Alumni Spotlight: Jaime, MSN, “The future lies ahead, and it is promising.”


Jaime Caliston started her nursing journey had her crossing oceans and persevering through hardship. The hard work was worth it, and Jaime earned her Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in Nursing Education, in August 2023. Today, Jaime shares her story of struggle and triumph.   The compelling chapters of my odyssey and putting God … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Christine, MSN, “One day you will grow up to help people”


Christine Smith-Murphy graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in Public Health in October 2023.  Using inspiration from her mother and grandmother, Christine turned her caring and compassion into a fulfilling career in nursing.   Asking, “What is your educational journey”, at first, seems like a basic question but it is a bit … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Julie, RN-MSN, “Never Easy, Definitely Doable”


Julie is an Aspen alum who demonstrates that you can achieve amazing things through organization and perseverance.  Julie graduated from Aspen’s RN-MSN bridge program in February 2023 after transferring from another nursing program.  Julie is a great example of the amazing things Aspen’s transfer students can achieve through dedication!  Keep reading to hear Julie’s story. … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Erin, MSN, “I Plan to Continue Learning and Growing”


Today, we’re featuring one of Aspen’s MSN alumni, Erin Torp.  Erin graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing program with a specialization in Nursing Education.  Erin was able to use her MSN Nursing Education degree to launch a career educating future nurses.  Keep reading to experience Erin’s journey.     “I grew up in … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Michael, DNP, “Transcend Traditional Boundaries”


Today, we’re sharing Michael Gyekye’s story.  Michael attended Aspen University both for his MSN Nursing Education degree and his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, which he completed in August 2022.  Michael’s journey shows that you can overcome obstacles, including distance, throughout your educational journey.  Keep reading for Michael’s story.   “Education serves as a transformative … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Marina, MSN, “An Educational Path is Not Always Linear”


Today, we’re sharing Marina Jelen’s story.  Marina is a recent graduate of Aspen University’s MSN Administration and Management program, who overcame her fears and showed that it’s never too late to keep learning. Marina is a mother, an immigrant, and learned English as a second language. Here is her story.   “By the time you … Keep Reading

How Much Does Nursing School Cost?


Nursing school is an investment in your future. Although it eventually pays for itself with a fulfilling nursing career,  it can be challenging during the initial stages, especially when it comes to finances. One of the concerns that future nurses have in common is how much does nursing school cost? There is no single, clear … Keep Reading

How Long Is Nursing School?: Your Quick Guide


So, you want to become a registered nurse? The first step on your journey is to finish a nursing program. Through classroom and clinical training, nursing school teaches you the essential skills you’ll need for the role and to care for patients. But how long is nursing school? The path you take to become a … Keep Reading