Learn how Aspen University is responding to COVID-19.


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

What Can You Do With an MSN In Nursing Administration?


As a continuation of our MSN in Administration and Management series, experienced nurse administrator and author, Maureen Bonatch answers the question “What can you do with an MSN in Nursing Administration?”   The physical demands of years of working as a floor nurse influenced my decision to return to school. I wanted to work toward … Keep Reading

RN to BSN Resume Refresh Tips


As a healthcare professional and RN working towards your BSN, your nursing career needs to keep moving forward, even as your education continues. You may be working per diem or part-time — if not full time — as you pursue your bachelor’s, and you doubtless have bills to pay and mouths to feed. In other … Keep Reading

Nurses Guide to Magnet Hospitals


In 1993, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) announced it’s Magnet Hospital Recognition Program for Excellence in Nursing Services program. The American Nurses Association and the ANCC recognize Magnet hospitals as those who create and sustain a culture of excellence. In 1997, the program became known as The Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program. But what … Keep Reading

5 Nurse Careers That Require A BSN


Many prospective and experienced nurses are unaware of how many exciting career opportunities exist outside of bedside nursing. While the skills you gain through delivering patient care at the bedside provides an excellent foundation for your nursing practice, these skills are also easily transferable into a variety of other unique nursing roles. Looking to work … Keep Reading

7 Ways COVID-19 Will Change The Future Of The Nursing For The Better


Please enjoy this guest post about the future of nursing from Sarah Jividen of Mother Nurse Love: In 2020, COVID-19 hit the US with a force that brought unprecedented changes within the nursing profession. Not since the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 – that sickened ⅓ of the entire world’s population over the course of … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Theresa G. Proudly Pursued Her DNP


Please enjoy this personal essay from Dr. Theresa Gress, RN, BSN, MSN, DNP. When Theresa was a child, she said she would “become a nurse before becoming a doctor.” Truer words have never been spoken.  Some of us have many pathways to success. Some of us do not. Regardless of the walk it takes to … 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

What Is Nursing Informatics?


Do you have a love for technology and nursing? Does the thought of analyzing data that affects patient care and outcomes excite you? If you answered “yes” to either question, then nursing informatics might be the specialty for you. What is Nursing Informatics? According to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the … Keep Reading

4 Ways To Stay Competitive Throughout Your Nursing Career 


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job outlook for RN’s is growing 12% faster than average. There might be plenty of nursing opportunities available, but it’s crucial to ensure you’re maintaining — or striving toward — one that matches your career goals.  The demand for nurses could be unevenly distributed across geographic … Keep Reading