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How To Become A Certified Nurse Midwife


Are you interested in a career in labor and delivery, but you want a more hands-on approach? Does the excitement of caring for an expecting mom and being up close and personal during delivery excite you? Are you interested in gynecology as much as you are nursing? Nurse midwifery may be the right career for … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer P. “It’s Never Too Late to Learn”


Inspired by a nurse who cared for her after her son’s birth, Jennifer P. decided to become a nurse herself in 1984. Thirty years later, she went from RN to BSN. She graduated with honors in 2020. My experience as a graduate from Aspen University has uplifted my life interpersonally more than I ever imagined. … Keep Reading

Does Your Child Want To Be A Nurse Like You?


Friend of Aspen, Sarah Jividen of Mother Nurse Love shares her advice on what to highlight should your son or daughter say they want to be a nurse like you: My children love to emulate me. I see it when they wear my shoes around the house and insist on using the same type of … Keep Reading

How To Get A Nursing Job At A VA Hospital 


One of the most coveted nursing jobs is working for The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). With over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States. According to Va.gov, the VHA provides care at 1,255 healthcare facilities, including … Keep Reading

Self-Care Tips to Avoid Nurse Burnout During COVID-19


Friend of Aspen, Keith Carlson, aka Nurse Keith shares his advice on how to practice self-care to evade burnout.    COVID-19 has brought an existential threat to humanity’s doorstep, and few have been untouched in these unprecedented times. Stress, anxiety, and burnout are very real for nurses, and to avoid negative consequences, disciplined attention to … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Ken F’s Road to Nursing Management


Ken Fielder, 50, was born into a family of nurses. His mom was a pediatric nurse, and his younger sister is an ICU Nurse. “Sometimes, we would talk shop and compare how the nursing industry has grown and changed since my mom’s time.” Ken has been an RN since 1991 after earning his ADN from … 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 shares some of her insights on what you can do with that specialized MSN degree.     The physical demands of years of working as a floor nurse influenced my decision to return to school. I wanted to … 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

Alumni Spotlight Brandy K. RN to MSN: “Moving Mountains”


Country song “Prayed for You” by Matt Stell reminds Brandy of her RN to MSN journey every time she hears it on the radio. For Brandy, no mountain is ever too big.  Obtaining a graduate degree means many different things to everyone. Our own backgrounds, perceptions, and experiences influence how we may feel about our … 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. What is … Keep Reading