Aspen University Reviews - Bachelor's in RN to BSN

3.22 out of 5 stars
(20 Reviews)
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,920
60% of 20 students said this degree improved their career prospects
50% of 20 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Brittney Jarrell - 11/24/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"Aspen University provided me with everything that I needed to be successful in the RN to BSN program. The classes were easy to navigate and the professors were extremely helpful. I would recommend anyone that is wanting to further their nursing career to go to Aspen."
4.3 out of 5 stars
K - 10/8/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2021
"I am about halfway through this program and find that I really like the program and find the assignments doable. I have recommended this school to a few of my friends and coworkers. I have learned from every class and all of my instructors have been good about grading assignments in the 7 day window."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Jay Charles - 10/7/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"I like the way the academic advisors and the instructors respond to any concern or questions in a timely manner. The coursework is most times heavy but if one put their minds to doing it, it is doable to say the least. I am thinking about furthering my education and so far I had a good experience with Aspen thus far."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Gen - 10/3/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"Aspen University is a great match for me. I did my BSN completion online. Mind you, I had my RN- ADN degree 15 years ago and not familiar with online classes. My advisor and all my professors had help me through the trenches. I just finished my BS-RN completion program. It was hard because of the pandemic that is happening when I was going to finish the course. Working during COVID plus going to school was a nightmare. But because I had SUPPORT and MOTIVATORS from my advisor and professors in the Nursing Department - I made it through. My advisor- Amber had supported me a lot through this journey. Even after I finished my degree, My professor offered any help she can in my future endeavors. There is no perfect university out there and I know some students will be unsatisfied. You just need to find you the right match for you. I highly recommend Aspen, for single mothers with young kids, full time employee and full time student student."
1.0 out of 5 stars
VR - 8/12/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2021
"By far the worst program ever. Teachers are hired day before class and have zero knowledge of the system being used. The price you pay for this program is insane compared to the education you receive. Do not waste your time and money. The communication between faculty is absolutely horrible. Pre-covid the information and faculty were awful. Now its even worse. $500 to take a HESI and not a single member of the class passed because we were given ZERO information on what we were to expect or the fact we were not taught anything. Nursing Seminar course is a complete waste of money. Every term you have this course and every single discussion or assignment is exactly verbatim from previous nursing seminar course. You end up writing DQs on the exact same stuff you wrote about last term. Save your money if you want a real nursing education."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Ckennedy - 7/2/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"Overall I had a pretty good experience with the entire program. I was able to take my time and truly go at my own pace. I completed each course successfully and every professor I had was prompt not only on grading but did answer me with 48 hour time period (kind of stunk for last minute questions but that’s what the open discussion board is for). It definitely did seem like a lot of papers and endless maybe even some useless PowerPoint assignments however most of the courses really did have clear objectives and the schools program does not really advertise a hands on experience. If you want to learn and be able to really take the time to understand the content to apply it to your role as a nurse in improving your work ethic, this course is for you. The weekly assignments are more than doable and yes they really focus on APA formatting but the update you with workshops and use cite machine as a citing source (just check capitalization before submitting assignment). Although I took my time as I have a now two year old and within the program a complicated pregnancy, I was able to graduate with a 4.0 and now have a new role as a nursing director. The final proctored exam is the only exam through the program and is extremely doable if you know the content and prepare based of their study guide. Super affordable was for me with monthly payment plans (my car payment is more!). Get to know your professors they are great sources and use your academic advisor (that’s what they are there for to help you succeed). Good luck to you no matter what path you decide to take!"
3.3 out of 5 stars
Vanessa Bayless - 6/8/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"Aspen University is a good choice for students who are looking for a program that allows flexibility, yet is predictable enough that the student will be able to enter each new class with confidence. If you are a poor test-taker (like me), you may prefer this program (RN-BSN) because every class is assignment-based. There is only the 60 question final exam at the end of the program that essentially encapsulates all ten courses in the program. Challenging, but doable. I decided to take my time with my coursework and was able to accomplish many other things while still in the nursing program; world-travel, musical pursuits, getting married, having a child, working full-time, etc. and am grateful that I was able to still have a full personal life while simultaneously pursuing my BSN degree."
2.4 out of 5 stars
TL - 6/1/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2021
"This program is ehhhh, not great. Too much busy work to actually learn anything. They really should post the requirements of the classes online so potential students can decided before they start if they’ll have enough time to make it work. Instead, they have you start the first class, which is a basic writing course, where you only write one paper throughout the entire course along with the weekly discussions. But then every class after that you can expect to write a weekly 2 page discussion post, plus another 2 pages responding to classmates, in addition to a PowerPoint or 4-7 page APA essay. It’s a lot of work if you’re employed and trying to do both. I wouldn’t really recommend this program to a friend even if they weren’t working."
2.6 out of 5 stars
KEM - 5/18/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"It took me a little over 2 years to get my BSN. Some instructors are better than others - some graded quickly, others graded at least 2 weeks after the assignment was submitted. Some instructors responded quickly to my email's and others, not so much. I can honestly say I didn't not learn much, if anything. You will spend lots of time writing papers using APA format (used PERRLA) and it wasn't until my last class that the instructor said I was doing it all wrong. She said the format that I was using was all wrong. Well thats funny, the last 9 other instructors thought my format was just fine. I forwarded her comments to PERRLA (who specializes in APA format) and they said she was wrong. At that point, I just did'nt care anymore and took the hit on loosing some points. I had another class that I had questions about and emailed the instructor. The instructor emailed me back and said she was not teaching the class. I had to call my counselor who looked into it and said, she was teaching the class. Two weeks later I got another email from this instructor who said, there was some confusion and she was teaching the class. Turns out, me and another 16 students were in a class, with no instructor. My biggest issue with Aspen was the proctored exam. They now require you download Proctor track which I had issues with. This company requires you give them assess to your computer. I have issues with this. I attempted to file an appeal with Apsen and was told I could however, it would take at least 30-45 days for somebody to hear my appeal - which was going to be denied. Forced to give this company assess to ALL my computer files, I took the proctor exam because I want to be done with Apsen. I then could not delete the program from my computer - I tried everything and I couldn't get it gone. I ended up taking my computer (Mac) to work and had our IT department get rid of it. They said the program was "hidden", thats why I couldn't find it. I give Aspen University a BIG FAT F on the exit exam and process."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Rn 4.0 - 2/3/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2019
"Would NOT recommend this school. Instructors abide by their own set of rules, assignment requirements listed in multiple places within online classroom and all listed differently. Makes it hard to know what to follow. Advisors not at all helpful. If you contact the school/ instructors for any reason, you may not hear back at all. Assignments are graded late and you may or may not get feedback before the following assignment is due. All around poor institution. Would not choose aspen if I could go back and do it over again."
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