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Meet Our Faculty: Juan Martinez


Aspen invites you to meet our faculty! Our teachers are outstanding educators — committed, compassionate, and knowledgeable. In this series, get to know some of our faculty members up close and personal. “Citizen of the world,” Juan Martinez specializes in business consulting, start-up ventures, executive-level sales, marketing, legal and condominium finance, and In-House legal counsel … 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

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

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

Alumni Spotlight: Wanda J. Earned Her MSN in Public Health


Please enjoy this personal essay from Wanda Jamison, who graduated from Aspen in 2020 with an MSN in Public Health. Her educational journey has brought many fascinating learning activities and meaningful hands-on experiences. Imagine a world without any goals or aspirations for the future in order to move forward.  Imagine a world without any accomplishments … 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

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

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

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