Aspen University MSN

  1. I have done a bit of research about online MSN programs and I found out Aspen University has a MSN program specializing in public health. Has anyone enrolled in this program? Is this a good program/school?
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    Joined: Nov '16; Posts: 7


  3. by   Elektra6
  4. by   Brazilian
    Hi, there!
    Careful with Aspen. I took some classes and had to drop because I discovered my employer would not take my degree.T hey are Nationally accredited and employers normally look for regionally accredited programs. I didn't pay attention on that, lost time and money. Think about it, OK?

  5. by   pmabraham
    Hi Teresa: Employers, from my experience, normally look for national accreditation. Most employers in my geographic region don't give a hoot about regional.
  6. by   Brazilian
    Yes, it can change. On the NW they are all about regional.
  7. by   pmabraham
    In the NE, it's all about CCNE (aka national).
  8. by   Pixie.RN
    Regional accreditation also matters when you try to continue your education and transfer credits.
  9. by   pmabraham
    Depending on the school. A highly respected school in our NE region just removed their reginal requirements for their MSN and DNP programs.
  10. by   Brazilian
    That was right in my case, none of the 8 universities I consulted accepted my credits from Aspen (AKA Nationally accredited).

    - University of Arizona, University of Texas in Arlignton, Portland State University, Washington State University, Jacksonville University, University of Seattle, Maryville University, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
  11. by   featherzRN
    When I worked for the feds, they only accepted regional.. And there are plenty of online schools with both CCNE and regional accreditation, so not sure why anyone would risk it?
  12. by   pmabraham
    Because maybe they believe regional is an outdated standard.
  13. by   Brazilian
    This is right, feather. as an immigrant, I didn't know the difference. I only made sure it was accredited and with CCNE. I guess I learned now. :-)