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5 Things to Know Before You Start Your Doctoral Program


I started my doctoral program in 2013. Now, at the end of 2020, and I am finally making progress toward completing my dissertation. The road to earning my doctorate — such as the Doctor of Education (EdD) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs offered at Aspen University — has been interesting, filled with ups … Keep Reading

What Can You Do With an MSN in Public Health?


Do you like to study and track health trends? Do disease processes interest you? Are you interested in public health on an even larger scale than traditional nursing? If so, public health nursing — and an MSN in Public Health — could be the path for you.  Public health nurses (PHN) focus on entire populations, … Keep Reading

3 Ways New Nurses Can Avoid Burnout


Back in March, Aspen has the privilege to speak with one of the leading voices in addressing workplace bullying and incivility. Workplace bullying and incivility can lead to stress, dissatisfaction, and even burnout. Now, Dr. Renee Thompson shares her expert insights on now new nurses can avoid burnout.    Nurses are the common denominator from … Keep Reading

How To Be A Nurse Mentor


At some point in their nursing career, every nurse needs a mentor. Mentoring is a great way to foster and strengthen relationships amongst fellow nurses, improve nursing skills, and cultivate and diversify nurse leaders. The Institute of Medicine’s 2013 Future of Nursing report identifies three specific benefits of being a nurse mentor.  The reports states … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Taj-Marie, EDD, “Authorized to Go!”


Taj-Marie pursued a doctorate that would train her in her “two loves.” Education and Organizational Leadership.  My unique educational journey started off with my desire to be a counselor. That changed over time due to my professional endeavors as an educator. I realized I had a heart for children, and I saw value in being … Keep Reading

Is It Time To Make A Nursing Career Change?


Friend of Aspen, Sarah Jividen from Mother Nurse Love, shares 5 main reasons why it might be time for nursing career change and tips for transitioning into a different nursing career path.  The first few years of working as a nurse are equal parts challenging and exhilarating. After countless tests, papers, and simulation labs, you … Keep Reading

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

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

How to Find the Right Nurse Mentor


Please enjoy this guest author post from friend of Aspen, Raquel Miller, RN, BSN aka “Nurse Rocky”. Raquel is an ICU travel nurse and founder of Hey Nurse Rocky, a platform that promotes creativity, community, and confidence building in nursing.    “Generally speaking, there are two kinds of learning: experience, which is gained from your … Keep Reading