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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

Nurses Guide to Magnet Hospitals


In 1993, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) announced it’s Magnet Hospital Recognition Program for Excellence in Nursing Services program. The American Nurses Association and the ANCC recognize Magnet hospitals as those who create and sustain a culture of excellence. In 1997, the program became known as The Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program. What is … Keep Reading

7 Ways COVID-19 Will Change The Future Of The Nursing For The Better


Please enjoy this guest post from Sarah Jividen of Mother Nurse Love: In 2020, COVID-19 hit the US with a force that brought unprecedented changes within the nursing profession. Not since the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 – that sickened ⅓ of the entire world’s population over the course of one year – has a virus … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Theresa G. Proudly Pursued Her DNP


Please enjoy this personal essay from Dr. Theresa Gress, RN, BSN, MSN, DNP. When Theresa was a child, she said she would “become a nurse before becoming a doctor.” Truer words have never been spoken.  Some of us have many pathways to success. Some of us do not. Regardless of the walk it takes to … Keep Reading

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

Alumni Spotlight: Clay W. Found Satisfaction Through Education


Please enjoy this personal essay from Clay Williams. After learning he was about to become a father, Clay worked hard to earn his degree and achieve his career goals. Clay earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and is currently earning his MBA at Aspen University.   My journey began after graduating high school, and … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Zhiying, RN to BSN, “My Life Is Renewed”


We proudly share this beyond inspiring personal essay from Zhiying Wu who completed Aspen’s RN to BSN program in April of 2020. When Zhiying’s husband sadly succumbed to illness, “Aspen remained as a Light for me. The busy assignments and projects kept me from the darkness of the grief.”…“One of my past professors, my dearest … Keep Reading

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