College of Nursing


RN to BSN $175 per credit hour
Practical Nursing $175 per credit hour
AS in Nursing $275 per credit hour

Sullivan University offers three enrollment options in the College of Nursing:

Practical Nursing Diploma (PND) – This program prepares students to sit for the NCLEX-PN to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Associate of Science in Nursing Degree (ASN)– This degree prepares students to sit for the NCLX-RN to become a Registered Nurse.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN)– This program is an RN to BSN program that allows the registered nurse to continue to build on their nursing knowledge to advance in their career.

Sullivan University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs builds on initial preparation from an Associate Degree in Nursing or a nursing diploma RN.  The RN to BSN student at Sullivan University prepares for a broader scope of practice, obtains a holistic perspective, and incorporates 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 nursing degree 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.

The online BSN 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 degree to BSN experiences requires no mandatory log-in times, and Registered Nurses receive 60 block credits for previous nursing degree courses taken in the associate degree in nursing 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 nursing professionals with frontline experience in nursing practice and teaching. 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. The online nursing school gives you the flexibility to fit school into your busy schedule.

Nursing Programs

Full Time Faculty

Carter, Carla MSCN, BSN, RN – Dean
Smith, Denise MSN Ed., RN, Director PN Program
Campbell, Valerie MSN Ed., RN, Clinical Coordinator
Tipton, Lisa MSN, RN
Yen, Yi-Mei MSN, RN, CNE
Leezer, Shelly MSN Ed., RN
Coleman, Marcia MSN, RN
Wright, Patricia MSN, RN
Phillips, Melinda MSN, RN

Adjunct Faculty

Forsythe, Lydia L. PhD, MA, MSN, RN, CNOR
Genung, Mary E DNP (FNP), MSN, APRN
Leibold, Nancyruth EdD, MSN, RN, PHN, LSN


The baccalaureate degree in Nursing at Sullivan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Washington DC, 20001, 202-887-679

Online Classes

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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