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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

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

Student Spotlight: Jennifer D., Nightingale Nurse Pursues Her DNP


Aspen University DNP candidate Jennifer Ducko MSN, RN, CDN. wears her Nightingale pin to honor Florence Nightingale each day “as a reminder of all she asks us to be.” In her essay, Jennifer shares why she became a nurse and what brought her to pursue a DNP.   I trained at The Florence Nightingale School … Keep Reading

Pros and Cons of Online Nursing Education


An advanced degree can mean higher salaries, better opportunities, and personal growth. However, juggling a high-demand career as a nurse while going to school can be daunting. Many nurses are now considering online nursing education as a way to advance their knowledge and professional standing. You might be asking, “Is this a good option for … Keep Reading

Student Spotlight: Muriel Moyo RN, Nurse Writer, and DNP Candidate


Orange County California RN, passionate nurse writer, and Aspen University DNP candidate Muriel Moyo, MS, BSN, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC, decided she wanted to be a nurse when her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993 (she has been in remission since). “I remember the care she was provided, and this played a big part … 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


Last year, Aspen had 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 how nurses can avoid burnout.  Nurses are the common denominator from beginning to end … Keep Reading

Meet Our Faculty: Juan Martinez


Aspen invites you to meet our faculty — Juan Martinez!  “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 work. He works hard to “build champion students” within the School of Business and Technology. What is your name? Juan Martinez Where … Keep Reading

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