Learn how Aspen University is responding to COVID-19.


Why It’s Still The Best Time For Nursing School


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight the importance of educating and growing the nursing workforce.  Here are seven reasons why it is still the best time for nursing school. Nursing is the #1 most trusted profession in America, and that won’t change any time soon.  For the past 18 years, nurses have been the most … Keep Reading

4 Ways To Stay Competitive Throughout Your Nursing Career 


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job outlook for RN’s is growing 12% faster than average. There might be plenty of nursing opportunities available, but it’s crucial to ensure you’re maintaining — or striving toward — one that matches your career goals.  The demand for nurses could be unevenly distributed across geographic … Keep Reading

16 Ways To Support Nurses During COVID-19


Many healthcare workers (and others) are feeling increased levels of stress amid the COVID-19 global pandemic.  During this challenging time, it is more important than ever to show support for our frontline healthcare workers. Fortunately, with all the destruction that COVID-19 has carried in its wake, the virus is also showing us how supportive our … Keep Reading

Tips For a Mom’s First Year Out Of Nursing School


Please enjoy this guest post from Sarah Jividen of Mother Nurse Love:   Are you almost done with nursing school? Your first year out of nursing school will be an exciting one! You will finally be in charge of your own patient assignments, with exciting opportunities to utilize your clinical and hands-on nursing skillset.  But there … Keep Reading

Stress(ors) and Mindfulness Tactics


Please enjoy this guest post from Jerome Stone, RN, of Minding the Bedside:   STRESS(ORS) IN NURSING When it comes to stress, nurses know what it feels like to not only have too many things to do and too many tasks to accomplish but also to have peoples’ lives and well-being depend upon us.  Considering … Keep Reading

In Conversation: Dr. Renee Thompson of Healthy Workforce Institute on Nurse Bullying


What is nurse bullying? How is that different from incivility? Aspen University’s Sam Boone sat down with Dr. Renee Thompson, founder of the Healthy Workforce Institute, an organization that works to “eradicate workplace bullying and incivility.” We cover various ways to recognize and remediate nurse bullying, the differences between bullying and incivility, and how leaders … Keep Reading

COVID-19 Update and FAQs


To Our Aspen Community: As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered many of our daily lives.  Our hearts are with everyone around the world who has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, and we are unbelievably appreciative of all who are working hard to keep our communities healthy and safe — many of … Keep Reading

Overcoming Communication Hurdles in Nursing and Healthcare


Please enjoy this guest post from Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC of Nurse Keith:  Communication in nursing, medicine, and healthcare aren’t necessarily rocket science. Still, based on the roadblocks and speed bumps that lack of communication skills can cause, you would not be remiss in thinking that landing a rocket on Mars may seem like … Keep Reading

What Nurses Can Expect When Returning To School


Please enjoy this guest post from Friend of Aspen University Nursing, Sarah Jividen of Mother Nurse Love on going back to school for nursing: Attending nursing school, whether it be as an aspiring RN or returning to school after working for years, can be intimidating or even downright scary.   The good news is that with … Keep Reading

Introducing Aspen’s New Assistant Director of Student Services!


We are excited to announce that Jessica Peters as the new Assistant Director of Student Services!  As the Assistant Director of Student Services, Jessica will serve as luminary to a group of gifted and conscientious advisors who guide students from their first class to graduation. “I started working at Aspen as an Academic Advisor 5 … Keep Reading