Aspen University Reviews of Bachelor's in RN to BSN

  • 32 Reviews
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,920
60% of 32 students said this degree improved their career prospects
66% of 32 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in RN to BSN

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Michelle Lee
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2022
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Aspen’s online class of RN to BSN has provided many updated knowledge for current healthcare. My professors are very knowledgeable & helpful! They are friendly & very responsible. I will recommend my RN & LVN ( in the future) ti take the RN to BSN course at Aspen !!"
Nhia
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2022
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"The education I received was great but the University lacked in transparency and follow up. It was frustrating that my advisor would not respond back to me when I needed it and I was not aware that I needed to have my text book for my proctor exam. My advisor never told me this."
Danielle Mudd
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2022
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"I just completed my RN to BSN program at Aspen University. The program is laid out in a standard format in the classroom. Each assigned professor may sometimes make minor changes to the requirements. Each week has a discussion, responses, and an assignment (paper, power point, etc.) which are all completely doable even while working full time. The first class is "how to write and format a paper 101". After that, all you have to do is change the content. This is extremely helpful for those of us who have had a larger gap in education. I took one class at a time so as not to stress myself out. You can overlap if you like or even take time off in between classes. The payment program is very straight forward and reasonable. I even got a discount because my husband is prior military. Some classes were more helpful/relevant than others in my opinion. Overall, I learned a lot from the program. Yes, it does require you to study on your own and be diligent, but I think that is the point of higher education. No, the professors do not spoon feed you information, but they are quick to respond to questions or concerns. The professors do teach multiple classes at one time so there were a few hiccups with that occasionally. Overall, I only had one or two minor issues during the entire program. I recommend this program to anyone and even got my best friend to start. She struggled with her ADN in a traditional classroom but has found this program easy to manage. She is only one class behind me and is doing really well. I feel that if you put in a standard amount of effort, you will pass the program with no issues."
Stacia Ghafoori
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2022
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"BUYER BEWARE: THIS IS NOT A REGIONALLY ACCREDITED SCHOOL. If you are truly only attending a BSN program because your goal is to fulfill the BSN requirement at your job, but you have zero aspirations to further your career, then Aspen is just fine. The price is great, the time commitment is reasonable, and I actually enjoyed my classes getting a little something from most of them. (You get out of it what you put in.) I was, however, naive and did not investigate further that this school is touted as "Nationally Accredited." Sounds like a good thing, right? Nope! There are nearly NO schools that will accept my degree as it is not from a *regionally* accredited program!! I came very close to needing to repeat my BSN entirely in order to carry on for my NP. Thankfully, I found one program that would take it, so I am currently halfway through my MSN at another school, but it is significantly subpar to the university I had hoped to attend. That school was all set to accept me- until they realized my BSN was from Aspen. Regulations wouldn't allow them to make any kind of exception. If there is any possible way you may one day like to pursue an MSN or PhD in any capacity, I would highly suggest that you steer clear of this program."
Michelle
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2021
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"I graduated from the RN-BSN program with honors in October 2021 with a 3.97 GPA, and I am incredibly proud of this accomplishment. Honestly, the classes are time-consuming and challenging. However, nursing is a formidable career that requires discipline. Hence, I was prepared to work when I entered the program. Our patients deserve well-educated nurses equipped with the knowledge to care for them appropriately. Aspen University provides nurses with an excellent education to accomplish this goal. Therefore, Aspen is a great path if you want to enhance your practice and become a better nurse. However, if you're looking for an easy way to put a title behind your name, you may consider a different school. Some things were straightforward about the program. Navigating the courses was simple. Technical support is always available. The instructors were precise in the expectations in their posts. The key to success is reading the instructions and following them to the letter carefully. There are also videos with specific instructions on each week's modules that you must listen to if you want an A. If you read them, they also provide you with resources that you can reference in each paper. They give you all the tools you need to do well if you want to put the work in for your success."
Karen
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2021
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Although I just graduated and have not found a job that reflects me having a BSN, I do believe more doors will open for me now in leadership or education. Thank you Aspen University for providing me with such a wonderful learning experience. The instructors and the curriculum are top notch and I feel better prepared now to continue with my journey in nursing. I would not change a thing."
Merlisa Alexander
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2021
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"As an international student, I graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 2006 and had not been actively involved in any further studies because I was always fearful of not being able to study online due to lacking computer skills and time management and financially not being able to afford payments. Researching schools in the later part of 2019, I came across Aspen University and was satisfied with its accreditation and affordable fee. With an entry GPA of 2.62, I knew that I was now more focused on my profession since I graduated from nursing school almost 12 years before wanting to achieve my BSN. The facility believed in me despite my entry GPA and in January 2020 I began my journey which took me 18 months to complete the RN- BSN program with a completed GPA of 4.0. Yes!!!! I know this was a big improvement with my grades and I am so proud of what I have accomplished. Devoting time to my assignments and having the support of the staff at the university all made it possible. Although there was only one professor who responded to emails more than 48 hours, most did reply within 24 hours and my academic advisors would call just to find out how I am doing and whether I needed assistance. The course material provided every 8 weeks was manageable despite having to work 12 hours shift, and the monthly payment was indeed affordable. Although everyone's experience will not be the same as mine, I would recommend this University to anyone. I am looking to begin my Masters in Health Administration and Management come January 2022 with the hope that I receive the continued support and level of professionalism during my BSN program. If you are willing to put in the time then undoubtedly you will succeed in anything you want to achieve. Thanks to Aspen University for allowing me one step closer to achieving my professional goal. If I was able to make it though then anyone reading this review can do it just the same. I am 37 years old and I am a proud product of Aspen."
James G
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2021
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Aspen was a breath of fresh air. I originally started at a local college and my employer would have paid 100% of the RN to BSN program. Once I started, I found it was not adult learner oriented. So, after some research I found Aspen. It is out of my own pocket, but it has been adult learner oriented. Having a busy work and home life, I was still able to get my Aspen work done every time. The interest free payment plan has also very appreciated. Aspen is about $11,000 versus nearly $30,000 like some other schools for the RN to BSN program. Couldn't be happier!!!! Thank you Aspen!"
Karen Kitchens
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2021
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"I had a wonderful experience with Aspen. Everyone has been helpful. The course load was manageable. The instructors where accessible and answered questions in a timely fashion. I am please with my overall experience and would recommend this program to others."
Mae Tyler
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2021
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Earning my BSN in nursing was an excellent experience at Aspen University. The professors are very knowledgeable and available to meet the needs of every student. The monthly tuition plan worked well for me and I highly recommend Aspen for continued learn."
Colleen Johnson
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2021
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"The program is difficult to navigate in the beginning. All questions and additional needs were answered and addressed immediately by staff with a simple phone call. You can take classes one at a time. This is ideal for full-time nurses juggling families. I completed the final classes during the covid pandemic. The classes enhance your bedside practice and prepare you for management positions."
Cassidy
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2021
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"I had an amazing experience with Aspen. They have an affordable payment program and classes are structured that works around a full time career. All teachers were excellent and aided whenever needed. I also loved that classes started every 2 weeks and you could go at your own pace."
Brittney Jarrell
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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."
K
  • Reviewed: 10/8/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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."
Jay Charles
  • Reviewed: 10/7/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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."
Gen
  • Reviewed: 10/3/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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."
VR
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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."
Ckennedy
  • Reviewed: 7/2/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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!"
Vanessa Bayless
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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."
TL
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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."