Learn how Aspen University is responding to COVID-19.


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

Nurse Leaders Predict The Industry Outlook for 2021


“The pandemic has changed almost every aspect of nursing.” When the World Health Organization declared 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the goal was to highlight their work and advocate for more investments towards the nursing field. It also coincided with the celebration of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday. Then the pandemic hit.  … Keep Reading

Most In-Demand Nursing Jobs of 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the 2021 nursing job outlook and creating hiring needs in specific areas, effective immediately Nursing and healthcare trends that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic may be here to stay. The resulting shifts include an increase in distance-treatment, heightened mental illness rates, and the lasting consequences of COVID-19 on an already … 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 It Is Still The Best Time For Nursing School


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight the value of the nursing profession. As this global crisis continues, it is becoming more evident than ever that it is a great time to start — or advance — your career as a registered nurse. Here are eight reasons why it is still the best time for nursing … 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

Student Spotlight: Dyslexia Can’t Stop This DNP Candidate


Aspen University DNP student Simone Kessler, RN, BSc, BSN, MSN, began her nursing journey when she was 13. The England native was introduced to the field through vocational and pre-nursing courses that she took throughout her teens. She loved biology, and nursing felt like a natural fit for her. “We learned how to bandage, take … Keep Reading