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What Is Nurse Burnout and How Do I Manage It?


In my early nursing days, I worked in a neuro/trauma unit. I was so thrilled to be there that I swore to do everything in my power to be the best advocate for patient care. So like any other nurse, I spent the first 18 months of my career running on pure adrenaline. That was … Keep Reading

5 Ways a DNP Degree Can Change Your Career


There are many routes nurses can take for advancing their careers, and obtaining a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is one of the highest educational paths to venture. The terminal degree is an excellent choice for those who wish to specialize in roles beyond traditional ones and pursue leadership in nursing practice or advanced clinical … Keep Reading

3 Signs You’re Ready to Pursue Your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Are you a nurse who’s ready to take your career and education to the next level? Have you been considering what you can do to advance the nursing industry and your career goals? Then consider earning your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. This degree gives you the foundation to expand your knowledge and advance … 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

DNP vs. NP: What’s the Difference?


If you could further your nursing education at the highest level to advance your career, what path would you take? Some may consider becoming a nurse practitioner (NP), while others may lean toward earning the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. DNP vs. NP—the acronyms are so similar, but how do they differ?  You might … 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

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


This past year has been filled with challenges, and we continue to face public health obstacles 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 a … Keep Reading

Student Spotlight: Dyslexia Can’t Stop This DNP Candidate


Aspen University DNP student Simone Kessler, RN, BSc, BSN, MSN, began her nursing journey when she was 13. The England native was introduced to the field through vocational and pre-nursing courses that she took throughout her teens. She loved biology, and nursing felt like a natural fit for her. “We learned how to bandage, take … Keep Reading

Student Spotlight: Jennifer D., Nightingale Nurse Pursues Her DNP


Aspen University DNP candidate Jennifer Ducko MSN, RN, CDN. wears her Nightingale pin to honor Florence Nightingale each day “as a reminder of all she asks us to be.” In her essay, Jennifer shares why she became a nurse and what brought her to pursue a DNP.   I trained at The Florence Nightingale School … Keep Reading

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