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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

What Can You Do With An MSN In Nursing Education?


Nurses decide to advance their education for many reasons. An increase in income, more job opportunities, and personal achievement are just a few. If you are considering advancing your education, consider pursuing a Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) in Nursing Education. While the nursing shortage continues, qualified and credentialed nurse educators are needed. In addition … Keep Reading

Meet Our Faculty: Patricia McAfee


Aspen University invites you to meet our faculty! Our teachers are outstanding educators — committed, compassionate, and knowledgeable. In this new series, get to know some of our faculty members up close and personal.  Dr. McAfee credits her daily Bible readings as a source of inspiration and divine intervention for obtaining her teaching role at … Keep Reading

INSIDE: N560 Forensic Nursing


We took a deep dive into one of Aspen’s most popular courses. Title of course: N560 Forensic Nursing Programs: MSN in Forensic Nursing; RN to MSN in Forensic Nursing Forensic nurses play the bridge between medical and legal components. The Forensic Nursing specialty has evolved in part from society’s need to reduce and prevent interpersonal … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Heather W. From “Little Nurse” to Nurse Leader


Please enjoy this inspiring essay from Heather Watts, who earned her BSN — and just recently her MSN in Forensic Nursing — from Aspen University.   Graduation…the moment we get to walk across the stage, shake hands with some of our mentors and professors, be handed our diplomas and proclaim to the world, our family … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Tammy A. Prioritizes Patient Safety and Quality Care


This past holiday season, a Nashville nurse sand bedside Christmas carols with a patient undergoing chemotherapy. Similarly, a patient in an Atlanta hospital was given a flash-mob style “Backstreet Boys” concert by a team of nurses who knew that the patient had planned to see the actual BSB, but due to her diagnosis was no … Keep Reading

UPDATED: Public Health Nurse vs. Community Health Nurse


With the help of Aspen University’s Assistant Dean of Nursing, Dr. Marcos Gayol, we break down the important differences between public health nurses vs community health nurses. History of Public Health Nursing Public health nursing began in the mid-1800s in England when Florence Nightingale trained nurses in the district nursing concept. Nurses were assigned and … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Tamara N., One of Aspen’s First Forensic Nursing Grads


“It’s about my patients…This is what drives me. It’s about taking care of people that can’t take care of themselves.”   “My dad was driven. I get my work ethic from him.” Retired Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Tamara N., 54, enrolled in the Air Force right out of high school where she established herself as a … Keep Reading