Aspen University Reviews of Master's in Nursing

  • 33 Reviews
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $4,140
88% of 33 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 33 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Nursing

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Lisa Cripe
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Excellent experience from start to finish. Classes were appropriate and aligned with the Core competencies required of a masters prepared nurse. Instructors were knowledgeable and contributed to the learning environment. Very supportive faculty and advisors. Monthly check ins by advisor very helpful and appreciated. Any and all questions answered from online content or by Aspen staff. I would highly recommend Aspen for any nurse pursuing a higher degree!"
NCAVANAUGH
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have just completed my MSN, and I feel like I earned the degree. There are several advantages to Aspen University - cost is very reasonable, and students can make payments without interest every month. This removes a barrier for many students and provides a huge benefit to working nurses. Aspen also offers a very decent military discount. The courses use current textbooks and have assignments that are relevant and evidence-based. Be prepared to buy books and keep them until you complete the program as you may need them for your final exam. Students can see they are meeting NLN and AACN's master's in nursing education essentials throughout the program. A disadvantage for some students is the level of self-study and independence that these courses required. While the instructors responded quickly to questions and grades were based on a rubric and expectations were clear, there was no faculty-led instruction. Every class has a paper due every week formatted in APA 7 style. This program is heavy on research and writing. By the completion of the program, you should be able to write a professional paper with ease. While you may be able to double up courses - this is challenging and students should expect to spend about 20 hours a week on each course. If English is not your first language ask for help and try to connect with a student in the class that may be able to offer some guidance because you may be at a disadvantage in this program due to the emphasis on written communication. The bar is high for passing grades. This is not a degree factory - this is the real deal. Be prepared to work hard. It will be worth it!"
TLD
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Books used were sometimes 2 issues outdated. Teachers did not always respond in a quick fashion so you can make necessary changes before your next assignment was due. Need to have at least some face to face Zoom time with your instructor each class you take. During COVID pandemic, Nursing Practicum advisor was not very helpful in helping me understand how things would work. There needs to be a section that students can upload there final practicum paper into for upcoming students to view. I feel this would be very helpful in a student who has never seen this process have a decrease in anxiety about writing it. There should be an area that students can "opt in" to allow there email to be seen so communication among students can transpire should they choose to. It was a hugh struggle to obtain 180 hours for the Capstone project. This should be a 10 week class, not 8, especially during COVID."
Beverly Bucsit Nuanes
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"My experience with Aspen has been phenomenal. First, all my professors have doctorate degrees. Next, they want us all to succeed, so they will find ways to keep us motivated and inspired. Drs Spears, Mc-Dermotth, Kolde, Anderson, Gaw, and Nethers were some of the professors that played a huge impact in my capstone project's success. Finally, Apsen does an outstanding job at emphasizing the use of evidence-based practice to influence the changes at work because it yielded several positive results at my organization. Overall, I am so happy, satisfied, and grateful to have completed my MSN with a specialization in administration and management at Aspen."
Juliano Jones
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"The University provides amazing support to ensure student's complete their degree. The education is affordable and the monthly payment plan allows for budget students to pay for education without depending on student loans. Classes are well designed and the faculty are very helpful."
Genesis Santos
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"This was my first time doing an online program. I will say that I am quite surprised that the program overall was relatively fast. This program took a little less than two years with a full time job as a CCRN. I did Masters of Nursing with a specialty in informatics. Worth it 100%. Pros: The professors were all great and reasonable! Granted I slacked on some of the assignments and got a B, but it I still graduated with honors. Price is key! A school that is CCNE verified and well under $15,000 for the whole program did it for me. Cons: Finding your own preceptor. Despite finding your own preceptor, the experience made it worth while because it helped in the capstone project."
Ilmi Carter
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I enjoyed taking courses and the Master's of Nursing program. I have learned a lot in each course and found the professors attentive and professional. I work full time and found it easy to fit one course at a time into my schedule. The open enrollment process with courses starting every two weeks worked well. The majority of the courses had their assignments posted for the entire session, allowing me to start the next week's assignment if I knew personal obligations would affect the time needed to devote to the class. I have told others of your program and will continue to do so."
Ranelyn Santos
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I would highly recommend it. One can take the class at your own pace. I learned a lot that will help in the enhancement of both one’s professional and personal growth. The writing and critical thinking skills will improve a lot. If you are a person who likes to do research work, Aspen University is the right place. Thank you."
Brenda O. Garcia
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"Aspen University helped me accomplish a life goal. I was both able to afford the tuition and study at my own pace thanks to the online format. The instructors were excellent, teaching not only course content but scholarly writing as well. I work full-time and am raising a grand-daughter, so the flexibility was a considerable draw. I am happy to report two of my peers are now attending Aspen University. I highly recommend and hope to continue my studies at Aspen."
Odette
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"My decision to go back to school since graduating from nursing school 19 years ago was daunting. But the academic advisors, the professors and my family give me the support I needed to complete this journey. However, I will say if you don’t like writing essays or is not willing to sacrifice hours to commit to your school work, then please reconsider. Obtaining a MSN is both challenging and rewarding. Through this process I a became professional nurse."
Barrett
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"Aspen University has been a great experience so far. All of my professors have doctoral degrees and are easy to communicate with via email. The curriculum is clearly presented as are the expectations. I can easily get answers from my mentor, who has always been available when I call Aspen directly; on issues regarding payments, retrieving past papers, how to utilize the resources available in the library, etc. This program is not for someone that is hoping to get an easy degree without putting in the time and work required. Yes, you write a lot of APA papers, but this is not necessarily a bad thing as you will need to know what what you are doing when you start grading your own student's APA papers someday!"
Therese
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have been a student at Aspen University for the last four years. My first degree was a bachelors in nursing. I have now just completed my Masters. The instructors were knowledgeable and always willing to help in anyway. I would highly recommend Aspen University if you want to pursue higher education at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. Wonderful nursing program!"
Anthony Lambert
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"Great flexibility of course start dates that truly allows the student working full-time to take a break when needed. Instructors were all responsive to questions asked - and were timely with their answers. The schoolwork in each class does keep you busy, but it is definitely manageable even when working a full time job. The staff and leadership team were committed to ensure I completed my studies, and I am grateful that I had chosen to go with Aspen University."
SL
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I loved just about everything at Aspen. My Academic Adviser became one of my friends as they were someone I talked to the most during the whole program. The only department I had trouble with is the registrar's office. Getting a call back from them is impossible and when they did reply to my emails, the information was wrong or not helpful. The worst was when it came to my proctored exam. Thankfully my adviser was able to make sense of everything and help me out. But the education, advisory, professors are all top notch!"
Barbara De Groot
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was a little hesitant about starting a Master's degree because of the costs involved, but Aspen University offers a monthly payment plan that made the financial aspect manageable. That was the initial selling point. However, as I moved through the courses in the MSN program, I was impressed with the quality of work expected and challenged by my instructors to think critically and deeply analyze each question posed. I was able to apply what I learned throughout the program to my work and began to think and look at things differently. I would highly recommend Aspen's MSN program to any nurse looking to advance his or her education. Although it was more challenging at times than others, it is a journey I am glad to have taken."
Erika Stack
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"This is a great program. The instructors really care about your success and work to ensure that true learning is taking place. The academic advisors reach out to you often to make sure you arent having any problems. I have been able to take the skills I learned in my program and directly apply them to my job."
Lillarose
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Aspen University was a great choice for me while working fulltime, juggling being in the Navy reserves, and raising a family, it was challenging but doable. I liked the fact that the school was flexible and the professors and advisors were supportive and helpful and reached out to me when needed. I have shared my experience with co-workers and recommended Aspen University to those who wants to advance in their profession. It feels great completing the MSN program. I can't believe my diploma is on it's way, I enjoyed going to Denver for graduation. When I do retire, I plan to use my degree to teach in nursing school at the local university."
Elizabeth
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I received an excellent education at Aspen. The work was pertinent, the instructors were helpful and fair. I have advanced in my career and earned back more than what it cost me. I didn't take out any student loans, by using the payment plan and taking 1 class at a time. I am so pleased I decided to attend at Aspen."
Belinda
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"It worked for my budget and my goals. I recommend this university for anyone wanting to get an advanced degree in nursing. I am living my retirement plan of teaching nursing. Those who can do and those who are getting older must plan to teach. 250 characters."
Sherri Lynn Nelson
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Faculty at Aspen University are dedicated to each students success. There were numerous times when I needed to reach out to them and they were happy to assist me in a timely manner. Making a commitment to complete my master's degree was a decision that I contemplated for awhile before I chose a school. Having the flexibility of the online format certainly helped me to achieve my goal, especially because I work full time. It was also important for me to find an institution that was affordable and Aspen University made sense financially."