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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 Doctorate 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

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

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

3 High-Demand Jobs For DNP-Prepared Nurses 


The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree gives graduates the foundation, skills, and knowledge to excel in leadership or advanced clinical roles in nursing. The DNP is a terminal degree focused on clinical practice and the development of leadership skills. A DNP allows nurses to enter high-level positions in the industry and is an excellent … Keep Reading

Student Spotlight: Muriel Moyo RN, Nurse Writer, and DNP Candidate


Orange County California RN, passionate nurse writer, and Aspen University DNP candidate Muriel Moyo, MS, BSN, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC, decided she wanted to be a nurse when her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993 (she has been in remission since). “I remember the care she was provided, and this played a big part … 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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