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LPN vs. RN: What’s the Difference?


As the demands in healthcare rise, the need for nurses increases as well. Both licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) are in high demand across all healthcare specialties. If you have aspirations of becoming a nurse, you may be wondering: What’s the difference between LPNs and RNs? Which nursing education route should I … Keep Reading

COVID-19 Update and FAQs


New Notice 06/01/2021 Return to Campus Safety Plan for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Visitors Aspen University will be opening the following locations as of June 1, 2020. 1660 S. Albion St. Suite 225 Denver CO 80222 4605 E. Elwood St. Suite 300 and 100 Phoenix AZ 85040 4615 E. Elwood St. Suite 100 Phoenix AZ … Keep Reading

How to Manage and Reduce Nursing School Stress


With the competitiveness of nursing programs and applications, most students are excited when they finally start their nursing school journey. But between all of the exams, assignments, papers, simulation labs, and clinicals, many students wonder how they can succeed without completely stressing out in nursing school. Whether you’re an aspiring nurse in training or an … Keep Reading

5 Proven Ways To Study Better in Nursing School, According To Science


As a second-career nursing school student, I thought achieving my BSN wouldn’t be that hard. After all, I already had a bachelor’s degree in journalism and several years of medical device sales experience under my belt. I somehow figured that by working in the same vicinity as other nurses, I had absorbed some of their … Keep Reading

Should I Join a Nursing Organization?


Whether you’re a student nurse, recent grad, or veteran nurse, becoming a member of a professional nursing organization can have benefits. Networking, continuing education, and camaraderie are just a few membership advantages in a nursing organization, but there are also some obstacles or drawbacks. And sifting through all the organizations can be confusing. Here’s how … Keep Reading

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

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

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