Aspen University Reviews - Master's in Nursing
Review of Nursing Masters Degrees
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aspen provided me with unlimited opportunities to be successful. I can unequivocally state that the experiences that I had cannot be replicated anywhere else. I could not have completed my degree in such a short time without going into debt without Aspen University. I will forever be grateful for the world of knowledge that I am walking away with. Every day was worth it.
I have been extremely pleased with the quality and affordability of the education that I have received. The Dean and instructors were excellent and supportive. I graduated with a 4.0 and worked hard for it, which I am grateful for. I highly recommend the program. I took a chance with an online program I knew nothing about but I am so happy that I did! I feel very well-prepared to enter academia as a nursing instructor. If you are willing to put forth the effort, work hard and perfect your writing skills (which is a huge part of the course assignments and capstone), then you should consider Aspen.
When I read some of these reviews, I wonder what they expected from a CCNE accredited college. If you cannot spell or struggle to write 400 words, then the rigor of this program may be beyond you. If your ego is so fragile that you cannot take constructive criticism, then you will not grow as a nurse. However, I found the faculty helped me to build my writing and thinking skills. I was able to secure much better and more lucrative jobs afterwards and passed several certification exams as a result of what I learned at Aspen University. It was affordable for this single mother of 5, flexible because I could take several courses or just one as my life fluctuated around my school work, and sufficiently rigorous to be respected in the nursing community. This is a great opportunity for the serious student to get an affordable education and achieve career aspirations.
I am graduating from Aspen this weekend. I have to disagree with the negative comment. I have been in two other masters level nursing programs, top name schools, and Aspen is far superior to them. The immediate positive and encouraging feedback you recieve from instructors when you need help is amazing from the Aspen instructors. The top name schools only cared about your grade and money not if you truely grasp the educational concepts. Aspen instructors are empowering the professional nurse to make the needed changes in the healthcare field and the nursing proffession to advance patient care and the role of the nurse as a leader. I would have to say that, nursing experience, time management and setting priorities are the key factors if your having a negative experience with Aspen. A self evaluation of these components should help you determine a better opportunity for your career. I attended full time, 2 to 3 class per term and worked three demanding part time jobs the entire program with two teens and two elder parents that required my care. It was a challenge but again far exceeding the same experience with two top ranked nursing programs. If learning and knowledge are your goal then i would have to say Aspen is the best choice. It takes commitment and dedication to a new routine but once you have accepted the role of an egaged student, there is plenty of support to assist in making this a sucessful journey at Aspen. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking higher education in the nursing field.
When in a Masters Class the expectation from the student is higher... before I started my course I prepared myself and true enough my MSN in Education is challenging. I learned so much and was able to put my learning into practice/application. I have fellow nurses who completed their MSN in a school in classroom setting and I am proud to say that what I learned is not included in their course. My course will prepare me to be an awesome Nurse Educator of the future. Most of all Dr. B. and my advisor J. provided me with great support. I recommend Aspen University. Its affordable as well.
I completed another online program for my BSN and the difference is noticeable. If you are looking for an easy A then Aspen is not for you. There were a few times when I didn't agree with my grades, but I have always been able to talk to a professor or my assigned counselor Jessica. Jessica helped me throughout my two and a half years journey. She always responded and she always found an answer and a solution that benefited me! I feel prepared to lead as a result of the hard work I put in at Aspen. If you are ready to learn, Aspen is the place for you!