College of Nursing


Building on initial preparation in the ADN or diploma program, the RN to BSN student at Sullivan University prepares for a broader scope of practice, obtains an holistic perspective, and under-stands the cultural, social, economic, community and leadership issues that impact patients and shape nursing care.

To meet these needs, Sullivan offers courses focusing on evidence based practice, economics and finance, diversity in healthcare, management and leadership, community theory and family theory, quality care and patient safety and technology and informatics. This course content, and other competencies identified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and other professional organizations, is included.

The RN to BSN Program at Sullivan University provides critical knowledge and a valuable credential for the next step in your professional life. The online format allows students to earn a BSN degree in a timely manner — a degree based on the AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Education, and on professional standards from national organizations.

This top-quality program is provided in a 24/7 format that allows students from around the globe to interact and enhance their overall educational development. The RN to BSN experiences requires no mandatory log-in times, and Registered Nurses receive 47 block credits for previous nursing courses taken in the associate degree or diploma based program. Using an accelerated format, core nursing courses are taken sequentially.

All courses taken in the Sullivan University College of Nursing are taught by respected professionals in nursing with frontline experience in nursing practice and teaching. Over 80% of nursing faculty have a Doctorate, and all have a Master’s degree in nursing. Faculty are matched to the courses they teach, provide individualized attention and have the experience as well as the academic preparation that allows students to have a solid academic experience.

Sullivan University’s RN to BSN program is completely online, giving you the flexibility to fit school into your busy schedule.


Adjunct Faculty

Aucoin, Julie, DNS, RN-BC, CNE, RN
Conti-OHare, Marion, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, RN
Forsythe, Lydia L. PhD, MA, MSN, RN, CNOR
Genung, Mary E, DNP (FNP), MSN, APRN
Leibold, Nancyruth, EdD, MSN, RN, PHN, LSN
Smith, Rachel W. PhD, MSN, RN
Rollant, Paulette D. Interim Dean


Sullivan University is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is one of the eight regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The baccalaureate Nursing program at Sullivan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Sullivan Online

Sullivan University’s online RN to BSN program is designed for busy registered nurses who want to expand their professional education and nursing responsibilities, and to be prepared for graduate education.

An online RN to BSN degree from Sullivan University provides Associate degree and Diploma prepared RNs with a flexible and accelerated format – taking one nursing course at a time to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing indicates that an RN to BSN Program offers a timely bridge for ADN and diploma prepared nurses to develop stronger clinical reasoning and analytical skills.

In addition, some states are considering the possibility that a nurse must hold a BSN or higher degree to obtain or renew their RN license. Some healthcare organizations are also considering a pay differential for BSN graduates.

Nurses in the online RN to BSN Program at Sullivan University, while gaining the same academic preparation and experience seen in traditional, campus-based programs, have a flexible schedule that fits in well with the demanding nature of the nursing profession.

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