Learn how Aspen University is responding to COVID-19.


Most In-Demand Nursing Jobs of 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the 2021 nursing job outlook and creating hiring needs in specific areas, effective immediately Nursing and healthcare trends that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic may be here to stay. The resulting shifts include an increase in distance-treatment, heightened mental illness rates, and the lasting consequences of COVID-19 on an already … Keep Reading

Why It Is Still The Best Time For Nursing School


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight the value of the nursing profession. As this global crisis continues, it is becoming more evident than ever that it is a great time to start — or advance — your career as a registered nurse. Here are eight reasons why it is still the best time for nursing … Keep Reading

8 Tips For New Nurses Working Holidays


Holidays are a time for cheer, family time, and stories that cause gut-wrenching belly laughs. Most people spend time with their loved ones during the holiday season. For nurses — especially new nurses — there’s a very high chance you’ll work a holiday —or all holidays. Finding ways to navigate these unfavorable times can make … Keep Reading

Meet Your Austin BSN Pre-Licensure Program Director: Rhonda Winegar


Dr. Rhonda Winegar has many titles: educator, longtime RN, published author, and owner of two dogs who happen to be commercial actors. Having traveled to over 90 countries, she brings her sense of adventure and love for learning to Aspen’s new Austin campus.  What is your role at Aspen? I’m the BSN Pre-Licensure Program Director … Keep Reading

COVID-19 Update and FAQs


New Notice 12/02/20 Return to Campus Safety Plan for Students, Faculty, and Staff Aspen University will permit the opening of the following locations after December 1, 2020, to a limited number of students and staff with prior approval for the designated date(s) and timeframe(s): 1660 S. Albion St. Suite 525 Denver CO 80222 4605 E. … Keep Reading

ADN vs. BSN Pre-Licensure


Those interested in becoming registered nurses (RNs) can pursue several paths to start their careers. Two common paths are ADN vs. BSN Pre-Licensure: Associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) The most common question nurses or aspiring nurses have —what is the difference between ADN and BSN? Aspen discusses the differences … Keep Reading

Meet Our Faculty: LouAnnie Godinez


Aspen invites you to meet our faculty — LouAnnie Godinez!  LouAnnie Godinez knew she wanted to be a nurse while serving as a medic in the Navy.  What is your name? LouAnnie Godinez MSN, RN Where are you from? I was born in Brazil and moved to the United States with my mom and my … Keep Reading

Does Your Child Want To Be A Nurse Like You?


Friend of Aspen, Sarah Jividen of Mother Nurse Love shares her advice on what to highlight should your son or daughter say they want to be a nurse like you: My children love to emulate me. I see it when they wear my shoes around the house and insist on using the same type of … Keep Reading

How to Find the Right Nurse Mentor


Please enjoy this guest author post from friend of Aspen, Raquel Miller, RN, BSN aka “Nurse Rocky”. Raquel is an ICU travel nurse and founder of Hey Nurse Rocky, a platform that promotes creativity, community, and confidence building in nursing.    “Generally speaking, there are two kinds of learning: experience, which is gained from your … Keep Reading

Meet Our Faculty: Vanessa Segura


Aspen invites you to meet our faculty — Vanessa Segura!  Active BSN Pre-Licensure faculty, Vanessa Segura, is mom to two small children, two pigs, seven chickens and a chihuahua. Known for taking care of everyone around her, she loves Aspen’s innovative and supportive program. What is your name? Vanessa Segura, RN, BSN, MSN Where are … Keep Reading