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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

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

Why It’s Still The Best Time For Nursing School


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight the importance of educating and growing the nursing workforce. Here are seven reasons why it is still the best time for nursing school. Nursing is the #1 most trusted profession in America, and that won’t change any time soon.  For the past 18 years, nurses have been the most … Keep Reading

How Aspen Took the BSN Pre-Licensure Program Online During COVID-19


Not so long ago, attending a nursing program meant losing control over your schedule to participate in a brick-and-mortar program. Fortunately, a rise in technology and the availability of accredited online nursing school programs have made it possible for busy parents and professionals to advance their careers by fitting online education into the times that … Keep Reading

Tips For a Mom’s First Year Out Of Nursing School


Please enjoy this guest post from Sarah Jividen of Mother Nurse Love:   Are you almost done with nursing school? Your first year out of nursing school will be an exciting one! You will finally be in charge of your own patient assignments, with exciting opportunities to utilize your clinical and hands-on nursing skillset.  But there … Keep Reading

I Failed High School Science. Can I Still Be a Nurse?


You’ve decided you want to be a nurse. For as long as you can remember, you have dreamed about caring for others. Perhaps a family member was a nurse? The sight of blood doesn’t even phase you. There’s only one problem. You didn’t pass high school science. Are your dreams of becoming a nurse over? … Keep Reading

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