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  • 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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    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited
    • Location Denver, Colorado
    • Programs BSN, DNP, MSN, RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, Other
    • 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.


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