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Aspen University RN to BSn

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I'm thinking about applying for the RN to BSN with Aspen University. Any advice or thoughts about the program and what type of coursework to expect? thanks

I attended Aspen's RN to MSN program and was able to flex studies with my work schedule because you do not have to attend class at a specific time. It was very affordable and I learned a lot. They encourage you to find the cheapest way to get books--rent, borrow, ebook, or buy--so the cost of the education was very low because books were not marked up in price and bundled into tuition.

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

For those that went to Apsen, why Apsen over WGU?

Thank y ou.

Hi pmabraham!

I am both a graduate of Aspen and the program director for the BSN. My personal choice was because I had a very busy life - work, family, and then adding in school. I felt that I needed due dates for my assignments, or I could have ended up going all the way to the end of the term and trying to cram it all in at the last minute. In asking this question of other students, I have found the same type of answers - focus on one or two courses at a time, set deadlines, and low cost. It's why I chose both to finish my MSN here and to work here. Hope that helps!

I would chose Aspen over WGU because it is much cheaper, you can negotiate to borrow, rent or buy books more cheaply and basically because I learned a lot by being in a class with other people and grew as a nurse. Paying to take tests about topics I already know about to prove proficiency is not my style. I wanted to actually grow as a nurse and learn from other people.

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

Yes, it does help Jenny. Thank you.

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

Thank you, Nina.

Can anyone give me some advice about Aspen University? I would like to know more about their proctored Final Exam. I like the fact you don't go into debt if you go there. Any help would be helpful.

Yes, the BSN comprehensive exam is done at the end of the courses in the BSN. A study guide is given to you when you sign up for the exam, and all the questions are based on material in the study guide. Currently you can choose a multiple choice or essay format. It is open-book and comes from material that you covered in your courses. It does not have those "select all that apply" questions like NCLEX-RN does.