About Us

Why Sullivan?

  • Accelerated Learning
  • Team building dynamics
  • Includes the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice in development of the RN to BSN curriculum


Career Enhancement

  • Coursework is designed to have an immediate impact on your current position
  • Courses can be retaken free of charge after you graduate so that you can stay current in nursing or refresh prior to entering into a nursing graduate program
  • Career services available for life



  • All courses available online with 24/7 access and support
  • Clinical experience in community and leadership can be completed at a convenient location


Accelerated Courses

  • Take one nursing course at a time so that the focus is on a single topic
  • Nursing courses vary from four to eight week blocks that fit within the 12 week academic quarter


Faculty Expertise & Background

  • More than 80% of faculty have earned doctorates and teach in their area of expertise


Expand Your Knowledge & Expertise

  • Enhance your scholarly and analytical skills to assess and utilize evidence based practice
  • Address global problems from a local, national and world perspective
  • Approach nursing from a holistic perspective
  • Demonstrate the principles of leadership, management and finances as they apply to community organizations, long-term care facilities and hospital based organizations
  • Curriculum designed by nursing experts to address key elements necessary to meet the demanding needs within the nursing profession and healthcare system
  • Attend an academic program that provides a foundation for graduate education
  • Team building dynamics
  • Based on American Association College of Nursing (AACN) essentials for Baccalaureate education and professional standards of other national organizations


Quarterly Start Dates

The College of Nursing at Sullivan starts general education courses every January, March, June and September.


Step Up with a Bachelor of Science in 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 a holistic perspective, 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 AACN 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 ot 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 education development. The RN to BSN experiences requires no mandatory log-in times and Registered Nurses receive 47 quarter hour 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 and taught by respected professionals in nursing with front-line experience in nursing practice and teaching. Over 80% of nursing faculty has a Doctorate and all have Master’s degree in nursing. Faculty and 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.


Expected Nursing Employment Opportunities

The nursing profession is one that is in high demand, and this is expected to continue in the future. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of Nurses is expected to grow by 26 percent between 2010 and 2020. With the technological advances and continued responsibility placed on nurses, having a BSN affords the nursing professional the academic foundation to address such fast paced changes. With focus shifting to prevention, early intervention and home care, nursing professionals are increasingly offering their services outside of the hospital settings. The BSN degree prepares nurses for graduate study, including nurse practitioners, nurse educators and Doctor of Nursing Practice. Increasingly, hospitals who have obtained or are seeking magnet status are also requiring nurses whom they employ hold a BSN degree.

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