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Alumni Spotlight: Peter B. “Even If It Takes 10 Years”


Please enjoy this inspiring personal essay from nurse educator Peter Brooks — who earned his Doctorate of Education from Aspen University while traveling to 20 countries on seven continents! Peter’s aunt gave him some great advice when he was just starting his higher education journey that still rings true today.    My educational journey has … Keep Reading

Arizona Nurse DREAMer Battles COVID-19


Registered nurse, Karen Garcia, finds herself at the intersection of a global pandemic and a hot button U.S. political issue.  As an RN at a Central Phoenix hospital, Karen has been on the frontlines treating patients suspected of having COVID-19 in isolated holding areas. At the same time, she continues to face uncertainty concerning her … Keep Reading

In Conversation: Dr. Nina Beaman on Climate Change, Penguins, and Nursing


Aspen University Dean of Nursing on climate change, penguins, and how nurses can help save our environment.      Whether in person, online, or over the phone, Dr. Nina Beaman has always registered as passionate, nurturing, knowledgeable, and, most importantly, hopeful. She truly believes in the power of positive change.       Thanks for speaking … Keep Reading

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


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 can initiate change.        Sam Boone (SB): Thank … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Carol’s Second Act? RN to BSN!


Sixty-four years young, Carol G. is an energetic and self-described “chatty Cathy” who recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of earning her BSN.  It was a long time coming. Carol started her nursing career in 1976 after graduating with an ADN from Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama. She fulfilled various nursing positions, including direct patient … Keep Reading

Nurses Who Prosper at Aspen and Beyond Use These 3 Skills


Nurses Who Prosper at Aspen and Beyond Use These 3 Skills Aspen nurses are people who, like yourself, lead busy lives often juggling full-time jobs and family responsibilities. Challenges come with a hectic schedule and time spent in education should leave you with skills that will help you in your everyday life. Here are 3 … Keep Reading