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How This Alumni Found Hope In Nursing Following Tragedy


We share this inspiring essay from Maggie Ross, who initially left medicine after enduring a tragic loss. Years later, she became a nurse and completed Aspen’s RN to MSN Bridge Program in 2020, with a Nursing Education specialization. She hopes to continue her education even further and help other students with their goals.   From the … Keep Reading

2020 Spotlight Wrap-Up: Looking Back On Aspen’s Amazing Students


2020 was a challenging year, and we continue to face public health obstacles into the New Year amid the pandemic. With all that we’ve endured during this unprecedented time, Aspen is immensely proud of all the accomplishments our community achieved.   Our students and alumni come with unique backgrounds and experiences. As we enter into … 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

Meet Your Austin BSN Pre-Licensure Program Director: Rhonda Winegar


Dr. Rhonda Winegar has many titles: educator, longtime RN, published author, and owner of two dogs who happen to be commercial actors. Having traveled to over 90 countries, she brings her sense of adventure and love for learning to Aspen’s new Austin campus.  What is your role at Aspen? I’m the BSN Pre-Licensure Program Director … Keep Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Cummings Is Leading a New Generation of Nurses


After experiencing an academic defeat, Jennifer set aside her self-doubt from the past and pushed herself to go back to school for her MSN at the age of 56. She graduated in 2019 with a specialization in Administration and Management, which allowed her to begin her next journey of mentoring new nurses. Here’s her story. … Keep Reading

Meet Our Faculty: LouAnnie Godinez


Aspen invites you to meet our faculty — LouAnnie Godinez!  LouAnnie Godinez knew she wanted to be a nurse while serving as a medic in the Navy.  What is your name? LouAnnie Godinez MSN, RN Where are you from? I was born in Brazil and moved to the United States with my mom and my … 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

What Can You Do With An MSN In Forensic Nursing?


Does the criminal justice system interest you? If you love health care and have a deep interest in the criminal justice system, forensic nursing may be the career path for you. What do these types of nurses do, and what job opportunities open up with an MSN in Forensic Nursing?  A forensic nurse is a … 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

Alumni Spotlight: Cheryl B. Went Back for Her BSN After 40 Years


After not being in school for 40 years, Cheryl B. made it her personal goal to go back to nursing school for her BSN. She learned about nursing theory and the importance of advancing the nursing profession. Obtaining her degree gave her the confidence needed to go along with her vast nursing experience. This is … Keep Reading