Aspen University Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing
This has been an exceptional experience for me going to Aspen for my degree. It has been many years since I received my Associates and I only wish that I was dedicated to do it earlier. The professors are wonderful, I found the school helpful when questions were asked and very attentive. I had one class out of the 15 that I needed to complete that I felt was a bit hard to work through, which was the Nursing Research class but even that was exceptional. You have got to be dedicated to pursue your degree and give it the time that is required to participate and put thought to the assignments. If you do your art, the University is there to help you succeed. With so many Universities offering degrees now online, I am very thankful that I chose this one. They are a class act!
Aspen University's online degree program was excellent. While the class were challenging, and there were deadlines to meet each week, I really felt that I learned a lot of useful information. Instructors were easy to reach and representatives from admissions and billing were always available during business hours to help with all questions of payment and finance. I did have a rough time at first working through how the website worked and with submission of assignments. As a nurse returning to school after not having been in a classroom for over 2 decades, I did feel a little discouraged at first. But After the first course it got much easier. I finished the bachelor's program with a 3.9 GPA and am starting the master program in public health nursing on January 8th.
Worst college I have ever attended. Poor instruction, unclear guidelines. Some student were ESL; I have no problem with this but it can be difficult responding to their posts, of which you have to do as part of your grade. The tuition is cheap but you get what you pay for. The single most damaging thing I have done to my academic career was attend this university.
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.
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.
I cannot express how upset I am right now with this university. First, all my instructors, save one, put high emphasis on the minimum word requirement for the discussion board. Sometimes the subject is so dry writing 400 words about it is almost incomprehensible and it has gotten to the point that I feel the instructors enjoy treating students like errant children. Today, though, I received feedback on my discussion. She critiqued it, though that wasn't what bothered me. She went way over the top gushing about another student, using words like "glorious", and "hot". It made me feel utterly defeated. Not an uncommon feeling when dealing with these instructors. I've asked for clarification on topics before and had the instructors copy and paste the original instructions in my email. How is that helpful??? I have to agree to the prior statement that the amount of work is way out there. I'm more than halfway through this course, have a 4.0 GPA and am. Now I'm considering the whole thing a waste of time and money. I have never felt so beaten down in my life. Thank you Aspen University, the one thing you should know is that a piece of paper does not make a good instructor. They have been universally poor. If it wasn't for me working so hard, I would be getting nothing from them.
I did it! I just graduated from my BSN at aspen! What a trip. I love this school and especially my advisor, Jessica. I couldn't have done this without her. The BSN Dean Jenny E. is amazing and all my professors rocked! Class of 2017 baby!!!
I chose the Aspen program for two reasons: affordability, and on recommendation from many of my co-workers, who are completing BSN and MSN level degrees. I was very surprised at the high quality of of the educational material and instruction that I received. This was not an easy task, the work load can be intense, but nothing in life worth working for should just be handed to you...and this was definitely work...and definitely worth the time and investment. I looked at other online universities for a few years but was always dismayed by the bankrupting tuition and fees they wanted to charge for basically being diploma mills, this is not the case with Aspen University. I never encountered any issues with contacting my instructors or academic advisors, and cannot sing their praises highly enough! To graduate with a 4.0 in this program kicked my butt, and I am all the better for it!
So much busy work! The length and amount of formal papers and discussions in 8 weeks far outweighs the amount in a 5 week course from comparable online programs. Twice the amount of time and work! After writing all 8 formal papers, be prepared for ANOTHER formal 1000 word essay summarizing the course! My advisor was extremely defensive when I had a concern about an instructor that gave me a poor grade after not answering my question prior to submitting the assignment. The writing class was much more beneficial than I expected, and the professor was amazing. Be ready to put in A LOT of time! The payment plan and cost are a bonus!