Aspen University Reviews of Bachelor's in RN to BSN

  • 35 Reviews
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,920
60% of 35 students said this degree improved their career prospects
69% of 35 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in RN to BSN

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Annabelle DeJesus
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2023
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"I have been a Registered Nurse for 19.5 years working with an associate's degree. The recent COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for an advanced degree. I am so glad I chose Aspen University. The faculty have been there to guide me every step of the way and ensure my success in the program. The RN to BSN program is intense and will impact your professional development. The program is set up for you to succeed. The key to your success in the program is your level of commitment to academics and the nursing profession. This program helped form that bridge between clinical practice and academics/education. It helped improve my assessment skills (using a holistic approach), communication skills, team dynamics, charge nurse, and leadership skills. I learned how to make a significant difference within a healthcare organization using the Iowa Model. I can list so many more ways that this program can be beneficial to nurses looking to advance their education and profession but I will stop here and simply say that taking this step will only help you and you will not be sorry you did. The only regret you may have is not having made this decision sooner. Good luck to everyone."
Molly Reilly
  • Reviewed: 4/19/2023
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"I loved Aspen university. The class flexibility for signing up was amazing. I felt that I learned so much in this program and the instructors were great and very helpful when reaching out to them. The monthly payment plan was a great option for me and helped me to make my dream of achieving a BSN a reality."
Torre Manning
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2022
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Don’t really understand the negatives surrounding Aspen. For me the school has been wonderful. I was able to take classes and work a full time job while also supporting my son who is in college. The classes are always challenging and I learned so much. The professors were always knowledgeable and graded fairly. I was not sure how I would do with online courses but the platform used by Aspen makes it easy to follow. I also appreciate the payment plan option. I will continue on as an Aspen student!"
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 !!"
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."