Aspen University to Open an Evening/Weekend Program for Pre-Licensure BSN Students
Offering Six Semester Starts per Year in Response to Overwhelming Demand in Phoenix
NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aspen Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASPU) announced today the decision to offer nursing applicants an additional option to study for their pre-licensure BSN degree. Starting in January 2019, an evening/weekend program will be offered to qualified applicants currently sitting on Aspen’s wait list. The pre-licensure BSN curriculum is identical to that offered in the current day program and 69% of student’s coursework will be offered using Aspen’s distance learning modality. The “E” cohort (evening) students will start three times a year; January, May and September, while the day students will start in July, November and March. This allows Aspen the ability to double the number of starts and the number of students attending its inaugural Phoenix campus.
Anne McNamara, PhD, RN, Chief Nursing Officer for Aspen University states “there are many adult learners who are not able to quit their day job and become a full time student. This option will allow a select group of students to fulfill their goal of becoming a professional registered nurse while going to school at night and on the weekends.”
The clinical or core part of the program will take six terms and can be completed in two years. Dr. McNamara will be providing academic oversight for the curriculum and execution of the BSN evening program.
About Aspen Group, Inc.:
Aspen Group, Inc. is a publicly held, for-profit post-secondary education company headquartered in New York, NY. It owns two accredited universities, Aspen University and United States University. Aspen Group’s vision is to make college affordable again in America.
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Released August 27, 2018