Alumni Spotlight: Kemley, DNP, “Shine Brightly Like a Diamond!”

Today, we’re shining a spotlight on Kemley Rhodes Russell, an Aspen University DNP alum who represents a commitment to continued learning and growth. Despite her health challenges, Kemley completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Aspen in 2022. Let’s take a look at her story.   ““Shine brightly like a diamond!” My mother used … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Ashley, DNP, “The Act of Gratitude”

Today, we’re highlighting Ashley Lunkenheimer’s DNP Project work, which focused on keeping nurses engaged in the workforce. Ashley graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in May 2022.  Here’s Ashley’s story.   ““I’d like to be the first person to introduce you to Dr. Ashley Lunkenheimer!” My professor Dr. Paul announced to my family … Keep Reading

Finding Your DNP Project Site: 7-Step Guide

Obtaining a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is a monumental accomplishment for any nurse, but reaching the pinnacle of your education is no easy feat. A significant component of the DNP program includes the implementation of an evidence-based quality-improvement project through immersion hours in a healthcare facility. However, finding a practicum site that supports … Keep Reading

What Can You Do With a DNP Degree?

With so many options for nursing education, one of the highest degrees a nurse can pursue is a Doctor of Nursing Practice. The demand for DNP-prepared nurses has increased exponentially in the past decade. But what are the next steps after you’ve obtained the terminal degree? What can you do with a DNP degree? What … Keep Reading

Aspen’s Online DNP Program Among the Nation’s Best for 2022

Are you thinking about pursuing your DNP? As one of the highest degrees a nurse can earn, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) can open up leadership and high-level opportunities for your career across clinical and academic areas—and Aspen University is one of the best choices for your doctoral goals this year. Aspen is proud … Keep Reading

2021 Wrap-Up: Amazing Year of Growth at Aspen University

As we kick off 2022, we can’t wait for the new beginnings and achievements this year has in store for Aspen University and our students. But with New Year’s resolutions and goals all on our minds, we also wanted to look back on the amazing milestones the Aspen community reached in 2021. This past year … Keep Reading

5 Tips for Taking Online Nursing Classes

Are you considering hybrid or online nursing classes? You’re in luck! Technological advances have made it easy for students to complete online degree programs from anywhere in the world. In 2020, an estimated 84% of new undergraduate students enrolled in online degree programs, and 16% in certification or licensure. The unique flexibility that virtual classes … Keep Reading

How to Become an Online Nursing Instructor

Teaching nursing students from the comfort of your home can be an excellent way to take your nursing career in a new direction. But how can you find a job as an online nursing instructor or educator? What kind of responsibilities does a nurse educator have? As more and more nurses transition to remote nursing … Keep Reading

6 Tips for a Successful DNP Project

A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a terminal degree that prepares registered nurses to perform at the highest level of nursing practice. A significant part of the DNP program includes a project and practicum that allows doctoral candidates to implement an evidence-based practice change in a healthcare facility. Coming at a critical point in … Keep Reading

Quiz: What Nursing Career Matches Your Personality?

For almost 20 years, Americans have rated the honesty and ethics of nurses the highest of all professions. Nursing is an in-demand profession that provides the ability to work in many different environments and roles—but do you know what nursing career route is right for you? Answer these questions to find out which area of … Keep Reading