Aspen University Reviews of Master's in Nursing

  • 43 Reviews
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $4,140
88% of 43 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 43 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Nursing

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Christy Shaunte' Justice
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"This has been a great experience overall. This was my third attempting to complete my master's degree. No other program fit into my busy day to day life. Aspen was the exception to the norm. I was able to complete the program during COVID and the instructors were very responsive to my concerns. The only hiccup during the entire process was the accreditation delay. I was delayed by 8 weeks which pushed my graduation past the scheduled date. I was very disappointed but not deterred. Thanks for a meaningful experience and a degree that will push me into greater heights."
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have just completed the RN Bridge to MSN program at Aspen University after 4 years. Earning my MSN degree from Aspen University has been well deserved. Taking one class at a time while continuing to work as a clinical manager, this program was very doable for me even financially. I am appreciative of all of my instructors. They were available and responded to my emails and calls whenever I needed assistance (sometimes at 10pm). As with everything in life there will be pros and cons and Aspen University is not exempt. It is what you make of it. I am very pleased and would recommend Aspen University to others who are considering to advance their educational career."
Deborah Debrango
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I love going to the school I am 63 years old and just finished my masters program In Nursing!!! The teachers are great the classwork Achievable online. I would do it all again! I Completed my program online part time and two years and two months the time went by fast. The teachers are great motivators and they encourage You along the way."
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school has been a blessing for me. Taking courses at my pace and enrolling to a course when ready because they offer classes every two weeks. I have been able to work a full time job and take two classes comfortably. Teachers are so helpful and they care about how well you progress. My experience was smooth and uncomplicated at Aspen university. I complete my Masters in Science in nursing specialization in administration. I am looking forward to the doctorate program in nursing just waiting for my first born to be a bit bigger before starting. I want to continue working with Aspen university and I strongly recommend other nurses not to wait and just start even if it is one class at a time."
Maria Horn
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Aspen University is very military friendly and the MSN degree I obtained was online with classes every 8 weeks so it was easy to take a brief break between classes if needed due to military lifestyle. It is an affordable tuition and works with the GI bill entitled members well."
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I had a great experience at Aspen, earning a MSN in education. There are complaints of it not being regionally accredited, however, the school lists it's accreditations, so it shouldn't be a surprise. The price is excellent, the flexibility of not being in a cohort and having multiple start dates of each class to choose from works really well. I liked that each class was structured the same. It made it much easier to move from class to class. For working full time and wanting to get a higher level of education without going into debt, this was a great program."
Deb Russell
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I do not recommend this school or its MSN programs. I should have trusted my gut early in the program and left but the low cost kept me enrolled. The program was very "cookie cutter" and I did not feel that the instructors were utilized appropriately. I did complete 10 of the 12 required courses but could not find a preceptor for the practicum course due to lack of agreement between the organization and Aspen, lack of regional accreditation, and/or Covid restrictions. When I contacted the practicum coordinator (several times) I was told to "think outside the box" and "keep looking as we do not find placement for students." I was not looking for Aspen to find me placement but wanted the coordinator to be aware of my situation and delay in completing the program and to see if she had any other ideas. I continued my practicum preceptor search for at least eight months and exhausted all prospects due to the above reasons. I decided to cut my losses and leave the program and Aspen. I am currently enrolled in a university in Pennsylvania that is both nationally and regionally accredited. Do your due diligence prior to attending Aspen University - cost is not the only important aspect to consider when considering higher education. I have wasted two years and $$$$$$ in the process."
Krista Jeffries
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Aspen University has provided the way for me to obtain my Master's of Nursing Degree with as little disruption to my work-life as possible. Completing the classes online was beneficial for me in that it fit with my schedule and work/home life balance. The cost of the education could not be matched. It does require you to be a highly motivated learner and to be able to be self-directed. As long as you have a high work ethic, you will greatly add to your knowledge during the Master's classes and learn how to produce professional papers. I am 46 years old and have graduated with a 4.0 GPA and am very glad that I took that first step to further my education. If you are thinking about taking that first step--do, you will not regret it!"
Dale Gaviola
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"First of all, thank you all for your help. All the faculty were very helpful and very good! They will always help you succeed . Support staff were very responsive and are ready to help if you have questions and concerns. Classroom is easy to navigate and simple. Library was superb. Tuition is one of the lowest out there!!!"
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"The biggest concern I have is the final exam. The platform when writing was not working appropriately. Into my third paragraph the formatting was off. It showed and extra letter that was not there and so when you tried to correct spelling the cursor was never in the right spot. It took me about 45 minutes during the allotted 4 hrs to figure out how to correct things. The formatting never was correct again. I literally cried at how frustrating it was. There was no way to change any of my thoughts or change my direction because I risked it never being correct. It was actually awful. It should be allowed to write in Microsoft Word and then copy/pasted over into the platform. I was very discouraged. Otherwise my classes were just fine. Some instructors took more time to review papers and give feedback, while other simply posted a grade and it didn’t look like they had ever looked at a word. As you can imagine, it was more beneficial to receive the feedback to grow and get better on each paper. Thanks for the studies."
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!"
  • 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!"
  • 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."
  • 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."