiscal constraints ," said Catherine Garner, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Dean of Health Sciences and Nursing for American Sentinel University. "The articles provide an open, objective forum for those interested in advancing their careers in nursing and healthcare to discuss trends in the industry, shifting organizational structures, and new areas of specialization."

Topics will include patient safety, case management vs. care management, electronic health records, infection prevention and control, career path planning, online nursing degrees and more.

Dean Garner will publish a new article two times per month through her LinkedIn group ( The articles can also be accessed on American Sentinel's blog ( Individuals are encouraged to read the new article series to gain information on building and advancing their healthcare career, learn more about current healthcare issues and find out how American Sentinel can provide the education needed to reach career goals.

About American Sentinel University
Founded as a Vanderbilt University Technology Company, American Sentinel University, delivers to its students the competitive advantages of unique 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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