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  1. Visit  oneLoneNurse profile page
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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    I withdrew...way too much of a time committment for me right now...have kids, job and don't want to spend all my spare time researching and writing papers. So, I got an A in the first course then re-evaluated my priorities. I'm attending Ohio Univ online for my BSN. I liked Aspen just fine but it's not the right time in my life. Thanks for checking in!
    I started Tuesday, I am thinking of withdrawing. I find alot of the stuff they teach I am just not interested in. Concept Analysis? I could care less. I think a real class room would liven it up, but Aspen is not that kind of school. They suggest you spend about 20 hours per week on each module. Unless you are going for the NP, an MSN is not really going to do that much for you.
  2. Visit  mtsteelhorse profile page
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    I was bored to tears with the content...and it required so much time to do a thorough job. I think it's probably a good program if you're into the material...I was not. Getting my BSN then maybe NP. Aspen would've taken me 3 years...ugh. Good luck with figuring things out. Are you interested in an NP program?
  3. Visit  GooeyRN profile page
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    Does this program require stats and chem? I know you have to do clinicals..
  4. Visit  oneLoneNurse profile page
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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    I was bored to tears with the content...and it required so much time to do a thorough job. I think it's probably a good program if you're into the material...I was not. Getting my BSN then maybe NP. Aspen would've taken me 3 years...ugh. Good luck with figuring things out. Are you interested in an NP program?
    I thought the interactive content was downright boring. I have done an online BSN, and MSLS through Clarion University; both programs were great. For me to spend hours studying stuff that I will never use, is pointless. I would much rather spend my educational dollars and time at UCSD extension. I plan on taking a few of their certificate programs such as Java, and maybe C. I am working towards a Biostatistics certificate right now, short two classes.

    No, but if I were, I would check out Clarion University's program at West Penn. I think if I were younger, I would be, but alas I am 55, and would prefer to work as a Systems Analyst/ Nursing Informatician for the rest of my days.
  5. Visit  oneLoneNurse profile page
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    Quote from GooeyRN
    Does this program require stats and chem? I know you have to do clinicals..
    No clinicals at Aspen, but they don't offer an NP, but there are Capstone courses. For an NP you will need clinicals.
  6. Visit  mtsteelhorse profile page
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    I was just curious as to your long term goals. I'm 50 and it's new the 30 as far as I'm concerned! Good luck to you.
  7. Visit  hubs102 profile page
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    Hello, just trying to get some feedback about your experience with Aspen. I'm still skeptical but they have the best tuition rate in town besides being accredited program. Any information about your online experience and info about their modules is greatly appreciated. thanks.
    Alan
    hubs102@gmail.com
  8. Visit  woodsyny profile page
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    I liked the sound of Aspen also and tuition etc, but my place of work who does give partial tuition reimbursement will only give it if the school is regionally accredited, which Aspen is not. That is what is holding me up with this school
  9. Visit  starmickey03 profile page
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    I see that Aspen has an admission requirement of having worked as a nurse for one full year. Does anyone know if this is strictly enforced? I've only been working as a nurse for about four months but I would like to start an RN-MSN program early next year.
  10. Visit  mtsteelhorse profile page
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    Quote from starmickey03
    I see that Aspen has an admission requirement of having worked as a nurse for one full year. Does anyone know if this is strictly enforced? I've only been working as a nurse for about four months but I would like to start an RN-MSN program early next year.
    I couldn't say for sure but I can say that when I dealt with them they were extremely helpful. It might make a difference if you continue to work and accrue experience while attending...explain your situation and your strong desire to start a program. It's worth a call. I found them to be straight forward and easy to deal with. Give 'em a call! Best of luck!
  11. Visit  djw13RN profile page
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    I am trying to figure out if Aspen is accredited? Is a national accreditation regulatory board for Schools of Nursing? I have experience I need that piece of paper.

    Thank you
    Deborah
  12. Visit  craizy_man profile page
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    I've finished the RN-BSN program and am very very happy I did it at Aspen. I will continue on for my MSN. There are about 2 dates for every class to start in every month, it is nationally accredited for both the MSN and the BSN. It is a do-it-yourself program, no group projects, which for me, is key! The instructors always respond to me in a timely manner, each week we do a paper and a discussion, it is not difficult at all, you just have to dedicate some time thats all. I spend a few hours on a paper per week, nothing complicated. You can take a hiatus if you need, they are very flexible with extending deadlines, or start dates, refund policies are good to. I have rented all of my texts from various websites...i recommend Aspen to everyone I know who has an ADN or who wants to go from BSN to MSN, just do a post-masters certificate for an NP if thats what you want. I also do payment plans for aspen, very affordable BSN and MSN programs compared to many such as WGU orothers nationally.
  13. Visit  Irishobrn profile page
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    I just finished the RN to BSN last month, degree conferred on 06/06/2016. They are CCNE accredited but not regionally accredited. For nursing the CCNE is more important, none of the MSN programs I applied to cared about the regional accreditation but all required the CCNE. I completed the program in one year taking two classes every 10 weeks. I found it easy. I bought my textbooks, mostly used on half.com and they were not expensive. They say you need 17-20 hrs per week for each class but I only spent that much time on 2 classes, so I found it to be very manageable with working full time and kids. Other than one community project it is all online, no group work. I originally chose them because many of the other programs that I could have finished in that time frame wanted me to retake statistics because I had taken it more than 5 years ago, and no way was I going to do that again...so Aspen was a good fit for my time table, cost of attendance and transfer credits. The instructors I experienced were all really reasonable and understanding if you needed an extension as well as quick to answer questions. The registrar is super fast at filling requests and the dean regularly answers questions and posts in the student discussion board. Each week you have to post to the class discussions and respond to two students as well as complete a weekly assignment for each class usually a paper, sometimes something different, but papers are expected to be approximately 1500 words. The first class you take is a writing class, I highly recommend taking the research class second because it is very helpful in instructing you in how to locate research and utilize it for you papers. I got A's in all my classes but I have strong writing skills, as far as I know most people do not struggle in this program to get B's, even if they are not naturally strong writers. On to my FNP next!

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