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Never Give Up: How Coretta Found Joy in Achieving Her BSN


Coretta Hunter had already built her career as a teacher when she decided to go back to school and launch a second act with nursing. Changing careers can be challenging for anyone, especially a single mom juggling life and three kids. But with encouragement from her beloved aunt and the strength she found in her … Keep Reading

Alona Earned Her BSN After a 17-Year Break, and She’s Ready for More


Becoming an attorney was the initial plan for Alona Roldan. But when hefty education costs left her looking for a different career path, she fell in love with nursing. Now Alona, who works as a program manager for a Medicare Advantage Health Plan, wants to grow her nursing career even more and push the envelope … Keep Reading

Meet Your 2021 Commencement Ceremony Student Speakers


At Aspen University, we’re always amazed by our students and their accomplishments. Working toward a university degree presents a unique set of challenges and goals, especially for those pursuing education during the pandemic. The faculty and administration of Aspen University commend all our graduates for persevering through it all to reach their dreams and anticipate … Keep Reading

Gayle Achieved Her BSN Dream and Embraced Every Detour Along the Way


Completing the RN to BSN program with a perfect GPA was a professional and personal victory for Gayle Coyne. Decades earlier, when she applied to a music program in Wisconsin, the university would not accept her hard-earned nursing diploma and told her she wasn’t college material. She triumphantly proved them wrong. Now at 75 years … Keep Reading

Get to Know Jaclyn: RN to BSN Student and Phoenix Scholarship Recipient


Jaclyn Sonenschein started preparing to become a nurse when she was a young child. Crafting casts out of paper and tape, she wanted to help all her imaginary sick toys feel better. These days her patients are children themselves at Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH), where she works as a floor nurse and relief charge nurse … Keep Reading

Dolly Greene Earned Her BSN at 72 and Gained Newfound Confidence


Going back to school as a working adult is never an easy task. For Dolly Greene, embracing the challenge in her 70s was part of her dedication to learning and constantly evolving as a nurse. She graduated from Aspen University’s RN to BSN completion program in 2020, proudly achieving her dream of having the three … Keep Reading

RN and BSN Alumni Sandra Tripp’s Advice on Overcoming Self-Doubt


Throughout her childhood, Sandra Tripp had many career ambitions, but years of self-doubt fueled by naysayers stopped her from pursuing them. That was until her sick grandmother encouraged her to follow her nursing dream. After becoming a registered nurse, she decided to take her education even further, and in 2020 she graduated from Aspen University’s … Keep Reading

How This Alumni Triumphed Through Anxiety to Achieve Her MSN at 50


Longtime nurse Rose Tyler always had her mind set on becoming an RN. But a discouraging setback led her on a path of anxiety that delayed her career goals. Years later, with the support of her loved ones, Rose achieved her RN dream and advanced her education even further. In 2020, she graduated from Aspen … Keep Reading

How This Alumni Found Hope In Nursing Following Tragedy


We share this inspiring essay from Maggie Ross, who initially left medicine after enduring a tragic loss. Years later, she became a nurse and completed Aspen’s RN to MSN Bridge Program in 2020, with a Nursing Education specialization. She hopes to continue her education even further and help other students with their goals.   From the … Keep Reading

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