Aspen University Announces $4,800 CCNE Accredited Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree

Aug 23, 2010, 13:05 ET from Aspen University

DENVER, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aspen University, a leading provider of affordable online education, announced today it is lowering its tuition for its CCNE accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program. The program now has a total tuition cost of $4,800. Aspen is a 100% online, accredited university with a rich history dating back almost 40 years.

"The MSN program at Aspen University is great for nurses who want to further their career, and who need the flexibility to balance professional, educational, and family obligations," noted Kathleen Schachman, RN, Ph.D., and the Dean of Aspen's School of Health Professions and Studies. "The potential for upward mobility provided by a graduate degree in nursing opens up many opportunities. With the recent addition of an RN-to-MSN 'bridge' program, Aspen University continues to seek new and exciting avenues to reach out to nurses who are interested in advancing their career."

The program addresses the needs of the practicing professional nurse seeking to attain an MSN degree with the flexibility of online delivery. Theory courses combine the basic foundation of traditional education in a convenient distance-learning format, enabling practicing nurses to meet their academic, professional and personal goals.

Schachman also added that "The nursing program at Aspen University offers small class sizes, which allows for individualized attention from faculty with diverse areas of expertise in nursing."

Aspen University, the first accredited university to offer a 100% online MBA, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Most Aspen programs currently have tuition that blends to $100 per credit hour. For example Aspen's 36 credit-hour MBA degree is only $3,600. Located in Denver, Colorado, Aspen's Chairman is Patrick C. Spada; its President/CEO is Dr. David E. Lady.

The Aspen University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Distance Education and Training Council.

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