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Just like most colleges and universities, Aspen is a money hungry business. I transferred many credits in that they refused to acknowledge as anything other than electives. During my duration at this university, I haven't learned much that actually felt relevant to my degree except 2 courses. The set up could be better than what it is. The teacher is not up to date with current books and information. I was surprised that the school was run so poorly. You pay a technology fee while the school offers no resources. The syllabus does not state anything important such as a grading scale.
Aspen Universitys RN to BSN program was excellent and I recommend it highly. The counselors called on a regular basis to check on my progress or to see if I needed anything, and they were accessible when I called. The instructors responded to e-mails usually within 24 hours to answer questions. The classroom website was well organized and was detailed enough to delineate exactly what was expected and when to keep learning progress moving. Im not going to tell you that the class work was easy, because it wasnt, but it was very doable. I had two Associate degrees and a Bachelor of Sciences degree from regionally accredited colleges when I started the Aspen program, and this program was as rigorous if not more so. The proctored exit exam was exactly what the study guide said it would be. I am very happy with the education I received at Aspen. They said that a BSN would enhance opportunities and make one a better nurse, and it has.
This is a great program. The instructors really care about your success and work to ensure that true learning is taking place. The academic advisors reach out to you often to make sure you arent having any problems. I have been able to take the skills I learned in my program and directly apply them to my job.
I enrolled in Aspen University October 5, 2015 and complete my MBA January 2, 2018. Although, there was a lot of reading, research and writing I gain tremendous knowledge in the Business Administration space. I like the format of the classes and curriculum (discussions). Additionally, financially I like the monthly payments and actually graduating with no student loans!!!! I worked full time and completed my studies at my own pace!! As with any college or university You only get out what you put it!! Stay focus and follow your dream!!! Aspen was no hassle for me!!
Their website is terrible. Absolutely confusing to try to navigate. Not organized at all. You are not actually taught anything. You are given assignments parceled out week by week...you have to meet a discussion deadline on Thursday and writing assignment on Sunday. You cannot work ahead as they do not reveal the assignment until Tuesday which makes it particularly hard for working people. So you have to hunt for the reading assignment and then do whatever discussion and writing assignment or whatever they give you by the deadlines. Advisers are no help, only high pressure. You don't get any kind of notifications if there is an issue. You have to constantly wade through their very disorganized site.. They are high pressure sales BS.
This university was a blessing to me. I had not taken a college course in over ten years prior to enrolling at Aspen University. Aspen University did not require I repeat previous classes taken over ten years ago. The payment plan, online format, and no exams was a winning combination. The classes and reading assessments were challenging and I learned a lot. I am glad I finally completed my BA degree in nursing. I highly recommend this university to others. My goal is to enroll in the DNP program in 2019 since I already hold a masters degree in health administration.
I have nothing but great things to say. The academic advising has been great and very responsive. I feel that the classes are informational and the work is real. I have gone to physical colleges and online schools in the past and this school is by far the best. It is by no means easy and you will have to work very hard to complete the courses. Lots of writing is involved and everything must be in APA formate. I love that the classes are 8 weeks. **This is a real review, from a real student, no games. I am set to graduate at the end of the year with a BS in Criminal Justice
This College is a joke. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME. They screwed me over so many times with my fasfa, told me I had to pay the remaining balance before I could continue with school. it took me almost 4 years to finish school and I already had an associates degree ya'll. It is not okay the way they treat their fasfa students. I called every day of the week and they just kept telling me oh yeah I will have them call you back and they never do. I'm a single mother who works 40+ hours a week/ weekend and I couldn't afford the monthly payment and they just kept screwing me over. I should have stopped and went to another college. I just don't get anytime with my child and I wanted to do online school. I have beem graduated for almost 5 months and they don't recognize my degree. Waste of time!!!!!!
When I first started this RN to BSN program, I didn't understand how it would strengthen my nursing practice. I had put it off too long. Now, I comprehend the importance of Bachlorette holding nurses in this time of the impending nursing shortage. This school was self directed but the professors were easily accessible and supportive. I would recommend this program to any ADN nurse.
Aspen University was a great choice for me while working fulltime, juggling being in the Navy reserves, and raising a family, it was challenging but doable. I liked the fact that the school was flexible and the professors and advisors were supportive and helpful and reached out to me when needed. I have shared my experience with co-workers and recommended Aspen University to those who wants to advance in their profession. It feels great completing the MSN program. I can't believe my diploma is on it's way, I enjoyed going to Denver for graduation. When I do retire, I plan to use my degree to teach in nursing school at the local university.