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Alumni Spotlight: Peter B. “Even If It Takes 10 Years”


Please enjoy this inspiring personal essay from nurse educator Peter Brooks — who earned his Doctorate of Education from Aspen University while traveling to 20 countries on seven continents! Peter’s aunt gave him some great advice when he was just starting his higher education journey that still rings true today.    My educational journey has … Keep Reading

Arizona Nurse DREAMer Battles COVID-19


Registered nurse, Karen Garcia, finds herself at the intersection of a global pandemic and a hot button U.S. political issue.  As an RN at a Central Phoenix hospital, Karen has been on the frontlines treating patients suspected of having COVID-19 in isolated holding areas. At the same time, she continues to face uncertainty concerning her … Keep Reading

Alabama Nurse Spent a Month in NYC Helping COVID-19 Patients


About a month ago, Alabama native — and Aspen University online RN to BSN student — Laurice Ransom hopped on a plane and bravely headed to New York City to provide much-needed support to a healthcare system overwhelmed by COVID-19.  “At the time, Alabama was at the beginning stages of their numbers and testing, and … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Heather W. From “Little Nurse” to Nurse Leader


Please enjoy this inspiring essay from Heather Watts, who earned her BSN — and just recently her MSN in Forensic Nursing — from Aspen University.   Graduation…the moment we get to walk across the stage, shake hands with some of our mentors and professors, be handed our diplomas and proclaim to the world, our family … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Tammy A. Prioritizes Patient Safety and Quality Care


This past holiday season, a Nashville nurse sand bedside Christmas carols with a patient undergoing chemotherapy. Similarly, a patient in an Atlanta hospital was given a flash-mob style “Backstreet Boys” concert by a team of nurses who knew that the patient had planned to see the actual BSB, but due to her diagnosis was no … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Carol’s Second Act? RN to BSN!


Sixty-four years young, Carol G. is an energetic and self-described “chatty Cathy” who recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of earning her BSN.  It was a long time coming. Carol started her nursing career in 1976 after graduating with an ADN from Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama. She fulfilled various nursing positions, including direct patient … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Nestor M.’s Oath to Help Those In Need


Roberto Clemente is a name many baseball fans recognize, but for Puerto Ricans like soon-to-be Aspen University graduate Nestor Medina, hold Roberto in reverence. As a professional baseball player, Clemente ranks among the best of all time. He was awarded 12 Gold Gloves, selected as the 1966 National League MVP and the 1971 World Series … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Brenda O.’s Recipe for Living Your Best Life


Brenda’s Recipe for Nurse Educator Success: First, take a scoop of passion for nursing and fold in a desire to teach. Add a touch of fastidiousness, and drizzle in some curiosity. Mix well with hard work and a yearning for beauty. The secret ingredient is life-long learning — I chose Aspen University for my MSN. … Keep Reading

Introducing Aspen’s New Assistant Director of Student Services!


We are excited to announce that Jessica Peters as the new Assistant Director of Student Services!  As the Assistant Director of Student Services, Jessica will serve as luminary to a group of gifted and conscientious advisors who guide students from their first class to graduation. “I started working at Aspen as an Academic Advisor 5 … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Brooke C., EdD, the Principled (Assistant) Principal


The Principled (Assistant) Principal Brooke C., Ed.D,  Education Leadership and Learning “We discussed issues in academia, examined how challenges and opportunities manifested within our institutions and studied the best practices for leadership behavior.” “I want to help others grow. I want to develop my leadership skills, so I can help others achieve their potential. It … Keep Reading