Press Release - Aspen University: Teach Out and Voluntary Surrender

Sep 20, 2022

On September 20, 2022, Aspen University voluntarily surrendered its Arizona prelicensure RN nursing program provisional approval. View the consent agreement.

Aspen University agreed to enter into a teach out, followed by an automatic voluntary surrender, of its Arizona prelicensure RN nursing program due to its anticipated inability to meet the minimum 80% NCLEX first time pass rates for calendar year 2022. This was a requirement in its probationary agreement with the Board, and is also a legal requirement in many states, including Arizona. Passing the NCLEX is a requirement for licensure in all 50 states.

As part of the teach out process, Aspen University has agreed to offer instruction for its existing nursing students for up to two years, so that they may complete their degrees or seek other options*.

*Students may inquire regarding their options during the teach out at the Arizona Board of Private Postsecondary Education.

The Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education will be available to assist students during this teach out period.

At the end of this teach out period, the nursing program's provisional approval will automatically be surrendered. Aspen University will not be eligible to apply for reissuance of its approval for a period of two years.

For press inquiries: please contact Nursing Board Chief Counsel Emma Mamaluy at: [email protected]