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A Nurse’s Guide to Becoming a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)


Nurses are caregivers for all types of patients, and it takes a special amount of care and training to support a patient who has survived sexual assault or abuse. Aiding a patient with such trauma requires the work of nurses known as SANEs. What is a SANE? Sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) are forensic nurses … Keep Reading

How This Alumni Triumphed Through Anxiety to Achieve Her MSN at 50


Longtime nurse Rose Tyler always had her mind set on becoming an RN. But a discouraging setback led her on a path of anxiety that delayed her career goals. Years later, with the support of her loved ones, Rose achieved her RN dream and advanced her education even further. In 2020, she graduated from Aspen … Keep Reading

6 Remote Nursing Jobs You Can Work From Home


Here’s what to consider on your remote nursing job search. Remote nursing jobs are becoming increasingly popular, thanks to technology making healthcare more accessible. Along with the need for positions to become virtual, and the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the role of nurses, more nurses are using their skills in work-from-home positions. Here are a few … Keep Reading

7 Leadership Styles In Nursing: How Do They Impact You?


Is your manager an autocrat or a servant? You’re moving up in your career and about to assume a managerial role. Are you prepared? How do you want to lead? What are your leadership styles in nursing options? Leadership and management styles notably affect nurse performance and job satisfaction. Effective nurse leaders directly impact quality … Keep Reading

How This Alumni Found Hope In Nursing Following Tragedy


We share this inspiring essay from Maggie Ross, who initially left medicine after enduring a tragic loss. Years later, she became a nurse and completed Aspen’s RN to MSN Bridge Program in 2020, with a Nursing Education specialization. She hopes to continue her education even further and help other students with their goals.   From the … 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

How to Lead Millennial Nurses


Learn strategies and best practices for nurse leaders to improve engagement and retention of millennial nurses.   In 2016, millennials surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in the United States. The Pew Research Center defines millennials as anyone born between 1981 and 1996 (24 to 39 years old). Millennial nurses now make up one-third … 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

Why Nurses Should Care About Public Health


Public health is a crucial aspect of modern-day society that generally happens in the background without much conscious awareness of the general public. However, without the public health machine churning daily on behalf of the citizenry, many key indicators of health and wellness — including life expectancy, infant mortality, vaccination rates, and the control of … Keep Reading

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