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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

6 Remote Nursing Jobs You Can Work From Home


Here’s what to consider on your remote nursing job search. Remote nursing jobs are becoming increasingly popular, thanks to technology making healthcare more accessible. Along with the need for positions to become virtual, and the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the role of nurses, more nurses are using their skills in work-from-home positions. Here are a few … Keep Reading

7 Leadership Styles In Nursing: How Do They Impact You?


Is your manager an autocrat or a servant? You’re moving up in your career and about to assume a managerial role. Are you prepared? How do you want to lead? What are your leadership styles in nursing options? Leadership and management styles notably affect nurse performance and job satisfaction. Effective nurse leaders directly impact quality … Keep Reading

Why Nursing Professionalization Matters


How the ongoing professionalization of nursing is changing the industry forever. As healthcare professionals, nurses are consistently held in high esteem by the public. They see nurses’ individual and collective value as trusted professionals who serve the common good.  In the larger healthcare ecosystem, nurses have evolved from being seen as the simple handmaidens of … 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

How to Lead Millennial Nurses


Learn strategies and best practices for nurse leaders to improve engagement and retention of millennial nurses.   In 2016, millennials surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in the United States. The Pew Research Center defines millennials as anyone born between 1981 and 1996 (24 to 39 years old). Millennial nurses now make up one-third … Keep Reading

2020 Spotlight Wrap-Up: Looking Back On Aspen’s Amazing Students


2020 was a challenging year, and we continue to face public health obstacles into the New Year amid the pandemic. With all that we’ve endured during this unprecedented time, Aspen is immensely proud of all the accomplishments our community achieved.   Our students and alumni come with unique backgrounds and experiences. As we enter into … 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

Alumni Spotlight: Cheryl B. Went Back for Her BSN After 40 Years


After not being in school for 40 years, Cheryl B. made it her personal goal to go back to nursing school for her BSN. She learned about nursing theory and the importance of advancing the nursing profession. Obtaining her degree gave her the confidence needed to go along with her vast nursing experience. This is … Keep Reading

Is It Time To Make A Nursing Career Change?


Friend of Aspen, Sarah Jividen from Mother Nurse Love, shares 5 main reasons why it might be time for nursing career change and tips for transitioning into a different nursing career path.  The first few years of working as a nurse are equal parts challenging and exhilarating. After countless tests, papers, and simulation labs, you … Keep Reading

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