Aspen University School of Nursing

Aspen University School of Nursing offers online, CCNE accredited Bachelor of Science (BSN), Registered Nurse to BSN, Master of Science (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) nursing programs.


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  • Online
  • Private
    Profit
  • Accreditation ccne Accredited
  • Programs RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, BSN, DNP, MSN, Other
  • Location Denver, CO
  • Telephone 1-800-373-7814
  • Website URL Visit Website

In 1987, Aspen University, a private, for profit institution, was established. The School of Nursing was established to offer the opportunity for Registered Nurses to gain a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing. Most students are working full time while earning their degree. Students are offered a flexible schedule with an online classroom option.

Undergraduate Nursing Programs


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program

The BSN program is an RN to BSN program developed for registered nurses who hold an associate degree or Diploma in nursing and would like to advance into a baccalaureate degree. Most students who enroll have the goal of completing their degree while working and having time to go online to do their coursework.

The courses are 100% online and the student can complete it within one year (full-time).

Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

  1. Resume or curriculum vitae
  2. Official transcripts for previous college credit earned
  3. Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN or ASN) or Diploma in nursing from CCNE or NLN accredited program
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  5. Current licensure as a registered nurse in the United States or Canada
  6. Minimum one year nursing experience completed within the past five years
  7. Military documentation (optional) includes copy of most recent orders or copy of DD214

Graduate Nursing Programs


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Classes are available online with 24/7 access and the student can complete the program in 20 months. Full-time and part-time options are available. Aspen University offers discounts for the Military. There are required practicums available for selected clinical practice or academic settings under the direct supervision of a preceptor.

Specialty Areas

Forensic Nursing

Informatics

Nursing Administration and Management

Nursing Education

Public Health

Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

  1. Resume or curriculum vitae
  2. Current registered nurse licensed in the United States or Canada
  3. BSN from a school accredited by the CCNE or NLN
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  5. Minimum one year nursing experience completed within the past 5 years
  6. Military - copy of the most recent orders or a copy of DD214
  7. Students who have earned college credit may submit a transfer credit evaluation report with corresponding course descriptions and official transcripts from accredited institutions in order to determine which credits may be applied toward the requirements of a program

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) RN to MSN Bridge Program

Current RNs who hold an associate's degree or Diploma in nursing are eligible for the online, RN to MSN specialization. The program is designed for adult learners wishing to advance their career and complete their master’s degree without the on-campus class requirement.

MSN Specializations

Forensic Nursing

Informatics

Nursing Administration

Nursing Education

Public Health

Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

  1. Resume or curriculum vitae
  2. CCNE or NLN accredited ADN, ASN, or Diploma in nursing program
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  4. Completion of 50 semester hours of liberal arts education coursework
  5. Current RN licensed in the United States or Canada
  6. Minimum 1 year nursing experience completed within the past 5 years
  7. Military - copy of the most recent orders or a copy of DD214
  8. Students who have earned college credit may submit a transfer credit evaluation report with corresponding course descriptions, and official transcripts from accredited institutions in order to determine which credits may be applied toward the requirements of a program at Aspen University

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused program that conjoins a scholarly approach to the discipline of nursing while advancing the profession of nursing through practice. The DNP Capstone Project is an intensive, immersive experience.  The student must complete a total of 1000 hours of clinical practice immersion hours.

Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

  1. Current license as a registered nurse in the United States or Canada
  2. Evidence of a master's degree in nursing (MSN) or a relevant discipline in the form of official transcripts from an accredited institution or an equivalently certified degree from a recognized foreign college or university
  3. GPA must be 3.0 or greater

Accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the BSN and MSN nursing programs at Aspen University.

Latest Reviews (Max 10)

  1. Visit BratschRN profile page
    Apr 8, 4:31 pm by , ASN, BSN, RN
    Overall: 5.0 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 5 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Status: Student
    Program: RN-to-BSN
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2018

    My Experience

    Great support from this school while taking classes online. Was able to complete my BSN in less than 10 months.

    About The Staff

    Professors were very helpful and the advisors are constantly checking up on your classes to make sure everything is fitting in to your schedule properly.

  2. Visit Brazilian profile page
    Mar 18, 11:37 pm by , BSN
    Overall: 3.7 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 3 stars
    Experience: 4 stars
    Staff: 3 stars
    Academics: 3 stars
    Costs: 5 stars
    Support: 4 stars

    Status: Student
    Program: MSN
    Classes: Online

    My Experience

    The University itself is good, I had no problems with the classes. The problem is that they are Nationally accredited, not regionally accredited. My new employer wont take my degree because they want regionally degrees from regionally accredited. And...for my new employer, I don't have a MSN.

    About The Staff

    Have no complaints during the time I took courses at Aspen.

  3. Visit knarrindell profile page
    Mar 15, 7:25 pm by
    Overall: 5.0 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 5 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Status: Student
    Program: RN-to-MSN
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2018
    Focus: Educator

    My Experience

    Well-designed program for working adults or busy parents seeking higher education. Asynchronous, and extremely flexible. This is the only way that I could have earned my MSN! Aspen caters to adult learners by facilitating self-study. Be prepared to spend 17-20 hrs a week/class, but you'll learn a lot! I especially appreciated the standardized format for courses. Every course looked the same, with the same type of assignments and due dates each week.

    About The Staff

    From the top down, staff have been extremely available and supportive of student success.

    Things To Know

    I personally recommend Aspen to friends and family.

  4. Visit Dr.MarcGayol profile page
    Oct 9, '17, 3:02 pm by , MSN, EdD
    Overall: 5.0 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 5 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Status: Student
    Program: Master's
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2010
    Focus: Educator

    My Experience

    The CCNE accreditation, low cost (military discount), self-paced scheduling, and high quality program is why I selected Aspen University. I enjoyed the courses in the specialty track for nursing education and appreciated the expert professors, teaching the classes.

    About The Staff

    The staff in the Advising and Nursing departments have always been extremely helpful and encouraging.

  5. Visit Nina Beaman profile page
    Oct 9, '17, 2:48 pm by
    Overall: 5.0 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 5 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Status: Alumni
    Program: MSN
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2011
    Focus: Manager

    My Experience

    I was looking for an asynchronous way to earn a MSN that was affordable in which there were not a lot of barriers. This program afforded me all this--and I grew as a person and a professional!

    About The Staff

    Every staff member was helpful.

    Things To Know

    They also have Forensics, Informatics, Education and Public Health to choose from for the MSN and just opened a DNP.

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