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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 earn 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 her story.   Forty years … Keep Reading

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

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

Meet Our Faculty: Anny Dionne


Aspen invites you to meet our faculty! Our teachers are outstanding educators — committed, compassionate, and knowledgeable. In this new series, get to know some of our faculty members up close and personal.  Canadian-born, Dr. Anny Dionne, not only teaches Aspen BSN nurses, she’s also a proud BSN alumnus. She believes nurses can do anything!  … 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

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

Meet Our Faculty: Gina Oellig


Aspen invites you to meet our faculty! Our teachers are outstanding educators — committed, compassionate, and knowledgeable. Get to know some of our faculty members up close and personal.  Early Childhood Studies faculty member, Gina Oellig, has known she wanted to be a teacher since the 3rd grade. Her passion for literacy comes through in … Keep Reading

Meet Our Faculty: Vanessa Segura


Aspen invites you to meet our faculty! Our teachers are outstanding educators — committed, compassionate, and knowledgeable. In this new series, get to know some of our faculty members up close and personal. Active BSN Pre-Licensure faculty, Vanessa Segura, is mom to two small children, two pigs, seven chickens and a chihuahua. Known for taking … 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