Aspen University Reviews of Bachelor's in RN to BSN

  • 27 Reviews
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,920
60% of 27 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 27 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in RN to BSN

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  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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."
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  • Reviewed: 2/3/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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."
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"I would not recommend Aspen University, unless all you care about is getting a piece of paper. Each Professor gets to set their own rules, sometimes completely deviated from APA Format. Grades and feedback are often returned last minute or late, not allowing the student to review feedback before submitting the next assignment. Most professors take more than 48 hours to get back to you, if they get back to you at all. The assignments are poorly written and full of grammatical errors. Buyer beware."
  • Reviewed: 1/15/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Meh. I wouldn’t choose Aspen University if I had it to do all over again. Assignments and discussion posts are poorly written with grammatical errors. Doesn’t put forth a very good image. Professors get to pick and choose the standards they follow, so one professor will mark you off for something that another one requires you to do. Professors are poor at responding in a timely manner. When they do respond, they copy and paste information you already looked at. The reason you would be emailing is to get clarification on the poorly written assignments...not to have them copy and paste it back to you. Workload wasn’t bad, but the support is non-existent. You WILL be on your own with professors who just copy and paste the same feedback for everyone."
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2019
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"This online university is a good program, however it definitely has it's faults. The classes that you are required to take are adequate. It basically is self learning, writing papers every week, and posting to a discussion board and interacting with your classmates. The instructors are adequate but sometimes are difficult to get in contact with. Each one has their own grading rules, and what one instructor accepts is what another instructor does not. It seems all work is focused on APA format and proper citations and not about the content of your paper. Expect to get points deducted if your paper is not 100 percent APA format. I mean if you are missing a comma, points are deducted. Seems ridiculous, but true. Some instructors are late getting your grades to you, making it difficult to improve your next paper if you don't know how you did on your previous one."